Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Book Illustration Project

I'm excited to be illustrating a new book this summer! There will be a lot
of fun 2 color spot drawings as well as 5 more detailed chapter openers.

These aren't actual ones that will be included but they will be
this loose fun happy style. I'm enjoying the process so far!
More to come soon!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


It finally Arrived! The months of planning , consulting, making art being thoroughly
confused and then excited. Our booth came together beautifully. Kristen Balouch spearheaded
the incredible coziness of it, but we all contributed and even though there was an element of
chance it was perfect in our eyes.

We had an odd shaped booth, narrow and with a bend but it gave us room for a
"living room" and then the area with the long wooden table to show out work to buyers.

A bit blurry but you get the idea.We saw so many amazing clients,manufacturers,
friends, artists, it felt like a whirlwind in a great way.

Here are the Cloverly's Monika Forsberg, Lyndy Hants, Kristen Balouch and me along
with Helen Dardik who came to visit.I loved meeting them all!
We ate two times at my brothers restaurant Ivan Ramen, one night with a group of artists
and the next with The Jennifer Nelson group. Both times were fantastic.
Here is me and Carolyn Gavin outside the restaurant.

And then the next nigh again with Carolyn, Monika and Helen at a South African restaurant.
The highlight was doing my daily painting as a collaborative effort. Dip pen and ink on a two
page spread.

I also did another collaborative on with Monika, I did the ink and she colored with
Sakura brush pens.

I came away with a few signed and sealed amazing licenses, and lots of incredible
things to follow up on. Happily I am off to Spain tomorrow to see my son Sam who
has been studying in Florence this semester. I'm so lucky to have the awesome Jennifer
Nelson to take the reigns. When I get back I have loads of things lined up to work on
and I'll be inspired and rested from my travels. When I have more thoughts after this
all settles in I will do a follow up Surtex post.
Thanks for all being so wonderful!

Book Giveaway . So Delayed

I so apologize for waiting forever to announce the giveaway
from my newsletter on my new illustrated book,
Sitting in Bars with Cake. I got a delayed shipment from the warehouse and then
Surtex came and totally overwhelmed me in a fantastic way.
More on that to come.
The random pick of my book is Caroline! Congratulations I will message you!
I loved reading your stories, I love to get to know you through your interesting and diverse stories.
Thanks for participating!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Surtex Update

Just under a month to go till Surtex! I'm ahead of the game, my book is
being printed and the banners are here. It's a huge amount of work
and I'm so curious as to what it will be like and who I will meet.  I have a
pretty little package of postcards and stickers to give out so if you are
attending come by and meet me and I'll give you a little gift. Today I am featured
on PrintPattern as a round up of who will be showing this year.

I'll be choosing the winner of the book giveaway tomorrow.

Friday, April 10, 2015


I'm happy to say that my book is finally published! Its amazing to finally hold it in my hands after all this time. If you sign up for my newsletter I'm giving away 1 copy of the book. Or you can purchase it here. I got an incredibly lovely note in the mail last week from Audrey, the author. After all this time it was great to finally make that connection.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A bit about me on some blogs

I've neglected to post these posts that I was quite excited about it.
The first one is from the RISD Blog!!
They found my work and asked me to paint a birthday card that
will go out to alumni on their birthdays. So if you are a RISD alumni
and they have your birthdate this year you will get this in your email!
Here is the card and you can read the blog post here.

And today I'm on the blog The Moon from my Attic by Alex Colombo.
She interviewed my agent a few weeks ago and decided to then interview
all of us. I tried to give a few unknown tidbits about myself so read that one here.
Alex is lovely, Thank you very much!