Together with one of my best buds, Angela Stephen-Dewhurst, we organized our 2nd annual tea party. This year, inspired by majestic Depression-era Circuses, we decided to throw the Most Spectacular Tea Party of the Century! Months in the planning, we brainstormed, gathered decorations, called each other every time another idea popped in our heads, barely kept in all the secrets from our friends, and unsuccessfully kept secrets from each other. Significantly bigger than last year's Mad Tea Party, this year's Circus was generously hosted by our friend Jennifer in her drool-worthy backyard, and attended by our favourite Circus Freaks.
I illustrated 3 characters for the 11" x 17" invitation poster: the World's Strongest Man, the Ringmaster, and the World's Tallest Woman. These characters also made appearances on wine bottles, along with a few other characters, including a fairly accurate self-portrait of myself and Angela on the Clown Label. Labels were printed on glossy 80 LB text, and—to add to the quirkiness of the event—were adhered onto mismatched wine bottles.
Digital and Holga Photography by Jag Nagra and Angela Stephen-Dewhurst