I’ve been saving and saving and saving and finally, this week, had the awful carpet and vinyl in my house replaced with tile! I love our little 50s ranch so much and I’m slowly (very slowly) restoring her to mid-century-meets-boho-artist glory. The light beige carpet was brand-spankin-new when we moved in almost 10 years ago, […]


I have about a hundred 2012 calendars left. Here’s what I’m going to do – if you order a painting (any size!) you will get a free calendar as well, while supplies last.

The Best Things I Did This Year

Made a calendar. You can still buy one! Launched a Dia de Los Muertos portrait project on Kickstarter Painted Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and The Bloggess with skull faces Was mentioned on Molly Crabapple’s Tumblr page Made Dooce’s Friday Under Fifty list Bought a grown-up camera and an iPad Shipped my artwork to 5 of 7 […]

12 Hours

In 12 hours, I will be back at work. In 12 hours, I will be sitting at a computer, but not on Facebook or Twitter. In 12 hours, my cell phone will be on vibrate, not set to play the Mad Men theme song. In 12 hours, I will be on the clock. In 12 […]


Every summer our friends have a house concert and over the years we’ve heard the likes of Rachel Harrington, Zak Borden and Amanda Richards from the comfort of our lawn blanket. It’s an excuse for me to dust off the vintage picnic basket, stuff it with cheese, charcuterie and red wine (The Hemingway Meal, I […]