17th April, 2014

Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects.

Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures.

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do.

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects.

14th March, 2014

Ah! It’s been forever since I posted to this blog, apologies friends! Between teaching, mentorship, moving and working on my first picture book it’s been kind of a busy spring thus far. But here are a bounty of vegetables from a few issues of Jamie Magazine I’ve whipped up recently. That crying onion is one of my favorite vegetables I’ve drawn yet!

More soon, promise! Ah! It’s been forever since I posted to this blog, apologies friends! Between teaching, mentorship, moving and working on my first picture book it’s been kind of a busy spring thus far. But here are a bounty of vegetables from a few issues of Jamie Magazine I’ve whipped up recently. That crying onion is one of my favorite vegetables I’ve drawn yet!

More soon, promise! Ah! It’s been forever since I posted to this blog, apologies friends! Between teaching, mentorship, moving and working on my first picture book it’s been kind of a busy spring thus far. But here are a bounty of vegetables from a few issues of Jamie Magazine I’ve whipped up recently. That crying onion is one of my favorite vegetables I’ve drawn yet!

More soon, promise!

Ah! It’s been forever since I posted to this blog, apologies friends! Between teaching, mentorship, moving and working on my first picture book it’s been kind of a busy spring thus far. But here are a bounty of vegetables from a few issues of Jamie Magazine I’ve whipped up recently. That crying onion is one of my favorite vegetables I’ve drawn yet!

More soon, promise!

24th January, 2014

I guess today is a post heavy day! Here are a few pieces I did for a book of poetry for Oxford University Press that I recently saw got published. I don’t draw dragons too much but it’s fun to experiment with shape! As usual, best enlarged. I guess today is a post heavy day! Here are a few pieces I did for a book of poetry for Oxford University Press that I recently saw got published. I don’t draw dragons too much but it’s fun to experiment with shape! As usual, best enlarged. I guess today is a post heavy day! Here are a few pieces I did for a book of poetry for Oxford University Press that I recently saw got published. I don’t draw dragons too much but it’s fun to experiment with shape! As usual, best enlarged.

I guess today is a post heavy day! Here are a few pieces I did for a book of poetry for Oxford University Press that I recently saw got published. I don’t draw dragons too much but it’s fun to experiment with shape! As usual, best enlarged.

24th January, 2014

Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting. Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting. Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting. Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting. Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting. Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play—  designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting.

Say hi to Arjun, a rather dashing fellow. He’s part of nearly 50 different love interests you can meet in Light Grey Art Lab’s Great Personality show opening up tonight! The show’s pretty cool— it’s all exploring how and why we’re drawn to people by their personality traits, inspired by Meyers-Brigg and other tests. So LGAL decided of all things to code and design a dating sim! I can’t wait to play— designing a character based on personality traits (especially a guy!) was pretty interesting.

10th January, 2014

I’m thrilled to announce I’m teaming up with Motivarti this spring as a mentor! If you haven’t heard of Motivarti, they’re a unique program where artists and students can pair up with mentors to provide detailed advice and guidance over ten weeks. I’ve got availability to mentor two lovely people; maybe it’s you! 

Each mentee experience is tailored to the person (whether it’s more advice or working through assignments or both), but one thing I emphasize is experimentation and rigorous sketchbook experimentation!

Details here, along with the other awesome mentors to choose from (including my good friend Cory Godbey!)

Applications open Monday, Jan 13 until February 9. Local and nonlocal mentees alike are welcome to apply (though English speakers only I’m afraid!)— I’m happy to help!

I’m thrilled to announce I’m teaming up with Motivarti this spring as a mentor! If you haven’t heard of Motivarti, they’re a unique program where artists and students can pair up with mentors to provide detailed advice and guidance over ten weeks. I’ve got availability to mentor two lovely people; maybe it’s you!

Each mentee experience is tailored to the person (whether it’s more advice or working through assignments or both), but one thing I emphasize is experimentation and rigorous sketchbook experimentation!

Details here, along with the other awesome mentors to choose from (including my good friend Cory Godbey!)

Applications open Monday, Jan 13 until February 9. Local and nonlocal mentees alike are welcome to apply (though English speakers only I’m afraid!)— I’m happy to help!

