Sunday, March 01, 2015

Five years of Marches

Another look back at my calendar designs through the years. Five years of Marches. Februaries are here, Januaries are here.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Sketchbook

My talented illustrator pal Cheryl Oz and I have been teaming up for some daily doodling and sketchbooking. We've been playing around and holding each other accountable for daily doses of creativity. Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from my sketchbook over the last two weeks.



Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 06, 2015

VLNTNSDYMRKT 3

I'll be one of over 30 vendors at next Friday's third annual VLNTNSDYMRKT hosted by Pot & Box at Eight & Sand at 3901 Christopher Street in Hamtramck. We'll be sharing the love from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, February 13 so come find something sweet for your Valentine!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Five years of Februaries…

As promised, another look back at my calendar designs through the years. Here are five years of Februaries:



I'm having fun learning the correct plural formats for the months in this process! You can see the collection of Januaries here.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Shop talk

The latest news in my Etsy shop:


I've reorganized the sections and listings in my shop so that you can now order any available size of each illustration from within one listing. I had been wanting to do this for a very long time, so I hope this makes it a bit easier to find the print best suited for you.


My Black Sheep Valentine is in stock at last.

I've also been adding some long overdue prints, like my School Supplies piece and Cuckoo Clock print.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

What are you reading?

As the regulars around here may have noticed, I love to read. I love to take some quiet time in the mornings when everything is still and lie in bed with a good book. In the winter months in particular, there is no better way to start my day.

In 2013 I signed up for a challenge to read 50 books over the course of the year and enthusiastically dove in head first. However, let it be known that I am also a huge procrastinator. The reading challenge came into perfect alignment with my procrastination and I used reading as my number one procrastination device. (I also have an extremely competitive nature. Oy.)

I told myself, "How can reading be bad?" Well, there's a limit and I found that as I neared the end of the year, there were things I wished I had made time for over reading. I stopped the challenge in December with just three books to go.

This lead to my paltry reading of 14 books in 2014. I told myself that I could start a book on Friday, but had to be finished by Sunday so as not to get in the way of my work. This worked for a while, but I hit a string of disappointing books midway through the year and my reading of books dropped away almost completely.

Well, I'm ready to approach 2015 with a better attitude. I don't plan on fifty books this year, but I think I can find a healthier balance. I have a better handle on my daily work routine and habits and feel confident in my ability to stem procrastination. But I find myself a bit out of the book loop and am looking for titles to try. What have you been reading? What do you recommend?

I continue to keep my reading list here on the blog. Won't you follow along?