Lisa Congdon interviewed me


I was thrilled to oblige when my friend and fellow artist/author (the talented) Lisa Congdon asked me to be the first of her recorded interviews in a series called “Interviews with People I Admire.”

We went deep; talking about the emotional toll working as an artist can take on your well-being, how to make it as an illustrator, how to maintain longevity in your art career and more.

Take a listen.

(above is a new abstraction. I’ve been making a lot of these. Painting them is cathartic. Follow along on my Instagram if you want to see more).




Rachel Ray: June16 issue

Rachel Ray June16

I had fun rendering these exotic fruity products and abstract washy background for Rachel Ray Magazine.

I hope you all had a nice long weekend. We stayed around Brooklyn hitting the park, sprinklers and taking one day trip to Manhattan to the American Museum of Natural History. It truly feels like summer around here.


Photo-incorporated Art

Now that my book is rooted in the world, I’m excited to be playing around with different styles and collaborating with friends and clients again. Check out some new work in my photo incorporated site section. Also follow along as I collaborate with some stylists on Thursdays on Instagram using #ladiesbeautycollective.

Top photo by Anthony Turner Hair and the other two by Rubi Jones—all with my watercolor on top.


A Mother is a Story press!

Greenlight books photo

photo from last weekend (event at Greenlight Bookstore with The Forest Feast)

Creating a book from idea to printed product is a long and demanding process. Then you have to spread the word about it which means totally making yourself vulnerable and hoping people like what they see enough to share it with their followers and especially that friends will rally behind you. I feel beyond grateful to feel the support of so many publications and friends. Here’s what’s out so far about A Mother is a Story in the press if you’d like to see:

The Cut was first on board to show their favorite spreads from the book which they referred to as “ethereal” and “sublime.” Real Simple shared great quotes for new moms. Refinery29 shared favorite spreads and promised you’d get “misty-eyed” but also find hilarity in the book. The Today Show Parents did a great feature on their site and across social platforms.

Carina De Luca blew me away with the warmest, most personal feature of her and her beautiful children enjoying the book for Babiekins Magazine. Elizabeth Antonia of The Littlest wrote and shot a beautiful feature (and hey, did you know it’s her on the cover of the book?!). Irene Hoofs of Bloesem shot stunning pictures of the book and her thoughts as well.

Holly Becker of Decor8 had me write tips for work/life balance and Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom asked me to share the story of my day-to-day as an illustrator and mom. I wrote an essay on my experience of motherhood for Verily MagazineWell-Rounded shared my journal (Stories for my Child) entry for my daughter Vivi.

Jordan Ferney and her team Oh Happy Day! blew me away with the gorgeous styling of a special set of custom printables I made exclusively for them to share and for you to download for free.

I installed a display in the window at The New York Public Library with stunning paper flowers by Eloise Corr Danch and bookcases by Erik Heywood. The NYPL shop sent out a feature on the book in their spring newsletter.

I was totally honored to be included in these amazing gift guides by: OhJoy!Glamour, La La LovelyAmazon Kitchen X Cannelle et Vanille Mother’s Day gift guideDesign for Mankind, Hatch Collection Mother’s Day Gift GuideStory and Well-Rounded NY.

It was fun being included in special gift packages and subscription boxes: Sakura Bloom, Olive Box and The Brave Collection and Rubi Jones.

Of course I’m always thrilled to be in magazines such as: Kiwi Magazine (May 2016) | Pregnancy + Newborn Magazine (May 2016) | Family Circle Magazine (May 2016).

I love these great site features as well: American Illustration | Chicago Tribune, The Forest FeastFatherly and Motherburg.

It’s been amazing seeing the gorgeous instagram features by my friends and supporters using #amotherisastory.

Special thank you to Story for hosting my book launch and Pink Olive for hosting a meet + greet as well as Greenlight Bookstore for having me and A Forest Feast for a special event (photo above).

Here’s the press page for the book where I’ll be adding new features as they come in.

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