Archive for the 'People' Category



Minds Blown Over New “Palessi” Shoe Event

Published on November 28, 2018

Tweet Some days I have to drag out the old blog and give her a ride around the block. Today I’ve been shocked out of designing fabrics, writing and painting to weigh in on this story. As a blogger who has been privileged to receive invitations to amazing experiences and behind the scenes events, I’ve […]


Let the Mania Begin!

Published on September 25, 2018

Tweet View this post on Instagram Today is the first day I have done actual hand to paper artwork in so long! I had to do some housekeeping, literally and figuratively. The result is that I've appropriated more than half our living room for my art after ridding myself of any ephemera or projects that […]


Rockin Out at the Rocket Room

Published on June 21, 2018

Tweet Every year we rush through from my husband’s birthday and then to my son’s birthday, to Mother’s Day, and all this happens around end of school year activities which all have special programs and events to schedule. This year has been no exception, and I found myself precariously close to the Critter’s big day […]


2018 – It’s ON!

Published on February 8, 2018

Tweet My day every day since the strike of midnight December 31, 2017: work on the picture books! I have now completed the first and am nearly finished with the concepts and images for book two. My mother unearthed the book above and brought it to me because I NEEDED it to recall something that […]


Summer Goals Met: Art + Tech with KUBO and Splash & Bubbles

Published on September 16, 2016

Tweet We are already in school for a month, Labor Day has come and gone, but the fun memories linger on from what felt like a super lazy summer. I didn’t make The Critter do summer camp, but secretly made a pact with myself that we would do some fun, stealthily educational and creative things […]


Woofstock 90210, PBS Summer Learning Event, and XOJ9 Full Spectrum are THIS Weekend!

Published on June 22, 2016

Tweet I am so excited to finally launch my Fun. Fine. Art. collection with Louis XIV as muse. The online store is set up, and if you would like to see the work in person, I will be at Woofstock 90210 this Sunday at Roxbury Park from 11:00 AM until 3:00 pm. I have had […]


Revisiting ROOTS with Homegirls Elise and Lola Fyke

Published on May 31, 2016

Tweet http://roots.history.com/identity/your-name-is-your-shield?linkId=24794427 @rootsseries #ROOTS #yournameisyourshield @aetv #abigail #memorialday #watch 🎬🎥 A photo posted by Lola (@lolfyke) on May 25, 2016 at 10:18pm PDT I met actors Elise and Lola Fyke about four years ago when they spent a few months in Los Angeles with Elise’s husband’s sister, Marcie, who is my bff since junior high. […]


Big Bespectacled Eccentrics Rule Turkey Day Weekend Binging

Published on November 30, 2015

Tweet We had a great Thanksgiving holiday, despite each of us falling ill with the same vague cough and sinus malady at the end – just enough to make us not want to do anything but lie around. Thursday we picked up turkey and dinner from Doughboys (I made the family dressing and holiday sweet […]


Mixed is Magnificent

Published on October 28, 2015

Tweet Having just finished writing and illustrating my picture book, I was totally on board when Sonia Kang of Mixed Up Clothing invited me to a MultiCultural Mixer at the ever so stylish Kidville, including a super cute fashion show and Taye Diggs reading his new picture book called Mixed Me. The event was kicked […]


Shift Happens

Published on September 25, 2015

Tweet Today I’m at a conference that my friend Leah founded and graciously invited my Diet Coke swigging self to attend. I met Leah about six(!) years ago at a blogger event and I was impressed by her story of having lost one hundred pounds and keeping it off by eating organic and nonGMO foods. […]