Sunday, January 31, 2010


cheers to the month of january! this is the last posting for "drinks + desserts" month...check back tomorrow for my february theme...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

illustration friday topic- "focused"

illustration friday word is "focused" as in...salli was having a hard time staying focused on her work because she was always thinking about fun things to post on her blog.


as I was googling desserts of the 1950's, this shows up ...SYLLABUB... I had never heard of this dessert before. am I the only one??? it's basically a combination of fresh fruit with a whipped cream topping mixed with some sort of liquor. not my kind of dessert, but I'll take the chocolate cookie! google "syllabub" and you'll find zillions of recipes.

Friday, January 29, 2010

vegan cookies

I haven't tried this recipe but it's on my list for the weekend. With all of those heavenly spices how could they possibly be anything but delicious. It's not always easy trying to be a vegan...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

print + pattern today

check out print + pattern blog today (click here) .... it's all about sweets + treats! this cake plate is my favorite...done by solitaire.

more handmades

nothing new to post today for the remaining days of "drinks + desserts" month...but here is a bad scan of a few handmades I did for Gartner Greetings.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

birthday cake

a design I did for Design Design...I think it's on a nephew caption. maybe I'll have something new for tomorrow.

Monday, January 25, 2010

coffee + flowers

I did this design for American Greetings SO long ago but it has always been one of my favorites...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

some more from nate

what can I say...I'm swamped with work this weekend but didn't want to break the chain of posting a drink or dessert everyday for the entire month of this dreary january ... so I am sharing more of nate's work.

Friday, January 22, 2010


this photo is from the site "Rockmade" here... to see more. it's just fun to look at all the candy...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

images from nate

both of these super sweet designs are nates...the little pig is my favorite!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


another page from my holiday book...tomorrow's posting will be something brand new...

Monday, January 18, 2010


I wouldn't exactly call these a dessert but I liked how this illo looked with the previous post...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

my favorite treat

In case you haven't noticed, I often post things on my blog for my own silly amusement...such as this. I wanted to post my personal favorite treat, which is a dark chocolate covered orange peel...but...have you ever tried drawing one? it's just not pretty as an illustration. so I came up with this...I believe I was eating them for breakfast on my most recent birthday...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

italian desserts

courtesy of katie...some delightful drinks + desserts discovered while vacationing in I want to go to italy!

Friday, January 15, 2010

cookie recipe

these are the B E S T cookies...the sea salt gives them that extra yumminess...I think this recipe was originally in the new york times. if you click on it, I'm hoping it will be large enough to print and read.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

vacation day!

woo-hoo! I am taking the rest of the day off since my husband is returning this morning from his 12 day motorcycle ride along the coast of chile and through the atacama desert...and in case you're wondering, heck NO I don't ride motorcycles!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

great arrow cakes

some cake designs I did for Great Arrow Graphics...I am too busy today to post anything new...but for sure something new tomorrow.

Monday, January 11, 2010

peanut butter kiss

this seems like such an all-american kind of cookie....not one of my favorites, tho. I'll be posting a recipe soon for sea salt chocolate chip cookies. and that is one of my favorites.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

birthday cake

two versions of this---aqua was done to give a friend on her birthday. lavender was created afterwards and sold to Gartner Greetings.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


some coffee themed handmades I did for Gartner Greetings awhile ago...clearly one of my favorite shapes to draw is the coffee cup!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

some handmade treats

some handmades I did for Paper Magic Group back in 06...ok, sushi isn't a drink or a dessert and it's certainly not my favorite thing to eat...but...I do like my little handmade version!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


a card I did for Gartner Greetings awhile back...

another from nate

nate is being cruel. he is now in venice beach sending me pics like this. honestly. he's on the beach and we've got 18 inches of snow outside. of course, one of us is getting lots of work done and being a conscientious studio partner (and a martyr) and the other is getting a glorious tan.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

illustration friday topic-renewal

illustration friday topic-renewal...don't think I need to explain any further...

birthday wishes

today, january 5th, happens to be the birthday of two of my most favorite I baked them each a special dessert. for you rick, a coconut lemon cake...and for you jim, brownie topped with coffee ice cream and hot fudge sauce. happy birthday!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

raspberry bars

probably the best dessert I know how to's not my recipe tho (Isabel Tenor). If you click on it I think it will be large enough to read.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

turkish coffee

nate in san fran enjoying some of the best turkish coffee he has ever had! wish I had some...

Friday, January 1, 2010

january theme

1-1-2010...everyday for the month of january I am going to post an illo of either drinks or desserts ...this is a fat free way to indulge. and thanks to Dalia for the idea! plus it's a triple SSS word!