By Erika Moen on May 12, 2011
Oh man, last week was super busy! Super busy. Super radtastical busy!!
My long-time friend and studiomate, Dylan Meconis, and I made plans to fly out to Chicago to meet up with our super amazing friend and creative-force-of-nature friend, Lucy Knisley so we could all three travel across the border into Toronto, Canada for the Toronto Comics Arts Festival.
So! Bright and early at 6am on a lovely Thursday morning, Dylan and I got on a plane to complete the first leg of our journey.
Once we had touched down, Lucy met us at the train station that had taken us from the airport to her section of town so we could begin the walk back to her apartment– which is when I spotted this guy.
And then, wonder of wonders, we made it to Lucy’s ADORABLE apartment and home studio that she shares with fellow artist Nora Renick-Rinehart, which is affectionately known as The Burrow!
I’ve seen plenty of photos of this place on Flickr and whatnot but they do not capture the homey-honey-hugged feel this place wraps you up in as soon as you enter it. Art, pretty things, knick-knacks, tools, textiles and cats cover every inch of this apartment/studio.
It’s a super inspiring place to wander around in as there’s always a new detail to admire.
Lucy and Nora collaborate together on lots of screenprint projects, combining Lucy’s drawing talents with Nora’s fiber artistry– such as this Buffy the Vampire Slayer silk screen:
While Dylan got the foldout couch, I called dibs on the backroom with the purple sequined fabric hanging across the wall which had previously served as the backdrop for their last party’s photobooth room thing.
We were going to go out to a big gay dance party together but then out of the blue there was this super intense thunder storm (?!), so instead we opted to watch the newest episode of 30 Rock and Bones on the couch while petting cats.
Then the next day it was Lucy, Dylan and me taking off for Toronto!
I’ve got way too many photos to cram into one post, so I’ll save the rest of them for a second entry dedicated solely to our Canadian exploits.