Thursday, June 5, 2014

cape cod!

I'm headed to Cape Cod with friends for a few weeks (!!!!!!!) where I hope to spend lots of time sketching and working on my 2 NEW BOOK DEALS! And I'm starting the trip off with a workshop at Lotta Jansdotter's Brooklyn studio....it does not get any better than that! See ya later....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Make Map Art!



Nate and I were asked to create this fun map-making portfolio kit for Chronicle Books! It was really fun to work with Chronicle and the project is out there selling! It's a great gift for grads, friends or ANY traveler, including yourself! Check it out here (it's also available on Amazon).

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blooms of Nigeria

I created this floral for the wonderful project started by Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton to honor the kidnapped Nigerian girls. Please visit Blooms of Nigeria to learn more and see a garden of beautiful blooms by the many other contributing artists. Each flower is a tribute to one of the known victims.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Jazz and Draw

I recently submitted this to Jazz and Draw...a great site for discovering awesome art and music! Thanks to Philippe for posting it...it's always an honor. I created it while listening to Chet Baker "Almost Blue"...not even knowing that was the title of the song I was drawing to. Very serendipitous!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

macaron baking challenge!

I was asked by Sucré New Orleans to represent They Draw & Cook in the Macaron Baking Challenge. Um...macarons are NOT easy to make I quickly discovered!!! To read about the short + sweet journey read this. If you're feeling the springtime loveliness of this recipe please hop over and vote for my recipe here!!!!! (please please please!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NEW contest on They Draw & Travel

we have just ended our Illustrated Recipe Party on They Draw & Cook and already have a new contest over at They Draw & Travel!!! the winner of this contest will be featured in an upcoming issue of UPPERCASE Magazine! how COOL is that?! check it all out here. whew it's been a crazy few months!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Guide



i was overjoyed to receive an e-mail from janine at UPPERCASE telling me that my work was in the spring #21 issue, UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide, with 99 other designers. if you are not already a subscriber here is a coupon code "USPDG2014" for 15% off!!! a complete bargain! subscribe here.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

love year round

we may be headed into spring but i've been designing for autumn. see everything that nate and i have been up to over at our Studio SSS site!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

blueberry blitz

I created another recipe for our Illustrated Recipe Party over at They Draw & Cook! Some wonderful illustrator will leave the party with $2,500.00 and 5 others will leave with $500.00 each! Of course, it can't be me since I am one of the hosts but I love eating and drawing blueberries ; ) See how to enter here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Illustrated Recipe PARTY!!



we here at They Draw & Cook are hosting an awesome Illustrated Recipe PARTY brought to you the amazing folks at GLAD. see the details here . these are the recipes i created as examples...it's a super fun concept to illustrate. we hope to see you and your recipes at the party...tell all of your friends! $5,000 is a lot of money for 6 talented artists!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

nordic snowflake

welcome 2014! i'm still here and i'm still creating holiday patterns! it's been great fun seeing all of the wonderful images being posted on everyone's blogs, sites and FB pages. keep being creative + colorful!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

holiday stocking fundraiser




every year my favorite boutique, The Grey Colt, hosts a "Handmade Stocking Party"… this year 60 beautifully crafted and creatively designed stockings were submitted. all week long they hang in the window and people purchase raffle tickets with the hopes of winning their favorite. this year the proceeds will go to Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. these are the stockings i created….very different from each other! the first one is hand stitched on linen with tiny wooden birds attached (they were given to me for my birthday this past summer). for the second one i hand carved rubber stamps and went to town with neon paint! after the stamping i took my faithful ink pen and very freely added the line work. i love the blotches and bleeding of the ink. my nod to andy warhol! the judge this year was the amazing dinara mirtalipova! how exciting is THAT?????

Friday, November 22, 2013

holiday stamping!


i've been carving rubber stamps to add a bit more texture and hand-craftedness to my work…i like the irregular quirks!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

gift wrapping!





i had fun wrapping the books with a little extra-touch…everyone knows an artist, art lover, baker or cook, right??!! please visit our shop and order books here ; ))))

Monday, October 28, 2013

holiday cookbooks!










we have just published our new holiday cookbooks with a combined 70 illustrated recipes from fabulous artists around the world!! visit our post on They Draw & Cook to read more...and shop here to purchase or on Amazon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

crayons


i recently discovered the joy of these watercolor crayons...only i never get around to using the water part cuz i love how thick and glossy the color already is! and, yes, i always have plenty of furry helpers while i work...the #doodletuesday sketch is for this great participatory site, maybe you want to contribute to!

Monday, October 14, 2013

holiday YUM!

a random little creation while continuing to enjoy our indian summer october weather!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

holiday pup!

while enjoying the lovely indian summer weather here in northeast ohio this little guy rode into town!

Monday, September 30, 2013

mums + fall foliage



i love drawing mums + leaves + berry sprigs...i'm not ready for autumn but this helps put me in the mood ; )

Sunday, September 22, 2013

fun nyc trip!






i just got back from yet another super fun trip to nyc...this time we went to the Printed Matter Book Fair and MoMA PS1 where Nate and Jim had a booth for Bureau for Open Culture...amazing! we rode water taxis, ate cucumber lime pops while walking the high line, had fabulous food at Cafe Gitane, wandered through ABC Carpet, had beer on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel (which has the coolest "urban toile" custom designed wallpaper) AND saw a bit of the DicE Magazine party going on in Williamsburg. what a fascinating crowd!!! every minute was fun! whew!!!