Tuesday, November 4, 2014

released today!

Hot off the press! A Dog Gone Murder by Elaine Viets is the latest in the Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper series illustrated by yours truly! In this installment, Josie is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers and discovers that one dog-loving celebrity is really bad to the bone. Get your copy today at your local bookshop or Amazon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


My plate for the Paso Robles Library Foundation BookPlates! fundraiser has been fired! Here's a look. I'm pretty happy with the way the solid colors came out. It doesn't look like the colors bled, which was a tiny problem with my plate last year. To get your tickets to the event on November 22 and bid on my plate go to their website!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

let's get figgy!

"Let's Get Figgy" is a new book from They Draw and Cook! It's a collection of illustrated fig recipes, including one from me that shows you how to make delicious stuffed figs! I got my copy, did you get yours? 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Nothing beats a run on a crisp October afternoon! I did this illustration showing the latest Jawbone fitness tracker for this month's issue of Ideal Home magazine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

cutie lurking

I've had an extra set of paws in my studio this past week! This is Lexus, my mom's teacup Pomeranian. She's staying with us while my mom is in Prague.

pugsgiving 2014

This is the flyer design I did for Central Coast Pug Rescue's upcoming Pugsgiving event, complete with my crazy cowboy pug riding a turkey!

Friday, September 19, 2014

good morning

The view from one of the windows in my studio high up in the redwoods.

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 pugsgiving

Here it is! This is the logo I designed and illustrated for this year's country western themed Pugsgiving event. Pugsgiving is Central Coast Pug Rescue's annual fall fundraiser. There will be live music by The Mother Corn Shuckers, delicious bbq, a costume contest, silent auction, many frolicking pugs and their owners! Come one, come all!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"He hit me with a dodge ball!" is the topic I illustrated for this month's LOL Moments column in M Magazine!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

lena dunham at the 2014 emmys

I don't care what the Emmy fashion critics say, I LOVE this girl and her kooky style! Never boring!

Monday, August 18, 2014

get figgy!

My Stuffed Figs recipe is 1 of 6 recipes in the Featured Colleciton just posted on They Draw & Cook's main jumbotron. This is to celebrate the inclusion of my recipe in the new book by They Draw & Cook called 'Let's Get Figgy!' You can purchase your copy here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

lol moment

"My tent fell apart on me!" This is August's featured LOL Moment I illustrated for M Magazine. When I went on a camping trip with my running team last year my fiancé showed me how to set up the tent at home and made me practice so this wouldn't happen to me! LOL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Here's a chance to buy a t-shirt with any of the event logos I designed for Central Coast Pug Rescue over the last couple of years! Pugsgiving, Pugsgiving Aloha, Vive Le Pug and Pugaritaville shirts are all available!

To order email your size and selection to them at info@helppugs.com.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

released today!

Released today! Check out my illustration for the cover of Death, Taxes and Silver Spurs by Diane Kelly, the latest in her Tara Holloway, tax fraud investigator series. Get your copy today at your local bookshop or Amazon!

Friday, July 25, 2014

sweet sideboard

A sweet little illustration of a sideboard I did for this month's issue of Ideal Home magazine. I love drawing these little vignettes!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

american girl

In the latest issue of American Girl magazine, my illustrations show you step-by-step how to finish up a bracelet with a variety of knots and how to make a beautiful origami paper flower! On newsstands now!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

beautiful bride

Congratulations to Amy, Ideal Home Magazine's 'Girl About Tech' who just got married! The magazine asked me to do a special illustration to commemorate the day. What a gorgeous bride!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

birthday girl

This is a portrait I did of my fiancé's cousin Sarah. It's her 21st birthday! She has the most beautiful blue/violet/aqua hair! Happy Birthday Sarah!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

it's here!

I just received samples of the new American Girl puzzle book that I illustrated, it's called "Brain Benders". It's filled with mind-bending and boggling puzzles to challenge even the most savvy puzzle lovers. Inside you'll find crosswords, word scrambles, logic games, mazes, math challenges, Sudoku, word searches, and more. It's a puzzle lover's dream! You can order your copy from American Girl Publishing or Amazon...

Friday, July 4, 2014

embarrassing moments

"I puked outside a theme park ride!" Yep, here is this month's embarrassing moment illo I did for the July issue of M Magazine!

happy fourth of july!

Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

jammed finger

There's something strangely calming about drawing tendons and ligaments... this illustration was done for a client to use when explaining a jammed finger to kids and their families.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

another new release!

