One of the perks of showing at the Puces Pop artisan market this past weekend was getting to meet tons of really creative artists and like-minded people. I exchanged a ton of business cards and also got quite a few back from people who were interested in learning more, in an interview maybe, and in selling my stamps in their own boutique. 
One of these people was the creator and owner of local Montreal boutique Swell Fellow, a gift store in the Old Port which focuses on unique gift ideas, made by local Montreal artists. 
I biked over to the shop today to bring some of my stamps, ink pads and Montreal-stamped cards (available ONLY in this particular boutique!). It’s a really cool little nook of a store in the heart of the Old Port, carrying everything from postcards to home décor… and now, stamps!
Check it out if you’re ever wandering around Vieux-Montréal.

Swell Fellow is located at 340 Notre-Dame Est, Old Port, MontrealOpening hours are:Mon - Wed 11am to 6pmThurs 11am to 7pmFri 11am to 9pmSat - Sun 11am to 6pm

One of the perks of showing at the Puces Pop artisan market this past weekend was getting to meet tons of really creative artists and like-minded people. I exchanged a ton of business cards and also got quite a few back from people who were interested in learning more, in an interview maybe, and in selling my stamps in their own boutique. 

One of these people was the creator and owner of local Montreal boutique Swell Fellow, a gift store in the Old Port which focuses on unique gift ideas, made by local Montreal artists. 

I biked over to the shop today to bring some of my stamps, ink pads and Montreal-stamped cards (available ONLY in this particular boutique!). It’s a really cool little nook of a store in the heart of the Old Port, carrying everything from postcards to home décor… and now, stamps!

Check it out if you’re ever wandering around Vieux-Montréal.

Swell Fellow is located at 340 Notre-Dame Est, Old Port, Montreal
Opening hours are:
Mon - Wed 11am to 6pm
Thurs 11am to 7pm
Fri 11am to 9pm
Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

So I finally opened up an Etsy store! Just one more place where you can get your hands on my Montreal Stamps.

I’m still new the the Etsy world so please favourite or like or share or whatever!

All the kids love my #montrealstamps 🐠
@pucespopmtl #pucespop #popmtl #montreal  (at Puces Pop)

All the kids love my #montrealstamps 🐠
@pucespopmtl #pucespop #popmtl #montreal (at Puces Pop)

Hanging out at @pucespopmtl all weekend, come say hiiii 🙋 #pucespop #popmtl #montreal #montrealstamps (at Église Saint-Denis)

Puces Pop is TODAY TODAY TODAY!
Happening all weekend long!
Come see me and tons of other local Montreal artists selling beautiful hand-crafted wares! SO EXCITING! :D

Puces Pop is TODAY TODAY TODAY!

Happening all weekend long!

Come see me and tons of other local Montreal artists selling beautiful hand-crafted wares! SO EXCITING! :D

Family Shout-out

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I’ve been working on the redesign of my Dad’s TV blog for a little while now and we finally went live a couple days ago! The new website is easier to navigate with categories at the top, has a magazine-blog-style layout and suggests related articles to keep reading!

My Dad’s been writing this blog and posting articles almost every single day pretty consistently since 2007. There’s approximately 2,556 blog posts and we’re been sifting through nearly each one, correcting tags, adding categories, and making sure the formatting transfers over correctly to the new platform.

I’m obviously only taking the design/illustration credit here, as I’m not so savvy as my programmer/engineer partner who did the bulk of the work (aka internet magic).

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In any case, I think it’s really coming along and is just about completely updated! As a little promo boost, we also made a Facebook Like Page to help redirect people to the new website and make commenting, sharing and keeping up with articles a lot easier.

Check it out and Like/Follow to stay tuned!

Art & Skin Event

The nice people over at Dermalogica Canada are having a special show this month called “Dermalogica à Montréal” on May 22nd. It’s an ‘Art & Skin Exhibition’ and they have kindly asked me to be one of the featured artists!

Come check out the event, pick up some refreshing skin products and buy some Montreal art!

Dermalogica à Montréal
132 Rue McGill
Montreal, QC H2Y 2E5
Canada

Thursday, 22 May 2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

"Enjoy 5 à 7 hors d’oeuves and refreshments before leaving with a limited-edition gift bag filled with your Dermalogica favourites."

Get your tickets here:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dermalogica-a-montreal-presents-art-skin-exhibition-tickets-11492539495
(ticket sales go to The Dermalogica Foundation’s FITE program. This program seeks to create a pathway to entrepreneurship for women and girls. FITE provides access to small loans, and education and vocational training, to help amplify the voices of women entrepreneurs around the world.)

Just for fun I made a little spoof image of their event poster featuring my Montreal Stamps:

So there are only 28 days until Puces POP artisan market! In preparation, I’ve been stamping like crazy and wrapping lots of stamps.

New to the Montreal Stamps collection are greeting cards and postcards! Each card comes with all 5 of the designs stamped directly on to the front of the watercolor-quality cardstock paper. The inside of the card is left blank for you to fill with your own mots d’amour. Each card has its own respective envelope (a kraft paper envelope to fit) stamped with 1 of the Montreal Stamps at random. Get a small pack OR buy as many as you want individually!

Also, as a very early holiday treat, I made Christmas cards! These are the same as the regular cards except that they are stamped exclusively with red and green inks. The envelope differs slightly as well with a pretty mistletoe branch accompanying a Montreal Stamp design stamped in red.

The other Christmas cards (made by yours truly) are from my own personal collection and have nothing to do with the Montreal Stamps… but they’re still pretty nice! ‘Santa in chimney’ cards in packs of 3 and ‘Santa flying over trees’ in packs of 3 as well. All cards come with Christmas message inside (written in English only, désolé!). Check out more detailed photos of some of those here.

More photos and updates to come!

Dear Concordia students,
Your beloved Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is now the 3rd home to the Montreal Stamps! Freshly wrapped and delivered, they are closer than ever! Pick up your fave stamp and a brand new black ink pad to go along with it!
Located at 2150 Bishop st. just behind the Hall building!

Dear Concordia students,


Your beloved Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is now the 3rd home to the Montreal Stamps! Freshly wrapped and delivered, they are closer than ever! Pick up your fave stamp and a brand new black ink pad to go along with it!


Located at 2150 Bishop st. just behind the Hall building!

Just added some new photos and options to the Katie Brioux Shop! Currently the only ink pad available is classic BLACK but soon to be in stock are RED, ORANGE, TURQUOISE, BLUE, MAGENTA and GREEN.

These bright colours are extremely hard to come by (believe me!). In my search for effective and satisfactory ink pads for my stamps, I searched all over the interwebs. Most office supply stores sell standard colours; black, red, and sometimes blue. My parents found a large green ink pad at an art supply store for me, but for the most part, green, and all other colours, are extremely hard to find. My favourite of all the new ones is the wonderful royal purple ink pad (photo above). It’s so sharp and bold on paper!

If you prefer to buy in person, I brought a few of these very juicy and colourful ink pads to Affiche en Tête, all wrapped and ready for stamping. Another location where you can buy some ink pads with the Montreal stamps is Art POP, which currently stocks black ink pads only (for the moment). Both stores carry an assortment of all 5 of the Montreal Stamps.

I’ll be posting again as soon as I receive more colours - for online and in stores!

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