Friday, April 30, 2010


i know i know...these are a trashy kind of snack, but I've been sort of addicted to them lately. no artwork posting today...kind of busy getting the assignments out the door and pulling stuff together for tomorrows web blast of new images. oh and it's gonna be 80 degrees in cleveland today!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I love this blog "modernboom"... her photos always make me want to paint, draw or design something. like this photo she posted of ranunculus. take a peek at her blog, better yet visit her shop. she knows "modern"!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


lettercult has the "E" postings, this says "evolve" in case it's not obvious. clearly my obsession with the lettercult site has evolved!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

they draw and cook

my recent posting...if you haven't been to the site lately, you MUST check it out! so many extraordinary artists are posting recipes and nate's latest is hilarious. (and animated!!) ... check it out.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I originally started this for a magazine illo, but the article changed direction and I didn't want all this food to go to waste so I kept moving along with it....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

birthday wishes for stephanie

happy birthday to stephanie! it's a big celebration for her today!!! (kitty is wearing one of stephanies outfits...which looks silly on kitty but stunning on stephanie). you can see more of her style at the Grey Colt ... become a fan (here)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010


two very different patterns...exact same color palette. I'm thinking about printing some of my own designs on fabric at ... especially this top one.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

sneak peek

I'm working on a new recipe for our fun new site (theydrawandcook) ... it involves cardamom ... lots of great new recipes have been posted so check it out ... better yet, submit your own!

cat + bird

unfortunately this isn't the relationship our cats have with the feathered creatures outside...

Friday, April 16, 2010


Lettercult (here) has all of the "D" postings up. I got carried away. There are some real cool ones...I love the animated ones since I don't know the first thing about programming animation. I'm easily impressed.

Devout Home

I can't believe I forgot to post this from February! a little vignette from the Devout Home in Rocky River, OH. The owner has such a superb sense of style...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

lucky nate

lucky nate...he's taking the day off + hiking in the berkshires...


...just a combination of watercolors + sketches i had laying around...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

holiday, again!

all of a sudden it's christmas for me again...snowflakes, not rainsdrops...holly branches, not tulips...

Saturday, April 10, 2010


i found this photo of me from 1969...that sofa went on to college with me!

cool etsy site

check out this cool etsy site..."raging wool" (here). I love the name! and love the concept. I have been asked to play around with a new logo idea! we'll see what I come up with...I'm having fun with it so far...

Friday, April 9, 2010


i really love doing a design for no other reason than just creating a design...

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I used these flower stems in a design for an ironing board cover that has been selling in Target for awhile. It was more of a tumble and done on a white ground with blue flowers...I had always envisioned them more this way...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


this beautiful hand printed tea towel was created by a local artist with a GREAT etsy site (here)...the image stayed in my head awhile and when i woke up I sat here and did this quick 5 minute sketch. my version of a thistle (cuz somehow the artichoke made me think "thistle"). kind of how i use other designers work as inspiration.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

daily doodle

dang. I really want to sit here and color these doodles in and keep fussing over them ... but ... well, I have other work to finish, it's 79 + sunny and it's becoming very, very uncomfortable to sit at my computer much longer...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

daily doodle

these are so relaxing for me ... i become very mesmerized by the repetition and meandering of the ink pen.

illustration friday topic-"dip"

I'm dipping into my stash of preciously posted recipes for my interpretation of this weeks Illustration Friday topic-DIP....sorry if you've already seen it here on the blog...I'm feeling lazy.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


"Lettercult" has all of the letter "C" postings up...this is mine.

illustration friday-"rescue"

these little birds were rescued from their party that went adrift a few weeks back on illustration friday!

new postings!

nate + I have new postings on our website this month...many of mine are from the blog.