{ fairy houses }

Hello! I illustrated a children’s book recently that accompanies a fairy house for Dreamland Fairy. Illustrating this book was quite an accomplishment for me, since I was freelancing, working part time at a very demanding AD agency, and most importantly caring for my 9 months old twins. It was all the more rewarding to get such nice reviews. So go to the website.

Dreamland Fairy Children's Book
Dreamland Fairy Children’s Book

{ 2014 Calendar – one more left in etsy }

Hello world. Thank you for all that purchased the calendars! IT does mean alot to me that we are raising some money that will be sent to American Red Cross for the people of Philippines who have been affected by the Typhoon Yolanda. There is ONE MORE calendar left in Etsy. Not only is it going to a good cause, but you are getting some decent art for your wall. 🙂


{ 2014 Calendar }

I’m excited to say Street Glitter Gallery in Fishtown Philadelphia will be selling my 2014 Calendar which ALL proceeds will go to the Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Philippines. Street Glitter Gallery was kind enough have the calendars in their gallery for anyone to purchase. So if you’re in the Philadelphia area, stop by and purchase to what will go to a great cause and plus see other beautiful art in the gallery. Say hello to Casey and Tami!


{ world championship materials }

FD Poster 2012
FD Poster 2012
2012 FD World Championship - Program
2012 FD World Championship – Program

Flying Dutchman World Championship was held in the United States last year in 2012. I was asked to design their materials (posters, programs, and t-shirts, as well as their plaques). There were teams arriving from all over the world and I was thrilled to introduce my designs for them. It was held in California and they wanted a retro theme, showcasing the fun and history of the state. Check out some of my designs at the week long regatta.

{ visual artists and nature }

What is it with artists and nature. I know I’m not the only one that has noticed this, but a lot of the visual artists that I see has a keen sensibility with nature. Not only do they sketch or paint the outdoors, but some of them are athletes. They run, hike, climb mountains, mountain bike; whatever it is they are drawn to the outdoors. Is it because with visual artists we study everything? How the sun shines through a tree and the shadow it creates, how the light wraps around the trunks, and the cool, contrast shade of shadow it creates, and the colors of its surroundings sits so quietly on the bark. Or how to capture a river flowing on a stagnant page? It goes on forever. Is it because we study it so much we just want to breathe nature, feel the air, smell it, see it, live in it…. with every season, every cloud, every rain? I get a constant question of, what’s my favorite season, i got to say, I like it all. The light and color when the sun rises is different not only each season, but everyday. Now to get myself out there early enough to capture the fog and midst that hovers the lake. …….Nature! Love it!

{ handkerchief }

I’m always returning to this photo, this woman with her handkerchief that I took a couple of years ago, adjusting its contrast and sharpness and just admiring the subject matter. I adore the expression on her face. I find it to tough to capture people, though. It’s like I want to know about them, but I feel like I’m intruding in their privacy (which I am by snapping away). The goal is saving the moment in my camera (no easy task), in hopes their thoughts and feelings leak back out and translate on photo paper and to be frozen in time.