Gift Ideas

Toronto Made? Yes please!

Toronto Made? Yes please!
Ok, artists and creative entrepreneurs, the ground is rumbling. Could this be the start of the repatriation of manufacturing? If you want to sou...

"Business Is Up" - the Covid-19 Poster

"Business Is Up" - the Covid-19 Poster
Does this list match your #QuarantineLife experience?  In mid-March of 2020, I started pulling together a list of businesses that have grown durin...

Free coloring page during Covid-19

Free coloring page during Covid-19
It's been very funny looking out my fourth-storey window and seeing little heads jumping up between the rooftops. 🧒🏻 🧒🏻 👦 🧒🏻 👦 I checked Google ...

Rethinking Supply Chains

Rethinking Supply Chains
A Pillow Think Piece: This is the Squill Pillow I designed and began selling last year from my Toronto Studio, @PenJarProductions. 🎨It's squill se...

How is my search for a new printing partner going?

How is my search for a new printing partner going?
Some of you are asking how I'm faring in my search for a new business partner to print and ship my pillows, totes, scarves, and tees at P...

I'm looking for a new printing partner

I'm looking for a new printing partner
Friends, can you help me? I’m on the hunt for a new printing partner to make my pillows, totes, scarves, and tees here at PenJarProductions.com ...

Beauty Geeks Features My "Spring Branches" Pillow for Valentine's Day

Beauty Geeks Features My "Spring Branches" Pillow for Valentine's Day
The magazine editor in me still appreciates round-ups of pretty things.🎀 Just like in the movies, the packages arrive at your office. 🛍 📦 You unb...

Toronto Island Ferry Pillow Featured in The Toronto Star

Toronto Island Ferry Pillow Featured in The Toronto Star
A little dance around my drawing desk! A year and a half into my illustration biz and I have my first serious piece of earned media, as the PR f...

Algonquin Island Christmas Boutique — Toronto Islands

Algonquin Island Christmas Boutique — Toronto Islands
I love it when I get up early to make art. I especially like imagining the features of my city through line and colour. Reading about Toronto i...

Holiday Gift Ideas: for the foodie in your life

Holiday Gift Ideas: for the foodie in your life
New York food critic Gael Green first coined the term “foodie” in an article for New York Magazine in 1980. Our kitchens have never been the same. ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Daisy Print Pillows

Holiday Gift Ideas: Daisy Print Pillows
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the hippy chick in your life. A daisy print pillow or two for her time-warped apartment. Available in 3 sizes ...

Holiday Gift Ideas For Swimmers

Holiday Gift Ideas For Swimmers
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For the #BadAss senior in your life, I created this “Spunky Grandma” Throw Pillow (3 sizes starting at $57). If she hasn’t s...