Wednesday, December 21, 2011


to all of my blogger friends...i find so much joy in following your blogs...i am continually amused, amazed + inspired by the images you create + the things you write + choose to share...peace, love + hugsss to you all! and thank you to everyone who follows my blog ; )

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

still baking!

my grandma used to make the best cinnamon icing ... I've yet to get the recipe right!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

contest voting!

if you want to place a vote for your favorite recipe from the "Eat Pretty" contest sponsored by click here .... the sponsors had a tough time narrowing down to their top 30.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I love my collection of old ornaments that my mom gave to me...especially the ones with sprayed on snow still stuck to them!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

holiday cards

while in Target the other day I spotted some cards I designed for Paper Magic Group ... they added a super pretty foil to them!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011


this contest is sponsored by here for contest info. they use lots of illustrations on their site and are always looking for new talent...your illustration may catch their eye and you may get a call from them ; )

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Nordic Collection!

how do you not jump up + down when you walk in a store and see your artwork on an ENTIRE huge collection of products??? this is at JoAnn Fabric Stores...i bought tons!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

more holiday...

kind of using existing images from my art bank and changing 'em around...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011


WOO-HOO!!! While sitting in a cafe in Brooklyn I asked Nate to pick a number between 1 and 27...he picked 1!!! that means comment # 1 left by Jyotirmayee Patra is the winner of the TDAC book give-away. our publisher will send her book out this week! YAY! and thanks to everyone for playing along...stay tuned for more freebie contests ; ) (um, I would have posted this sooner but couldn't quite figure out how to do it from my mobile phone while traveling. ugh)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011


hey everyone!!!!! Leave a comment on this post to win a FREE BOOK! I will make a random selection on TUESDAY morning (October 18th) @ 9:00 am (EST)....need to see more of the book? Here is the movie.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

latest recipe

latest recipe added to TDAC...i'm much better when i don't need to measure ingredients precisely...i've learned the hard way : (

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


...a little rework using some existing artwork...sent it over to artist friend lisa graves for the fun new wall in her studio ; )

Friday, October 7, 2011

fun little interview!

the other day i received an inquiry from paola at "kids room zoom" asking if i would answer a few questions...from the viewpoint of my 5 year old self! here is the's a very cute site. they also featured "kids draw and cook"!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

jazz and draw

recently posted on "jazz and draw" the wonderful site by philippe debongnie who says he was inspired by TDAC and TDAT! the music is by chris over to listen.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

shop TDAC at cafepress!

"They Draw & Cook" set up a shop over at CafePress!!! ALL proceeds from ALL purchases will go to the United Nations World Food Programme ... you can buy t-shirts, tote bags, boxers, mugs and other fun stuff. p.s. artwork is from Daniela Garreton's recipe for Monkey Banana Cream.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


nate posted an AWESOME NEW MAP on TDAT from his recent trip to Venice/Lido. i'm all jealous cuz i didn't get to go too and cuz i wish i could make all of these fun doodles look so cool! it's my new favorite style of his!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Cooking 4 Kids" contest on TDAC!

I'm hoping all of you awesome illustrators have heard about our new contest on TDAC, "Cooking 4 Kids" being sponsored by ... tons of exposure on this one! This is a great contest for infusing lots of "cute" and "fun" into your recipe illo!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

sneak peek!

hA! finished it! I will post this on They Draw & Cook on Nate's birthday, august 17th. I laughed the entire time I was working on it! I don't think he checks my blog too often so this won't spoil the surprise....btw...why doesn't he check my blog very often ; (

morning doodles...

kitchen counter at 6:30 a.m....doodling out a recipe for nate's birthday...on august 17th! geesh...i'd better hurry...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

so much excitement!

this is a recipe I created exclusively for Food & Wine magazine when they said they were going to do a feature article on TDAC!!!!! I almost fell over in the bookstore when I opened the magazine ; )

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

square snowflakes

sometimes when things are a little hectic in the studio, the symmetry of designing a snowflake calms me down ; )

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

age series

I just received the entire set of age series cards I did for Design Design...they loaded 'em up with all sorts of fun foils and sparkly finishings!

back from vacation! was so fun!!! endless goofing around with nate and the whole family and sam's friend alex!

Friday, July 22, 2011


few more days til vacation!!! taking my paints + brushes in case it rains...