I've been feeling a bit under the weather all week so I kinda found it difficult to focus on getting things done. Whenever I feel like this I usually go back to working with my hand. I decided to get my print making tools out so I could experiment with a mixing traditional techniques printmaking techniques with my pattern play. 

I'm really feeling the results now many traditional printmakers would point out the imperfections in these prints but that pretty much what I love about them. Today I am working on the digital versions of these and seeing what happens when they become a repeating pattern. Wish me luck! Have a wonderful weekend guys!



Sometimes grocery shopping isn't just grocery shopping, sometimes it's the perfect place to find inspiration and not just what to make for dinner but for pattern lovers live myself. The colour combination and bold shapes on these wonderful pumpkins are so amazing I had to share it with you.   


I absolutely love this mini documentary series that Mjolk has done to showcase the creative people of Toronto called City of Makers. This episode features Alissa Coe in her studio is giving me serious studio envy, I just love watching other artist at work. 


My mother has always been a lover and collector of really good china. It use to would irritate me when I was a child that I could only look but not touch. Now that I am grown I realized that I've somewhat inherited her love for good ceramic pieces too. When I found these beautifully crafted pieces by Anna Lerinder a Swedish ceramic artist this morning and I just has to share her work with you all. The simple clean lines of her functional piece mixed with textured surface of her art pieces creates a beautiful tension.  

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There were so many things I had to do and think about this week that I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get them all done. Each day I would start out a bit  unsure where I was going to begin, then I finally thought why are you overthinking everything? just take it one step at a time.

So many times we let our emotions & thought cloud our mind from getting things done. When I get that way I often find myself with a paint brush in my hand and this is what came out of that process. I'm almost done with my projects and I'm also happy with little collection of painted patterns too. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend  




This stunning pieces are from Ikea's latest collection was designed by Studioilse  an internationally acclaimed design firm.

They designed a furniture, lighting and tabletop collection of 30 items, exploring natural materials and simple, useful forms that fit into everyday life. They used a mixture of cork, ceramic, glass, seagrass and bamboo; tactile materials that appeal to us because they feel as good as they look. The collection will be available in IKEA stores around the in October 2015 and I can't want to get my hands on them.


So you are probably wondering why this guy has a mic so close to his face but here this. His name is Neil Harbisson and he is a colour blind artist who had an antenna surgically-implanted in his head which allows him to hear colour. The world is different place for Neil like other  synesthetes when he explain how he sees people and cities it sounds pretty amazing. 

" I use to think humans where back and white and since I hear colour I've detected that's completely wrong. There's no black skin, people that they are black they are actually very very dark orange and people that say they are white are very very light orange as well. So we are all exactly the same hue"   

I honestly couldn't imaging having an implant like this but it's really interesting listing to his perspective. If your as intrigued about him as I am you can also see his Ted talk here & subscribe to his youtube channel here



© Tafui  

© Tafui  

A few days ago I was chatting with my mom and she told me that she was going natural meaning she was going to stop putting chemical relaxer in her hair to straighten it. My jaw dropped because I have never seen my mother with her hair in it's natural form. I was so happy I am that she's gonna have a little afro soon I made this little illustration to honour her. I was inspired by my favourite picts of her that was taken in the 70's, look how cute she looked!!  

Anyway I hope you are all outside enjoying the sun where ever you are, see you tomorrow.