Monday, October 3, 2011

Slow & Steady

Finished the drawings for a new pattern. Working on the color as we speak.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011 SVA Book Show

The opening reception for our book show is tonight...very exciting. We hung it last week. It was quite an event :
Say hi Marshall!.. Carl and Becca in the back working on layout. Cecilia's piece is on the wall
figuring things out (Dasha's art work to the left and Li Pei's to the right)
Rafa helping Tony D. hang an awesomely gihugic print
Checking out some of the finished books
Cecilia helping Nina position her prints.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini Notebooks

Here are a couple of photos of some mini sketchbooks a few weeks ago.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

From The Depths

As of late I have been making a lot of different things, but of course I get so excited that I start a new project before posting about the one I just finished. I guess I shall begin at the most recent project and work my way back. I just finished this new (and rather tedious) pattern. My hand will be cramped up for the next few days, but it's completely worth it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me :)

Today's my birthday and i spent it making a cool drawstring back pack. I used a bit of the two yards that I ordered of the Open UP pattern I created. I got really into it, so there aren't any process photos. I will be making more bags though. Very excited.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

You Can Dream

I was craving those orange Popsicles with the vanilla ice cream in the middle (i know them as Dreamsicles...but i could have just made that up), which then turned into a new pattern..I never did satisfy my craving. Oh well...maybe next time.

(^random scribbles..trying to figure things out. Couldn't get this picture to stay rotated for anything. Ugh.^)

(^finished drawing on the right^)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Show

We just got word of the dates of the book show for the books we started in Marshall and Carl's class this past semester. Instead of revealing all, I'll just wait to post the e-vite when we get that sent to us. Anywho... my book is about a little girl who is terrified of three porcelain dolls she was given and how she overcomes that fear. Here's a sneak peak:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fabric Fun

A few weeks ago I ordered fat quarter fabric samples of my two most recent pattern designs (which i uploaded to They came in this past week and I'm soooo happy with how they printed. The colors look great!

^Open Up! fabric sample^

^Gone Fishing sample^

^Gone Fishing close up^

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Open Up! (vote for this pattern in the Imaginary Animals spoonflower contest)

Just finished a new pattern it started off as a random doodle on a long drive to Rochester, Ny.

^first few drawings in my sketchbook^

^beginnings of the final drawing^

After i drew the main piece, i scanned it in, split it up in photoshop, printed it out, and then drew some more to fill in the middle.

^Here is a small square of the finished pattern :)^

I posted this pattern in this week's spoonflower contest for imaginary for me!
The pattern is called Open Up by call_me_chartreuse.
(they should be posted today or tomorrow).

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gone Fishing

I've been obsessed with drawing fish lately...which spilled over into a new pattern.

^close up before color^

^color version^

^white on black version with a few slight color changes^

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oziana Magazine

The Wizard of Oz cover I created last year was used as the 2009 cover of the Oziana Magazine, a magazine dedicated to all things Wizard of Oz. I just received a copy of the double issue (2009/2010) and it looks great. You can view the cover at John Bell's (edior of OZIANA from 2004 - 2010) here: Oz and Ends: Oziana 2009 Touches Down at Last

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This past friday for drawing on location we went to Kykuit. It's in Tarrytown and is a part of the Rockefeller Estate. They didn't allow us to go inside the house and it was pretty chilly for most of the day, but even so, it was absolutely beautiful. I had a great time roaming about.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Just finished another pattern. It started as a doodle and I liked it so much that I turned it into a bigger drawing.

^Here it is in progress^

^close up^

^The finished main square^

After I finished the main square I split it up in photoshop, printed it out, and filled in the remaining parts to make it repeat seamlessly. Then I scanned it in again and lined up that part to the main square.

It wasn't looking right with full blown color so I decided just to color the lines.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shrinky Dinks rock!

The first years had a pizza party for the second years this past thursday(as a thank you for the one they threw us in the beginning of the year and a great excuse to relax and stuff ourselves). As a little gift to each person, we each made a Shrinky Dink.

^Here's my sketch on the left and the start of my Shrinky Dink on the right.^

^finished Shrinky Dink^
After I finished drawing it, Nina collected all of our finished drawings and baked them in her toaster oven.

^final baked Shrinky Dink (sandwhiched between Joana's comics piece and
John Malta's cactus)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Here's a new promotional piece i'm working on. even if doughnuts aren't good for you in large quantities, they sure are a lot of fun to paint!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Drawing on Location

Last Friday we went to the Rubin Museum of Art to draw. This is a huge mask they had hanging in the museum.