Apr 15, 2014


 A quick color study from last week.

Apr 11, 2014

A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Treat Bag Pattern

Here's some springtime stitching for you: a rabbit-ish treat bag pattern. Tips, tricks and the pattern, after the jump.

Apr 7, 2014

Merrymeeting Bay

I wanted to needed to doodle something fussy and mysterious this afternoon. This was the end result.

 nd over on the Little Crooked Cottage, I'm sharing my favorite childhood book.

Apr 1, 2014

The Snowdrop

I finished this in January, then placed her under a stack of books to press, promptly forgetting about her existence. That is, until today, when rifling through a pile of books she popped out. And seeing that the river is racing and the mercury in the thermometer is creeping doggedly upwards, I'd say today's as appropriate a day as any to unearth a missing springtime maiden.

Mar 26, 2014

The Bibliophile

A detail of something I'm working on for fun at the moment.

Mar 25, 2014

It's the Same Old Song

Things in heavy rotation here in the studio, this week and last. If you have Spotify, you can listen here

Mar 20, 2014


Here's an end-of-day Dirk Gently sketch because, well, why not.

And happy Spring! It looks impossibly wintry still out of doors, but at least the calendar is at odds with the weather. We'll just politely ignore the fact that I'm wearing snow-boots and had to push some hideously slushy precipitation off my windshield this morning.

Speaking of green things, remember the fig tree? Well, it's rallied marvelously (see specimen below) -- take that, physopella fici.

Mar 17, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day

 Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Mar 14, 2014

Hasten, Spring


One last sketch before I head off to the weekend.

I'm planning to watch this.
Read that.
And fingers crossed, cook this.

And you?

Mar 13, 2014

Poppies, Patterns and Pillows

I'm ignoring the snow, choosing to paint poppies instead. I tried growing Icelandic poppies last year and it was a spectacular failure, but I'm going to give it another go this year.


So in the meantime, I'm making prints (and pillows) while I wait for the real thing.