Saturday, December 7, 2013

holiday stocking fundraiser

every year my favorite boutique, The Grey Colt, hosts a "Handmade Stocking Party"… this year 60 beautifully crafted and creatively designed stockings were submitted. all week long they hang in the window and people purchase raffle tickets with the hopes of winning their favorite. this year the proceeds will go to Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. these are the stockings i created….very different from each other! the first one is hand stitched on linen with tiny wooden birds attached (they were given to me for my birthday this past summer). for the second one i hand carved rubber stamps and went to town with neon paint! after the stamping i took my faithful ink pen and very freely added the line work. i love the blotches and bleeding of the ink. my nod to andy warhol! the judge this year was the amazing dinara mirtalipova! how exciting is THAT?????

Friday, November 22, 2013

holiday stamping!

i've been carving rubber stamps to add a bit more texture and hand-craftedness to my work…i like the irregular quirks!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

gift wrapping!

i had fun wrapping the books with a little extra-touch…everyone knows an artist, art lover, baker or cook, right??!! please visit our shop and order books here ; ))))

Monday, October 28, 2013

holiday cookbooks!

we have just published our new holiday cookbooks with a combined 70 illustrated recipes from fabulous artists around the world!! visit our post on They Draw & Cook to read more...and shop here to purchase or on Amazon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


i recently discovered the joy of these watercolor crayons...only i never get around to using the water part cuz i love how thick and glossy the color already is! and, yes, i always have plenty of furry helpers while i work...the #doodletuesday sketch is for this great participatory site, maybe you want to contribute to!

Monday, October 14, 2013

holiday YUM!

a random little creation while continuing to enjoy our indian summer october weather!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

holiday pup!

while enjoying the lovely indian summer weather here in northeast ohio this little guy rode into town!

Monday, September 30, 2013

mums + fall foliage

i love drawing mums + leaves + berry sprigs...i'm not ready for autumn but this helps put me in the mood ; )

Sunday, September 22, 2013

fun nyc trip!

i just got back from yet another super fun trip to nyc...this time we went to the Printed Matter Book Fair and MoMA PS1 where Nate and Jim had a booth for Bureau for Open Culture...amazing! we rode water taxis, ate cucumber lime pops while walking the high line, had fabulous food at Cafe Gitane, wandered through ABC Carpet, had beer on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel (which has the coolest "urban toile" custom designed wallpaper) AND saw a bit of the DicE Magazine party going on in Williamsburg. what a fascinating crowd!!! every minute was fun! whew!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

geo pattern collection

i created this series of patterns called "geo rain" for consideration in the next Print + Pattern book...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

brand new site!!!!

our BRAND NEW Studio SSS site is up and running. tons of images, tons of available artwork, tons of color! whew!

Monday, September 2, 2013


it's officially available...the GORGEOUS, AMAZING + INSPIRING "Work/Life 3: the UPPERCASE directory of illustration" book. it is so cool. all of the artists were interviewed and then given an assignment. see more here. i think it's a "must have" book. nate and i had a blast creating our illustration.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

new font!

i created a new font called "Cutie Pie" and it is available for personal and commercial use for only $5.00! buy it here's fun and well, CUTE!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

cheers to nate!

today is nate's birthday (he is my brother and my studio partner!)...i just posted this on They Draw & Cook to celebrate!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


while at the alt summit in nyc this summer i met the creative and effervescent monica lee. she is the inspired creator of Smart Creative Women. she interviewed me via skype last month! so much fun...we were chatty chatty chatty ; ). check out her latest course "Smart Creative Style" on her site.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


straight from our family beach vacation to winter holiday! this was the first year i never even picked up a pencil or paintbrush while on vacation...we were having way too much fun doing everything else!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

so excited to see my latest designs on the cardstore site (especially on the top shelf!!) here for all of the awesome cardstore products ; )