Saturday, July 27, 2013


 photo dc1b0368-ee99-43bd-a46c-9860f635b818_zpseca80719.jpg this is the first in a series of six paintings for yet another enormous tiny art show in portsmouth, new hampshire. after seeing the édouard vuillard exhibition at the jewish museum and then impressionism, fashion and modernity at the met, i feel a renewed enthusiasm for drawing pensive women doing solitary things. and what's more solitary than solitaire? i've been laying out this particular game of patience since i was little.

 photo solitaire_palette1_zpsa6e03cb1.jpg the palette was inspired by a bouquet of flowers i saw on the street in new york. i'm trying to move away from my usual, intuitive blue-gray and be more courageous and deliberate with color.

Friday, July 12, 2013

red cap cards

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here's a little preview of my new line for red cap cards. some of my favorite illustrators - jon klassen, lizzy stewart, anna emilia laitinen, anke weckmann and my BFF becca stadtlander - have created cards for red cap, so as you can imagine i'm over the moon about getting to join the party. the twelve cards are coming out next month!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

my favorite books

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a few of the books that have deeply affected my worldview, life and work and which i return to again and again.

Monday, July 1, 2013


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i'm taking a break between two major projects and spending this rainy day with some leisurely drawing, green tea, and lots of "star talk radio."