Advice from the infinitely quotable Cokie Roberts to young journalists (and the rest of us too). xo Follow me on Instagram to see my latest creations.

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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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Anyone can create fun, whimsical lettering. You don’t have to be an artist, or have good penmanship. Seriously! In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic rules of lettering, and then, you’ll learn how to break those rules to create fun and more whimsical letters! We’ll play with different lettering styles and shapes, you’ll create your…

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For a couple of years, I’ve seen The 100 Day Project hashtag coming and going in my Instagram feed. Each time, I’ve been curious, but too busy to find out what it was all about. This year, an artist I follow posted about her decision to participate on the very same day that I finished…

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Someone wonderful posted these words on Instagram. I loved them, and of course, since I’m me, they wound up on a chalkboard. Years ago, I coined the phrase “universe dancing” to describe that feeling you get sometimes, when you lean hard into doing the thing you love, even if it’s scary – because sometimes it is…

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