Thursday, October 29, 2009

2010 Poster Calendar

My days and weeks have been consumed with veggies but
I've finally completed my 2010 calendar in both its forms.
So, pictured below is the poster version now available at
my store and the 12 page calendar will be ready to ship on
Monday. Also thought I'd share some pickles !!

poster calendar


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brian Jungen

I've just returned from Washington DC where I spent a lovely 2 days
with my sister exploring the city. It was my first trip there and I feel
like I only just scraped the surface with it's wonderful museums and
historic monuments. The National Museum of the American Indian really
blew me away from the exterior to the amazing collection within.

The art of Brian Jungen is one of the most innovative and clever works
I have seen in a very long time. He is a Canadian artist from British Colombia
with Swiss and Dunne-za First Nations ancestry. He draws upon the traditions
of "found art" and incorporates familiar everyday items into traditional
First Nations artwork.
Jungen writes:
"It was interesting to see how by simply manipulating the Air Jordan shoes
you could evoke specific cultural traditions whilst simultaneously amplifying
the process of cultural corruption and assimilation.
The Nike mask sculptures seemed to articulate a paradoxical relationship
between a consumerist artefact and an 'authentic' native artifact."






Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monsieur Cabinet

Dave aka Monsieur Cabinet lives and works in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
I came across his work when he was a contributor on Doodlers Anonymous.
His work will definitely make you giggle and I love his visual play on words.






Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tanya Cooper

I came across Tanya Cooper the other day and was drawn to her
food illustrations. All I've been drawing for the past few weeks
is the fruit and vegetables for my calendar so it's nice to see
other illustrators approach to a similar subject.
She has many more examples on her site.


Monday, October 19, 2009


I'd like to say thanks to Holly over at decor8 for featuring my calendar
in her extensive 2010 calendar round up.
Apparently she received over 500 submissions and the quality and variety
is really great. Check them out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

2010 Calendar

Finally I'm thrilled to reveal my 2010 calendar.
I've been feverishly drawing yummy fruits, vegetables and
other local delights for each month.
I'm finding as time goes by that I get such pleasure out of eating locally
and therefore seasonally and thought this would be a wonderful
subject for a calendar. Every month features the produce in season and
in January I will be featuring a guest blogger chef who will share
some local recipes. It's going to be an exciting project.
Meanwhile the calendar will be available November 1 from my shop.






envelope front

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lizzy Stewart

It's been a while since I've featured an illustrator so today I'd like to introduce
Lizzy Stewart from Edinburgh. She loves pencils, Russian history and bears.
I really like her book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and her beautiful representations
of the Native Americans.






Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneak Preview of 2010 Calendar

I've been busy creating a 2010 calendar which shows what delicious
produce is available locally on each month. This obviously depends
where you are located but for now I think I have the North East covered.
Beginning in January I will also have a guest chef post seasonal recipes
along with step by step illustrations by me.
Here's a compilation of some of the yummy treats so far.
I will post the final calendar on Friday.

Local Fare

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Goes to Jess Neil for being the lucky winner of Kelly's food print.
Thanks everyone for coming up with some super imaginative meals - made my mouth water.
And stay tuned for next months giveaway which promises to be cool and collectable.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Taking a Few Days Off

Doing a fantastic job at the moment so deadlines call and I'll be back sometime early next week.
Have a fabulous weekend and try and stop by the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn on Sunday.
I'll be on Atlantic Avenue between Boerum and Smith from 10 - 6 with great new products.

color pear

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Back in July I wrote about Kelly Lasserre, an illustrator who draws her inspiration from everyday observations.
I'm excited that she has donated an 11 x 14 print for one lucky winner.
All you have to do is post a comment below on your dream meal and the winner will be announced on October 7th. Good luck and think up something yummy !