Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Snapshots of our home that I've taken with my iPod Touch camera.
You can see more at my Instagram feed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Night & Day

Night & Day
Painted Leaf
Vermillion Flycatcher
Acrylic ink on a dry rubber tree leaf (ficus elastica) & my lovely visitor
Mr. Vermillion Flycatcher.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Offline Life

In the Canyon
Our phone and internet died yesterday and won't be back up until who knows when.
Good thing about not having internet is lots of time to draw :-)
I'm having breakfast at a diner with Manolo and the boys
and the four of us are hooked up to a little device.
It's ok, we'll have plenty of time to talk and interact at home ;-)
Sepia micron pen on paper. 8 x 10 inches.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Spied

I spied all of this beauty yesterday afternoon while spending some time outside
with my furry boy Turbo & my camera (Canon Digital Rebel T2i).

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Faux cyanotypes
Fall leaves

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Faux Cyanotypes

Faux Cyanotypes WIP
Making some Christmas presents for the family.
Watercolor and acrylic ink on paper.
Hope to finish these today. They are mini versions of this one.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Food Rules!

When TLC Book Tours contacted me to see if I'd be interested in participating
in the blog tour of Michael Pollan's fascinating new book
"Food Rules: An Eaters Manual"
illustrated by the brilliant Maira Kalman I immediately said yes :-)
I've been a huge fan of Ms. Kalman's work for years now and I thought
it would be nice to share some of my favorite images from her books
& a few of my favorite food rules from the book with you:

Rule No.2: Don't Eat Anything Your Great Grandmother
Wouldn't Recognize As Food.
Rule No.24: When You Eat Real Food
You Don't Need Rules.
Rule No.56: Eat When You Are Hungry,
Not When You Are Bored.
Rule No.76: Place A Bouquet Of Flowers On The Table
And Everything Will Taste Twice As Good.
Rule No.78: Eat With Other People
Whenever You Can

"Food Rules: An Eaters Manual" is not only inspiring to look at
but it's also good for you ♥

Monday, November 21, 2011


Baby Shower
A baby shower invite for a sweet friend :-)
Initial drawing was made with a micron pen & final illustration
with watercolors on paper.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vermilion Flycatcher

My love affair with this little birdie continues ♥
It such a privilege to see him every day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

iPad Sleeve

iPad cozy
iPad Sleeve
These two
It's my beautiful son Daniel's 14th birthday today!
We plan to celebrate all day :-)
I also wanted to show you the linen sleeve I made for my iPad yesterday
using my own hand carved stamps and pigment ink pads.
I heat set the ink with a very hot iron. But I wouldn't use this method if it was something that is going to be washed regularly.
In that case I'd use ink pads that were made specifically for fabric.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mi casa es su casa

Manolo's studio window
Guestroom window
These are a few corners of our home I rarely get to see.
We have a guest bedroom and Manolo's studio downstairs.
Back in February I used that space for Angela's ACE Camps workshop,
remember? Photos here & here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On my walls

New Inspiration board
I realized yesterday that my inspiration board hadn't been rearranged in months!
So I dove into my magic Drawer No.2 and picked new inspiring loveliness to go up.
Bookhoy & Cathy Cullis
I'm always inspired by this beautiful fabric poster from Bookhou
& Cathy Cullis embroidered hearts.
Cyanobird & Aimar
My Cyanobird is in very good company with Gustavo Aimar's
papier-mâché birds and one of his tiny originals that I absolutely love.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Now Available!

Puzzle for Galison
My birdie stickers for Galison
The Puzzle, Book of Stickers and the Perpetual Calendar
are now available at Galison!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Lavender collage
Had to paint a lavender plant for a commissioned job this morning.
Then I used it to play around in Photoshop to make this digital collage :)
The basket drawing is for the same freelance project.
I'll tell you more about it once the book is released next Spring.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Butterflies pattern
Turned a Sunday drawing into a pattern and made myself a pretty notebook.
Drawing was done with micron pens,
coloring pencils & watercolors on handmade Twinrocker paper.