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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

my book has launched !

my new book France: Inspiration du Jour” (chronicle books) was released today ! the book is a peak inside my actual sketchbooks during sojourns in france: a compilation of sketches, photos, and musings. you will learn what inspires and amuses me. i never intended for anyone to ever look through my sketchbooks (let alone publish them) so it’s kind of a funny feeling . . . but a good exercise and lesson in overcoming my shyness.

you are invited to my studio for the launch party and book signing event. there will be plenty of macarons, rosé, and lots of goodies for mama’s day ! . . .

and you will get a free french rock with each book purchase (while supply lasts).

i hope you come by to say bonjour !

may 13th
927 parker street (@ 8th) 
berkeley, ca 

Friday, March 17, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

emeryville, california
17 march 2017 


Monday, March 13, 2017

sketch with me . . .

here is a peek inside some of my travel sketchbooks. i am so excited to be teaching a workshop in SICILY this june.  i will be sharing my approach to sketching and watercolor painting and i KNOW i can make a sketcher out of you ! diva and i are planning a very magical slow art retreat and there are just a few more early bird special prices available. for more info, go HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

mount holly, vermont
august 2016 

Friday, January 06, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

berkeley, california
06 january 2017 

i’ve started a new sketching project for 2017: sketch du jour (a sketch a day . . . yes, EVERY day !). i will be documenting these sketches on my instagram page, mostly so that i will be accountable.  they are just quick sketches but still, wish me luck !

you can keep up with them here.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

tokyo, japan
february 2016

japanese boro textiles . . . so beautiful. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

friday fieldtrip (from the sketchbook).

tokyo, japan
february 2016 

i bought these very large sumi brushes at the oedo flea market in tokyo. i’ve been painting with them and can not believe how much INK they hold. painting with them is such a treat.

Friday, March 18, 2016

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

mashiko, japan
february 2016 

this bowl was at the SHOJI HAMADA MUSEUM in mashiko. the museum, which is also the former studio + residence of shoji hamamda, is an incredible experience. i highly recommend a visit if you are in tokyo.

Friday, March 04, 2016

friday fieldtrip (from the sketchbook).

february 2016
mashiko, japan 

Friday, February 26, 2016

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

tokyo, japan
february 2016

dessert served with a wooden stick. the colour of this mochi was SO beautifully intense. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

seeing red . . . and blue, and green, and aqua . . .

oh what a colourful sunday.

the perfect way to spend a gloomy sunday afternoon.

make your own colour.


Friday, August 07, 2015

friday field trip (from the sketchbook)

mount holly, vermont.
august 2015 

i fell in love with these leather wallets at the historical museum in belmont, vermont. they are from the 1800’s yet they are so au courant. i would love to be seen with either one of these TODAY !