Monday, December 31, 2018

At the end of every storm a rainbow....

at the end of every year champagne.  Here's to an effervescent 2019, bubbling with opportunity & love- CHEERS!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Fresh Start!

New chances, new beginnings- I see you around the corner 2019 & you look fresh!
(art inspired by a paper mache mermaid I brought back from San Miguel de Allende 23 years ago.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

Sending you warm winter wishes compliments of the Posca markers I got for Christmas.
I could draw for days!  Especially on a dark background- the colors really pop!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Christmas

Hope you find yourself just where you want to be this Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas

Another spread from my sketchbook.
Not my usual color palette & it's really bugging me that the light
green looks so dull in this photo. (real life it's has such a nice glow- think lime sherbet!)
Nonetheless, it's pretty fun.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

City Skate

Ready for a tripe axel of fun?  Here's my city skate illustration I did years ago.
It's still very merry!  I always love the outdoor skating areas you find in most cities.
When I worked in Manhattan at the end of the day I'd often wander over to the Rink at Rockefeller Center.  I'd buy a fancy hot cocoa & slowly sip while I watched people skate by. It always felt special and festive.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Canines

I have a soft spot for animals especially, dogs!
This one made me happy & was painted with watercolor.

Friday, December 14, 2018


Here's a little cut paper & paint piece that makes me smile.
It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails.  Which makes sense friends- it's Friday!

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Cute paper angel with a touch of bling.
A little sparkle never hurt anyone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gingerbread Village

I made a cut paper Gingerbread Village using oodles of masking fluid instead of icing.  The view from above is always so pretty so I added some mountains to ski down.  

The top image is this piece before I rolled off the mask & added all the details.  
(which was done digital listening to Christmasy carols & signing along)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Season's Greetings

This is a puzzle board book I designed & illustrated for C.R. Gibson.

Each snow globe puzzle piece is also an ornament.

A nice introduction to the season for little ones & a perfect way for toddlers to start decking the halls.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Gingerbread Land

Made a gingerbread village using oodles of masking fluid & watercolor.  The raw state of this turned out nicely.  I decided to add some mountains to ski down! (they're so darn pretty & majestic)

Here's a snippet of the finished piece.  A little digital magic for all the delicate line work details.
Which reminds me I haven't decorated a gingerbread house yet this season.
Have you?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Seasonal Art

Midweek-merry& bright!
(sketchbook play gouache & cut paper)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mazel Tov it's Monday!

Peace, light and love-
Happy Hannukah!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Countdown Calendar

This year I made a homemade Christmas countdown.  In the past I've pulled out
calendars I designed for kids companies like Land of Nod or PB Kids.
This year with my son now 11 the kiddie stuff while fun didn't
quite fit the vibe.  So, I got out the acrylic paints, managed to limit my color,
(hooray- that's hard for me) & collaged on some numbers from an old game sheet.  I like bright color & simple patterns so, I was happy with the outcome.
Definitely fits my merry & bright holiday vibe.  Until later this month when I usually I have a pre-Christmas melt down.  Do the holidays give anyone else a slow crescendo to crazy?
This year is another chance to work on it- while I count it down. :)