Sunday, March 22, 2015

Elephant Wreath

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share an illustration I finished earlier this month. Elephant ears were really fun to draw!

It's also available as a print on Etsy.

Here's a close up, for the details:

I drew this for some very special people who got married last year:

Speaking of weddings, my mermaid illustration is on some wedding invites available through Concertina Press. 

I love Ruth's design for them. Check out her other nautical stationary at .

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Heron Hello

Heron Hello, watercolor & graphite on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2015.
I finished another little bird notecard design this week. This time it's a Great Blue Heron.

The notecards are available on Etsy.

I've been posting a lot of in progress shots of my work on Instagram. If you're interested in that kind of this, please follow here:

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Wren Party

Carolina Wren Party, watercolor & graphite on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2015.
Happy Monday, everyone!

I just finished this little illustration of Carolina Wrens having a party.

It's also available as a new notecard on Etsy.

Stay Warm!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cardinal Notecard

Cardinal Pair, watercolor & graphite on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2015.
This cardinal notecard is the first of a few bird themed cards I've been working on.

You can find it here on Etsy.

Usually getting the colors to print how I want is pretty strait forward. This time I clearly had a little more trouble. Maybe I'm just being picky, and they all look the same:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spaghetti Valentine

I created a new notecard this week for Valentine's Day. I'm not usually super into the holiday, but food was involved with this illustration. I can always go for spaghetti and meatballs!

If you're in Philly, you can pick it up at The Italian Market Visitor Center.
If you're from anywhere else, it's available in my Etsy store.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Teapot Deer

Teapot Deer, watercolor & graphite on Rives BFK, 8 x 10", 2015.

Hello again!

I hope everyone's had a great start to your new year!

I finally finished artwork for my niece's nursery. This little fawn goes with the hedgehog in a teacup I posted last year.

If you would like your own copy, they are available as 5x7" prints in my Etsy store.

I hope you enjoy this little bit of spring in January!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


One of my favorite treats over the holiday season is pizzelles, yum!

I've designed a pizzelle notecard and ornament just in case anyone likes them as much as I do.

They're on Etsy today!

If you are in the Philadelphia area, be sure to stop by Philadelphia Independents on Sunday, December 7th for a holiday open house. I'll be there with a  little pop-up shop, and there will be hot cider and cookies!

Photo credit: Philadedelphia Independents

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