Monday, December 31, 2012


I hate drawing self portraits. 
There are so many more interesting things to draw than my face. 

(I did this for an impending show, you'll see why)

y'all have a safe and happy new years


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dead Dog Cafe

This is a little papercut (4x6") I made for my Grandpa for Christmas this year. We both used to listen to the Dead Dog cafe radio show on the CBC. This was the sign off. 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Buffalo in a Bottle

I hope your last days of Decemeber 2012 are going well. 
I wanted to share a little creature in a bottle I made the other day. The bottle is about 5" tall with a little wooden stopper. The little paper fellow is bristol and watercolour. 


Monday, December 24, 2012


Merry Happy!
This year I made little (resin based) paper snowflakes for my families christmas cards. Here are some photos. Last year I made paper cut christmas cards too. 

Happy holidays whatever you are or aren't doing, I hope you enjoy yourself : )


Sunday, December 23, 2012

GIVEITAWAYNOW (finished, Thanks everyone!)

Hey there! I'm having a print give away on my facebook art page:

 And the winner is PANDORA YOUNG!
I picked it with a random number generator fair and square. Thank you all for participating!
I'll do this again for sure!

I have some PRINTS to GIVE AWAY!
Pick two from this bunch (from top left to bottom right:

And I'll throw in one of the little 4"x6" prints on the top right, and some stickers.

SO, if you'd like to enter to win them "like" this post (this makes me assume this means you enjoy my work at least a bit) and if you want you can "like" my page, Alison Woodward Eats Ink.
I'll collect the names from the all the likes. You will only be entered in the draw once.

And I'll draw the draw on new years! January 1st 2012.

Cheers, good luck, and thank you for your support!


oil pencil 9x12

oil pencil 9x12

Found some treats from late summer 2012, I forget to post things all the time c:


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Until Next Time

So, as most who know me know, I got to art school. This semester I focused on making artist books. The first was this little bird, and the second was this box I call Heirloom. I mostly just call it a box.
This piece is constructed out of paper and decorated with ink, water colour, and gouache.
I hope to film both of these books in full pop-up action within the next few months, so keep a heads up. 
cheers & enjoy!

Thank you everyone! I am very glad that this piece has amused many people. I am hugely flattered by peoples kind comments and offers to buy this piece. Unfortunately, it is not currently available for purchase. It had a home before I posted the pictures.
However, I do plan to video document all of my pop up books so that everyone can view them.
Thanks again

And finally, fully assembled:

All images ©2012 Alison Woodward
(just sayin')


The Ent and the Astronaut

The Ent & the Astronaut
acrylic on wooden panel

I introduced these fellas to some friends the other night at the Surreal and Strange Symposium.
Such a super event. So many great artists! Including, but not limited to: 

Russell Alton:
Mugwort Artemisia:
Euvie Ivanova/Embryonic Wings Photography:
Basil Magpie:
And so many more! Feel free to link to your site if you read this an you are not on this list. 

And a BIG thanks to Shwa and all the folks who put this night together!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Blurry photo from a live painting event called SNAG at the Cobalt. 
14"x18"acrylic on wood panel

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Little One

Howdy folks!
The semester is just starting to wrap up, so I thought I'd share a piece I just documented. I hope to eventually make a movie of this piece being "read". But for now, detail shots of Little One:

All images Alison Woodward 2012 y'all


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Big Fan

So it was my friend M's birthday and he's a big fan of Adventure time and of manticores, so obviously this is what I made him for his birthday:

And a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended/contributed to Canzine West! I was next to a neat author and really nice guy, A.G. Pasquella who wrote a really nice wrap up post of Canzine on his  blog


Monday, November 12, 2012


Hiya folks!
I'm super excited about CANZINE WEST
so, I thought I would share the second edition cover of the Nautical Nonsense zine I made a few years back. New and improved! (cover that is, the guts are the same, there's a break down of the innards past the link)

Come visit me and my cohorts at W2 on November 17th!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Homework Time

Here's a peek at what I've been doing today: