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!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Surtex Prep

Hello! I'm going to be showing at Surtex this year for the first
time after walking it and being a buyer for years. Well, It's a whole
new ballgame. I'll be showing this year with my new collective
Cloverly which we formed this summer. It consists of the fabulous
Monika Forsberg, Lyndy Hants and Kristen Balouch. We are from all
over the place, NY, London and Melbourne Australia so just finding
a time to talk and coordinate is not an easy feat. But it's slowly coming
There is the major portion of having a large and beautiful body of work.
Then we have to design banners, the booth, the blurb book, the online flyer.
If I have time I want to make a look book and promotional stuff. It can feel
overwhelming at moments but as Annie Lamott says just take it "Bird by Bird"
Above is a little sneak preview of one of my banners.
More updates to come.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lettering Practice

Lettering is something I really love to do but I haven't practiced
enough to feel super confident yet. My plan is to do a few pieces
a week for a while so I can really find my ground with it.
This was inspired by my son Sam's birthday, He's 21 now and I really
have been think al ot about him.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Today's Thoughts

I've had a hard time coming back here to write my blog.
I admit that as much as I love to paint and draw and create art, 
writing scares me. I never know what to say, I think I'll say it 
wrong and be uncomfortable. So starting now I'm going to plan 
to come and show something a few times per week. 
There may not be too many words but there will be something.
Today will be a list of what's on my mind right now..

I'm starting to play more with hand lettering which is an area 
that intimidates me a bit. 

This little guy of mine is turning 21 on Monday. I'm happy and teary at the same time.
He's in Italy for the semester so I won't see him until mid May when we meet him in Spain!

I finally got an advance copy of Sitting in Bars with Cake. It's incredible
to hold it as a finished book. Its due out on April 7th. For Real!

That's it for today, be back in a few days!!