Valentine’s Cards

Drew some quick Valentine’s Day cards to send out and I thought they came out very cute.



A Skinny Sketchbook

I think it’s really true that it’s important to draw everyday and I usually have a small sketchbook in my purse to draw on the subway. One of my current ones is the Moleskin Pocket Watercolor Album, which gives me different dimensions than I am used to and has been forcing me to draw long and…



Sketchbook Backgrounds

I love having a background already in my sketchbook so I’m not faced with a blank page. I like to collect interesting papers to glue in here and there. It also makes the pages thicker so they can handle more ink. I’ve found a lot of great papers and gotten really good at glueing them…



Roses!

I started drawing some roses for a pattern and my lovely roommate made me some rose tea! The roses were even the same color. It was nice to experience them with all 5 senses.  



What a Strange and Wonderful Plant!

  Such a good sport! I used to babysit her and now she’s a full grown adult, an awesome friend and a capable art assistant! Life goes by so fast!   Came upon this strange and wonderful plant in the cemetery, wouldn’t it make a spectacular pattern?  



Adobe Certification – Not a bad thing to do I think

I just took the Adobe Expert Certification for Adobe Illustrator and it was a good experience, but not quite what I expected. Generally, I have always been an excellent test taker and have never really studied for a test (do remember, I also went to a design specific college). There is a wealth of preparation…



Breezy Village Skirt

I made this skirt a few months ago in anticipation of the breezy summer weather. This is some incredible 60’s or 70’s vintage fabric that I got from Ebay. It’s a border print with a little illustrated village along the bottom. It’s a poly knit, but does not stretch very much at all. This seems…



Deer Dress

I found this fabric at my favorite place, Loraine’s in Pawtucket, RI for $1.99 a yard and in 2 colors no less! I had to buy both and wanted to incorporate both into one garment. I sometimes fall prey to this type of situation, where my materials are just too perfect and I use it…



Green Flower Skirt

This has become one of my favorite patterns. It’s a vintage pencil skirt pattern with side darts instead of seams. This brocade fabric was leftover from another project. I liked the wrong side of the fabric as much as the right side so I decided to use both. The seam at the knee ended up…



Parrot Party Skirt

I made this skirt from a scarf I bought at H&M. I absolutely loved the fabric design on the scarf but I didn’t really wear lightweight scarves like that very often and It was a shame that the parrots couldn’t really be seen with the scarf on so I decided it would make a nice…