Tuesday, April 24, 2012

april fitness

©2012, Monika Roe

This April fitness has been on my mind. Getting to the gym for weight training every week and also bumping up my running schedule in preparation for the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon that I'll be a part of in June. 

The 500 Mile Run is a 5 day run where our team covers 100 miles a day in a relay style. This is my first year as a runner (I don't count my brief stint in high school) and I'm excited about the progress I've made! I'm really looking forward to running with my team and spreading our message that "All Life is Sacred".

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


©2012, Monika Roe

For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "puzzled"...

Friday, April 6, 2012


Did you know I do custom lettering in addition to illustration? You probably do if you've seen my illustrated maps and recipes! Here's a piece I just finished that's pure script.

By the way, if you didn't know, an "unplugged wedding" is a new trend where couples are politely forbidding electronics at their weddings so guests are present instead of staring into their devices as they take photos and tweet the event. I think it's a great idea!

Monday, April 2, 2012

no joke!

©2012, Monika Roe

It's not an April Fool's joke, this actually happened to an unsuspecting teen who later wrote into M Magazine to share her "eww gross" moment! This illo is featured in this month's April issue of M Magazine. I loved making the pigeons look a little smug!