Friday, May 28, 2010

Promotional Matters

For Ravenswing D-I-Y Fair, I threw together a promotional flyer in support of my fiction blog project. I think it looks pretty nice. I've been a little slack on posts lately, but awesomeness takes time... and I've been getting a crap load of shirts ready for Sunday and looking for a semi-straight job... so yeah. More is coming!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ravenswing Meets Winged Beast -- This SUNDAY!

Winged Beast Outfitters is coming out this Sunday to be part of the Ravenswing D-I-Y Fair.

It's outdoors, in a park... and hopefully weather permitting an AWESOME DAY for seeing the new shirts and fashion stylings I'm rolling out. Including a new powerful print! And what? CARDIGANS! Not to mention the return of an old favourite! Also, other great artists and makers will be there!

Detials about the event are:

Ottawa's Do-It-Yourself Fair is back and better than ever!

Ravenswing brings you a spectacular + affordable craft and zine fair, skill-sharing workshops (brought to you by the Les Ateliers gals) and lovely music from local bands and artists.

Ravenswing D-I-Y Fair is proudly held in collaboration with The Clothesline Project, a feminist initiative that combats violence against women and children and promotes healing through public art.

Band lineup:


Workshops (presented by Les Ateliers!):

12:30 - 1:00 SPROUTING with Will Schiestel
Jar sprouting is an inexpensive and rewarding way to grow your own produce. And it takes up almost no space! Participants will learn the nutritional benefits of sprouting, how to prepare their seeds for sprouting and the various types of sprouts that can be grown.
Workshop is all ages.
WHAT TO BRING: a 500 ml – 1 litre mason jar with a lid. All other materials will be supplied.

1:35 - 2:00 STENCIL PRINTING with Rachel Stone & Lauren Potosky
Learn to silk screen on the cheap! Participants will cut their own stencils and print them, learning about various printing techniques and surfaces that can be used for creating your own t-shirts, fine art prints, totes and much more!
Workshop is 13+ unless accompanied by a parent.
WHAT TO BRING: an item to stencil on (t-shirt, tote bag, pillowcase, fabric, artists canvas etc.) and a high contrast image (ie. Black and white picture with minimal detail) that can be cut up. All other materials will be supplied.

3:25 - 3:50 BEATBOXING with Matt Gilmour
Come learn the art of beat boxing! Participants will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of making music with their voice and learn to replicate the sounds of music. Truly DIY music!
Workshop is all ages.

Curious about Les Ateliers? Check 'em out of facebook:


* Amazon Creations
* Apt 5 Distro
* Beat Greens Seeds
* Beautiful Mess Perzine
* Colin White Comix
* coNartist
* Dark Potion Designs
* Drakestail Handmande Jewellery
* The Drama Queen
* E John Orbit Bainbridge
* Exile Infoshop
* Haley Richards
* Indie*Go Jewellery
* Jaded Raven Creations
* Laura Stephen Pottery
* Mabel and Jules Design
* Magic Forest Arts and Crafts Collective
* Maiden Star Jewelry
* Mandy's Panties
* Niama Goat Soap
* Skoser Clothing
* Terri Anne Ryerson Pottery
* Urbanite Jewelry
* Winged Beast Outfitters
.... AND MORE!!!

There will also be a SILENT ART AUCTION at the fair this year! Not to be missed!

Admission: FREE!
Please note: Our rain location is the Montgomery Legion Hall (330 Kent St).

For more info on Ravenswing, visit

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Watercolours

I've been rocking my dollar store watercolour set (and the dollar store notebook) again. These are some recent creations. It was raining... and well.. space men are cool.