Saturday, December 31, 2011

Toast to a New Year

image of: Chanel Iman

Lets have a toast to a new year. This past year has been fairly eventful in the life of Reubenvision both in the blog and personal realm. It has not been without its ups & downs. 
None of us are sure of tomorrow so lets take this a day at a time.
Be on the look out for some changes in 2012:
I am currently working on a new design for the blog
I am planning on posting my art much more frequently
I will be trying to push my limits with projects (grander scales and more hours)
also be on the look out for some DIY projects and such 

but for now Happy New Year! all the best for 2012

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Best Gift Ever

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; 
1 Timothy 1:15 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Florals at Christmas Part II

arrangements: reubenvision

A mix of pinecones, roses, candles & evergreen boughs. Here are some shots of the centre pieces that will be making the trip to Grammy's. (I will be sure to replace the candle before I gift them ;)

Well I am off to get wrapping. We are doing Christmas as a family tomorrow before heading out of Province on the 25th. I am planning on one more post (Christmas Eve) before taking a little break for some holiday fun. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Florals at Christmas (Preview)

floral arrangement: reubenvison

Guests are soon to arrive for an night of carols & good festive cheer. Here is a little preview of one of the arrangements I made for the occasion. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season as well, this evening.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kloss & Sturridge Duo Sketchbook Series

illustration: reubenvision

Karlie Kloss and Tom Sturridge as seen in Vogue U.S. 
A part in my Ink Sketchbook Series. Thought I would give myself a bit more of a challenge (as if drawing using only pens wasn't enough) and include 2 people instead of the usual 1. There is also the distinct problem I have with drawing peoples faces sideways!? I have deemed it highly improbable to achieve this look convincingly. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

To market, to market

Here are some shots from my recent venture selling Christmas cards at the local Farmers Market. It was really freezing (next year I must attempt to secure an indoor booth) but it was a lot of fun. Displaying product is always a bit of a challenge but I am fairly happy with how this turned out. 
Hopefully by next year I will be organized enough to have an online market place as well.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Anna Jagodzinska sketchbook series

illustration: reubenvision

The lovely Anna Jogodzinska, as she appears in the print ad for Tom Ford Black Orchid. 
Another part in my sketchbook series. Done entirely in pen; no pencils and erasers allowed. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas card series

"My true love gave to me..."

a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Two Turtle Doves

Three French Hens

Four Calling Birds

Five Golden Rings

Six Geese A-Laying

Seven Swans A-Swimming

Eight Maids A-Milking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten Lords A-Leaping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming 

Design & copyright use: reubenvision & Reuben-Mark-Cards

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cards WIP

images: reubenvision

Currently am knee deep in my Christmas card series. I may have mentioned it before but its a twelve days of Christmas theme. Above you see out-takes from my "Two Turtle Doves" card. I am hoping to have a huge pile ready to sell at the market this weekend. 

Kasia Struss, Sketchbook Series

Kasia Struss as seen in Vogue Russia shot by Tom Ford.
Another installments in my model sketchbook series. I am drawing the entire series in ink; that means no erasers!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I thought I would whip up some gift bags for Christmas. 
Acrylic penguins on traditional ol' paper bags.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cafe Christmas Decor Instillation

images: reubenvision

Well I had a very full and fulfilling day. I just love Christmas and had a blast decking the Cedar Tree Cafe in holiday cheer. I even got to try my hand at window decor (though my parents insist the red laurel motifs could use some berries to make them more festive). All of the greenery was collected courtesy in my neighbour the wonderful forest. Now all we need is some snow to set the mood.
Happy First of December!