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I wanted to share that I have two dog illustrations in 1,000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them, by Robynne Raye, published by Rockport Publishers! → Read more…

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I’m so excited to share that I have a pattern featured in Moyo Magazine Issue #6 (on page 96)! Check out the magazine here!

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Earlier this year, UPPERCASE Magazine—an absolute visual delight on many levels—had put out a call for submissions for their 2014 Surface Pattern Design Guide. I am so happy to share that I am one of the chosen 100 designers who made it in out of 297 submissions! → Read more…

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A lot of my artist friends have had booths and tables at comic conventions for years so I felt it was time to join in on the fun! → Read more…

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I know many of you have had a rough winter (especially those of you on the east coast and in the midwest), but we’ve turned the corner! It’s officially SPRING! → Read more…

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Last November I found out that two of my pattern designs were chosen to be part of the Pattern Observer Keka Case collection. → Read more…

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This past March I entered a global sock design contest hosted by Sock it to Me… AND WON!

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While creating new collections for my licensing and surface pattern portfolios a few months ago, the “Make Art That Sells” e-course by Lilla Rogers popped up and I knew I had to enroll! → Read more…

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I get a lot of questions about how I come up with ideas for new patterns or illustrations, so I thought I’d write a post about my process. I’m going to use my “Boston Skulls” collection as an example. → Read more…

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The first “co-worker” I’d like to introduce is Gryphon. As far as “work” goes, he’s pretty good at distracting me when I need it, and sometimes when I don’t… → Read more…