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Planning on Paper Workshop

January 14, 2018
Please join us for an afternoon of learning and inspiration with bullet journaling and planning on paper! 

Our Grand Opening

November 22, 2016
Our Grand Opening was a day full of food, fun and a fantastic market!

We're Opening Our Doors!

October 23, 2016
In December 2015, Christopher and I purchased a 100-year-old commercial building in East York.  We moved Gotamago into the first floor in June, and on October 29 we are having a Grand Opening!

NSS: the Pre-Show Mailer

June 15, 2015

The design of my very first NSS mailer actually formed itself quite organically. Exactly one year ago, I painted the Manhattan skyline and dreamed about exhibiting at the National Stationery Show someday.

How I conquered my fear of watercolours in six steps

February 13, 2015

Here are six unconventional steps that helped me get over the fear of painting with watercolours.

A Perfect Matcha: Card Story no.8

January 30, 2015

"A Perfect Matcha" is one of my first ever card designs, featuring an illustration that was actually drawn in 2008 when I taught English in Japan.

Ramen & Gyoza: from concept to finished card

January 13, 2015
Here are my steps from taking a concept from thumbnail sketches through to drafts, inking, watercolouring and lettering to produce a finished greeting card.

Seventeen months.

December 30, 2014

Here are some of the lessons I've learned seventeen months into this entrepreneur journey.

So we survived One of a Kind.

December 16, 2014
Some random thoughts about my experience exhibiting at the One of a Kind Christmas show for the first time.