Ok, so maybe that Wahoo! is a little exaggerated — the shop is only open in beta and only half of the inventory is up — but it’s open none the less and I am thrilled.  Please feel free to pay us a visit and let us know what you think!

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If Edward Gorey was a Goth Fashionista

He would be Gertrude. Or, at least that is my take.  Gertrude’s dark personality is so fun to work with One of my favourite parts of creating these sketches is researching my book shelves for works that would inspire a character like Gertrude, and then finding a way to drop these into the frames where they are best suited.

 Literary buffs and  should pay attention to the details – that bookshelf is loaded!

Gertrude's Melancholia #8 - The Spider
Gertrude’s Melancholia #8 – The Spider

8″x10″ pen & ink with watercolour. Frame 8 of 16 in the series

Get it at the Off You Go Shop! Opening later this month.

Meet Gertrude

She’s that girl that everyone knows: fashionable and cool with a love for all things vintage.  She’s smart, edgy and little dark.  Gertrude is the star of the Gertrude’s Melancholia collection: a series of art prints designed to tell a story.  Each print features one frame of the Gertrude’s Melancholia series. These prints are truly unique, pick one, three, or the entire series.

I have them arranged throughout my home, so the story travels with me as I move from room to room.


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Distracted Children

8″x 10″H. Hand drawn & painted, digitally finished. 1 of 16 frames in the Gertrude’s Melancholia series.