dub nation

mermie + bay area book fest

Screen shot 2016-06-02 at 10.48.43 AM I will be exhibiting this weekend in Berkeley at the Bay Area Book Fest – if you’re in the east bay I hope to see you there. They have a great line up of authors and panels! Have a great weekend ^_^

baby slice

babyslice

 

we traveled to new york when our daughter was 3 months old. i worked and the hubbahubba was on daddy duty. one day his goal was to find a dollar slice. he described that day to me as the quintessential new york experience. 8 months later i had a chance to draw it.

happy birthday, my love!

grandma day

grandma today is my mother-in-law’s birthday. she’s an incredible person. she gives everyone the benefit of the doubt – even if they’re obviously wrong. i’ve learned so much by observing who she is, how she accepts people and her positive attitude. being part of her family feels like a gift. she’s aretired pre-school teacher.she has hundreds of songs memorized, knowledge about great books and activities to do with children and an open, loving heart. when our baby spends time with her we joke that it’s pre pre-school. i’m so happy that her influence is all around. happy birthday, grandma! <3

spring show sunday

grandview

 

I will be vending this Sunday at the SF Etsy Spring Show this Sunday at All Good Pizza in San Francisco. If you’re around please come by – and if I see you or don’t, I hope you have a relaxing weekend!

love in reach

loveinreach

 

For the daughters who have difficult relationships with their moms,for those who never had a loving mom, for the women who are cat moms,dog moms, office moms, for those that are moms of one, two, or seven –tired, under slept and overextended, for those who tried and tried tobecome a mom but couldn’t, for those who had a being to care for andlost them but never stopped being “mom”, and for those who will neverpursue motherhood and that’s just fine… for all those women Ithought of you as this image came to me one night.

Love comes in many forms. I truly believe it is all around us. Sowhether you are celebrating mother’s day or tucking yourself in the
covers and staying away from social media – I wish you a wonderfulweekend, surrounded by the love that’s within reach.

<3

shelter owls + zazzle + live drawing

shelterowls

It’s a cozy rainy day here. I haven’t created any new illustrations because I’m pushing forward on Pashmina. I am producing 2-3 pages a day. It may seem like I’m not drawing but I’m drawing more than ever before! My deadline for completion is approaching. The book won’t be available until Fall of next year but I willcomplete it this summer. My publisher will then haveample time for corrections, production and of course marketing! I thought as I got closer I would feel calmer, but I just feel more nervous! I still have a good stretch to wait, so hopefully mynerveswill subside.

Meanwhile, we’ve updated our zazzle shop with loads of products. We have phone cases, wallet cases, kindle and ipad covers, pillows (!), mugs and more. They’re having a 22% off sale today only for all orders, use the codeLUVOURPLANET.

Also I will be at Trickster in Berkeley for a Mother’s day live drawing event on April 30th. If you’d like a custom drawing for mother’s day or just because, come by with a photo (on your phone is fine). Limited number of slots will be available.

That’s all from me! Back to producing pages ^_^

pikes sunset

pikessunset

I will be in Los Angeles this weekend for Wondercon with my friend and talented jewelry maker Faheema of Unicorn Crafts.

A week later I will return to Seattle for the fourth year exhibiting atEmerald City Comiconwith my friend and talented sculptor, Lyla of Little Brigade.I love Seattle and even though it’s very touristy, I love Pike’s market.

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If you’re in Los Angeles or Seattle I hope to see you! I will have a limited number of live drawing slots available each day, so if you’d like to get a customsketch by me, come by with a photo! ^_^

Have a wonderful week!

first family vacation

banyantree

babylifevacation

seaturtle shaveice goodbyehawaii

we went on our first family vacation. it was equal parts rough and relaxing. traveling with baby was fine, but being hotel bound while baby napped with beautiful hawaii right outside the door was hard! i made the best of nap time by drawing (in the dark!) and even though we didn’t spend enough time in the pool or the ocean, it was hard to leave!

swing swing

swingswing

My Disney feature closes this weekend. I will be signingthis Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm at Wonderground Galleryin theDowntown DisneyDistrict.Parking fees apply.

Have a lovely weekend!