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

Monday, July 28, 2014


Red Hood Stationary
Red Hood Stationary
Red Hood
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A new printable things in my store!

I've actually never made anything directly Red Riding Hood inspired (that I can remember). I wanted to make a printable envelope of some sort and this just girl and wolf popped out from a page in my sketchbook.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Bits

Made this chocolate cake I posted about a few Fridays ago. Omg so delicious and no fuss.
Made a point of searching out a swimming spot last weekend. We got so lost trying to find it but it was worth it I think. We'll be camping with some friends around there next weekend, I can't wait!

Friday Bits:

♥ Since I'll be camping soon here is my picnic/camping Pinterest board. It's my goal to be fancy all the time, even while camping.

Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Recommended Children's Books

♥ Finally every episode of The Simpsons is going to be online.

♥ Mmm, this Coconut Chai Lemonade sounds delicious.

This makes me laugh a lot. Oh cats.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Resting at the overlook

This piece is available as a print now.

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!