Monday, November 30, 2009

new website postings

this is one of the 10 new postings on our website ... click here to visit ...


all of my favorites...the drop shadow, interlocking shapes and the contained pattern...

Friday, November 27, 2009

frivolous friday

today is actually our big thanksgiving dinner, so I have to get back to more chopping + cleaning. our kitty Pansy does her best to help decorate...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

day of thanks

happy thanksgiving to everyone...(and thanks to Gartner Greetings for purchasing these designs)

Monday, November 23, 2009


I designed this handmade holiday card for Gartner Greetings and just today saw it in stores...I had no idea it would be offered as a boxed set! swoosh...

Sunday, November 22, 2009


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Friday, November 20, 2009

illustration friday topic-"music"

these were all painted while listening to 4 of my favorites CD compilations...all of which are very ethereal.

holiday doodles

I wish I had the energy to figure out how to use all of these pages + pages of ink-y doodles I have laying around...(other than placing them on my favorite kraft background and tossing them on the blog, that is)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


once upon a time nate got out real ink + a real pen and did these doodles...I just came across them in my files. maybe this will inspire him to get that pen back out and start inking!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

shop local

...this is the back of the stocking I posted earlier with the's for the Grey Colt "handmade stocking" event, which this year benefits the local farmers market.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

illustration friday topic-"unbalanced"

it's easy to eat unbalanced meals during the holidays...but YUM!

Grey Colt

the Grey Colt (in Hudson) is starting to put out holiday things...I LOVE this whale ornament...

Saturday, November 14, 2009


my new favorite technique...cutting my own rubber stamps and printing on burlap...

Friday, November 13, 2009

frivolous friday

he would make a funny little handmade...felt hat + scarf...little pom-pom on top...crystal glitter on the snowflakes...anyone out there wanna buy him for their holiday line?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I just found these in my files...both are wrap designs in repeat...I doubt that I would have the patience to plot out all of those tiny mosaic squares again.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

new cookbook

I bought this cookbook in ann arbor over the is saturated with really yummy recipes...and it is vegetarian, ya know (in fact all four of us bought it!)


I must have been remembering this pattern I did when I bought those shiny red boots in ann arbor this weekend. maybe this pattern just wasn't christmas-y enough for anyone to buy cuz it is still in my files.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

ann arbor

oooh-boy! LOVE ann arbor...great farmers market, great food, great paper store + great shopping all around....and a VERY fun time with the girlfriends.

Friday, November 6, 2009

frivolous friday

it's a bit frivolous to be taking a little road trip with so much work to do...but...I've got my coffee and I'm headed to ann arbor...yay!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


everywhere I look in the house there is a ladybug sitting on something! they are too chilly outside and must know that I keep the heat up pretty darn high around here...

book recommendation

I posted another book by this author a few weeks back...I recently read this one and I enjoyed it even more. very beautifully written.

Monday, November 2, 2009

illustration friday topic-"skinny"

lots of walking equals skinny legs...(I'm using this illustration I had done earlier since I'd rather spend some time walking)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

new postings!

our studio SSS november postings are on our website (click here). I'm pretty sure nate is making fun of my eco-alphabet but he is just jealous...