Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Illustration Friday: Clean

Just a doodle really.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sag Hampton

Check it out! My dad has a new blog: Sag Hampton

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Fat

Oh so lazy this week! But cute anyway right?

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Under the Sea (S is for...)

submarine, shining, spotlight, shadows, shark, squid, school (of fish,) shilouette, sketch...

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot

My Pet Robot would definitely wear Converse.
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Monday, April 24, 2006

Rainbow's End

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Here is my entry in the SCBWI ilustrator contest.

Friday, April 21, 2006

March for Peace

I'm marching !

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

You know you're procrastinating when...

1. Your desk is clean.
2. You've taught yourself to install that second hard drive.
3. You've looked at 250 entries on Illustration Friday, and even left comments on some.
4. You're blogging about procrastination.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006


The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has an illustration competition going on - Rainbow's End. I'm a little paranoid that if I post my sketches here someone could steal my concept, hence why I've only been posting on Not Art.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Winter (unfinished)

I got frustrated with this and never finished it, and didn't even start on fall.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spring

So this is old and not done for IF, but I was illustrating Spring. I started a series of the four seasons, but only finished spring and summer. Maybe someday...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Illustration Friday: Feet

F is for feet? Maybe P is for puddlejumping.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A is for...

Those bubbles need to be coming from somewhere, but I'm out of ideas that start with A.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Not Art

I really enjoy the idea of this blog being just for art related stuff, but there have been so many unrelated things I've been tempted to post that I jus went ahead and made a Live Journal! See it all here: Not Art

Morning Pages

My sister gave me The Artist's Way for my birthday, and I'm finally getting around to giving it a try. I'm supposed to write three pages of long-hand stream-of-consciousness whatever every morning. The three times I actually did it were not so hard, and yet making myself do it every day is. The book says if it's hard that probably means it's exactly what you need. That seems right, yet doesn't help first thing in the morning when I just want to drink my coffee and check my email.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


I finally did some of the writing part of my ABC book, which now that I've started, I realise I was avoiding. the result? I just spent the last 20 minutes looking for reference pictures of anchovies. Go figure.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Doll Me

What to do with your creative energy when all your art supplies are in another county.
Doll Maker

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Project LABC

So, I've been out at my parents' house for the past week, bumming around and watching the marathon of Project Runway. I am so jealous of the fashion department at Parsons. When I was there the chair off the illustration department was not wise, caring and helpful like Tim Gunn. The assistant chair made me cry on more than one occasion. I think I need to do my own Project Illo, and threaten to kick myself off the island every week if I don't work hard enough.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


February. I hate it almost as much as March. Everyone is sick and cranky and there is no sun. I guess I should look at it as a challenge not to lose momentum, and stick to my routine, but this time of year makes me so pessimistic.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Cats

This is a postcard I did a while ago for Black Cat Books in Sag Harbor, NY.

Songs to drive to

So Stacey's post about music for walking totally made me want to make my own list, and since I'm being self-indulgent and wasting the entire day anyway, here's my list of songs that give me that happy expansive feeling when I'm making the 2 hour drive to Sag Harbor by myself, and singing along:

"It's Oh So Quiet" - Bjork
Reminds me of the ads for Sex and the City with the red baloons.

"Girl" - Beck
My current favorite.

"American Music" - Violent Femmes
Gives me great nostalgia (for pumpkin picking, bizarrely.)

"Working Undercover" - They Might Be Giants
So hard to pick from TMBG.

"I Saw a Bird Fly Away" - Dar Williams

"Golden Years" - David Bowie

"Flagpole Sitta" - Harvey Danger

"Long-Forgotten Fairytale" - The Magnetic Fields
I might never have discoverd them if not for Sims Online. how tragic that would have been.

"Bizarre Love Triangle" - New Order

"Sparkle" - Phish

"Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" - Rufus Wainwright

"Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" - Squeeze
Great Virginia Beach memories.

"Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" - Stevie Wonder
One of my all time favorites, reminds me of working at Black Cat Books.

"Doctor Worm" - They Might be Giants

"Milbrook" - Rufus Wainwright

"Summertime" - The Sundays
Possibly the happiest song ever.

"Do Your Thing" Basement Jaxx
From the Bend it Like Beckham soundtrack.

"The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side" - The Magnetic Fields

"14th Street" - Rufus Wainwright

"The Good Life" - Weezer

"Mixed Bizness" - Beck

"The Last of the Famous Interational Playboys" - Morrisey

A good day

I've decided yesterday was a good day. i spent most of the day thinking it was a bad day, but Mandy came home from school and turned it around by eating broccoli (never happened before, even when we told her it was baby trees), and asking me to read Where the Wild Things Are, Bears Bears Bears, and In the Night Kitchen over and over. She likes Sendak and They Might Be Giants, my work is done (until it's time for Jane Austen.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

M is for...


I had a dream last night about an apartment where I could see the Guggenheim museum across a body of water from the bedroom window. Not possible in reality, but it was pretty.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: Flavor (C is for Cake) finished

Illustration Friday: Sea

We took my neice to the aquarium for her third birthday last weekend, and she was quite in love with the seals.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your comments and support here. Blogs made 2005 a much better year than I was expecting. Here's to a super-fantastic 2006.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Flavor (C is for...) Unfinished

Well, it's not finished, but I've not had a lot of time this week, so I'm posting it as is, and I'll update it later.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Illustration Friday: Flavor

I'm working on one of the finished pages of my Alphabet book for this weeks topic, but in the meantime here's an old sketch from when I was in school.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Psychic Pictionary

While visiting my family for the holidays we played a game of Pictionary. My mother and i seemed to have a psychic link going for this all play clue, and our two teams guessed the answer almost simulta- neously. Can you figure it out?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Illustration Friday: Imagine

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Thursday, December 15, 2005


These are three illustrations I did for a friend's short story.

Harder than Plastic

All the Flavors