Thursday, February 13, 2014

068: SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

06 Grand Central Terminal
"Grand Central Terminal's ceilings are grand!" squeaked the little mouse.
This illustration includes hot dogs from the Sabretto hot dog stands you see at every NY street corner and oysters from the Oyster Bar. Best oysters ever! mmmmm.

07 New York Botanical Garden
It was raining pretty hard when we visited the New York Botanical Garden, so our main stop was at their Holiday Train Show!! Model trains zoom-zooming through miniature sculptures of NY landmarks... made out of plants! Plants! You even get a look into "The Artists Studio" - an insiders look at the process of making the model landmarks.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

067: SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

05: The New York Public Library
One of my favorite places is the NYC Public Library. Everything about this building is breathtaking. It makes you wonder how anyone can study in such a beautiful place!
In addition, they have a great exhibition going on, THE ABC OF IT: Why Children Books Matter. I was very excited to see it and so so so glad I did!
"The ABC of It is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produced them. Through a dynamic array of objects and activities, the exhibition celebrates the extraordinary richness, artistry, and diversity of children’s literature across cultures and time."
Can't get much better than that. :)


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

066: SBP Greetings From New York!

Last week, I sent off my Sketchbook Project 2014 to the Brooklyn Art Library. With all the time that goes into it, sending my sketchbooks off is always a bitter sweet moment... My theme is "Greetings From...", which I thought was perfect as I chose to document my New York trip....
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From December 30th to January 5th, my boyfriend Brian and I traveled to New York!!! I have never seen so much in such a short period of time, it was such a unique and rich experience. I will never forget it!!!
Instead of posting all of my sketchbook pages in one post, I decided to split it up as there is too much to talk about!

Front and back cover
Title page
Bryant Park: Our first night in New York, we dashed to Bryant Park where they have an ice rink with a beautiful ornamented tree (I liked this much more than Rockefeller's tree which was coned off, while at Bryant we were able to go up and touch the tree) and holiday shops. We grabbed apple cider at Big Apple Cider- which was perfect for standing in line in the cold! It even came with a cinnamon stick! As for skating... I'm not very graceful on the ice but I didn't fall once since I was clinging to Brian :) Skating under the Christmas tree and New York lights was a very magical experience and a perfect beginning to our NY adventure!
This page documents some of the places we visited...
Ghost Buster Fire Station: Who you gonna call?! Ghost Busters! and now I know where their fire house is! :P
Empire State Building: Don't forget to look up at night! They change the colors of the lights!
Washington Square: One of my favorite parks in NY. We were greeted by a very friendly squirrel, passed by chess tables, and ran into pigeon man. It must be even more beautiful during the warmer weather.
Rockefeller (Top of the Rock): Best view of NY!

That's all for now :) Until next time!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

065: An Update on 2013

Happy 2014! It's been a's what I've been up to :)
April: Received Frame My Future Honorable Mention Certificate.
Church Hill named 36 Honorable Mentions and I was very happy to be one of them. Check out all the honorable mentions on Church Hill Classics Pinterest including my submission, "Not So Far Far Away"

November: Navatek Illustration: "Tools of a Naturalist"
I was asked to produce a 24"x30" illustration and a coloring page for a new exhibition on the Navatek cruise. I am very excited to be a part of an interactive art piece, where children add their own unique touches to my illustration!

December/January 2014: New York!
New York was amazing- so many new experiences and great memories- including being reunited with one of my sketchbooks at the Brooklyn Art Library (I can cross that off my bucket list, now).
For my recently submitted, Sketchbook Project 2014, I illustrated my adventures in New York!  Stay tuned for pictures!
Be sure to check back for pictures on personal work, too! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

064: TYCI Zine #4

"...we explore and celebrate all things femme, providing an open forum for discussion and a place to share ideas and make connections. We write about things which affect us and put together features on art, theatre, music, film, politics, current affairs and most things in between, interviewing interesting women we think you need to know about."

Check out TYCI, a collective run by women!
All about empowerment and celebration of women! I had the great opportunity to supply an illustration for the TYCI cover. If you are in Glasglow, Scotland, UK you'll want to make sure to pick up your free zine-Super coooOOOOoool.
Also, the wonderful people at TYCI wrote a little something about my work on their website. To see the feature go to

Thank you to Lauren and the TYCI team who has helped to make this happen! I'm gonna have to go visit Scotland one day and make it to their meetings and events :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

063: ABC's Book

This is so awesome!
Character Animation artist, Thomas Teraoka!!
A amazinnnnng picture of my really good art buddy, Thomas Teraoka, in NY! What's that he's holding? My self-published ABC's book!!! This picture makes me so happy  :) If his name sounds familiar it's because he's part of PBJ. He goes to CALARTS and is amazing. Very talented!!!
There are only a couple books (< 10) left! To get your hands on a limited-edition, numbered, and signed ABC's book, order them here at my shop!
AND look at these goodies! Little mini watercolor books! Perfection! Thank you Thomas!!! I can't wait to use them :)
If you own my ABC's book, please take a picture with it or write a testimony and email it to with subject "ABC's Picture/Testimony".
I would love to share it!