I have this project that’s been in my head for over a year now. In fact, as strange as it sounds, the idea came to me one night just as I was about to fall asleep. Despite dozens of attempts, I just can’t get the final result to look like the image in my head. I’veRead more
Note to future self: Using fine Micron pens on watercolor paper makes my handwriting look shakier than normal.
Picked leeks (some people call them “ramps”, but those people are lame) are one of my most favorite things. Maybe it’s the fact that making them is a hands-on activity from the very beginning. Maybe it’s the fact that they give you breath that keeps people away for days. Whatever the reason, finding leeks inRead more
Creative blocks are a real thing. And for someone like me – someone whose livelihood depends on being creative and on my game – creative blocks can be absolutely paralyzing. Let me tell you a little bit about how the creative process goes for me: Brilliant Idea I must write this down/do a sketch immediately! TheRead more
Lately, I’ve had trouble getting the ideas that are in my head to make their way to paper. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely noticed that my #sketchaday posts have been few and far between these days. It would be easy for me to blame my lack of sketches on a busyRead more
Well hey there! What’s it been – almost two months since I’ve made an appearance here? I tell myself every year that I’m not going to let Christmas creep up on me this time, and every year, it does just that. I had grand plans for making everyone a handmade gift this year and IRead more
I found this while cleaning my office this weekend. It’s a label I bought from Etsy in 2010, and it’s been sitting in an envelope ever since it arrived. I’m not sure why I decided to buy this, but I must have had a project of some sort in mind for it. For now, I’llRead more
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to attend the Adobe MAX conference. Even though I use Adobe products every day (Illustrator and Photoshop, usually), I knew that there were features in the software that I didn’t know about that would allow me to work faster. *NOTE: Adobe has no idea whoRead more
For months now (maybe even years), I have wanted to open an online shop to sell some of the things that I make. And for exactly that long, I have held back. Recently, I have tried to take some time to figure out why, exactly, I wasn’t doing the thing I so badly wanted toRead more
People have been rejoicing about the return of Pumpkin Spiced Everything for weeks now, but this? This is what Fall is to me.