September 28, 2011


I recently made some custom pumpkins for Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine and the issue is finally on the stands! The pumpkins I made are sort of crazy but hilarious.

The pumpkin burger made entirely of candy and a cocoa crispy treat patty.

Chalkboard paint and chalk - my personal favorite.

Drawn silhouette, wild painted faux bois, stenciled gold polka dots and some fun solids.

I just saw that the chalkboard pumpkins were featured on Poppytalk today, which is incredibly fun. 

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Here are two of the costumes from a Halloween DIY story I did for Woman's Day, also on the stands now! This is really something for the parent who is willing to sacrifice comfort for being the life of the party.  Plus, when baby gets tired, you can take off your empire state building and carry the baby home in the box! You can find all the DIY instructions here for this and other costumes I worked on with my partner in craft, Kristine Trevino. 

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I also spotted my dog Gigi is back on the Rachael Ray site in the Elvis costume I made for the magazine a couple years ago. You would not believe the quantity of snacks we went through for that shoot. She's a good girl!

August 18, 2011

NICE: Uppercase Magazine write up!

If you don't already know UPPERCASE Magazine, you should check it out right now! This beauty of an art and design magazine comes from our Northern neighbor, Canada and once you hold an issue in your hands, there's no turning back! I first came upon it at my friend Meg Metz's beautiful shop Modern Love in Frenchtown, NJ. After I read one issue, I knew I had found my people.

Well, I just had the pleasure of seeing my work featured on their blog today! Thanks UPPERCASE!


I just spent the past two months packing up my eight years of living in Brooklyn, NY and drove across the country with my fiance and our dog (in a car packed to the brim with camping gear, computers, water jugs and vegan snacks - to survive Middle America). We camped our way across the nation and just moved into our new home in Portland, Oregon. More on that later.

The road trip itself was an adventure. We saw old ghost towns with incredible signage, beautiful vistas, and lots of novelty statues (including the World's Largest Bison and a big mouse gnawing on a wedge of cheese - Wisconsin of course). The greatest surprise along our way was along a long stretch of Highway I-94 in North Dakota (near Regent, ND). We came upon the World's Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture (according to Guiness). It was striking to see it coming up in the distance and really beautiful up close. There is a series of them along the Enchanted Highway but this one is called 'Geese in Flight'. I was really taken by it, especially when it looms overhead as you walk around it. Seeing a few random bolts and scraps of metal on the ground wasn't the greatest feeling but we made it out okay! I wish we could have seen the rest of the Enchanted Highway but we had the Oregon Trail ahead of us!

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May 4, 2011

THINGS I LIKE: Tools of the Trade

This little beauty is worth a watch. I wish it were two hours long, that's how much I love seeing what kinds of pens, brushes and ink other artists use. NERD ALERT. Mine are Ecoline watercolor inks and Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists ink with the teeny-tiniest pen nibs I can find!


Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo.

April 28, 2011

NEW WORK: Illustration for Balans Magazine

Here's my most recent illustration for the Dutch publication Balans Magazine. The article centers on a pair of twins, one of which isn't so keen on being lumped together as a unit all the time.

NICE: Some more love over at Design*Sponge!

I am a huge fan and avid reader of Design*Sponge, so I was pleased as punch to see some of the vintage flash cards I sell in my Etsy shop were featured yesterday. Thanks ladies!!

January 27, 2011


I had a fantastic surprise yesterday when I saw my pencil chimes featured on Design*Sponge! I am a huge fan of D*S so I could not be more thrilled. It was a perfect snowy day for making more chimes and getting more fun stuff into my Etsy shop. Hooray!

January 13, 2011

NEW WORK: Illustration for Balans Magazine


I recently finished my newest illustration for the Dutch publication Balans Magazine! 

January 8, 2011

NEW WORK: Craft Styling for Real Simple Magazine

Happy New Year!

A recent Real Simple Magazine story I worked on is out, featuring some fun custom wedding favors I made! These are all sweet and simple to do yourself! Check out the full story online for more ideas.