Talking to the furniture

Two weeks before the midterm election, I repurposed one of my illustrations – a little girl holding a red balloon – to create a new illustration that would encourage people to vote. I’d just heard a story on NPR about all the reasons people who are eligible and able to vote in the U.S. don’t.…

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Upcoming Events – come play with me!

Hello friends! Just a quick note to invite you to a couple of different events this month. First, I’ll be teaching my Chalk Board Lettering workshop October 13th, at Craft Maker’s Studio in Pleasanton, CA, 10 – 12:30. In this Intro to Chalk Lettering Workshop, you’ll learn some tricks for designing both print and cursive…

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Chalkboard lyrics (and lettering)

This summer, I’ve taken up a new hobby: chalk letting song lyrics. I’m having so much fun with this, and the more I play with chalk, the more I love it as a medium. I’ll be teaching my chalk lettering workshop at Craft Makers Studio August 18th. I’m excited, as always, to teach this class, but even…

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Dear Love Warriors…

It gets harder all the time to consistently choose love, yeah? So much of what passes for discourse today is fueled by fear and rage, and that’s some pretty difficult terrain for a love warrior to navigate. I’m writing this post for two reasons. First, to urge you to keep trying. I think (despite evidence…

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The anatomy of being stuck

Stuck - Unstuck Pets

This is the first post in a series of illustrated posts exploring  the ways in which we all, occasionally, get stuck in our lives (professionally, creatively, personally). These posts are based on conversations I’ve been having on the topic – a lot of them, online and off – and my intent here is to share with…

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