• 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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Weekend of Freedom

Now that our ceiling is finished, Matt and I are enjoying our weekends again. Instead of awaking with a sense of dread, we now have no trouble sleeping in and making buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. (Actually, that would be Matt making ‘cakes for breakfast—he’s the breakfast cook…and lately, the main cook in the house) Today, we had a fun-filled “date day” planned. We live in what seems like the middle of nowhere, but somehow this is a mere fifteen minutes away from a vibrant, prestigious liberal arts college and quaint (although tiny) college town. The Williams College Museum of Art had a symposium on the intersection of art and science, interesting both of us very much. And one of the lectures was on origami (if you knew me as a child, you would realize its importance). So we went and learned and pretended we were still naïve college kids…and stole some cookies on the way out. There was also Indian buffet thrown in for good measure. It was the first weekend in many months without the ceiling project hanging over our heads.

The other good news is the weather. Even though it was chilly all week, we were in for a clear, beautiful day of sunshine and 50 degrees! I checked on all of my bulbs, and they are just peeking above the ground. I think it’s nearly time to plant some greens—I can’t wait for garden fresh veggies. 

And I even had time to work in my studio...it looks busy, right?



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