Tuesday, July 31, 2012


working on wedding stickers which is a new venture for me, but I am super excited. I have a lot of freedom on this project so I think it will be easier to come up with some great concepts. These are the first sketches. I am going to try to mix watercolor and vector...we shall see.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Melts your heart

IF: lonely

I read a lot of trashy celeb trash. For some reason it makes me so sad that Kristin stuart and Robert P. are done-zo. This ones for you RPatz.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


An illustrations originally done for the New Yorker cover contest. I reworked the illustration a little and heightened up the contrast and turned it into a stand alone illustration. I am pretty happy with this even if it did not make it into the top ten. A much busier week than I have time for. I spent all of today printing cards, which is great, but also it feels bad that I am so behind on the retail card front.

Anyway, enjoy for now.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

count the cats or go blind trying!

In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight
the domestic house cat, on the other hand, bugs you until the food dish is refilled.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Suspend disbelief

IF: Suspend
What can I say Im a sucker for squirrels. Its gotta be those little hands.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do it yourself

A long time since I have posted anything of note. Life has consisted of running, making coffee, and more running and biking. I have been working 5 days a week (one of the days has been 12 hours so its more like 6 days on coffee land) and then doing a 10-12 mile run on the weekends for half marathon training and just because I can. It has been fine, but leaves me feeling drained of creativity or motivation. Most of the art has been design for our store in the form of menus, posters, and coffee information. All very nice, but no gouache or anything super creative. I was talking with Ruth a customer and mentor and she said I need to do more looking and take the stress off. I am going to try to take the advice and go to some exhibits as well as go to some figure drawing classes. Its hard to feel inspired to just create when there is so much work I feel I have to do. It takes a lot of the whimsy out of things.
Above are the few things I have had time for where art and food intersect. I basically have a shelf full of both pickles and kombucha...the gravlox only lasted a few days in my house...I could not stop eating it.
This coming weekend we go away and I hope that I can force myself to just do some drawing and painting for myself and no one else.