About the Artists
Iris Glaser wields a paintbrush and a mouse in her work as a creative director, designer and illustrator. She would like to be a fearless skateboarding graffiti artist, but she's afraid of injuring herself. She's based in Toronto and you can hire her at www.tailordesign.com
Katrin Leblond designs unique and ethical clothing for her Montreal boutique. In her dreams, she gets to play dress-up with Frida Kahlo. You can buy her pretty clothes at www.katrinleblond.com
The origin of our idea
We're professional designers, artists, moms, and longtime friends. We've been crafting and making art together for years: from designing jewelry, to decorating sticks with fabric and paint, to illustrating murals for Kat's boutique. We're no strangers to glue guns and sequins. We came up with the idea for this book over coffees and croissants in Montreal. A coloring book of female icons, from mythological to contemporary figures. We started a long list of who we'd include, and edited it down to the right mix of mythic and real. We wanted to strike the right balance of known figures and cool contemporary women, all ages and backgrounds. Then we came up with the mix 'n match idea: we'd cut up each figure into 3 parts – head, torso, legs – and let people scramble the ladies to make their own unique combinations. It's tough to say which combinations are our favorites. With 2000 possible mix-ups, we're always finding new and entertaining results.