I’ll be participating in the Bazaar on Hudson market on Sunday.. and many Sundays after that. Hopefully they’ll be some nice weather and some new cards you’ve never seen before! I finished the Hudson Valley cards and prints (above) just in time for the market. See them in person on Sunday!
We planted these seeds during the summer. There are red flowers and they’re now just starting to change to yellow with the rest of the trees around here.
But I love geting up real close to this plant. I like the shape of the leaves and the way it looks like a […]
Happy Friday! Started off today with a 2 hour hike! Adventure-style. Whenever I’m on vacation, I would go on these type of adventures all the time. I get this feeling that I don’t want to sleep late, I don’t want to miss anything, I want to plan the day! Then I get […]
This is a Piglet Squid. No joke. How cute is this?
I am always inspired by crazy nature creations and I found a blog that shares the best of them. WTF, Evolution? shares some pretty odd animals that evolution must have created while it “was drunk.” This blog includes some funny […]
I love infographics and this one blows my mind a little. Here’s the link. You can scroll through things in the universe. I took a couple of screenshots, but you’ll have to click and drag the circle at the bottom to get the full picture. Above, the moon looks […]
I always wonder what animals are dreaming about, and this time I think I know..
We were in Panama in our hostel, relaxing outside and drawing in hammocks, when the hostel’s cat comes over with a bird in her mouth. The bird is still alive and […]
The theme of my business, art and life is: Dream More, Stress Less. I’m on a constant search for inspiration for my cards and trying to figure out what animals are thinking and dreaming about has opened my eyes in a different way.
We were climbing up hills in the city […]
Here are some gobbling turkeys we ran across in Peru:: TurkeyGobble. A week before Thanksgiving, so I’ll just pretend these turkeys have happy homes now.
Enjoy! If the preview doesn’t work, here’s the link.
It doesn’t really sound like “gobble gobble” to me. Here’s a list I found of what […]
I like thinking about Happily Ever After. What do you need in your life to live happily? What are steps you can take to get closer to that?
Hola from Costa Rica! After 3 crazy weeks in Peru, we’re finally settled into an apt for 2 months. Peru is amazing, beautiful […]
It happened like this..
My mom went to meet a friend for lunch. They sat down (after buying some Quickdraw lottery tickets), and a dragonfly “parked on my opai.” (Which might be the Japanese word for chest or her own word – she makes words up.) Anyways, her […]
I never thought I’d be making fish clouds, but here one is! You can probably guess who will be dreaming up this cloud if you’ve seen my Starry animal cards. Does it look real? Clouds are harder to make than they look. My technique is to paint them in photoshop. My other […]
“I am committed to rainbows. I cannot escape the persistent call to use every single color in the crayon box.” by TulaPink
I love this quote. In a world where everyone’s trying to be more simple, I struggle with this. I like to add color and patterns to everything.. when I see […]
This is a Round 2 for a book cover design I did for my hand lettering class. If you haven’t read this book, it’s really amazing – warning: It’s a tear-jerker. A saga of generations of sisters and lots of drama, mystery, love and an amazing plot.
Anyways, what do you think of […]
Here’s the cat card card as promised. I love what happened when I flipped it. When I was tracing it, I tried to flip it and make the pieces fall into place on the other side so nothing would overlap and look odd.
I’m not sure I’m completely happy with the coloring. I […]
Just bought the last of the Year of the Dragon Stamps at Grand Central – sorry! It’s such a pretty design and I tried to buy them at the beginning of the year and they were sold out. But now that I located a picture of it, I found out […]
Happy day after Earth day! I’ve been looking into recycled paper options and found a printer that prints on Bamboo – Tree-free Paper! I’m excited to get some samples and to start creating prints of my art on this great-for-the-environment paper. Why is bamboo paper better than recycled stocks?
Bamboo is a […]
When I was on vacation (on the island of Culebra), there were these rolling clouds over the ocean at all times. They created huge shadows on the hills. It was so peaceful just looking at them until I decided to draw and take pictures of all of them (why can’t I ever […]
THANK YOU spring is almost here. The nice weather today feels great after coming back from a vacation and missing the sun. Here’s a Happy Spring Thank You card I’ve been working on.
Also, if you haven’t seen these already, I only have a couple left and there’s still time to get these before […]
Snorkeling is my new favorite hobby. It was amazing in Culebra, Puerto Rico — we saw every fish in the guidebook, tons of beautiful coral, a couple nurse sharks, sting rays, octopus, and we were very lucky to see tons of turtles. It must be nesting season because they were gathered around this one […]
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about meHi! Thanks for visiting. Drawing and creating has become a way for me to de-stress. I'd like to do it more often. This is a space for me to share my art and inspiration, my card designs, and to remind myself to stress less.
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