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Love, art, and social media

In this art-in-progress post, I’ll show you how I made this fun Bushel And A Peck chalkboard… plus, I’ll tell you a happily-ever-after story about engaging with your own creativity. Here goes… Once upon a time, when the news had me equal parts outraged, frustrated, and sad, I decided to make a new lyric board…

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Heartbeat of the planet

I created a towel design for Creative Action Network’s Ocean Love campaign, which benefits the Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider is a grassroots nonprofit organization that works to protect the oceans and beaches. It focuses on water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems. I designed the illustration digitally.   I saw the…

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Lettering with a brush pen (getting started)

This is the first of a new category of post I’m calling Tips & Tricks. I’ll be sharing bite-size tutorial and helpful hints for all my favorite art forms – hand lettering, chalkboard art, pencil/ink/watercolor/digital illustration, and sketchbook play. First up, a tip for beginners lettering with brush pens. When you’re first learning how to…

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Art and greeting cards and free shipping, oh my!

Hello friends! Just a quick post to share some fun art and let you know that these designs (and many more) are available as prints and greeting cards in the shop. Plus, shipping is free in the U.S., so you can stock up! Come see!

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The myth of balance

Recently on the phone with a friend, I had an epiphany. We’d been sharing our stories of overwhelm, and at the end of my long list of projects, obligations, and worries, I told her, “I haven’t quite figured out how to balance it all yet.” I said it as if I were both guilty of…

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