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My succulent from this past summer has survived the winter, but has decided to grow taller rather than wider (I think in an effort to reach sunlight) so it doesn’t totally look like a succulent anymore….but I love it anyway.

My succulent from this past summer has survived the winter, but has decided to grow taller rather than wider (I think in an effort to reach sunlight) so it doesn’t totally look like a succulent anymore….but I love it anyway.

— 5 days ago with 2 notes
#succulent  #Illustration  #plant 
I was re-watching the Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby last night, the scene with Leonardo DiCaprio standing in the rain will get me every time.

I was re-watching the Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby last night, the scene with Leonardo DiCaprio standing in the rain will get me every time.

— 1 week ago with 20 notes
#baz luhrmann  #the great gatsby  #daisy  #leonardo dicaprio  #illustration  #type 

This past Friday we threw a going away parry for my roommate Matt who just got a promotion at Google and his moving there in a couple weeks. Here are my sketches for the planning of the party, I painted a big mural of the Golden Gate Bridge on craft paper based off of the one I saw on Oh Happy Day. Since Matt isn’t too much of a cook we decided to serve the types of foods he had actually prepared in our apartment, which consists of PB&J’s, french fries and toaster strudel which were served on my Brooklyn plates from West Elm. (It’s a really good thing Google feeds its employes, otherwise I don’t know how much longer Matt would be around…)

The photos of Matt on a stick didn’t work out, which might actually be a good thing since he said it would have made him pretty uncomfortable…

— 1 week ago
#google  #skethbook  #san francisco  #brooklyn  #party  #party planning  #toaster strudel  #french fries  #pb&j 
A little project my boyfriend and I have been working on since we are both designers and are both super excited for the GoT premiere, its so soon!

A little project my boyfriend and I have been working on since we are both designers and are both super excited for the GoT premiere, its so soon!

(Source: gotcha-weekly)

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#GoT  #Game of Thrones  #joffrey baratheon  #jamie lanister  #oberyn martell  #dany targaryen  #daenerys targaryen  #westeros 
I have been trying to use colored pencils more in my sketchbook (like in my drawings from Ireland) and this is one of my first attempts.
When I saw Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress I couldn’t stop picturing her as Cinderella so I tried to combine the two dresses into one!

I have been trying to use colored pencils more in my sketchbook (like in my drawings from Ireland) and this is one of my first attempts.

When I saw Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress I couldn’t stop picturing her as Cinderella so I tried to combine the two dresses into one!

— 2 weeks ago
#lupita nyong'o  #skethbook  #oscars  #cinderella 

A couple weeks ago I got to visit my sister in Galway where she is studying for the semester. While I was over there I tried to sketch some of the things I had seen, like her awesome kayaking group, the Benedictine nuns at Kylemore Abby and all of the stone fences and thatched roofed houses.

(And yes, we actually did see laundry the color of the Irish flag hanging on a clothes line.)

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#ireland  #Illustration  #sketchbook  #sketches  #kayak  #nun  #houses 

More illustrated versions for A Pinch of Ooh La La! These ones of slices of cake were some of my favorite to create and the type is what would eventually end up on the final version.

— 3 weeks ago
#book design  #book cover  #Penguin Publishing  #renee swindle 

More versions of the A Pinch of Ooh La La cover (sorry I might be posting a lot of these!)

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#Penguin Publishing  #Cooking  #Illustration  #Design  #A Pinch of Ooh La La 

Some more posters I designed for my friends classroom. These are meant to represent the 4 core values of the Miami Valley School. Some of the words were very straight forward (like Celebration, I had a lot of options for that one) while others were harder to show in a single image (like Integrity…when I tried to look up images for inspiration it was all venn diagrams and regal looking lions.) I did have a lot of fun with Kindness and Grit while trying to invert what I considered to be stereotypes associated with each word.

While I decided to keep the same color scheme as my other posters I wanted these illustrations to feel more young and fun, especially since these will be hung up in a 7th grade classroom.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#education  #design  #MVS  #Illustration  #kids 

Before we settled on the final cover of A Pinch of Ooh La La (and when it was still be called A Little Pinch of Ooh La La) we were thinking of putting an illustration on the cover, similar to the style of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

I wanted to show that she was a baker, or at least to elude to it, but that she was also a bit edgy (the character used to be a graffiti artist in her youth) so I have her adding salt as her “Ooh La La” instead of the typical sugar.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#book cover  #Illustration  #Design  #Type  #A Pinch of Ooh La La  #Where's You Go Bernadette  #Penguin Publishing  #Pengin