Wednesday, December 23, 2009

making pendants

i made these pendants out of fimo, and then added vintage buttons and antique fake pearls that i've found in my treasure hunts in junk shoppes across the country. as much as i'd love to keep them all, i think i'll sell them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Abbey Theatre

My album release went remarkably well, and I'm very fond of the poster that my husband Jake and I designed. He did all of the artwork and photography.

The Marjolaigne Paper Doll

At last! I've finally designed the Marjolaigne Paper Doll.

October 3rd at Zoe's

I think this is my first successful graphic design.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So Long, Marjolaigne

This is an illustration of Marjolaigne, from my song "So Long, Marjolaigne." Someday, I'd love to make an animation in this style of that song, but for now, this will have to do.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

The weasel scene

This is the part in the book where the weasel thinks the egg will be a giant dragon, and wants to make money off of it. As you'll notice, the weasel is made of money :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

paint, buckets, and falling down on stage...

it was our school's first talent show, and jake decided it would be great to do a live painting with one of our students and me. we got 2 6-foot masonite boards, tons of paint, and spent the next week creating what you see above. we covered it in watercolor so that it looked white. for the show, we played sigur ros, and "choreographed" a way to uncover the painting in a way that made it look like we painted this in the time it took for the 6 mintue song to play. paint and water were flying everwhere while lights flickered and the music played. i slipped and fell in the paint, and the audience loved every minute of it. some people were convinced that we had actually painted this on stage.

breakfast with jake

breakfast very well may be my favorite time of day. the kairalla's gave us their silver tea service, which has added quite a bit of glee to breakfast...and lunch and dinner for that matter.

grace prep yearbook, '09

here it is, at last. three high school girls and i worked on this yearbook for 4 and a half months. these are the pages that i designed (co-designed on some of them). i am super-proud of the yearbook team. i wish i could display all of their work, it's amazing...but it would take up tons of rooms. they worked hard, and put their hearts into this book. thanks christina, nicole and vivienne!

paper doll

This was fun. I did this in ink and colored pencil, and gave it to my lovely sister, Jamie.

europe in the spring....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Oh wow...

I've just discovered the fun of putting my watercolors through a few digital touches....I must say, I'm quite pleased with the results.

happy valentines day

This was fun. Watercolor background, and a cut out pen and ink with colored pencil. There was no pressure about messing up the background. I didn't make puddles this time. I was neat and tidy, with a little paper towel and boxes and tins. I had a particularly lovely time.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

alley leapings

this is me, stoked about life. jake took it.

The Peacock Scene

I finally got around to working on my book again. This is the part where the peacock gets terribly jealous. Silly peacocks take forever to draw.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


My second watercolor. I went a little crazy on the background. There was literally a puddle on my dining room table. Too fun :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

walking fido

This is my first real watercolor. I had SO much fun, while being totally nervous the whole time.
I got my inspiration from Kat Macleod and Leontine May Greenberg. I would like to have a pet strawberry.