Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Press

I hope that everyone had a lovely relaxing holiday with
family and friends. I for one am feeling rested after a
very busy and productive 3 weeks.
Back to just a little bit of business and it seems that my
Buy Local Calendar is continuing to gather interest.
I was happy to see it on these 2 sites.



I will be back in full swing on January 1st for the very first 2010
giveaway and then continuing into the New Year with my twice a month
seasonal recipes collaborating with chef Sung Uni Lee.
And 2010 promises to be full of exciting news and regular features.
Thanks to everyone who has tuned in and supported me in my first
year of blogging.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'll be at Gifted

Firstly a big apology to my readers for the lack of new posts.
This past few weeks has been insanely busy and I really couldn't
have wished for a better holiday shopping season.

I will be at the Brooklyn Gifted Holiday Sale from
Wednesday December 16th - Sunday 20th.
For all of you in New York who don't want to pay shipping
please come and find me. I have all of my new products.



And here's my new print of Houses all in a Row in lovely hues of pink.
This one's been selling extremely well.

row 12x18 pink

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Set of 3 Prints

Finally completed by last new product for the holidays.
I've taken some of my favorite and most popular illustrations
and made them in to perfect little sets.
Wonderful gifts for all ages. Please check them out here.

Indian set

India set 3

Funky set


Tribal set

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Cards

I have 2 designs for the holidays (please excuse the bad product shots
but expecting the actual cards to arrive by Friday).
Each card is 5 x 7" and comes with a white envelope in a plastic sleeve.
The cards are $3.00 each and $10.00 for 4. Buy them here.



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st Recipe

I've been working away on a collaboration with a friend and chef
Sung Uni Lee. We both feel passionate about buying locally and eating
seasonally so we've decided to share this with my readers.

Every month on the 1st and 15th Sung will create a recipe using
ingredients featured in my 2010 calendar. I will illustrate these
recipes and at the end of the year we'll have 24 wonderful treats to
turn into a cook book.
We're also working on filming the making of each recipe
so stay tuned for that.

To launch our project check out the first recipe below.
Then our regular postings will commence January 1st.


dec recipe
Happy December 1st

Well, where do I start. I planned on blogging at
9am this morning but things have been busy over here.
What a lovely way to begin December with 2 wonderful
pieces of press.

Firstly thanks to Grace over at Design*Sponge for
featuring my tea towels. I can't keep up with the orders
today-it's wonderful.


And secondly Tribal Alphabet received a lovely mention
in the New York Magazine Gifted holiday guide.

NY mag

Monday, November 30, 2009


I have been waiting for this moment for so long when
I could finally show my finished tea towels.
So, here they are and they received a nice introduction to
the market when I sold them yesterday at the Bowery Bazaar.
To purchase, please go here.

color full

color hanging

color closeup3

color closeup


B+W hanging

B+W close

B+W folded

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Roman's pigeon

I was sent this today by a boy called Roman who I met at the
Brooklyn Museum on Saturday. He loved the pigeon and this is
a result of his great coloring skills. Thanks Roman.

roman's pigeon

Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekend events

I had a great weekend crammed full of inspiring moments.
The Children's Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum was such a success.
Thanks to all that came out and supported me.
I made some coloring sheets for kids to do and it was wonderful
to watch how engaged and focused they were and it reconfirms that
I must do my coloring books.


And the reason I'm so happy and my table is empty is that I completely sold
out of Tribal Alphabet with still an hour to go. Luckily I brought business cards.





And then yesterday we went to visit the studio of R. Gregory Christie,
an illustrator whose work has always filled me with joy.
He was showing original paintings, prints and selling his children's book.
He has so many under his belt that it was hard to choose.
Then there was a musical moment of jazz put to the words of some of his books.
It was one of those beautiful Brooklyn moments.


This is one of the books we chose and I'm not a
boxing fan but on reading it last night to my boys
I learned so much about the life of Muhammad Ali.

clay vs liston

john's flames

bunk johnson & ellie

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fall Delights

I had a pretty wonderful evening yesterday attending a benefit for PS8
in Brooklyn. My publisher's kids go there and she'd organized a reading
for New York's literati which was topped off with a guest appearance from
Gabriel Byrne reading from Dubliners by James Joyce. Nan and I also shared
a little with the audience on the work behind Tribal Alphabet.

I've also got some pictures from last Sunday at the Brooklyn Flea.
I'd like to say a big thanks to Rebecca and Lena for including me.





And today I spent a happy hour with my youngest son at Union Square's
Farmers Market - what an incredible season for produce


farmers market


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Saturday 21st November from 12-4pm I will be part of the Children's Book Fair
at the Brooklyn Museum. There's going to be plenty of fun activities for the kids
and I'll have some new coloring pages from Tribal Alphabet at my table.
Please stop, say "hi" and pick up a signed copy of Tribal Alphabet.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Brooklyn Flea Design Coop Again!

Due to the great success of last weeks flea, I'll be there again this weekend.
The weather looks very shakey for Saturday so we'll be over in DUMBO on Sunday 11am-6pm.
I'm working hard on getting my tea towels finished which will be available
for the beginning of December but I do have my 2010 Calendar Poster.

Flea Design Co-Op Poster Final

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Work

It's been a while since I've posted any new work.
It's because I've been very busy with projects that can't be revealed
yet but I can put this up which is part of a new piece of work I'm developing.
I'm usually such a color freak that it wouldn't occur to me to restrict
myself to black and white but I have to say I love it.

B&W repeat
Steve Harrington

Today I'd like to introduce you to the amazing work of
Steve Harrington
who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Influenced by Time Life encyclopedias from 1965 through 1972, thrift stores
and the '60s psych sounds of The Moody Blues, his art might be termed
"contextual objectivism."