23rd December, 2013

It’s getting to be the end of the year, which means I’m thoughtful of where the year’s gone (too fast!) and where I want to go next. Overall, it’s been a good year but also one of the toughest years of my creative practice yet. But I still feel very lucky, if creatively a bit beaten up; I finally got my best friend to Portland, we got married and celebrated with the biggest explosion of art I could’ve hoped for (thanks so very much Join Together friends!), was really honest with myself, pushed a lot outside my comfort level and worked on a lot of different projects (much of which I can’t show, bummer!), and as my teaching career evolves I’ve been happy to educate and mentor the next wave of illustration. They’re making me proud and inspiring me to be the best maker I can be.

So with that in mind I’ve crafted a short list of professional goals to tackle.  My actual list is quite long, but these are the best ones to share.
 Don’t shoot down personal work unless there’s a solid reason; I have second guessed my work too much this year and I need to have faith in my abilities and work.
 Seriously, don’t be afraid of what I can do. I have to say it twice.
Keep more accountable— with my collaborators, with friends, with emails, with my rep. Be better with the business side of things.
Continue redesigning my website and shop, and plan out collections of new work for craft fairs/shops.
Reflect on my work, work I enjoy, my students’ work. Really push curiosity and learning in my practice. 
Keep refilling the well and practicing my conceptual chops— looking outside the illustration world and finding more inspiration in the world.
 Relatedly, find an opportunity to travel in 2014— ideally Iceland! I want to go someplace foreign to me and rejuvenate my practice.
 Target goals to tackle each quarter and keep reviewing: for Q1, I want to push my compositions (particularly with space), experiment more with looseness to bring the vitality of my sketchbook into the finished work, draw more settings and props, get back to printmaking/limited palette work, and return to more narrative work. In addition I’d really like to develop a passion project that challenges these goals.


It’s time for me to wrap up things and close the studio down before I head back to Connecticut for a week. I hope you all have a lovely holiday, and I’ll catch you in 2014 with lots of happy news and work!

It’s getting to be the end of the year, which means I’m thoughtful of where the year’s gone (too fast!) and where I want to go next. Overall, it’s been a good year but also one of the toughest years of my creative practice yet. But I still feel very lucky, if creatively a bit beaten up; I finally got my best friend to Portland, we got married and celebrated with the biggest explosion of art I could’ve hoped for (thanks so very much Join Together friends!), was really honest with myself, pushed a lot outside my comfort level and worked on a lot of different projects (much of which I can’t show, bummer!), and as my teaching career evolves I’ve been happy to educate and mentor the next wave of illustration. They’re making me proud and inspiring me to be the best maker I can be. So with that in mind I’ve crafted a short list of professional goals to tackle. My actual list is quite long, but these are the best ones to share.

  • Don’t shoot down personal work unless there’s a solid reason; I have second guessed my work too much this year and I need to have faith in my abilities and work.
  • Seriously, don’t be afraid of what I can do. I have to say it twice.
  • Keep more accountable— with my collaborators, with friends, with emails, with my rep. Be better with the business side of things.
  • Continue redesigning my website and shop, and plan out collections of new work for craft fairs/shops.
  • Reflect on my work, work I enjoy, my students’ work. Really push curiosity and learning in my practice.
  • Keep refilling the well and practicing my conceptual chops— looking outside the illustration world and finding more inspiration in the world.
  • Relatedly, find an opportunity to travel in 2014— ideally Iceland! I want to go someplace foreign to me and rejuvenate my practice.
  • Target goals to tackle each quarter and keep reviewing: for Q1, I want to push my compositions (particularly with space), experiment more with looseness to bring the vitality of my sketchbook into the finished work, draw more settings and props, get back to printmaking/limited palette work, and return to more narrative work. In addition I’d really like to develop a passion project that challenges these goals.
It’s time for me to wrap up things and close the studio down before I head back to Connecticut for a week. I hope you all have a lovely holiday, and I’ll catch you in 2014 with lots of happy news and work!

22nd December, 2013

Drawing with paper towels. Only downside is inky fingers!

9th December, 2013

Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage!

Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage!

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage!