Friday, December 31, 2010

wood slice paintings

5 wood slices 72

woolly mammoth wood slice 72

gray squirrel wood slice 72

red fox wood slice 72

I made these wood slice paintings the week before the SF Renegade fair not expecting anyone to buy them. I was pleasantly surprised that I sold 4 out of 5! Two of them I sold to my booth neighbors, Paul and Kat. They were such cool people and I hope I get to see them again. My favorite wood slice was the woolly mammoth which Kat purchased along with the raccoon for her boyfriend Paul as a surprise Christmas present. I was sad to see the woolly mammoth go, but I am so glad that it went to a good home. The only one that didn't sell was the gray squirrel which I will put up in the Etsy shop. Tomorrow I will try to update the shop with the new stuff. Check back!

merry christmas and happy new year!


This holiday greeting is quite belated and I apologize. I've been recovering from the Renegades and trying to get over a bad cold. However, my husband will be working all night long tonight and sleeping most of tomorrow so I'll have lots of time to try to post some pictures from the SF Renegade fair and update the Etsy shop. It might be a bit sad spending most of New Year's by myself, but I'm actually looking forward to working on stuff and getting back into the groove I was in while working on illustrations and crafts for the fairs. So please check back soon to see some new things. And most importantly...Have a Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

renegade craft fair los angeles holiday 2010







These are some photos from the Holiday Renegade in LA from this past weekend. It went pretty well besides it being pretty hot outside! I didn't get a chance to walk around very much, but hopefully at the San Francisco Fair this upcoming weekend I'll get to take pictures of other booths and put them up here. Thanks to Erin Dollar for letting me share a booth with her and Malachi and my parents for helping me with customers in the tiring heat.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

gift wrap tie-ons

animal package 1

animal package 2

animal package 3

One of the things I'm most excited about for the Christmas season is that I'm going to be giving away free gift wrap tie-on things for each Small Adventure item purchased both online and at the Renegade Craft Fairs. All the tie-on elements will come packaged in a little bag and will include plenty of hemp twine, a miniature pine cone twig, and a tiny plastic animal. I am a big fan of gifts being well packaged and this will certainly help make your presents look spiffy.

So visit the Small Adventure online shop or come visit me at the Renegade Craft Fair in LA or San Francisco and pick up a hand drawn print, set of cards or other handmade object and receive some pretty cool gift wrap materials. There will be a shop update with all the new things in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for that.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

renegade la christmas!

Come visit me at the Renegade Craft Fair on December 11 and 12 at the LA State Historic Park in downtown! There will be lots of cool stuff to see and I think you will have fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010

a preview of things to come...

animal map print preview

small yellow envelope 1

Small animal paintings for a North American Animals Map Print I'll be finished with soon. This print will be part of a series.
A much smaller version of the big Reusable Felt Envelope! I like the smaller size better. It's only slightly bigger than the Reusable Felt Air Mail Envelope and I've added some extra details. All these need are the "to" labels and I'll be all finished with them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


A moose and a bear for a new print I'm working on.

moose 72

bear 72

Monday, November 1, 2010


I know this Halloween post is a day late, but I just found this super cool illustration by Kaye Blegvad and had to show you all. I really like her work a lot. Her portfolio website is right here.


Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

polaroid box

I haven't posted anything in awhile because of my laziness. But here's something I've been up to.

polaroids 3

polaroids 2


My friend Bryan wanted to give his polaroid-loving friend something special for her birthday. So I made a polaroid box (fashioned after one of the designs of the old polaroid boxes) with some "polaroids" that she can slip some of her own pictures into that have the name of her blog embroidered on them. I hope she likes it!

I will be getting ready for the upcoming holiday craft fairs and will try to be more diligent about posting my work-in-progress on here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

estate sale finds...

horse painting 72

small paintings 72

I went to an estate sale yesterday with some of my buds and found some cool art work! I am excited to put it up on our walls.

If you like the two lower left hand series of drawings, you might like the work of Scott Campbell. He has a very similar drawing style and does some old timey illustrations as well as many other things that are super cool.

more crocheted friends...

crochet animals 2

Saturday, August 21, 2010

learning to crochet

crochet animals 72

These two animals are my first attempts at crocheting. It took awhile to figure things out but now I think I understand some of the very basic stitches. However I started a new animal last night and I don't understand it. I'm stuck.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

new card in the works

i am moving artwork

A new card I am working on. This is also my first attempt at using gouache.

Monday, August 2, 2010

shop update!


Whew. Finally. Done.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

renegade la 2010








Hooray! It was a successful first Renegade. Thank you to everyone who was able to come visit the booth and say hi. It was so nice to see friends and meet some new people. Unfortunately I didn't have very much time to get up and walk around and take pictures of other booths, but there were some great crafts and talented people. My favorites of the booths I saw included Berkley Illustration, Chez Sucre Chez, randL, Dan Bob Thompson, ErinzamEri SugimotoFern Works,  Flock Home, Fugu Fugu PressI Made You A BeardJen Skelley, Krank PressLove Nail Tree, Miniature RhinoNate DuvalOh Hello Friend, Paper PastriesPie Bird PressPlantedRae DunnRebeRibbit StopitSycamore Street Press, The Birds and the BeastsThief and Bandit and Thing. I'm sure I missed a lot of vendors in my haste to get back to my booth so you should check out the complete list of vendors on Renegade's site.

Thank you to Eva of Sycamore Street Press for including my booth in her roundup of Renegade on Poppytalk. I am very honored.

I'm working on getting up all the new items you see in these pictures up in the Etsy shop for sale as soon as possible.  Keep checking back to see the bird and alphabet prints, bird card sets, wooden earrings, and possibly individual bird prints and a new version of the reusable manila (yellow) envelope.  Thank you to Malachi and my parents for helping me run the booth and to Erin Dollar of I Made You A Beard for sharing her space with me!

business cards

business cards

The night before Renegade I screenprinted some double-sided business cards on a vibrant orange-red stock. I wouldn't have been able to finish them if my friend Paul hadn't helped me finish up a bunch of other stuff. Thanks Paul! I will post some pictures from the fair including a shot of the other side of the business card tonight. For now I'm going to go see Inception!

Friday, July 23, 2010

renegade la!

Come check out all the fine handiwork at the Renegade Craft Fair in LA this weekend from 11-7 at the LA State Historic Park. Here is the info page. I am going to be sharing a booth with I Made You A Beard at booth #108. Please come. I need money.

I will post some pictures of it up after the weekend! See you there!

Monday, July 12, 2010

petra sofia

petra blanket 1

My friends, Matt and Danica, just had a beautiful baby girl! Her name is Petra Sofia. Pretty cool name I think. So I made her a baby blanket with some fabrics I thought would look nice in their baby room.

The back side is a stripe fabric with orange, olive, and gray-blue yarn ties.

petra blanket 2

Sunday, July 4, 2010

mango and sticky rice

mango sticky rice 72

Many fruits are good with sticky rice, but mango is still the best.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

the race to renegade

sa pin boxes 72 dpi

I just got back from an awesome tour with my band, The Denouement! You can see some photos from the tour here. Now it's time to start making a whole bunch of stuff for the Renegade Craft Fair! I'm getting a bit nervous about it. Today I screen printed a bunch of boxes for the leaf pins that I make. There's a lot more to do! Hopefully I'll have time to post in process pictures these upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

birthday loot

It was my birthday last weekend and it was fun. Malachi and I walked around Little Tokyo in LA and Abbot-Kinney Street in Venice. I also got some cool presents! Another Come Home magazine to add to my meager collection, a Japanese craft book on felt animals, a wooden whistle, a SWEET backpack made in Peru and purchased at Reform School in Silverlake, and a couple of knitted animal finger puppets to add to another small collection I am starting. The knitted finger puppets are so beautifully made and were only $3 a piece! Thank you Malachi and my wonderful parents. :)

finger puppets


birthday books

Just as I am writing this a package has arrived at my door from my Small Adventure partner, Anna Hurley! Oh boy! So much cool stuff! Delicious treats made by Anna herself that came in beautiful Quattro Stagioni jars and chocolate and pink meringues and a vintage box of erasers and little cards with cool drawings all wrapped in pretty fabric. And topped off with a birthday card printed by Fugu Fugu Press! Thank you Anna! You are too awesome of a friend to me.



Lastly, a super versatile skirt that my sister made me for my birthday using a striped fabric and a gray elastic waistband with pockets of equally awesome fabric! I put this one last because the pictures I took of it aren't very good. I should have also ironed it before I took a picture. But the skirt itself is so beautifully made. I have been wearing it all the time because it's so comfortable and the colors are perfect. Thank you sister! I couldn't have asked for a better friend to grow up with.


skirt pockets

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the denouement is going on tour!

My band, The Denouement, is going on tour starting June 2 and continuing on to June 15. You can see if we are going to a town near you here. I drew this poster for it. If you like this poster, perhaps you would like to look at my other blog where I will be doing drawings and paintings and things.

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