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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ornaments & Holiday Update

 If you follow me on Instagram, or if you attended the Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar you've probably already seen my ornaments. I figured I'd post them here for everyone else. These ornaments are also available on Etsy.

I'm going to have a very busy December!
If you're in the Philadelphia area, check out some of these events:

I was super excited today, when The Art Dept. posted a photo from City Paper's Gift Guide. Some of my prints were included in the photo! I went and grabbed a copy right away:

Click here to see the full gift guide.

I hope everyone's getting ready for a great Thanksgiving! I feel funny posting about December when I haven't had turkey yet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Bluebird Nest, watercolor & graphite on Rives BFK, 11x11”, 2014.
Hi everyone!

I haven't updated for ages, but I've been busy!

These little bluebirds were drawn as a wedding gift for my cousin who loves birds.

Here's a close up:

And here's a look at my preliminary drawing:

These bluebirds have been added as a print and brooch to my Etsy shop.

I want to thank everyone who came out to see me and By Yivvie at the Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar! It was a lot of fun to meet you. I'll have my schedule for December posted on Thursday... there's lots of fun events coming up!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Update

It's been a busy summer!

Starting in June, I've been stocked by VIX Emporium in West Philadelphia. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by to see all of the great hand made items in this wonderful store.

I participated in Phair on July 5th with Yvonne of By Yivvie. She makes the cutest stuffed toys; you can find them on Etsy here: . It was fun to be in Headhouse Square on fourth of July weekend... Philly is really into Independence Day!

Last weekend I was honored to be part of the line up for the Art Star Pop-up Market at the very new Spruce Street Harbor Park. This park is one of the most exciting things to come to Philly this summer. There are some pictures below, but you should really visit because they don't do it justice.

I'm going to be at the Art Star Pop-Up Market again on Saturdays, August 9th and 16th. There's a market every week this summer; you can see who's vending at .

Although I've been busing printing, filling orders, and going to events, I haven't made enough time for drawing! I'm hoping to have more new work posted in August; stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hedgehog Tea Party

Hedgehog Tea Party, watercolor and graphite on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2014.
I'm going to be an aunt (again!). I already have two wonderful nephews, now I'm going to have a niece! I just went to my younger sister's baby show, and gave this illustration as a gift. There will be a matching one soon, so stay tuned.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Update

I've been busy this spring! So busy, that I just realized today I haven't updated my blog for a while. I wanted to share what I've been up to for the past month.

I have two wonderful new stockists here in Philadelphia.

In Old City, my products are available in the new store, Philadelphia Independents. They're located at 35 N 3rd St. The pictures below were taken at their grand opening last Friday:

In South Philadelphia, I'm stocked by Knack. They're located at 1726 E Passyunk Ave. East Passyunk is full of lots of great shops and restaurants, and is one of my favorite parts of Philadelphia.

I had the opportunity to participate in two really fun craft markets.

On May 3rd I went to Go West Craft Fest in The Woodlands in West Philadelphia. The setting was absolutely beautiful! There were a ton of people, great vendors, and live music all day long.

On April 26th I participated in Crafty Balboa April Showers. This was in conjunction with Flavors of the Avenue, and was right in my neighborhood on East Passyunk. I couldn't have asked for a better day!

Currently, I have some original work hanging up in Gleaners Cafe and Gallery right in the Italian Market. If you go, make sure to order a "Baby's Mama" ... that's a bagel sandwich with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and pesto mayo...mmmmm!

Upcoming Events:

  • If you are going to the Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend, be sure to visit the Art Dept at booth #3. They'll have some of my stuff, as well as other great handmade goods from Philly artists.
  • I'll be at Phair on July 5th sharing a space with the wonderful By Yivvie ... Philadelphia's the best place to be on Fourth of July weekend; come say hello!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Butterfly Brooches and Notecards

I listed some new things on Etsy today, just in time for Mother's Day!


 I painted these little butterflies, and created brooches and cards from the illustrations.

They are available on Etsy, these events, and the soon to be open store, Philadelphia Independents.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Animal Brooches

I've recently been experimenting with printing my illustrations on shrink plastic. Here are the results!

To see more, please visit my etsy store

They're great if you need a little something for Easter or Mother's Day. I'm going to design more; if you have an idea you'd like to see made, let me know in the comments :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sktchy Valentine

What did the chicken give its Valentine?
A peck on the cheek!

The Sktchy app put out a challenge to draw a Valentine themed portrait using their app. This is my submission. I was going to do two, but my productivity's been super low since the Olympics started.

I photographed this at night, so it's a little blurry; here's a close up so you can see some detail:

I hope everyone's staying warm! Happy V-Day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Cards!

 Hi everyone!

I just illustrated some new notecards.

I felt like I should do something for Valentine's Day, but I didn't want it to be frilly and pink. I think this bear is about as romantic as I'm going to get. It's available on Etsy and at The Art Dept. in Philly.

This penguin card was originally designed as my Christmas card. The cold weather hasn't gone away here in Philly, so I put it up on Etsy as an every day/winter kind of card.

I hope you're all staying cozy and warm!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Illustration Friday: Disguise

I played around with the Sktchy app again today. This week's Illustration Friday topic is "disguise", so I found a photo on the app to work from that went with that theme. Drawing someone with face paint is harder than I thought!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow Day Sktchy Drawing

I had a snow day off from work today! Even though I have plenty of other projects to work on, I decided to use part of today to try the Sktchy app on my phone. I have been admiring the posts by Vin Ganapathy on Instagram, and decided to try it for myself.

The app is full of people's photos. You're free to choose any to draw from, and the upload your result. I really had a lot of fun with this one, even if it's not an exact likeness of my subject. My inspiration was this photo:
If you want some practice drawing people, I'd really suggest this app. I'm going to try to make time to draw one sketchy portrait a week. 

If you decide to try it, find my page and add me! :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Library Tigers

Remember when I actually updated this blog consistently?

Anyway... if you follow this blog you know I draw, but you may not know that I also work in a public library. My library is about to roll out a HUGE early literacy program called "1000 B 4 K". It will encourage parents to read 1000 books to their preschoolers before they start kindergarten. It's an important step for kindergarten preparedness.

In preparation for this program, I was asked to create a mascot, preferably a cute animal. I drew the tiger on the left holding a library card as a kind of logo that appears on all of our literature and publicity for the program. The drawing on the right is for the reading log where parents will record the books they've read to their children.

There will be more tiger drawings soon. Stay tuned!
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