Thursday, December 31, 2009


happy new year! thank you for following my blog and for leaving such kind comments. I have a fun theme for the month of january...see you in 2010!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I did this for American Greetings a few years back...the grey is silver foil.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


sometimes the ornaments need a little rest after hanging from the tree all the time...

Friday, December 25, 2009

beautiful book

I received this book as a christmas gift...every single page is inspiring, beautiful and compelling...the kind you can easily get lost in and look at for hours. thank you katie...


merry christmas! this is from our tree!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


nate + I made little holiday books (cuz we are addicted to making those tiny mac books)...this is one of my favorite pages...


a tree I did for Gartner Greetings...

Sunday, December 20, 2009


oh. I think the easter project I'm working on is influencing the tree series...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2010 winter olympics

"HOW" magazine has a section about the graphics for the 2010 winter olympics...they are really great...check 'em out.


this is the goofy stuff I sit and do at 6 a.m. while I'm drinking coffee and waiting to drive the ninth grader to swim practice...well, actually david drives him...and I continue to doodle.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I did this handmade comp for the Paper Magic Group years ago and at the time thinking I was so clever. ha. It wasn't easy cutting out all of those little red flocked pieces...

Thursday, December 17, 2009


this is one of nate's trees also....but it looks like one of mine! I particularly like the tree stand.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

illustration friday topic -"hatch"

illustration friday topic is in their plan was hatched over lots of coffee...


I was needing an image to help quiet me and take everything down a few notches...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

happy hanukkah


I've been seeing so much of this color palette this season that I thought I'd put together a reference sheet and try a design using these colors...I love the little burst of spring green.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

nate in SF

while studio partner nate is luxuriating in SF for a few months, I am here in cleveland all 19 degrees.


I did these trees several years ago for Paper Magic Group and still really like them...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I really could sit here making these leaf-trees all day...but I have some tricky mother's day cards to figure out...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

artcraft holiday show

cleveland has some really great holiday craft are some of my favorite things from the recent artcraft fair. kris barnes makes these incredibly sweet knitted creatures...check out her website here. And some lovely bracelets from a wonderful jeweler that I discovered last year at a show in columbus...check out Kathryn Patton on her etsy site here.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

month of trees

every day for the entire month of december I am going to post a new illustration of a tree...