Thursday, November 23, 2017


a new piece for the kitchn: "why do we drink eggnog at christmas?" - chris malloy's reluctant sojourn into the world of 'nog.  i submitted two sketches for this job and would have been happy to take either of them to final thanks to the fun palette and festive mood:
Eggnog -  sketch 2 Eggnog - sketch 1

Monday, November 20, 2017


a new one for ESPN's blog the undefeated, for a piece by jeff rivers entitled "thanksgiving is a day to celebrate, no matter our problems" (follow this link for a much larger version of the illustration.) 
Syrian refugee family's first Thanksgiving
and this one it for the kitchn, about a syrian refugee family's first american thanksgiving.
happy holiday, dear friends!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

the ned hotel

the ned
london's beautiful ned hotel publishes an in-house newspaper, and this illustration - about ice skating in the city - appears in the current christmas edition.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

drinking coffee around the world

Coffee Around the World
espresso romano with a cornetto on the side in italy; tiny cafezinho with a chocolatey brigadeiro in brazil; kaapi alongside a breakfast of dosa and idli in india. a new illustration for coffee talk: how to order coffee around the world by alia akkam for the kitchn.

there was a bit of a (good-natured, for the most part) uproar from my italian followers when i posted a crop of this on my instagram because i had depicted the espresso romano with a side of lemon (a big no-no, as it turns out, but in my defense i was keeping true to the article) and that i had made the cup a little too large. so, for fun, here is a more accurate representation:
Coffee Around the World_edit

Friday, November 10, 2017

evening routine

evening routine
i've been taking some digital shortcuts with quick turnaround editorial jobs lately, so i'm happy to have an opportunity to slow down and finish a painting the good ol' fashioned way. this one was inspired by an image from a swedish blog hat i had pinned a long time ago, and when i went to find the source today i discovered that post had another image of the same room, but on the wall is a frankie wall calendar opened to my painting "solitaire," which features a girl quite similar to this one, one of her ancestors circa 2013! what a nice way for two things to feed into each other, to lie dormant in an inspiration folder and then to converge again. acryla gouache and graphite on paper, about 4.5 x 5.5" in size. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

one mantel, three ways to decorate

Holiday Mantel three illustrations for a article about decorating your mantel for the holidays, including advice from my beloved emily henderson. lovely infographic design by rebecca hart.