May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
April 28, 2015
April 27, 2015
Around Christmas time I was perusing Craigslist for the perfect little studio sofa. I knew I wanted an old piece and had a budget of around $40 because I knew that I’d have to get it reupholstered. Eventually I found this little guy. Very shabby indeed. But so much potential! I picked up 10 yards of canvas fabric from JoAnn’s and brought everything to an upholsterer in New Jersey. I went around and got a few quotes. I’ve never gotten anything upholstered before so I didn’t totally know how much it should cost.
Here’s the breakdown of pricing for anyone that’s interested: Sofa – $40 / Fabric – $8 a yard (on sale) / Upholstery – $520
Overall, it wasn’t crazy cheap but I got to restore a timeless piece and have something pretty unique that I’m sure to love forever!
April 24, 2015
April 22, 2015
These are some pages from the Spring section of Nature’s Day. It must have been my favorite section to illustrate in this book as there is just so much beauty and life in Spring! The book was just released in March and hearing all the positive feedback has really warmed my heart. You can find a copy of your own here.
After that looong winter I’m even more grateful for the blooms and blossoms on the trees around New York right now. I hope you all have a very Happy Earth Day!
April 15, 2015
Last year I had the pleasure of illustrating all these tea cups, kettles, and coffee mugs for a new book, Caffeinated Ideas Journal. It’s a small recipe book that has a page for every caffeinated beverage you’d ever want to make at home. Also included are some blank pages for when your mind is buzzing from all that caffeine. I’ve tried to cut back on coffee a bit lately but I’m on my way out to grab an Americano to celebrate!
You can find the book on Amazon here.
Special thanks to Lisa and Yellow Pear Press.
April 7, 2015
I’ve been going through my old sketchbooks and photographing my favorite spreads. Makes me think that I should start dating things…. all the years of work are starting to blend together!
April 3, 2015
I had the pleasure of illustrating 5 deviled egg recipes for Delta Faucet recently. I’m definitely making that beet recipe for Easter this weekend. The pink yolks will be so festive. Happy Easter!
April 2, 2015
Though I’m most comfortable with working two dimensionally, I started to have a lot of sculptural ideas so I decided to devote some time to ceramics. The hardest part for me is how long the process takes from start to finish. A painting can be done in a few hours but most of my ceramic pieces take a few weeks to see fully glazed and completed. I’ve already broken a handful of pieces and have shed a tear here and there. But the agony pays off when something comes out of the kiln exactly how I was imaging it to look.