Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Bits

Went apple picking with some friends last weekend. I picked a huge bucket with the plan to bake a million pies, but they are so delicious I just want to crunch into them, so maybe I'll just eat them all.

I made a music mix to share of traditional folk songs with some old and new interpretations. I think it's good music to listen to on foggy mornings. Or any time!

Listen to it on 8tracks

I'll be adding a few new products to my shop next week, so stay tuned for that!
Yay Weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Go-To Salad

I think I may have posted this recipe as part of a Friday list, but I'm posting it again because it is my go to for lunch. It's from the blog Whats Cooking Good Looking and I make it all. the. time. Usually I can make it on a Sunday evening and have it ready to eat for lunch every day for the whole week, without having to take extra time to stop and make something and getting out of the flow of work. It's also easy to modify, it calls for barely but I've used ferro and in the notes she says you can use quinoa. When I made it recently I used parsley instead of spinach and added some flaxseeds I'm actually not such a fan of leaf-only salads, they can feel unsatisfying, whereas a grain based salad can keep me going though the afternoon. Especially if I'm going running in the evening.

I've seriously been making this salad weekly or every few weeks for months now and I'm not tired of it yet! Recipe here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Buddies

Good Buddies
This is my piece for The Brave Ones, two good buddies sharing a treat. You can buy it right here. 10% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue in Pasadena!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Bits

How are we over a week into October already? I'm so ready for real PNW Autumn to get here already! It was a hot summer and the warm weather has even hung around into this week. Happily it finally looks like some rainy cool weather will be moving in this weekend. I want moody weather!
And since it's coming up soon, to get in the spirit o' Halloween I made a free downloadable invite for you! I had some little drawings here and there that I thought would make a cute Halloween party invite.


Download it right here!
(Feel free to print as many as you want and please share away but remember they are for personal use only)

Also, Don't forget The Brave Ones opening tonight at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena!

Happy weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Turnip Farmer

Turnip thief
turnip farmer
Turnip farmer

If you are in the Pasadena area I have a piece in the show The Brave Ones at Flower Pepper Gallery, opening this Friday. 10% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue! More info here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Bits: Books talk

Once again I'm going though my every-six-months "what am I even doing with my blog" phase. The past six months I decided I wasn't going to post about anything that wasn't art/work related. Buuut, that's just not me. It's all part of me and why I draw and make the things I do, so I think it's relevant! Plus when I go back and look at previous posts I like my blog more when I'm posting all kinds of stuff & those are the kinds of blogs I like to read as well.
And with that...
Four of the 6 books I read in September. By far the best of the lot (in my opinion anyway) was The Bone Clocks. After I finished it, I just kept thinking about it and loved it more and more. The plot is way to complicated to even get into, and plot isn't even why I liked it. Kill My Mother is a noir graphic novel recommended by my Dad. An excellent story with excellent artwork (and strong female characters!). It made me tense and anxious in an intentional way. If you are a Murakami fan you will like his latest book, but maybe not as much as his earlier books. Land Of Love and Drowning sounded like it was going to be great, but unfortunately it was a disappointment, it just fell completely flat for me.

As far as this coming month I've already started Cloud Atlas because I am now a firm David Mitchell fan and I want to read all of this books as soon as possible. I'd also like to read Lena Dunham's book and I'm going to be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray for book club. Other than that it depends on what holds for books I'm wait-listed for come in at the library!

Tell me what you read in September or what you're looking forward to reading!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Luck Cat

luck cat
A little drawing I did last week.

I have a lot to do this week and I'm feeling kind of under the weather, change of seasons I guess. I better start making my honey lemon ginger concoction again!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Speculative Logos

Children's clothing logo

woodhouse logo

Two speculative logos for made up businesses. I want to do some more of these to show the kind of work I can and would like to do as far as logo designs.
Contact me to chat about a possible logo for your business!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Bits




I decided to add a print of the leaping squirrel to my shop for the Autumn only, so if you want one get on it!

♥ Really cool animated illustrations, Impossible Bottles

♥ My friend Rebecca's Pinboard "Be Well" is one of my very favorites.

♥ I feel like I've mastered English Muffins, next I'm going to try making bagels! I'm going to try this recipe, but if you have one that's worked well for you let me know!

Pretty much.

♥ It's been a while since I've done any embroidery but I'd like to try Sashiko this Autumn, I think it could be soothing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Various Babies

Various babies
A whole bunch of little baby practice drawings. I used to think I didn't like drawing babies, but it turns out it's actually pretty fun. Whether they actually look like babies or not, you'll have to let me know.

I also made another pattern of rabbits and radishes:
Bunny & Radish pattern

Friday, September 12, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Bits

Some photos from around my parent's place. It's so nice to be home in late Summer/early Autumn, I haven't been home this time of year in ages.
Morning light...
Home sept 14
What I'm reading while I'm here and a butterfly.

Hope you had a lovely first week of september!

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Recipe & Travel Plans

Shiso juice
Hot and thirsty? Did you once plant shiso and now have baby plants popping up everywhere and taking over your garden? Then let me suggest making shiso juice. It's actually more of a tea and served cold it's very refreshing! It's also the most wonderful shade of vivid magenta pink! Here's all you need:

• About 2 cups shiso leaves, packed.
• About 3 to 4 cups water.
• The juice of one lemon
• Honey

Bring a pot of water to a boil, then remove from the heat and add all the shiso leaves. Let the leaves steep for about 15 minutes. Strain out the leaves from the water, making sure to give them a good squeeze to get all the delicious flavor out. Add all of the lemon juice and honey to taste and give it a good stir (it's at this point that it goes from purple to vivid magenta). Let cool, then pour into a pitcher and put in the fridge to chill even more. Once it's good and cold serve over ice.

To get even more refreshed I mix the juice with some bubbly mineral water, or even coconut flavored mineral water. So good! The flavor of shiso is pretty hart to describe. Maybe floral and fresh, but earthy at the same time?

shiso drink

shiso drink
So pretty!

shiso plants

I also wanted to mention that I am going to be out of town for two weeks starting on September 2nd. I'm going to leave my store open while I'm away, just please keep in mind when ordering that order's won't be shipped until after September 17th.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I had a goal to make a simple repeating pattern every day last week. This however didn't quite happen, I made two, and then got pulled into some other work. I still want to make more for fun and practice though so I plan to keep at it this week.
Wild pigs and acorns

Nut & Acorn pattern

Monday, August 18, 2014

Raccoon Scamps

raccoon scamps
I just realized I never posted these raccoon sketches I did a while ago. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy recently so it seems appropriate!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Bits

Here are some of the basics from camping last weekend:
Swam in a river
Walked though the forest

Cooked with fire

Drove mountain roads home.

My phone died almost immediately upon leaving the house, which in retrospect was probably a good thing. I had my big camera, but it's so much trouble it means I end up taking fewer pictures and just experiencing things without documentation.

Wandering mix
I made another mix of music that makes me want to run away to the forest.
Listen to it on 8 Tracks.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Leaping squirrel
Trying to draw more animals again. Might make this one into a print, what do you think?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014