surface design

Collaboration with World Market

I love seeing my illustration and pattern work on great products. And, whoa. Was I ever proud and happy when I saw an entire tableaux of wonderful things emblazoned with my work. I walked into World Market and of course beelined for the HobNobs and Teapots [mama loves a spot of afternoon tea]. And when Read More

Happy Happy Merry Merry

Here are some baubles to make your days bright. This time of year is such a hopeful and wistful time!

wraptious competition: buy one or ten soft comfy cushions with my work on them…

These are available for a limited time only…so you should go ahead and buy one or thirty of these high quality pillows / cushions. I think they look fab, and are of course super extra high quality. You can get them for just a little bit of time on Fun!      

New Floral Pattern: Watercolor Flowers

I love vintage design and style so much. I was in an old antebellum house in the garden district of New Orleans not so long ago [but lets face it, any time away from New Orleans is way too long. That place is magic.] and the entry way walls were hand painted by a woman Read More

New floral pattern: Black Dahlias

I’m pretty excited about these black dahlias. I think theyre the same thing as chocolate dahlias. I’m no botanist though, so I cant be *too* sure of anything. I drew them though, so that is what I’m calling them.      

Print&Pattern: Nature Book

I am thrilled that I can finally announce my inclusion in the book Print&Pattern: Nature. This book is the third [possibly even fourth?] book by the industry taste-maker and leader Bowie Style of the Print&Pattern blog. You may pre-order now from your local mom and pop or pop and pop or mom and mom bookshop.  Read More

One of those days…

…when I wish I had a helper monkey!  

Time Capsule Sketchbook

What a whirlwind spring so far! The winter months just tiptoed away and here we are. In mid-April, I finished a major project after a few months of head-to-desk heavy involvement and then we got on a plane to Croatia. Split Croatia was such a deep blue water and clear warm breeze sky place. I Read More

The last flower in the winter garden

I have this memory from childhood, a recurring memory about the first cold snap after August. I’d walk out into my grandparents formerly lush and multi-layered flower bed and there I’d find flowers drying to various shades of watery grey, sepia, dark crunchy brown. Through the visible wisps of my breath in the chilly Tennessee Read More

Today I am thankful for rain and comfy undies

Happy Thanksgiving, you all!