Oct 1, 2015


Overnight the trees have turned and when I open my eyes in the morning, the first thing I see is a swamp maple gone brilliantly red. And now all I want to do are paint those autumn colors, capturing all of them (or at least as many as I can lassoo) before they fade.

Sep 25, 2015


A quick sketch of DI Vera Stanhope to end the week. I'd tried watching the first episode of Vera a few years back, but ten minutes in, found it too bleak to go further. I recently gave it a second go with another episode, though, and am quite glad. Vera's fashion sense and policing are unorthodoxly delightful and I could stare at the Northumberland scenery all day.

Sep 24, 2015

An Armful of Octopuses

A cephalopod-centric pattern I made this week. Working on this, I kept wondering what the collective noun for a group of octopuses was. The internet regretfully informs me that none exists. Sigh...

Sep 16, 2015


A small pencil drawing I just popped in the shop.

Sep 14, 2015


Owing to the fact that Labor Day's come and gone, I'm finally admitting that autumn is nigh (even if my flip flops claim otherwise). There's something about September, though, that lights a fire under you to get stuff done and I've hit the ground running this week.

I showed a snippet of the above on Instagram the other week. I've got a ways to go still, but I've begun adding color and here's a preview. I'm thinking of maybe turning her into postcards?

Also, what are your favorite books as of late? Bonus points for good Fall reads!

Sep 2, 2015

Begonia Blooms

It's a Mod, Mod World...

Aug 31, 2015

Star Island


I spent the past weekend on Star Island for Gatsby on the Isles. A 1920's themed shindig, it's a real delight full of top notch company, sharp dressing and hot jazz. I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but here's a few snaps that I did manage. The top two are of the Oceanic Hotel (as well as a few revelers) and the bottom is Sunday's sunrise.

And I brought my sketchbook, too. Here's a small sketch I made of Smuttynose Island.

Aug 27, 2015

St. Honoré

A hat tip to the fictitious island of St. Honoré (because I just finished reading A Caribbean Mystery).

Aug 20, 2015

Girls Who Wear Glasses


I'm knee-deep in summer-ing at the moment. There's been the requisite swimming, some mighty fine cold brew and nights spent reading late, as it's too hot to sleep (not that I'm complaining, mind you).

In addition to things of a seasonal nature, there's been plenty of experimenting going on. I'm finishing up some stickers (see above), working on pins and making assorted things for the shop and fall Open Studios. I'm getting ready to burn a screen, hopefully to print up some tea towels (fingers crossed). And I'm sketching new things, playing with different media, using some downtime to stretch myself creatively.

So all in all? I give Summer a solid five stars.

Aug 10, 2015

Teacups and Tangles

Monday sketchbook-ing.