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."








Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November and December events

It's that busy time of year for me when you'll find me at holiday markets
around the city. I have 3 confirmed dates right now and hopefully a few
more to come.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
12–4 p.m.
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair

with more than 30 Brooklyn authors and illustrators.
The fair features storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels
and will include author readings, a game for children, and café service.

Saturday, December 5th 11am-8pm
I'm with the NewNew team of etsy designers for The
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
at the Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street.

Wednesday, December 13th - 20th
I'll be at Gifted presented by the Brooklyn Flea
at 204
E. 4th St. and Lafayette. I'll be sharing a space with Erika Lively
of Go Global and Gabriel Grippo of NY Design Room.

Friday, November 6, 2009

More from the Flea Design Coop

The local blog for the Brooklyn Flea has posted a list of the designers
that will be selling on Saturday alongside myself. Check it out here.
And Lena Corwin, the organizer, has also posted about it here.
It's going to a beautiful sunny day on Saturday so please stop by
and check out the wonderful work.
Here's a sneak preview.

envelope front

Claudia Pearson


Wayne Pate


Virginia Sin

lena corwin

Lena Corwin


Christopher David Ryan


Deadly Squire


Map Tote


Moontree Letterpress

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Flea Design Coop

This Saturday November 7th all my new goods will be available at
The Flea Design Coop which is part of the Brooklyn Flea (see details below).
This is a specially curated section organized and curated by Lena Corwin
and Rebecca Kutys. Every week until the end of November there will be
new designers work on offer. The fabulous poster was designed by
Wayne Pate and is available at the Flea for $15.

Flea Design Co-Op Poster Final

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Giveaway

A few month ago I featured the work of Swiss illustrator
Catell Ronca. She has kindly donated a wonderful little
pull out book measuring 5" x 6" x24". The illustrations
capture life in Peckham, London and having lived in Brixton
for a few years myself where the diversity of cultures is
similar she's done a fantastic job.
You could own this lovely little gem by commenting
below on the most multi cultural part of the world
you've ever visited.
The lucky winner will be picked on November 9th.