Ele's Profile

About

I've been printmaking since I was a child. I had the good fortune to learn about lino, silk screen printing and etching at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I've taken a variety of art classes over the years. Most recently, I studied hand paper-making and Japanese-style wood block printing on Vancouver Island, and relief printing, etching, litho and screenprinting at Open Studio in Toronto.

When I am not printmaking or making art, I work as a marine geophysicist, building large machines which employ physics to study the ocean floor, and going to sea to explore this largely unknown majority of our planet.

I am obsessed with paper, and colour and books. You'll find evidence of that here too.

Influences include various fauna, myths and legends, science and the unknown…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 1
  • Joined June 19, 2007

Favorite materials

paper, ephemera, ink, paint, cotton, wood, fabric, metal

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minouette
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About

I've been printmaking since I was a child. I had the good fortune to learn about lino, silk screen printing and etching at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I've taken a variety of art classes over the years. Most recently, I studied hand paper-making and Japanese-style wood block printing on Vancouver Island, and relief printing, etching, litho and screenprinting at Open Studio in Toronto.

When I am not printmaking or making art, I work as a marine geophysicist, building large machines which employ physics to study the ocean floor, and going to sea to explore this largely unknown majority of our planet.

I am obsessed with paper, and colour and books. You'll find evidence of that here too.

Influences include various fauna, myths and legends, science and the unknown.

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All prints are made with water-based inks- the ecological and printmaker-friendly alternative! minouette believes in reduce-reuse-recycle; some products are re-purposed and employ vintage materials.
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If you are interested in one of the linocut prints or critters in different colours than those available, send me a note via convo and I can set you up a custom order
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PRESS:

minouette would like to acknowledge the press her items have received. A big thank you to:
Toronto Craft Alert - http://tinyurl.com/bdeeqk
Piratas de Ikea - http://tinyurl.com/adrgkc
ThreadBanger! - http://tinyurl.com/aus6yn
Apartment Therapy - http://tinyurl.com/ba9gz2
Casa Sugar - http://casasugar.com/1896540
CRAFT magazine blog - http://tinyurl.com/c4jcf4
Rethink and Reuse: http://tinyurl.com/bwhgwm
El-e-mental: http://tinyurl.com/dhjz9m
Physiology News (Mad Scientists Of Etsy article) http://tinyurl.com/aasuwk
Printsy blog - http://tinyurl.com/b9pkt4
MSOE blog: http://madscientistsofetsy.blogspot.com/
The Storque (Trans-Canada Etsy team) - http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/etsy-world-tour-canada-with-the-trans-canada-team-part-one-2043/
JellyBeans Art - http://tinyurl.com/cwbj8g
Trans-Canada Etsy Team Blog - http://tinyurl.com/bv6jxv
The Urban Craft Center: http://tinyurl.com/av8mp2
Tanis Alexis Blog: http://tinyurl.com/c3q9gb
A Handmade Market Toronto: http://tinyurl.com/d332r5
Ikea Hacker: http://tinyurl.com/dfawh8
Pimp My Schweden Möbel: http://tinyurl.com/q4zxfy
shelterrific: http://tinyurl.com/njf2af
craftster: http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=2160
Toronto Etsy Street Team blog: http://bit.ly/2BCLu3
Tales from the Microbial Laboratory: http://tinyurl.com/microbio-gifts
Physics Buzz: http://tinyurl.com/physicsbuzz
The Storque: http://www.etsy.com/storque/reviews/news-from-the-craft-style-blogosphere-september-2-2010-10285/
Okyo Love: http://tinyurl.com/okyolove & http://tinyurl.com/okyominouette
Ulixis: http://www.ulixis.com/2011/02/item-of-day.html
Bohemian Hellhole: http://www.bohemianhellhole.com/bohemian_hellhole/2011/11/minouette-etc.html
Etsy News Blog: http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/etsys-toronto-meet-up/
Etsy Blog Short Stories: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/short-stories-madame-wu/
QUEST science and environment blog: http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/10/23/women-in-science-meet-a-mathematician-a-physicist-and-a-geologist-through-art/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=women-in-science-meet-a-mathematician-a-physicist-and-a-geologist-through-art#
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Please note: Small items like buttons and beads can be choking hazards for infants and toddlers. Any pillow with buttons or beads will have these items listed in the materials list. Such pillows are not intended for babies to gnaw upon. Please do not allow the little ones access to these items. If you would like a giraffe, seahorse or other critter without any buttons or beads, please convo.

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minouette.etsy.com is a cat-friendly shop. In fact, her royal feline highness, Minouette (the cat) owns the whole shebang and she just lets us live and work here. She stays away from inks, paints, sharp needles and whirring sewing machines, like any sensible feline, but in case you have the misfortune of a severe cat allergy, I should mention that products might have come in contact with said cat.

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