Another new release in the book world is Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie. This is the latest in the Psychic Eye Mystery series that I have illustrated for her! Pick up a copy at your local book store or order from Amazon today...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

good advice

Let them eat cake! (One of my recent illustrations for Ideal Home Magazine.)

released today!

Some Enchanted Eclair by Bailey Cates has been released today! This is the latest book in her Magical Bakery Mystery series that I illustrated! Pick up a copy at your local book seller or order from Amazon!

Monday, June 30, 2014


I love ice cream... I mean summer. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

belly flop!

This illustration I did can be seen in the June issue of M Magazine (in their LOL Moments column). "I belly flopped at my class pool party!" That about sums it up!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Hold on to your sombreros! Here's the logo I created for Central Coast Pug Rescue's "Pugaritaville" fundraising event in July. For more information about the event go to www.pugaritaville.eventbrite.com.

Friday, May 23, 2014


This is a painting I did for a Cinderella themed art show at the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center. It's called "La Notte di Cenerentola" (The Night of Cinderella). The show was up during their showing of Rossini's La Cenerentola opera...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Retro", my favorite topic ever!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

black & gold

This is the logo I designed for the Black & Gold Academic Club of San Luis Obispo High School. They are a group of parents, teachers and alumni that support students in all activities, academics and arts. The tiger is their mascot and their colors are, you guessed it, black and gold!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


A spot illo I did for Eating Well magazine, the topic was how often office refrigerators get cleaned out. The answer? Not very often! Yuck!

Monday, May 5, 2014


This illo can be seen in this month's M Magazine (in their LOL Moments column). You can probably guess what the story is! Our heroine brags to friends about being able to do a one-handed jump on her bike, everyone comes to watch after school and she totally wipes out into the mud as she tries to wave to everyone while doing her jump!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

girls rock

A jammin' all girl band I illustrated for an American Girl project...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


This is a baking illo I did for the April issue of Ideal Home magazine. Mmm... butter...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

it's just embarrassing

This is the illo I did for M Magazine's LOL Moments column in their April issue. This month's featured story is this: A girl's bratty little brother recorded her singing Lorde's 'Royals' in the shower and posted it online for all of her classmates to see. She was super embarrassed and had no way to get it taken down until her mom got home from work at the end of the day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

contest results!

Well, whad'yaknow? My entry to TheyDrawandCook.com's illustration contest sponsored by Glad came in 2nd! Many talented illustrators from around the world entered this contest, to see the other winning entries and much, much, more hop on over to TDAC!

Monday, March 24, 2014

the luxury bath

An illustration I did for Ideal Home magazine featuring beautiful etched shower doors...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ginger X 3!

This is what I came up with for TheyDraw&Cook's "1 Ingredient 3 Ways" illustrated recipe contest sponsored by Glad. Originally I was going to draw cucumber recipes but a switch flipped in my brain and it had to be ginger! Chocolatey ginger brownies, soothing ginger tea and ginger-honey butter for your pancakes! For a closer look check out my illustration on TheyDraw&Cook's website...

Friday, March 14, 2014

it's friday and pi day!

Happy Pi Day! Math enthusiasts unite!

Monday, March 10, 2014

athena goddess of war, wisdom and crafts

This is an illustration I did of the goddess Athena for an upcoming children's book. Of course she had to have the most fabulous headpiece!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


This is my illustration for this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Voice".

carrot soup

Made carrot soup for the first time the other day, inspired by this illo I did for Ideal Home Magazine. Boy did that recipe make a lot! The consistency was really creamy so we used some of the leftovers over pasta and it was delicious!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

new arrival!

Today I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new washing machine! We opted for a front loader this time and it has so many options, can't wait to try out the "workout wear" setting! (This washing machine illo I did can be seen in this month's issue of Ideal Home magazine.)

Monday, March 3, 2014

not pretty

This illustration I did for the embarrassing moments feature in this month's issue of M Magazine speaks for itself. What happens when you mix a half price Valentine's Day candy binge with a car ride home? Not pretty! LOL

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

chocolate orange fudge

This is my newest illustrated recipe that can be seen on TheyDrawAndCook.com! I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together and I LOVE drawing retro inspired graphics!

Monday, February 10, 2014

valentine's day craft projects

If you're ready for Valentine's Day crafts (and who isn't???) get this month's issue of American Girl Magazine! Follow my step-by-step illustrations to make 3-D hearts to decorate your walls and a heart shaped Valentine that becomes it's own envelope for that special someone!