Tuesday, November 30, 2010


wait til you all see the holiday recipes as we start posting them tomorrow on TDAC + food network blog... UNBELIEVABLE ... big thanks + huge round of applause to everyone who has submitted (or is still submitting, deadline is midnight, nov. 30).

Sunday, November 28, 2010

finished holiday recipe

i've posted this recipe before but with a different illustration...as far as vegan cookies go, well these are REALLY good. and while having our vegan mr. reindeer drinking hot cocoa i made sure that there was a way to make marshmallows vegan...and there is! i googled.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

giving thanks...

wishing all of my blogger friends and family a very delicious thanksgiving...may your day be filled with grace + joy...

2nd recipe sneak peek

my second holiday recipe pays special attention to mr. reindeer and his vegan diet...stay tuned.

Monday, November 22, 2010

figs figs figs!

the california fig advisory board spotted our fig story + recipe on TDAC and graciously sent me and another "fig recipe" blogger 16 beautiful pounds of dried figs and an assortment of other goodies! you must go checkout the photo taken by the other artist/recipient (i tore into my package before thinking of photographing everything. oops) monika roe was much more gracious! snoop around her blog and website ... her work is EXTRAORDINARY!!!! (these are the oatmeal fig chocolate chip cookies i made)

daily doodle

early morning doodle while flipping thru the catalog "tea"...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

thinking snowflakes

so many pretty patterns + decorations starting to appear everywhere...i still love aqua + red for holiday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


years ago i was asked to hand paint a matryoshka set by my friend lynne for a store promotion/benefit (she was WAY ahead of the trend). my set featured handlettered quotes by famous women in history. now why i made the tiniest doll pink is a mystery to me...i wouldn't choose that color again...it should've been a lovely warm grey. however, i ended up buying the set and giving it to lynne ; )

Friday, November 19, 2010

fun in chicago!!!

WOW-WEE!!!! just got back from chicago where nate + i were lucky enough to meet the awesome blogger/artist/designer/major theydrawandcook contributor LISA GRAVES!!! it was fabulous fun...she is a blast and quite the prolific illustrator. also came across a holiday card i did for Great Arrow Graphics in Bloomingdales!!! it's really fun meeting up with fellow bloggers + artist friends...keeps is real, ya know!? btw, lisa commented on all of my cool jewelry...it's SToNZ + deborah woolfork keeping me adorned ; )

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

morning doodle

...brought to you at 6:30 a.m. by the sundance catalog and some really strong coffee...two of my favorite things.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

finished holiday recipe

here is recipe # 1 ... 2 more to finish...
simple recipe+snowflakes=festive holiday illustration. i sure hope all of you blog readers out there are thinking about the recipe(s) you are planning on sending in for the contest! please? ... theydrawandcook.com

morning doodle

five minute doodle while leafing thru the CB2 catalog at 6:30 a.m....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

holiday recipe contest

since i can't be one of the top winners, the pressure is off for creating my holiday recipe for "theydrawandcook" (remember selected recipes will also be posted the entire month of december on FN-dish...ya know...food network blog!!). here is a sliver of my recipe illustration...mmm-mmm-yum.

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


a leftover illo from the magazine series...in case anyone was confused about which was which ; )

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

holiday recipe contest!!!!!

i've been so excited for nate to announce this holiday fun-ness!!! check it out (here) AND enter!!!

some more holiday

i love this linen texture and i love white stitching...and i really love swedish design : )