Wednesday, April 6, 2011

jotanddot blog will end today

Note: I have decided to close jotanddot blog and focus on my personal blog designerjots. I will still post updates on my designs and happenings with ecojot. Please visit:

Thank you,
Carolyn Gavin
ecojot designer

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ecojot featured in...

Sweat Equity - a great fitness, lifestyle and yoga magazine. Available at lululemon stores, amongst others.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fall Fashion

Christina and I were invited to the Label Fashion show as part of Toronto Fashion Week. We were delighted to go and of course see the clothes which were fabulous, but also all the wonderful outfits, especially shoes, that the audience were wearing! We also donated 300 mini 3x4"ecojot notebooks that were part of the goody bags. Hope they land up in some very creative hands.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour

Tomorrow from 8.30 to 9.30pm, turn off your light and sit by candlelight with your pen and journal in hand. Take this time for yourself and in this hour write down your day's experiences, your reactions and your reflections of what it is to be without light (for only 1 hour!)

Let us know your EARTH HOUR stories on facebook this Tuesday! Best story wins the ecojot Jumbo Quote Journa... "Take care of the Earth and she will take care you".

"Go beyond the hour". The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is asking people to switch off for more than an hour this year. WWF also requests its fans to observe a minute to pray for those who lost loved ones and those who died in the Japanese calamity.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Designer Tuesdays

Although I should be designing i seem to be doing everything else in between ! But, Yes i am in design mode from now until the stationery show in May in NY. Still exploring coffee and tea... pulled these elements from the Cafe Ole design. I like the collection of cups. See you on fb today for DT with me.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Took some fun shots of our "deliciously new and proving very popular" notecard packs! I redesigned a whole new range for January and we had this lovely box custom made to house them. I am now busy on the next set of 12 new ones, so look our for those.
Have a great weekend, Spring seems to be in the air, and we'll see you next week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St.Patrick's Day with ecojot

Happy St.Patrick's Day to all of you who celebrate on this day! here is a quick pick of some GREEN ecojot to help get us all in the mood! 

1. Green Rethink and Spring Garden mini 3x4's
Opus Framing & Art Supplies, Barnes & Noble, GrassRoots and Island Blue Print
2. Inspire Agenda & Journal
Indigo, Ecoexistence, University of Waterloo and Art Institute of Chicago
3. Butterfly ecojotter
GrassRoots, The Papery, Peloki, USCD Bookstore
4. Much Love, light and laughter Jumbo journal
Barnes & Noble
5. Poloroid green
The Outer Layer, Ecoexistence, University of Waterloo, Peloki and USCD Bookstore
6. T.bird
The Papery, Ecoexistence, University of Waterloo, Peloki and USCD Bookstore

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Featured on Lotte loves

A really nice interview with Charlotte from... Lotte loves. Here are a few more pics to share.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Vivid stripes of color make up these glorious scenes. This is the Northern Netherlands in the middle of Tulip Season. The dutch landscape in May is a kaleidescope of color as the Tulips burst into life. The bulbs are planted in late October and early November. Great inspiration for paintings, weavings. wallpaper, mosaics and quilting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

designer tuesdays today

Join me today again on facebook for Designer Tuesday's. There is a chance you could be a winner!
Here's a sneak peek of something we are going to be doing soon... wall prints! Thoughts on which ones you would like to see as wall art in your home will be discussed today.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vote for ecojot in the Trendy awards!

Our lovely fox family and Red Robin are up for a Trendy Award. Cast your vote in either the Green or Greeting card section for them. Bear in mind, you have to register and wait for an email back before you can cast your vote. Thanks in advance.... the ecojot team!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mama to be Journal

Our ecojot Mama Journal is featured in this month's issue of Viva Magazine.
Remember your most precious moments with California Baby "mama to be" Journal by ecojot. The journal includes 15 customized inserts. Inserts such as What I craved, my Ultrasounds and Name ideas for you. The Mama Journal is currently available in the California Baby Natural Pregnancy Gift Set found here...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Designer Tuesday's

Today on Designer Tuesday's on Facebook, we'll be talking about wallpaper. Which designs would you love to have on your computer to look at everyday? They will be available in 3 sizes... this one is for the Ipad. Have a great day and hopefully chat with you on fb. C

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

James is this week's winner!

Congrats James on entering our designer tuesday's on facebook and winning! One of your favourites you mentioned was Monkey on Skateboard. Here he is with your name shouted out! Thanks to all of you who came by to chat. Try again next time!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Designer Tuesday's

Join me once again for Designer Tuesday's today on facebook, where we'll be discussing our kids sketchbook collection. Let us know your thoughts, your fancies, your favourites for 1 chance to win!
See u there. C

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Your favourite Pets

From our Dog and Cat Designer Tuesday's discussion on fb, we had lots of you send in pics of your favourite and beloved. Here are some of them including our Ziggy, ecojot mascot of sorts. Thanks all of you for your wonderful shots, we might make it a regular thing!

Ziggy, Paparazzi dog!
Featured dogs + cats: Mortimer, Bailey, Milo, Chubbs, Stitch, Bentley, Stirling, 
Lily, Moca, Rose and George, Gandhi and Norma Jean

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Join us

We are chatting about 1 of our favorite subjects today... dogs and cats. Join us on facebook for "designer Tuesday's" with me, Carolyn. At the end of the day, a randomly selected quote will be chosen and YOU could win a dog or cat journal!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

To all our Ecojot Fans around the world. Happy Valentines Day! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book donation to Kenyan school

Our latest donation of 450 books, together with 1 of our partners "Free the Children" to a school in Kenya!