Friday, April 24, 2015

pins & needles

Good morning! HAPPY FRIDAY GUYZ. I'm spending today in my studio (aka tiny corner of my apartment) working hard like this little lady above.

There's been some radio silence on the blog, as last week I totes got MARRIED. It was marvelous and beautiful and tasty and fun and I will most likely be sharing some photos next week because I can't help myself. 

But in the meantime enjoy your weekend and wear some bright colors for my hedgehog friend here. She told me my wardrobe has way too much black and grey and needs some sprucing up, but also knows that I never listen.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

unlisted #8

Another set of items occupying my mind grapes - from the edible to the legible! Previous versions: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 7

bloodline | We were hurting pretty bad, TV-wise, after finishing House of Cards AND The Jinx in short succession. I love a good crime drama, true or fiction. After two episodes of this show I'm thinking it's exactly what I needed. Doesn't hurt that  Kyle "America's Favorite Coach/Police Offier" Chandler is in it.

korean bbq pizza | There's not a lot that can tear me away from a classic red sauce on a piece of pizza (I'm looking at you, white sauce- you have no right being on my pizza), but this recipe made me think twice. I'll admit, I was lazy and a premade BBQ sauce from Trader Joe's, but they had this new sriracha kind and I really want to try it. Also I used premade dough too. No regrets.

myth, magic, and millennials | Usually when an article uses the word "millennial" in the headline I roll my eyes and go back to checking instagram while I drink my kale cold pressed juice. I KID I KID, but also not really. Anyway, this piece was actually really interesting and kinda hit the nail on the head for me.

good luck bar | After living within walking distance of this place for an entire year we finally made it over to Good Luck Bar to have some tasty tiki drinks. Of course, nothing holds a candle to Psycho Suzi's when it comes to tiki tastiness, but I definitely enjoyed my rum concoction.

the southern reach trilogy | I got the first book in Jeff VanderMeer's "sci fi" (if you could call it that and I still don't really know what to call it) trilogy from the library, and it so captivated me that the next day I ran out and bought the whole collected series. It helped that I'd seen the cover making the interweb rounds for quite and thought it was gorgeous and perfect, but really it's this weird/strange/gross/scary/beautiful story that got me so excited.

newpon | I follow two different rabbits on instagram. One of them is this fella.

Monday, March 23, 2015


I wonder what this little fella is dreaming about? Probably a nice slice of St. Andre (my favorite cheese) on a cracker, right? That's what I normally dream about. 

Now that it is officially spring I've started thinking about (a) brunch and (b) more brunch. And since we're on the topic of brunch I'm going to go ahead and remind you that I still have these super awesome invitations and stickers to download from last year - perfect for anybunny's (see what I did there) fancy brunch party!

Speaking of those little freebies, actually featured them on their VERY IMPRESSIVE list of Easter downloadables. Somebody needs to use every single thing on that list and have the MOST IMPRESSIVE Easter party ever. Do it, and send me photos.

I'm such a sucker for a fancy badge.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

magic hour

Another year, another witchsona! This one is a little simpler than last year's, mostly because I've been bonkers busy with fifty million things, some of which we should see come to fruition soon! EXCITING TIMES MY FRIENDS.

And yeah, I've got a magical avocado sidekick. When a witch moves to California it's only natural to pick up on the local culture.

Speaking of magic, my amazing friend Lisa is publishing a magical book of poetry (cover illustrations by yours truly). Look, even if you think you don't like poetry just give her work a try. It has a lovely underlying tone of dread and creepiness, which is right up my alley.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

see salt

EXCITING NEWS, I-FRIENDS! A little salt shaker that I drew is sitting pretty on the cover of Park Nicollet's Be Well magazine! The lovely Jacey Braband art directed this informative piece about the places sodium likes to had (short answer: in all the foods you love) and I had a BLAST with it.

I mean, look, LOOK! I got to draw cute little grains of salt...

And the aforementioned salty foods! I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record... but I LOVE drawing food, forreal. This loaf of bread was especially fun, because bread has the best shapes. Please, everyone, hire me to draw all the foods.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

sweet life

IT'S BAAAACKKKK. Katie and I decided it was about time we revived our Pattern Pals series from the dead, and just in time for Candy Eating Season! So yep, we made candy patterns. Mine is inspired by delicious delicious black licorice.

What, you don't like black licorice? You're crazy. Next you're going to tell me that you don't like circus peanuts or candy corn.

If you're in the mood for something mintier, check out Katie's SUPER DUPER cute pattern! Here come the downloads...

I'll leave you with this relevant music video...

(you're welcome)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

stuck on you

It's been about a year since I whipped up those Easter downloadables, and with Valentines/Galentines/Anna Howard Shaw Day very very fast approaching I figured it was time to do another little set of freebies!

You like birds? You like cats? You like LAHV? We'll you're in luck, these stickers celebrate all three of 'em. I used one to fancy up a little baked good gift, but you could use them to seal envelopes for LAHV LETTERS or something! The world is your oyster. 

You can download the file for freeeeeee here, and if you want to be really fancy you can buy Avery's #22807 Round Labels, for which I formatted this file to print perfectly on. 

AND, finally, if you'd like to put these stickers on your blog I only ask that you link back to this post and mention my name. If you post a picture of these stickers in action on instagram you can totally tag me in the picture, I'll give you ALL THE LIKES.

here they all are! lil' babiesssss