Monday, May 15, 2017

Surtex 2017

This time next week I'll be in New York camped out in Surtex booth 3029.  Hopefully showing my work to many!  I'm thinking of my space there as my own little greenhouse overflowing with art.
Should be fun, I've have lots of new work to share from my standard kids & baby art to prints appropriate for any age.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mommas & Babies

A very special bond.  Even if they refuse to pose normally for a picture!
Happy Mother's Day! 

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Late spring, early summer is my favorite time of year.  It's also one of my busiest.
Trying to take time to refresh, enjoy the sun, the flowers & YES the drinks! 
(*I'll take that pink tropical one please)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Animal Squares

I love animals.  Big, small, feathered or covered in fur I'm a fan.
Fierce or docile they find a way into my heart!
They're so uncomplicated. (I appreciate that)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Coral Skies

We've had a particularly grey April here.  Days of overcast, dull skies.  I've been daydreaming about a different colored sky.  Coral, perhaps!  

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Offerings

I feel better in my skin when the leaves return & the blooms begin.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Vivid Easter

Wishing you a very Happy Easter if this is a holiday you celebrate!
This image is inspired by the Lite-Brite toy I dearly loved as a child.  I'd make a glowing image every night before bed.  The vivid contrast was my favorite part.

*The lapsed Catholic in me can't stop painting bunnies this time of year.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Motto...

Works for me!
p.s. I think I'll be finding pink glitter all over for the next month. :)

Thursday, April 6, 2017


who are also mommas.
(Watercolor & a little love.)

Sunday, March 26, 2017


We recently took a long awaited family vacation, YAY!  It's been a while.
I painted what I packed. (couldn't wait to be under the sun for a couple days)
*Going away, changing the pace & coming back works wonders!

Sunday, March 19, 2017


I take a little time every Sunday to do a quick study in my sketchbook.  Something different than my norm & give myself some time for unstructured play.  Here's todays entry.

*P.S. This doesn't mean I'm not drawing/ making the other days it's just more structured & project based.  Sunday is reserved just for me!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Note to Spring...

I'm taking a hand lettering class on Tuesday nights.  Trying to vary my hand a little more.  Inspired by the ever changing weather on this one.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Uncommongoods Blog

What's on the Uncommongoods blog today you ask?  
Sophie & I along with my print assortment available through Uncommongoods!  
Also, a little interview.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 6, 2017


I like the month of March.  (it's kind of the warm up to Spring)

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Here's a look at the strike offs of my Seaside collection for Windham Fabric. 
(out April 2017)
I'm excited to make some tiny sundresses for my nieces out of the whale watching print.

Land locked in Kansas City, MO. this collection was inspired by yearning for the water.
Messages in a bottle, anchors away & patterned lighthouses all in a palette of blues 
that beckons the sea.  Do you feel the breeze? (me too!)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Fever...

Every year when the tips of those bright yellow daffodils 
begin to bloom I get serious case of spring fever.
Alas, it's begun!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello, World! board books

I'm excited to share that the next two books in the Hello, World! series that I'm writing & illustrating for Random House Kids is now out. 
Birds & Backyard Bugs are board books for toddlers that give a colorful, basic but fun introduction to each topic. 

The Hello, World! series was developed by myself & my wonderful editor as a way to share simple concepts about nature & science.  Watching the series grow has been so rewarding! Two new books will be out spring 2018. (Dinosaurs & My Body)  

It is my hope that these books bring families & young readers the same happiness they've provided me with.
Happy Reading!

Me signing some copies of the Hello, World! series at Barnes & Noble.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Tried a more sophisticated treat for the 3rd grade Friendship party at school.
These cookies & the passionfruit sparkling water got mixed reviews.
Fun to watch them try new things! (pushing the palate forward...)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Homemade Valentines

*Because I don't like to miss an opportunity to tell special people in my life I love them!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Daydreaming about a trip to Paris.  
February is my least favorite month of the year.  
Makes me want to pack my bags & wander the world.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello, February!

When I think of February I think of LOVE.
Then I smile because I know spring is just around the corner.

Monday, January 30, 2017

My Prints at Uncommongoods (YAY!)

I was thrilled when Uncommongoods contacted me about offering some of my prints on their site.  (*side note: they found me through my Etsy shop & selected art I was previously featuring there)  I knew this was a wonderful opportunity to get this art seen by MANY more eyes than before.

First off is one of my most popular prints my I Think I Can art that I made as a personal piece years ago.  I was a new mom, I had a baby bedding line, a small team of designers & was working around the clock.  I made this print one night when I felt like I had to pull myself together because I KNEW I COULD! I framed the original & kept it in my bedroom so it's what I woke up to everyday.  I kept getting complements on it & eventually decided to offer it online. (never thinking it would take off) It's been deeply satisfying to see it bring inspiration & motivations to others! (just like it did for me)

The second offering is my 50 states personalized prints.  Each state has been illustrated with specific landmarks, fun facts, the state capital, flower, bird & more.  This project was a labor of love I did  out of my own quirky interest in state facts.  Each state has a variety of personalizing options from a child's name to a family's surname or even as a birth announcement. Colorful & educational that's what I call a win, win!  Find your state on here.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese Lunar New Year

Cock-o-doodle-DO, it's the year of the rooster!  

I would LOVE to see a lantern festival some day. 
(Until then... there's google which I'm sure is not nearly as spectacular 
but, points my imagination in the right direction.)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fearless Friday

Something I'm being more mindful of.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Optimistic words I'm keeping in mind!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Winter particularly January is not my thing!  Layer up friends...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!

Here's to a year of happiness, health, love & a little magic!