Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012


a very small part of a much bigger assignment...can't wait to share the entire project!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


i'm thinking of creating a series based on this color and technique...maybe a reindeer, a cardinal and a frosty winter scene...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

tote bags!

nate and i collaborated with another brother/sister team to create these great tote bags. they are selling on the awesome "a-thread" site where a part of every purchase goes to either a charity of your choice or in this case, the world food bank. we couldn't be happier with how they turned out...the construction and print quality are FAB! here is the link to view them along with the MANY other cool things they sell! how fun to buy all of the ingredients needed to make these recipes and gift it to a friend!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

rubber stamps

i've been carving rubber stamps then scanning them and re-coloring...endless possibilities!

Monday, November 19, 2012

new vegetarian cookbook!

my collection of 30 illustrated vegetarian recipes is officially available! click here to preview and order (and check out the awesome cocktail book!!) ... great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts.

Friday, November 16, 2012

fabulous farro!

just uploaded this to They Draw & is SO yummy!!!!! adding roasted grapes to anything is awesome!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

pumpkin pie

the story behind this little slice is indicative of how i work. i decided it was very very very necessary to clean my studio before starting any more projects. 10 minutes into shuffling through piles i discover a tiny little sketch i had done one morning while looking at holiday magazines (probably weeks ago). well what the heck, i just had to take a quick little break and get the design started so i could FINALLY throw the piece of paper away. mind you, i have stacks a mile high of sketches...everywhere! in the middle of creating this slice i started feeling guilty that i hadn't scrubbed bathrooms in awhile. so after 2 gross hours of cleaning the boys bathroom i come back to my cozy + cluttered space and relax back into finishing this design. so essentially it took me 5 hours to throw away ONE piece of paper!!!!!!! ha!

Monday, November 5, 2012


over the weekend i painted this little teardrop ornament for a school reminded me how difficult it is painting such tiny things!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

coming soon...

my very own cookbook! nate is helping create the production file cuz that's too tedious for me ; )

Friday, October 19, 2012

butternut squash pizza

this is the pizza i made the other nite...i can't wait for a little space of time to illustrate the SUPER easy recipe. it was delicious!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

new font!

recently i've been asked to create so many hand lettered designs that i decided to plop some of the letters into a font program...this new font "LINEDANCE" is available here for only 5$! p.s. for 5$ don't expect great kerning ; )

Monday, October 15, 2012

shortbread cookies

i just posted my latest recipe on They Draw & Cook...see it here ...there are so many options!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


tweaking some old files i recently discovered...i have folders titled "ideas", "in-the-works", and "just-for-fun"...

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I definitely cook more once the fall season starts...and this is one of my very favorites, it's also tasty on steel cut oats...

Thursday, October 4, 2012


in case you missed this on my FB here it is's my current favorite thing to draw!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

latest recipe!

we had a raffle on TDAC and the winner got to have their favorite recipe illustrated by nate or myself...the winner was Urania Mylonas and she sent us in her Mom's recipe for Stuffed Tomatoes! Urania helped us plan our trip to Greece so i was ultra inspired to create this!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

some sketches from greece...

...a few quickies that i'm gonna try and work into my map of paros! it's a very "colored pencil" kind of island ; )

Saturday, September 8, 2012

back from greece!!!!!!!!

what a fantabulous trip i had with my brother nate + his boyfriend jim!!!!!! there is so much to share but for now here is a pic of the beach stones i gathered from the almost 20 beaches we discovered!!

Friday, August 24, 2012


meeting nate and jim in paros, greece!!!!!!!!!!!!! we have lots of projects to brainstorm and lots of islands to explore! be back in september with stories, colors and ideas ; )

Friday, August 17, 2012

nate's birthday recipe

here's a yummy recipe i illustrated just for nate's birthday! simple + splendid!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

drawing on vacation

i just got back from a fabulous vacation with 21 family members and it was 100% awesome! when taking a break from the huge waves and never ending beach i sat on the porch with my colored pencils ; ) ... what a grand week!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

the BEST salad ever!

as soon as i saw this recipe in the paper i whipped up this illo to go with it...the original didn't use lime juice but i couldn't resist cuz i love the flavor limes in the summer and i love drawing them ; )

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

grilled veggies!

finally finished my recipe for grilled veggies...easy + yummy! happy grillin'!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


even tho it's been a super hot summer so far (which makes me very happy), i've been playing around with holiday blog posting is slowing down cuz my new swimming routine is taking over!

Monday, June 11, 2012


i think my sister might be printing this design on some baby onesies to sell in her shop ... VALENTIA, 2042 N. Damen, Chaicago ; )

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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Friday, May 25, 2012

new font!

stephen rapp created this super fun new font called "new cuisine" and asked me to design some artwork to showcase the lettering possibilities! what a cool assignment, right??? i could've designed about 100 more banners ; ) visit to buy this great fun + friendly font!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

fun font!

a super great lettering designer has created this awesome new font named "New Cuisine"...he asked me to create some banner art to showcase the style.  i am having an awesome fun time with this!!!  i'll keep ya posted about when the font is for sale...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

fresh pattern

in case you missed this on our studio sss may posting here it is latest summery pattern!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

new boutique

our sister opened a new boutique in chicago...if you're in the neighborhood may 6th stop on by!  both nate and i will be there signing books ; )   2042 north damen avenue (nate designed the lettering and i designed the card)