I'm Alanna and I'm an Illustrator
I’m also a collector of cookbooks, mother to one fat cat, and cultivator of genius hair. I spend a fair amount of time scrubbing gouache off of my upper arms, even though I have absolutely no idea how it got there. I believe that talent is a myth that can stop us from pursuing our creative passions. I believe practice makes progress, and that perfection is imaginary (and boring to boot!). I believe in community and collaboration over competition, which is why I help run the Everyday Creatives, an online creative cooperative. I am also a big nerd for learning, I teach classes online through Skillshare (I'm one of their top teachers!), and in-person workshops and classes through Articulations, a lovely local art shop in Toronto, Canada.

I spend my free time preparing elaborate dinner parties for people I love, playing board games with my husband, reading way too many library books, and petting my fat cat’s tummy. I love when the world comes alive in the spring, and when the leaves start to change in the fall. I am very afraid of stairs with no risers.

My Illustrations