Thursday, July 19, 2012


It's summer and bikes are everywhere!

Happy riding :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

a step back in time

Lucky me made a getaway out of the city and up to Maine this past weekend.  Every turn was like visiting a different time in history.  Before heading to a cabin in the woods, we stayed in Portland for a night in an old old inn by the railroad tracks with a tiny sink right next to a twin bed, visited the studio of a friend who is a luthier, and found many treasures tucked away in the second hand shops....

including this lithograph of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands by Paul Berthon.  This was quite a little splurge, but I just couldn't leave this behind.  I've always adored the art nouveau style and so to find an original lithograph from 1901 was a real treat.  Just look at that bonnet and tulips!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer in the city

Feeling good about this recently finished piece of some little ones drawing a world around them.  This is part of a series I'm working on about summer in the city.

This, and the forthcoming illustrations in the series are inspired by real little scenes around my neighborhood.  

Keep cool, fools :)