coral reef

-New personal piece- just for fun. Can you tell that pink is my favorite color right now?


Etsy News - Larger Sizes

-Now offering larger size options on most of my Etsy shop prints!
 I've been getting so many requests lately, that I thought it was finally time to invest in the materials and make it happen.  Large prints- 10X10", 12X12", 11X14", & 12X16 " are printed on EPSON Hot Press artist grade paper  (same as standard sizes).  Any prints over 8X10" are shipped in a cardboard protective tube.  Use the "select dimensions" box for pricing. 


Washi Tape

I'm so excited to share this artist-themed washi tape I designed for Japanese brand, Aimez le Style!  Aimez le Style is one of the top washi tape makers in Japan, specializing in gift wrap, stationary, and housewares and focusing on lovely designs for adults.  This was such a fun project, and I admit- it's just as fun to stick my own little paintings on whatever I can.  You can check out my tape design, along with an array of other kawaii craft supplies here.


One Thing At a Time at Anthropologie

It's not available everywhere just yet,  but my One Thing At a Time Journal for Chronicle Books has been popping up in Anthropologie stores lately!  I snapped this photo at my local store in Cranston, Rhode Island. 


Paperless Post

-So exited to announce my designs for Red Cap Cards are now available as online cards for Paperless Post.  Paperless Post is a beautifully curated online stationary boutique and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.  Go here to read an interview with me, and here to view products.  (Stay tuned for updates on brand new cards, debuting this spring.)


Enormous Tiny Art Show 15

Here are my last three paintings for The Enormous Tiny Art Show and a group shot of all the paintings, finally finished.
As mentioned in a previous post,  my goal was to show "people in motion", but I think a more appropriate title is "people in various landscapes", haha.  Looking at my portfolio from the last couple of years,  I realized how few illustrations I had of figures.  I've become set in my flowery ways, and people are out of my comfort zone.  This winter's show gave me an opportunity to challenge myself, and a challenge it was. 
The show runs February 7th - March 2nd at Nachotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  All of the paintings will be for sale on the Enormous Tiny Site here.



-some recently uncovered color sketches that have been hiding in my archives.  They look familiar, no?



The 3rd of 6 for the Enormous Tiny Art Show.  All paintings for the show feature "people in motion" - which is outside my comfort zone, but (hopefully) helpful in broadening my perspective. 



 -another painting for the upcoming Enormous Tiny Art Show, in February


MassArt visit & lecture

 photos by Scott Bakal

Last month, I was invited to give two lectures at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design by accomplished illustrator/teacher, Scott Bakal.  It was my first time giving lectures and (although a bit nervous) I was thrilled with the experience.  I also gave a bit of a demo showing my painting process for the wild horses painting below.  Thank you so much to Scott and the wonderful students of the MassArt illustration department for welcoming me!  You can read an interview with me here on MassArt's blog.


Etsy News: Cyber Sunday/Monday Sale

CYBER MONDAY SALE!!! EARYBIRD SPECIAL !! December 1st at 2pm- through 12 am December 3rd. Use code CYBER1 for 30% off !!


Preview- One Thing At A Time

I'm thrilled to finally share a project I've been working on for Chronicle Books since last January.  "One Thing At a Time" is guided journal -meant for holding everyday notes, lists, and thoughts.  Every page has some sort of illustration or pattern and it even contains a little place-marking ribbon. 
The images above are from an advanced copy, but "One Thing At A Time " will be coming soon!


Etsy News: Calendar & Cards


Here's a new 2014 calendar poster - an Etsy exclusive!  It's a 13X19 inch poster- the largest print I've ever had available.  It features a variety of vases containing the official birth flower of every month.

January- Carnation
February- Primrose
May-Lily of The Valley

I've also added 2 new Holiday cards from Red Cap.  One's a blue glow winter scene, and the other a selection of German blown glass ornaments (a childhood favorite).

Check em' out here.