• Creative Thinking


    I am so thrilled to have my very first drawn illustration in the current issue of UPPERCASE Magazine! 

    I drew this on Thanksgiving, 2017. We decided to stay home and celebrate, just the three of us. I wanted my daughter to feel like that even though we weren't going anywhere, it was going to be a special day. So, I let her pick the drinks!

  • Pushing Forward

    I'm trying to remember this and to boldly learn new things without getting bogged down by self doubt. It's hard!

  • Plugging Away

    I'm trying to enjoy the quiet stillness of winter. We've had lots of snow (and snow days) and rain, which has made for long weeks of nasty weather. I'm drawing daily and I can see myself steadily improving. 

  • Winter

    above image—not winter

    Winter is not my favorite season. It's cold, it's dark, it's icy....but with those restrictions comes permission to quiet your mind, think, make. It's the season when I have the most time. My daughter is in preschool, and farmers' markets are few and far between. It allows me to focus on my art and on all the other little projects that I think about during the summer. This year I'm stretching and taking Make Art That Sells, an online course from art agent Lilla Rogers. So far, I feel out of my element, which I'm taking as a good sign. Growth comes in fits and starts, and it isn't always comfortable.

  • Upcoming Holiday Season

    I'm getting ready for the upcoming holiday season! I'll be at the Bennington Farmers' Market on the first and third Saturdays of Nov. and Dec., and I'll be at the Williamstown Berkshire Grown Markets on Nov. 19th and Dec. 17th. I'll have lots of lovely linen aprons and tea towels, and delicious edibles, perfect for gift giving or enjoying with your family and friends. See you soon!

  • Inktober Almost Finished!

    I challenged myself again this year to participate in Inktober. It's an Instagram challenge where you post something drawn or painted with ink every day of October. You can make it as limiting or free as you'd like, and there's even a prompt list if you prefer to follow that. I decided I would work on patterns as a continuation of my recent Sketchbook Skool class with Ohn Mar Win. (I also wanted to practice drawing/painting people, but I enjoyed and got wrapped up with the patterns!) You can head over to Instagram to see the whole month!

  • Honored

    This is an image of an artist book that I submitted to Uppercase Magazine, and here it is actually in the magazine!

  • Permission

    I've been playing with the idea of home for many years now. For a while, I tried to convey this in a nonliteral way, but lately all I want to draw are tiny houses! And they make me happy, so I've allowed myself to do so.

  • Radio Silence

    Well, I've been busy with life, baking, and painting. After a many year hiatus, I'm making stuff again! It feels great to play around with long-forgotten supplies and skills. Check out my instagram to see the latest.

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Somehow, it's February already with nary a post from me! While I haven't updated here, please visit here to see what else I've been up to. Scroll down beyond the fennel soup post to see my quick and easy instructions for truffle popcorn. It's not even a recipe, it's so simple. And if you're just out of truffle oil, it's perfectly good without it (although pretty irresistible with).

More news–my "ideas in motion" books will be in the Naked Book show at 23 Sandy Gallery out in Portland, OR. Go here for a sneak preview.

In non-news, we have been overlooked so far in the snow department. All of the recent snow storms have stayed south, or east, or both. My home state of Maryland has far exceeded even New England expectations of how much snow should fall in the winter months. We've had the same measly amount of snow since the New Year, except for a couple of additional inches. It's hardly enough to snowshoe in, but as New Englanders like to point out, it's only February...so the game is still on.

The house projects continue. We are one step closer to having walls in our front room, and that will be an exciting day. We chose a paint color sometime last summer.

Happy Valentine's Day to all. I think it's important to remember who's important in your life, regardless of whether or not that person is a spouse or partner. I heard some crazy statistic about a high percentage of people being perfectly happy with their pet as their Valentine. There's certainly nothing wrong with that!

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