Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weekend Market Dates

This weekend I'll be at the Brooklyn Flea again following
a great launch there last Saturday.
And on Sunday come and find me here...

Spring Food & Craft May 1st and 2nd

Friday, April 23, 2010

Design*Sponge Featured Me

I'm excited today to be part of Grace's food related Friday features.
Thanks Grace for the support.

design*sponge feature April 23rd

I also have a new product in my shop today. The Buy Local Coloring Book is available for $8.
Have fun with seasonal produce and get creative with a page full of yummy delights.

Buy Local Coloring Book

Buy Local Coloring Book

Buy Local Coloring Book

Buy Local Coloring Book

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Upcoming Spring Events


I apologize that we are unable to bring you the second April recipe
this month. Our next one will be on May 7th and will continue on schedule.

And starting this Saturday April 24th I will be busy most weekends selling
around Brooklyn and New York so if you're around please stop by and
see my new Spring products in the flesh.
Here is my list of events for the next 2 months.

Thursday April 22nd, Tribal Alphabet signing at Green In Bklyn

Saturday April 24th, Brooklyn Flea
I'll be selling at The NewNew tent
Sunday April 25th, Hester Street Fair

Saturday May 1st, Brooklyn Flea
Sunday May 2nd, Spring Food + Craft Market

Saturday May 15th, Brooklyn Flea

June 5th and 6th, Renegade Craft Fair

June 12th and 26th, Brooklyn Flea

July 10th and 24th, Brooklyn Flea

Friday, April 16, 2010

Habana Outpost Tomorrow

If you're in New York tomorrow please come down to Fort Greene,
Brooklyn and say "hi". The wonderful eco eatery, Habana Outpost,
is having it's annual Earth Day and opening party.
I'll be there selling all my goods and signing copies of Tribal Alphabet.

Earth Day at Habana Outpost

Monday, April 12, 2010


They're finally here and looking good I think.
Every season I will be making a tea towel and tote bag
in continuation of my Buy Local theme.

These tea towels are made of flour sack, a light weight cotton
that has been used for generations. They have a traditional
feel to them. You can buy then right here.
Stay tuned for my bag which will be available for Earth Day (April 22).

Spring tea towel

Spring tea towel

Spring tea towel

Spring tea towel folded

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tribal Alphabet Mention

I was excited yesterday to find out that Tribal Alphabet was included
in a compilation of children's book on Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter
called Goop. The review was put together by Julia Rothman who I mentioned
last month as the curator and illustrator behind the Exquisite Book.

Tribal Alphabet

Tribal Alphabet by Nan Richardson and Claudia Pearson

"Each page of this book is a look at a different indigenous group from around the world.
With colorful bright portrait illustrations, the detailed traditional attire steals the spotlight.
The end pages have a map to help you locate where these tribes live.
A portion of the sales of this book goes to the not-for-profit foundation Cultural Survival."

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April's First Recipe

This month Sung has created a wonderfully simple
accompaniment to enhance a Spring dish.

awakening savory herb mix

Awakening Savory Herb Mix

This mix of powerful antioxidants also known as za'atar, is reputed to awaken the mind. Middle eastern cultures encourage their children to eat pita with this spice mix before exams. Moreover, thyme encourages the flow of digestive juices to your stomach, so it’s a great to start a meal or even to start the day. Use this versatile mix as a dip for bread and fresh veggies; sprinkled on meats, eggs, and salads; or coat a log of tangy goat cheese to create herbed rounds.

* 1/2 cup thyme
* 1/4 cup marjoram or oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
* 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


1. Toast sesame seeds on skillet over medium high heat until slightly golden.
Set aside to cool.

2. Carefully take leaves off thyme and marjoram off the woody stems.
3. Combine all ingredients in a mortar or food processor
(with a few quick pulses) to create a slightly damp mixture.

4. Place in an airtight container; can be refrigerated for up to 2 months.

April Giveaway Results

Congratulations goes to Jack for winning the portrait contest.
Please email me Jack as your contact info is not available.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Market

Tis the beginning of the market season and I'm kicking
off this month over at I Heart Handmade.
I will have plenty more virtual and real markets dates
to announce in the upcoming week.
At the end of this week i'll also have my first new
Spring product to reveal - I'm very excited.


Friday, April 2, 2010

New Work

Here in New York we've just emerged from 3 days of
solid April Showers. As we know this brings May flowers
and seeing the blossoms appearing on trees and plants
I made this piece. It sums up a moment in Central Park
when the cherry blossom springs to life.

april showers

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This month I'm offering a custom portrait for the lucky winner and that can incorporate
loved one's and family members (as long as you don't have 10 kids !!).
If you don't win and are still interested in commissioning me please
email me. I also paint and can do large pieces.

To enter, please comment below on your favorite portrait artist known or unknown.
For example mine at the moment is David Hockney-I've been enjoying leafing through
a book of his work and loving his line drawings.

Here's a sample of my portrait style and the lucky winner will be announced on
April 7th. Good luck.