• 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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Hello, Goodbye

If the thought of traveling to a wedding makes you tired, what about going to two weddings? On back to back days? In different states? That's what we did this past weekend. We arrived, we ate bagels, we got dressed, and wedding-ed. Twice. Of course, there are much worse things to complain about, but the sad part was that we didn't have much time to spend with friends and family or do fun things that we wanted to do. The second wedding was in Quechee, Vermont, almost two hours northeast of us, and it was torture to go through all of these cute New England towns and not be able to stop! I bet we passed thousands of pumpkins, ripe for the picking.



We were able to go to the VINS center in Quechee, hence the bald eagle photo. It's a center for predatory birds that are injured and rehabbed, but permanently injured and unable to return to the wild. Bald eagles are big, big birds...and very impressive to see as close as we were standing.

One of the great things about my job is meeting interesting people who have followed their loves and are doing what they want. Whether it be making wine, cooking, or representing a hand-crafted product, it's always inspiring to me to hear the story and see how a heart's desire has become something tangible. I love tasting with winemakers and hearing about the land, how it was acquired by the family, how it became a thriving, functioning, living entity. And how its history is stored in a vinous vessel, to be opened, savored, and shared with others.

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