Saturday, July 31, 2010

Illustration Friday: Artificial

Had a little fun with this one- went outside the usual kid-friendly stuff.
To view other entries for this word, visit the illustration friday blog HERE.

It's here!

I joined the Sketchbook project. Very exciting stuff. I received my moleskin sketchbook in the mail on Friday and I've begun the process of transforming this little book into something I think is worth going on a nationwide tour. I've started by covering it with an ivory and black textured paper- where it goes from here, I  do not know.

I chose the theme "Make mine a double" which sets me up for some witchy magic. Stay tuned.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kids Draw and Cook

My little Buzz was the first entry at Salli & Nate's new blog Kids Draw & Cook. They were kind enough to send us this amazing cookbook illustrated by Salli along with some excellent mini cooking tools. Someone was very happy to get a package in the mail (Finn too!) Thank you Salli!

Illustration Friday: DOUBLE

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Double". The moment I decided to work on an entry, my 3-year-old daughter went from playing nicely with her princess costumes to a screaming witch in a matter of seconds. I would complain, but she got it from her mother.

This is the first time in months that I haven't digitally colored an illustration. This was done with watercolors, colored pencils, and a lovely new pen that I bought this morning.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

They Draw & Cook new entry

I did this for Nate and Salli's recipe blog (which is amazing- if you haven't checked it out, you should be ashamed of yourself!). This is a bastardized version of my mother's recipe... or should I say "baconized" version. The more fat, the merrier is what I always say.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Illustration Friday: BREAKFAST

This was just a quick, silly illustration. I decided to give myself a one hour break from a brain-drain project to come up with something for this week's theme.

Keep your eyes peeled...

Would you believe its almost time for Halloween product to hit the shelves??? OutRAGEous! I love it. Halloween has become my favorite holiday for so many reasons. I can't help but run to the store to purchase Martha Stewart's October issue of Living every year!

I know its early- but keep your eyes peeled for some of my new designs coming out this fall. I'll be the weirdo beaming in the corner of the store like a slightly damaged light bulb.

The line includes wine glasses, snack trays, appetizer plates, plaques, aprons, dishcloths, cards, charms, and more.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

out and about.

I was shopping with my mom in a little boutique on Cape Cod when I spotted Diane Duda's work from across the store! I was so excited- this one came home with us. Congrats Diane! the line looks amazing.

 Visit her blog HERE.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Illustration Friday: DIARY

I've always kept journals/diaries. I remember one journal being completely dedicated to the notion that I should be the next "Annie" with all the lyrics to every song carefully written out- with special emphasis on "Maybe". Ahhh... a tortured (ahem... dramatic) soul even at the age of 9.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday

My first-born son is 13 years old today. Which I think makes him about 74 in dog years. I picked him out at a shelter- 500 dogs to choose from back then. He looked like a pint of Guinness - so there was an immediate love! lol. He's been with me through thick and thin, good times, bad times,  at least 3 fianc├ęs, dozens of boyfriends, city life, country life, marriage, kids... New York City, Westchester, Upstate NY, and now Massachusetts. He also came very close to being a New Zealand citizen.

He goes by Josh, Sir Josh-A-Lot, Joshmeister General, Josh-wosh-oo-wah, Joshy, Joshonater, Snoop Doggy Josh and Shnookems. He protects my children- and he's never destroyed anything- not a single shoe, toy, clothes, etc. Nothing. He is truly the best friend I've ever had.

Happy Birthday Josh.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Did this for a great client. If the party were here in Massachusetts, I might have gone in the direction of "serving up wicked pissah lobstahhh... fresh from Cape Cawd."

Monday, July 5, 2010

Illustration Friday: GIANT

Yup. At a party--- found out too late that my dress was tucked in to my underwear. GIANT MORON. This situation could have been much worse. Luckily, I just made a bunch of people laugh. Good times. Good times.