Thursday, March 5, 2015


I love English majors. We read the world in a different way than the rest. A fellow Colorado College  alumna asked if I would create a small blooming barrel cactus image for her emerging writers' group. Heck yes, I replied! See the drawing evolve from email conversation to real life flier/website.

"Which of these do you like best?," I asked her. When she couldn't decide between the spiky cactus body on the left and the brilliant bloom on the right, I combined them...


... into one tiny cactus with a huge flower! It adds the perfect touch to the flyer pictured below. If I lived in the Southwest I would love to sit at her kitchen table and write, write, write.


I would totally attend this event, wouldn't you?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Punny Posters

This punny pair of posters was custom designed and hand-lettered for my good friend and talented artist Liana Hee. Aren't they cute? Based out of SoCal Liana constantly inspires me to spread beauty, to tap into my natural talent, to never stop learning, and most importantly TO DRAW HEARTS!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


A glimpse into my crazy journal... and other projects...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Card 2014

I'm obsessed with postcards. Can you tell?

It's my favorite kind of mail

I love the hummingbird postcard stamps, the way its blues compliment my wine-colored paper

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Going to Die

On a morning walk I found this soggy bit hiding on the sidewalk beside the Telegraph Medical Center in Berkeley. A titillating excerpt... I'm struck by how voyeuristic it feels to find something handwritten all ripped up to pieces like this, left to be forgotten.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Inktober All Stars 2014

One ink drawing per day for 31 days of October. Another successful year! Instead of creating small drawings at home and trapping them in a sketchbook, this time around I drew directly onto art postcards (which I hoard in a box) and freed my original drawings into the world via Facebook post: Each day I'd post my #inktober piece with the directions that the first person to LIKE the drawing, SHARE the drawing and MESSAGE me her address would receive the drawing by mail. 'Tis always better to share than to hoard. Here are some highlights:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Art Day on the Farm

My husband's sister lives on a dream farm of her own making, a hobbyist's dream come true with chickens, hilly vistas, and a fully stocked pottery studio. Among other talents and superpowers (saponification, cracker-making, and knitting, to name a scant few) she is an accomplished ceramicist whose work is featured all over our house. She hosted an "Art Day" at her place where I sat on the porch to sketch those gorgeous hills, and then we played around with transferring my linework onto her cups. See our results below, and scroll all the way down to see my sketches on paper. Enjoy!

Huge handleless mug! I drink from this every morning.

I made this pattern with the looped edge of a ceramic tool.

The potter's signature stamp
Looks like I still have a little decaf left...
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