BIO for heidi kalyani

I've always been in love with paper and printing! When I was young I was delighted by photocopiers, rubber stamps (store-bought and homemade), and photo-sensitive paper - anything that could make multiple copies of my ideas! And then one day, before I turned twenty, I ventured into an import store in downtown Toronto and brought home my own block printed bedspread. A little while later, I bought a beautiful hard cover book that showed photos of the process, and it blew my mind! A recent pilgrimage to Rajasthan, India re-ignited my passion and inspired me to begin the *spark and blossom* project!

After many years of creating exclusively in the digital realm, I am delighted to be working with paper, ink and hand tools again. Yay for the non-digital world! I love the meditation of designing, carving, and printing, and hope that some of my images will make you happy!

In addition to illustrating and designing, I love photography, all kinds of textiles, reading, writing, hiking, spicy cooking, tea drinking, slow yoga, Turkish, Macedonian and Romani folk dances, Indonesian gamelan, day dreaming, and travelling. (And did I mention, tall boots?)

I live in a small house (with lots of sunlight!) in rural Nova Scotia.

You can view my digital art on, or follow my passion for block printing on pinterest.

heidi kalyani, 2014



all images copyright (c) heidi kalyani, 2014