Saturday, February 23, 2013

dpi taiwan + uarts workshop

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my work is featured in the "meticulous art" seasonal from dpi magazine, an art and design publication in taiwan!

i'm teaching a two-part editorial illustration workshop at university of the arts in philadelphia on february 26th and march 5th. on both occasions i'll have the following wednesday afternoons to spend as i like before i take the train back home, so if you know of some gems, i'm taking recommendations! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013


L'Inconnue by Yelena Bryksenkova i've been thinking about something alain de botton said on his twitter the other day: "we're so unimaginative, we think liking always has to lead to buying, touching, having...what of simply admiring?" this liberty of london wiltshire berry print was sort of maddening - i was ready to purchase a yard of it for no reason other than to have it - and now that i've painted it, the sense of materialistic urgency is gone. for me, drawing can be a form of possession. a loophole, perhaps?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

real simple magazine

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 photo parents3_blog_zpsa1d061e9.jpg dream client alert! i have three illustrations in the current issue of real simple magazine, for an article on how to discuss sensitive but important financial issues with aging parents.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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b and i spent a picturesque weekend in portsmouth, which is quite possibly the perfect new england town. although small, the city center is so incredibly dense with shops and restaurants that the entire saturday afternoon was not enough to explore everything thoroughly. we'll surely return, and for longer. time spent with a dear friend is always restorative; i've wound my spring for the coming month.

the opening at nahcotta gallery had a very impressive turnout and two of my iceland paintings have already sold! the four remaining are still available in the gallery and through the enormous tiny art show website.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

design*sponge labels

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i made a set of printable organization labels for design*sponge this week! you can download and print them on sticker paper, then stick them on whatever needs organizing. enjoy!