Friday, December 20, 2013


Only 5 days until christmas...
AH! Can you believe it!?
My how time does love to fly by.

I am very much looking forward to waking up to (fingers crossed) SNOW and we (me and some of my besties) are having a massive house slumber party, which means a christmas breakfast as well and then spending the day with my Canadian family, but I will miss my "Trickey" family very much.

Seeing as there is 5 days left, I wanted to share with you MY FAVOURITE 5 picks for gifts this year- all being from artists, sellers and designers on ETSY!
Take a look-and be sure to add their shops to your favourites!
AND for more of my ETSY favourite's. Click here. 

Elise Maree.

Space Bear Print. By CactusClub.

Gold and Coral Lollie Pops. By SweetCarolineConfect

Sequin clutch bag. By Razolly.

Illustration. "Alter Ego". Print A4. Wall art. By Tutticonfetti

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear - By LilyandVal

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Hello One and All.

It appears to be that time of year again-
"The most wonderful time of the year"

The time of year where you enjoy spending time with your family, plonked around a finely decorated tree in your pj's, sharing well thought out gifts and giggles. The time of year where you see children come alive with belief and wonder as they discover the nibbled plate of cookies and carrots and the time of year where churches are filled with joyful and singing hearts!
These are some of my most favourite parts of this time of year- and now also SNOW! 

Anyway, these christmas beauties are now available to purchase at my little Etsy store 
So have a think about who is still on your "TO BUY" list and have a look as I know these treasures wont disappoint!

Much love
Elise Maree

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Opening Night

Well Hello There.

I couldn't resist sharing these wonderful photographs my dear friend Shane Yuhas took from the opening night of my show " Come & Wonder" at RSquared Cafe.

For those of you who weren't able to make it out- heres what you would have encountered
and for those of you who traveled close, far and wide-
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Elise Maree.

 "Can I keep you?"
 "Oh what the clouds can do"

 "Anchor my heart"
"He Is" 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Happy Winter Everyone-I do hope you are all rugged up and staying cozy.
Though the snow has not arrived just yet, you can definitely feel that the first snow fall is not far off. 

Anyway, I just wanted to share some fun and exciting new works with you!
These Winter Wonderland Creations will be up in my little ETSY SHOP soon
 (within the next week or so).
The originals will be for sale as well as a limited addition of prints. 

Be sure you jump on and have some fun christmas shopping for the ones you love-or maybe even spoil yourself.

Much love
Stay warm

Elise Maree  

"How do you do?" said the Hare
"Hop, Hip, Hooray, Happy Holidays"

Mr. Polar Bear
"Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

Mr. Narwhal 
"He followed the stars" 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Come & Wonder

Hello Everyone.
I would just like to invite you to my first exhibition in Toronto!
Woo Hoo.
Friday November 1st is the opening night so come along, have some coffee from the wonderful RSquared Cafe and delight your eyes and heart with my latest work. 

Much love
Elise Maree

Monday, September 23, 2013

Just a little magic and a dash of monkey business

A cherished friend of mine and I are working on a VERY FUN project.
Sit tight and get ready for more magic!
Much Love 
Elise Maree

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wedding Fun

So a little while ago I worked on a couple of creative components for a "friend of a friends" wedding-which I TOTALLY forgot to share with you.

The wonderful couple requested me to create a personalised colouring book for them to be a part of their "goodie bags" for the kids table at their wedding. 

It featured their pride and joy - Box Terrier, Ella who I couldn't resist putting on almost every page- (some were pop-up, surprise appearances-that the kids would have to find), as well as the "To-be-Wed" couple in front of their newly bought home, a cute wedding "find-a-word" and a few other special, "lovey dovey" moments-like the proposal.


I also created MANY fun and playful props for their photo booth.
Have a little peak below to see how it all came together
if you have found the one you love and would maybe like something special like this please send me an e-mail at

Love Elise Maree

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Paper To Petal.



Oh my goodness... 
{take a breath}
I can not even begin to describe my excitement for this book to be released into the world and into bookstores. 

Paper to Petal is a delectable and delightful "craft by hand" book by Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell (an explosively talented married duo) that each and every creative should own and make a space for on their bookshelf or night stand-if it cant be in your hands at all times.
AND did I mention it is forwarded by the one and only Martha Stewart (my friend Andrew would be over the moon!)  

Enjoy watching this little snippet video and make sure you jump online and pre-order this beauty-as well as go out and buy hundreds of sheets of colourful crate paper and find those scissors.

Love Elise Maree

Sunday, August 4, 2013



Here it is-the finished piece!
"Your most longed for, most dreamed of"
Again, this piece was for Hannah who won my #elisemaree art competition on instagram!

I had SO much fun making this piece and look forward to creating more pieces for more winners in the near, close, soon,upcoming, not very far away future.

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon.
Elise Maree. xo

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Your most longed for, Most dreamed of.

Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the artwork I have been working on for Hannah- The WINNER of the #elisemaree art competition on instagram.
Its not finished just yet..but should arise and be complete in this upcoming week.

Now do please stay in touch as I will be having another competition soon/ish...
Enjoy this sunny sunday morning.
Elise Maree

Friday, July 5, 2013

WAY overdue

Hello Everyone.
How are you all!?
This is way overdue, But better late then never...right!?

So as you may know I held a little #elisemaree art competition over instagram about 2 or 3 weeks ago and to tell you the truth I was completely overwhelmed and overjoyed by the response from all of you! Every time someone posted something my heart leaped!

The winner was a wonderful and dear friend from England and then the runner up was another sweet friend from Vancouver.
I also decided to send a little treat to 2 other ladies from Albert and California as they began following me and jumped right on in and posted an artwork of mine-which I thought was spectacular.

I think something that I love is the fact that my art is housed in homes all over the world.
Below are just some of my favourite posts!

Again a BIG, HUGE, GINORMOUS thank you to everyone who joined in and let me tell you there will be more fun things like this coming soon!

Much Love and Happy Weekend
Elise Maree

Monday, June 10, 2013

Don't miss out

So heres what I'm thinking...

I wanted to give away something special. An original Elise Maree piece. 
To have a chance at winning this little something special here's what you have to do.
If you have seen in a shop, in a gallery, received an invitation, have purchased or been given something made by Elise Maree- what ever it may be take a photo of it, post it on instagram and use the hash tag #elisemaree and tag me in it as well (@elisemareet) 

You can even pull your favourite artwork off my website 

I will put everyones name in a hat and who ever I pull out will get to work with me for a personalised artwork! 
So have fun and can't wait to see how creative you all get!
Much love Elise Maree
Ps- You have until Sunday June 16th EST to share something you love! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Dont you just love surprises!? 
Well then keep an eye on my blog and my instagram (@elisemareet) because tomorrow I have a special little surprise announcement to make and I want you-YES YOU to get involved.
Love Elise Maree & Big Ben

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Great Gatsby

Spiffy 3 Piece Suits, Kanes, Straw Hats, Diamonds, Tassels and Confetti

Today is the day Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby hits cinemas and let me just say I am very excited to see it. 

Let's start with the soundtrack- I listened to it the other night and it is the MOST amazingly fun, bright, vibrant and moving soundtrack I have heard in a long time. 

It features some of the most talented artists of our time; Gotye, Florence + The Machine- (HER songs are my FAVOURITE and cover me in chills), Beyonce and many others. 

If I were you I would hop onto itunes, have a listen and grab a friend or 2 and make a date to see The Great Gatsby. 

Much Love
Elise Maree

Monday, April 8, 2013

Yes darling, do play with your food.

Hong Yi- also known as "RED" takes playing with your food to a whole new level.
What if this happened every time we let a child play around with their dinner?!
Red decided and vowed to creating an artwork a day, for the month of March using only food.
I laughed out loud in amazement at the talent and brilliance of this women.

Take a look here at my favourite works and take a look here for more of her talent from this project.  AND a HUGE shout out to Anthology Magazine for sharing this beauty!
Thank you very much

Love Elise

Feeling Radishing

Here is what I have been working on. My Radish. I feel like this belongs to little Peter Rabbit. 
This actually came about as I stumbled across this little art store//artist hub here in Toronto ARTiculations- they are getting local artists to do a drawing a day for a month and then exhibiting their work books. This has been a life saver to my creativity and has definitely REVIVED my passion and love for drawing. 
Ill show you more soon AND i dare you to challenge yourself to this. You may and will be pleasantly surprised. 

Love Elise Maree

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring is on her way

Again I am completely astounded at the elegance, brilliance and truly scrumptious creativity and caliber of people that this magazine attracts and works with.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it astounds you again.

Kinfolk is one of those things that you don't second guess when you find it in a store. Its a necessity. A "must have,' something that you couldn't bare to leave behind.

This volume (Number 7) is an ode to ice-cream. (which for those of you who know me well will know this is one of my most favourite things.)

There is everything from stories of "When we were children", to a couple opening an ice-cream store. Along with sweet recipes and my personal favourite- a photo essay of flowers and ice-cream.

Be sure to get your hands on a copy and happy spring.
Enjoy the crisp air and the warmth from the sun.

AND do tell me...Whats your favourite ice-cream flavour?

Love Elise Maree.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shadow puppets

Shadow puppets on a whole other level.
This is one of the most clever and mind blowing performances I have ever witnessed.
Prepare to be amazed and for your mind to be blown!
Elise Maree

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year to all of you!
My how time seems to fly these days.
The years come and go so quickly.

2012 was a good year. 
A year full of much growth, many lessons learnt, much travel and making a new home across the other side of the world. 

I am believing for some BIG things this year.
fingers crossed.

May 2013 be a year of your wishes and desires coming true, much joy and surprises and most importantly a FULL heart.