The more that I get into my 100 day project of sketching food and lettering on Instagram, the more I am blown away by how doing something so very simple like drawing food and practicing lettering is changing and invigorating my illustration. I tell my students that drawing in your sketchbook every day is a good way to refine your style and get new ideas and this is proof! Simply having to come up with different ways of seeing and creating something new every day is helping me to think outside the box and I can see my hand lettering taking on a whole new life.Read More
I'm not sure why, or when it started, but we have a tradition in my house of having tempeh fajitas on Friday nights. This tasty meal has also improved since aquiring a cast iron skillet! It's an easy, vegetarian and vegan option when you don't want to cook much. I just brown the tempeh and then set it aside while I cook saute the onions, peppers and tomatoes. I add the tempeh back in and then add some seasoning (usually salt, paprika, garlic salt and cayenne pepper). Serve it with tortillas and any toppings you want!Read More
I was a strange kid. Obsessed with certain animals, the stranger the better. I loved llamas, angler fish, anteaters. My favorite cartoon character was the anteater on the Pink Panther. So, here is a little project that I've been working on that may appeal to those of you out there who are a little, um....unique.
Sending out Holiday cards this week to friends, family and clients. Thanks everyone for all of your love and support this year. Hope everyone has a terrific holiday!
I've been working on a new promotional mailing/e-mail to send out. I like the idea of creating a more personal art piece that distinguishes me. I decided that it would be fun to create a skyline of Seattle (where I live) and also include some hand written type.
Another reason why I thought that this was a fun idea is because much of my illustration work consists of maps and I also do a lot of hand drawn text. I've always been drawn to this orange and turquoise combination and most of my website and materials are done with those colors in mind.