Monday, July 21, 2014

Harlow Bliss Logo

Harlow Bliss logo
A simple and natural looking logo I did for a photographer recently.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Going though a bit of a porridge phase at the moment, and this is the result.

A pattern I made for fun and practice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

R&G Wedding Invitations

R&G Wedding Invite front
I have another wedding thing to share today! I did these invites ages ago, you can see the style is a bit different, but the couple only just had their wedding. This was another case where they wanted a portrait as a robin (of course!) and squirrel.
R&G decoration
This piece was used on the back of the invite, which I also hand lettered.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Private Commission
I did this private commission "portrait" for a wedding gift. The couples favorite animals are rats so the friends who commissioned it thought it would be nice to have them represented as those animals. I'm no portrait artists so I have to say I prefer that type of portrait!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Bits

A few things from June...
Finally read the original book of one of my favorite films and was not disappointed (yes I know this is the opposite of the way you're supposed to do things, but I can't help that I saw the movie first!)

Friday Bits:

♥ Definitely my favorite beauty blog right now. I love that she keeps things minimal.

MOUNTAIN. I want to play this at some point. Maybe when the weather gets too HOT to work, like it's supposed to next week.

Song of the Sea, a new film from the creators of The Secret of Kells! SO excited for this.

♥ Must make this One Bowl Chocolate Cake soon.

♥ Live in Iowa? You can now buy my prints in person at the great store Domestica in Des Moines!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014



Monday, July 7, 2014

Monet & Ryan Logo

monet&ryan logo
It's been a little while since I've been able to share any logo work. This one for a photographer couple was a lot of fun to work on. They live in Colorado and wanted mountains to be part of the design. initially I was pretty lost as to how to incorporate the mountains and still keep the design contained but after some sketching and problem solving I'm very pleased with how it came out!

If you're starting a business and are interested in having me create a design for you please don't hesitate to get in touch! I can't take on every job right away depending on my current work load but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Obsessed With

I go though phases of obsession with different Trader Joe's snacks. Currently it's these Chili Lime Almonds. Usually I don't buy almonds because they're expensive but I bought these on a spendy whim a few weeks ago and, oh man, are they good.

Monday, June 30, 2014



Kind of obsessed with this song right now. Such a great melody and imagery. Other folk songs I've been obsessed with lately include this version of Tam Lin which I love to death.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Bits

Here are some shots of my summer patio garden. Everything is looking well so far, I've got a lot of strawberries, and blue berries and raspberries coming on. My poor fig didn't make it though the winter though. I'm keeping it incase it send up shoots but I think the cold got to it's roots. The squirrels have been getting into my strawberries and pointedly, I feel, taking a few bites out of the berries and leaving the rest for me to find on the balcony railing. I've had to cover them which seems to help.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Prints!

New Print!
"Anxious Cat" now available as a print!

I added all these prints to my store over the weekend, plus several more.

New Print!
"Gray Rain"
New Print!
"Brother & Sister"
New Print!
"Friendly Beasts"

I'm doing the images in a different way as well! I think they look cleaner and clearer than photos. Let me know what you think, are they better/not better?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pandamonium Piece

Pandas taking a tea break
Pandamonium comes down soon so I wanted to show you my piece, and also remind you that you can buy it online right here. I know it's excessively cute, I guess that's just kind of where I'm at right now, at least part of my brain is. I thought of titling this piece "Two pandas stop for a spot of tea and some biscuits while on a hike" but I couldn't quite bring myself to do it.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Bits

After wanting to try making them from scratch for a few years I finally made english muffins! No lie, they are a bit of a faff, but they are sooo delicious it's worth it if you have time. I originally tried them with a recipe I found in Pinterest that didn't take quite so long, but results were disappointing. A long yeast proofing time really makes all the difference (so does frying them in butter rather than oil). This is the recipe that I'd recommend, I've made those twice and they've turned out fantastic. Plus it makes enough muffins for a week!

I have to say, I miss blogging more regularly, more for myself to remember what was going on in my life than anything! I may make more "what's inspiring me at the moment" type posts again, and what's inspiring me at the moment (or keeping me fueled) is baked goods!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Printable Wedding Invitation Suite

I’m pleased to introduce my wedding collection!
Foxes Suite
Foxes Invite

Bright Flowers Suite
Bright Flowers Invite
"Bright Flowers"

Summer Bees Suite
Summer Bees Invite
"Summer Bees"

Constellations Suite
Constellations Invite

I feel like this has been in the works forever! I’ve honestly been thinking, planning, scrapping ideas and starting over on some version of wedding invite templates for about two years. At some point you just have to stop overthinking and get something down onto paper, so the past few months I’ve been seriously working away to make a quirky little collection that I can say I truly love!

I have four suites consisting of the invitation, save the date, and the RSVP card. Even though these are ready made designs each will be truly personal because each set includes the custom hand lettering of the couples name! After being customized the suite will be delivered as a PDF file that can be printed at home or by a professional.

I envision these for couples who want unique hand made look and feel. Something a bit different, colorful, whimsical, with a sense of fun.

I'd love it if you let me know what you think and I’d really love it if you shared around these sets with anyone you know getting married soon!

Friday, June 13, 2014


Beast Friends
Old Woman
Some recent drawings.

I've been listening to this lovely ambient electronic mix a lot lately. The mellow sounds are perfect for starting out a morning.

I'm finally ready to unveil a project/product I've been working on a while, so stay tuned for that on Monday!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Panda Obsessed Girl
I have a piece in the panda themed show Pandamonium at Flower Pepper Gallerywhich opens on June 7th. I started a piece with a Red Panda, then I was worried that wouldn't be Panda-y enough, so I started this drawing, only to go back to the original one because of course Red Pandas are Panda-y enough! You can see an in progress photo of the piece I ended up contributing on my Tumblr blog.

June 7th - June 27th, 2014
Flower Pepper Gallery
121 E Union Street, Pasadena, CA

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grandmother Bear

Mushroom hunting
For for Noun
Here are some whimsical drawing I did recently.

I added several animal paper dolls (from the old sets) to my shop as printable downloads. The sets were always popular but got to be too much work to put together, so I thought rather than have them disappear forever this might be a good option.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Branding sketches

nectar sketch1
nectar sketches2
Some initial sketches that fell though for the business of a friend-of-a-friend. Basically the work of an afternoon, I still quite like them though.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Waiting next to an anxious cat.

Had this kicking around in my sketchbook for a while and finally decided to finish a drawing of it.

Monday, April 28, 2014


This started out as a color tests for something else I’m working on but I liked how they were arranged on the paper so I finished it up a bit. I have the worst imagination for how colors will look together in real life so I always have to test everything a million times and be paralyzed with indecision for a while before I paint the final version of anything.