August 31, 2009

Decemberists' Lottery

This is a fun piece I did for Max at The New Yorker- about the Decemberists' upcoming show where they will choose their playlist using a lottery.

August 29, 2009


These are the last vacation photos for a bit- promise!

Peabody Essex Museum -- Burying Point -- Bill & Bob's roast beef sandwich -- The Jonathan Corwin House (aka The Witch House) -- Bear Skin Neck

August 27, 2009

August 26, 2009

a quick portrait study of The Decemberists for an upcoming illustration

August 25, 2009

Cover by - luz -. Santa made easy by - luz -.
Tools by - luz -.
Pool Party by - luz -. Tennis by - luz -.
I had to share these. Sadly, I don't really like any icing on cake.
+++ LIFE photo archive

August 24, 2009

great new blog!

Ilana's new killer blog- - she's an awesome seamstress! It's chock full of great folksy dresses, historic buildings and some delicious looking food.

August 23, 2009

An original sheet from the manuscript of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species - drawn on by one of his many children!

August 20, 2009

knitted pouf

I've just gotten back from Salem, Mass. and finally got a chance to photograph my finished knitted pouf! It was amazingly easy to make... click HERE for the instructions again. I think if I get my hands on a ton of this wool yarn again, I'll be making a matching blanket... the tripled worsted weight yarn on the 17 needles made for an amazingly thick knit!

August 10, 2009

A drawing from college I happened across while doing some cleaning
and a necklace I put together inspired by this one.

pieces from an upcoming illustration

August 6, 2009

slideshow B

Still acclimating to Brooklyn. Here are more photos from the rust belt!

-- Molly Stark (a tuberculosis hospital in the 1930s and later a sanatorium now owned by the parks system) -- a detail of a dress I made -- Hartville and the Hartville flea market so much to see there... (way too much to dig through to bother with taking many photos) -- the ring and mini indian head penny earrings I found there -- Science Hill (a one room school house around the corner from where I grew up) -- the best sweetcorn (from Thornberry farm down the street)

August 4, 2009