Collaborations & News

Editorial Illustration: CA Lottery

I had the pleasure of working on a super-fun project for the CA Lottery. I created illustrations for the lottery that depicted Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco/Oakland landmarks. I was approached as they were interested in working with a California artist to create illustrations that celebrate these cities and showcase major landmarks and those that have […]

Speaking at Alt Summit

Woo-hoo! I am heading to Alt Summit at the end of the month. This will be my 4th time attending this conference for creative bloggers and I am even more excited to be speaking this time. See 2013 and 2014 recaps here. Here is a photo of me at my talk from the 2014 conference (photo by Justin Hackworth). […]

The importance of BRANDING for an art licensing trade show

I have exhibited at Surtex three times – twice with a collective in 2013 and 2014 and once by myself. Both are very different experiences and both rewarding in their own way. When I did my first show I was wide-eyed and embarking on the unknown. I had no expectations and no idea if I […]

A Webinar for art licensing tradeshow exhibitors

On Monday, December 12th at 11am PST (2pm EST). Dariana of Dari Design Studio and I will be holding a FREE, live webinar for those exhibiting at an Art Licensing trade show or thinking about doing it. We will be covering: Must do exercises to do prior to setting up your marketing plan and booth […]

Interview on

Natalie Williamson of recently interviewed me as a guest on her Folio Focus portfolio challenge. For 10 weeks participants receive a theme to design for and prompts, tools and interviews to help them create the art and stay motivated. It is a fantastic community of surface pattern lovers and the work week to week […]

They Draw and Cook

They Draw and Cook is a fabulous website that features illustrated recipes and food-related illustrations. Every day you will find lots of yummy recipes that have been imagined in the most creative ways. This week you can see my fall-inspired “No Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream” recipe illustration in the top “Pumpkin Party” feature section. I am […]

Personal Development talks with Kathy Weller

As you may know it is really important to me to connect with other artists and encourage them to “follow their bliss”. I love coaching and providing encouragement to artists since I know first hand that being an artist is terribly vulnerable and it brings up a lot of our fears and limiting beliefs. I am an […]

“Getting Unstuck” and Finding Your True Self Expression

Let me tell you a little story about transformation. The PAIN: Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with an incredible woman, Carrie Hansen to help her with a life-changing breakthrough. Carrie came to me for assistance on getting unstuck creatively. She grew frustrated with her career and found that her creative tank […]

Off to Surtex

It’s here. Months’ of prepping and it’s finally here. I am excited (and a little nervous). Looking forward to getting into NY, settling in and finally meeting all my online artist friends. I sent out some editorial to help promote my booth and was delighted to see I was featured in Print and Pattern and Pattern Observer […]