Monday, June 16, 2008

Renegade Craft Fair

Hit the Renegade in Brooklyn this weekend. It took place in the McCarren Park pool. Yes, in a pool. It had just rained Sunday when I arrived, so the pool was fast a sweltering vat of concrete once the sun shined.

But the fair was great with so many talented artists and crafters selling their wares.
I purchased a glass squirrel pendant from "Happy Owl Glassworks", a cute print from "The Small Object" and a typewriter key pendant from "The Weekend Store".

Here are some shots from it. Love the dog!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Chelsea Market

I discovered the coolest place in the city this week with my friend Karin, who was visiting from Austin. She is quite the gourmet enthusiast and was delighted to find that the Food Network was housed in this building. There were all kinds of great shops, foods, wine, and bakeries. Always so inspiring to see new places. Made me want to buy kitchen tools made of olive wood and ramekins the size of kitten paws. (?)This is a shot of one store's cheese selection. I thought that sheep was so cute in the midst of so much frommage!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Fox and the Raccoon

This is an illustration I did while taking Monica Wellington's Children's Book class at SVA this past fall. I am still trying to get a children's book project and have recently submitted a dummy to a publisher in NYC. She saw the dummy during an interview and asked that I resend it to her after making a few tweaks. Keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Le Poulet

Here is a little chicken I did recently. Been playing with some images for possible licensing.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I absolutely adore Ludwig Bemelmans (most famously known for the Madeline series)Not only was he an amazing illustrator but also a gifted writer of works of fiction. One of my favorites is Hotel Splendide...a series of short stories, little vignettes of life in a five star hotel banquet hall. He has such light prose that evokes old Paris and Europe. This image is an ad he illustrated for an Italian Cruise line. Enjoy!