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I’m Cynthia Johnson-Phillips, creator of Fiddling Ferns Artisan Studio. I personally create each of my whimsical illustrations. I start by sketching a rough drawing, combining elements from different sources. Then I use an acrylic paint pen with opaque ink and hand draw the illustration onto a transparency film. This gives the graphic a unique look compared to most graphic design work. I expose each design onto a silk screen in my dark room. Then I hand-pull each printed piece using traditional manual screen printing techniques.

I've created this online shopping space for my home goods lines. My apparel line is available for custom order at You can select from a wide variety of t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. Because there are so many choices in apparel and my inventory changes from time to time, I prefer to touch base with customers before they select those particular items. Chat with you there!

In addition to my online business, I operate an in-person shop in the oldest operating farmers market in Canada, the Saint John City Market, which has been in operation since 1876. I welcome thousands of tourists each year as well as local clients. I’ve had the unique experience of having people who have purchased from me online stop in at the City Market during their vacation and they're surprised and happy to meet me in person. How fun!

I do offer wholesale pricing to gift shops, online shops and gift box programs. Feel free to reach out for details.

As a self-taught artisan, I always dreamed of earning my livelihood as an artisan and entrepreneur. I’m so grateful to have this dream come true! Your continued support is what makes that possible. Thank you!

Cynthia Johnson-Phillips

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