Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013


Satisfyingly swathed in snug sweaters, while November nips and numbs with northern storms.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's always fun to be someone else for the day.
Wishing you all lots of scary fun!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Valkyrie & Thor!

My headdress & shoulder armor are made of layered foam, painted gold, with metal details. My shield is painted cardboard & paper with metal details. My spear is painted cardboard & wood, with gold ribbons & bells. 

John's helmet is layered & sealed cardboard, painted gold. His belt is faux-leather with a sculpted clay medallion. 

Yes, we went through more than a couple cans of spray paint...

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 18, 2013

It's My Birthday!

I'm happy it's Friday. Happy it's sunny. Happy about all the important, lovely, good things in my life and the wonderful, fun, sweet people who have made it all so happy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Three Fall Outfits

Created these a year or two ago, but with the crisp, cool breezes scattering fallen leaves over lawns and paths, it felt like time to share them again. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hello, October

October has always been my favorite month... Halloween, my birthday, my wedding (and subsequent anniversaries), candy corn, changing leaves, and all things pumpkin. But the last couple Octobers have brought with them some difficult experiences. My fondness for the month is a little bit shaken, and I'm hesitant to celebrate wholeheartedly without hesitation or superstition.

But I'm feeling a little braver this morning and hoping for a kindly and cheerful October that brings only happy surprises. I made some wishes on a dandelion's fluff last month. I wonder if they'll come true?

Monday, October 7, 2013

In a Loch Ness Monster's Garden in the Shade

A little ink drawing I did recently for a fun Loch Ness-themed gallery show on display now at American Greetings.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Feels like bright and shiny summer is starting to drift into cool autumn breezes. Farewell lemonade, sunburns, and beach sand. Hello crisp leaves, wooly socks, and hot spiced tea!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Creature Cutie

Halloween is creeping up and will be here before you know it!

In preparation, why don’t you go buy this super adorable card designed by John DeLucca and illustrated by me! 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Father's Day Cuteness

For all the Daddies of your babies out there, how about this super adorable Father's Day card I illustrated for American Greetings? It's available in Target!

Friday, May 24, 2013


To celebrate the exciting return of Arrested Development, a few of us greeting card artists put our heads (and pencils) together and whipped up a (fake) mini-line of greeting cards for this contest that anyone can download and print out for free!

It’s super easy! Download the high-res files here. They even come with a dotted line for the fold and should print easily to your basic home printer.

And if you like them, please share them to your heart’s content!

Monday, May 20, 2013

You Never Forget How to Ride a Bike...

I've been like a little painting machine, recently! I just finished a bunch of pieces for a show, and while I'm really happy with what I accomplished, getting back into painting with brushes on paper was a bit scary. I'm so used to working digitally these days that the challenge of using traditional media was intimidating. But once I got back into the groove, I rediscovered how much I love it.

Here are some sneak peeks of what I've been working on over the last few weeks.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's unfortunate that these are all so pink and flowery. It's not my cup of tea, but I guess that's what happens when you have to appeal to the masses...
Here are some more Mother's Day cards I worked on for American Greetings.

She's an Inspiration

Another card I designed to celebrate Mama!
For American Greetings.

A Wonderful Few

A Mother's Day card I illustrated for American Greetings, available now at Target!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Aqua Vitae

A dear family friend of mine has a Kickstarter for a trip to the Pacific Northwest to study and paint natural water settings: Pacific Ocean, Coastal Tidal Pools, The Hoh Rainforest, Lowland Savannah and Forest Streams, Lower Montane Forest streams, Subalpine Forests and Streams, and Alpine areas. Kathleen was once a biologist, but is now a very talented artist (see one of her paintings below) who is hoping her work will inspire care and protection of these beautiful and delicate water systems.

Depending on your donation, Kathleen will send you a postcard, a giclee print, or even an original painting to express her gratitude.

Her deadline is fast approaching!

Can you help her out?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

All in Ribbons

A Mother's Day card of mine out this Spring, with shiny metallic details and patterned ribbons.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Styled Soles

So many fantastic, fabulous, funky shoes at the TOMS One Day Without Shoes silent auction!
Proud to be a part of this good cause.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketching springtime scribbles on my TOMS.
They'll be auctioned off tomorrow to benefit "One Day Without Shoes."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yet another Easter card I created!
For American Greetings, available in Target.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Arya & Nymeria

Gettin' pumped for the third season of Game of Thrones (and I adore the books as well), so I decided to start working on a few pieces inspired by my favorite characters.
Here's my first one, of Arya Stark.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Another One!

Also available at Target, created by me for American Greetings.

Happy Spring!

I'm so proud of this cheery Easter card I illustrated for American Greetings. It's available in Target!