I wanted to share a couple photos of my table at Picnic Portland on the 10th & Taproot Magazine's Maker's Market last weekend:
I also shared a table with my husband Kyle at Confetti Bazaar yesterday - our official last event of the season! Thanks SO much to everyone who came out to these fairs - your support of small businesses & makers is much appreciated!
This fall, I had the pleasure of designing some new products for Bard Coffee in Portland, Maine! They wanted to refresh the merchandise section of their coffee shop with some new apparel and accessories - so to kick off the project, I illustrated a crewneck/tshirt design featuring some of the things I spotted while sketching there:
(All photos c/o Caitlin Sackville at Bard)
I also illustrated these three vases inspired by the ones they always have on display with seasonal bouquets for a tote bag:
Many thanks to Bard for asking me to be a part of this project and for being so great to work with!!
Be sure to visit them on Middle Street next time you're in Portland, or online at bardcoffee.com.
This holiday season, you can find me at these upcoming local events! I'll bring plenty of totes, prints, patches and coloring books to both - and will be there alongside my husband Kyle so we'll bring lots of seed bombs, too. Hope to see you there!
Picnic Music & Arts Festival
When: Sunday, December 10th from 11am-6pm
Where: Brick South Building at Thompson's Point
8 Thompson's Point, Portland ME
Visit their website here for more info.
When: Saturday, December 16th from 9am-3pm
Where: Taproot Magazine & Milk and Honey of Swallowtail Farm's New Space
84 Cove Street, Portland ME
When: Sunday, December 17th from 11am-5pm
Where: Downstairs Lobby of the Pepperell Mill Campus
40 Main Street, Biddeford ME
Visit their website here for more info.
We had so much fun at our pop up shop with Hills & Trails Co. at Maine Craft Distilling in Portland, Maine last night!
Kanya of Hills & Trails designed the menu with illustrations from my farm coloring book -
I can personally attest to the tastiness of both the Flight of the Blueberries & Wild Rhubarb Pie.
Thanks so much to everyone who came by to see us and to Maine Craft Distilling for hosting!
Super psyched to be the January 2017 artist for Camp Daze Press - a monthly artist series run by local printmaking studio Hills & Trails!
Since $1 of each print sold goes to a Maine nonprofit of the artist's choice, I decided to design a monarch mandala with proceeds going to the Portland Pollinator Partnership. I used brushed ink for the original monarch & milkweed line work - which you can see a short hyperlapsed video of here on my instagram.
Some process photos of screen printing in their studio:
Click here to grab a print and see all of the available prints from the project so far!
We had so much fun at the Picnic Holiday Sale in Portland yesterday! Thanks so much to everyone who came by - it's always great to see old friends and meet new people who share a passion for supporting small businesses and independent makers.
After sending out the last of the guaranteed-delivery-by-Christmas Etsy orders this Friday, I'll be closing my shop for a short holiday break and working on a new design as part of an awesome local project run by Hills & Trails. Stay tuned!
With summer just around the corner, I was recently in the mood to work on something nautical for my latest poster design. After narrowing down lots of ideas for a theme, I went with scenic cities and lighthouses along the Maine coast:
Due to the lack of Maine posters sans lobsters or moose, I thought it'd be fun to do something a little different and feature some hand-lettering. Check it out here in my shop!
It's finally spring & I'm super excited to release my latest project (and first zine), How to Cultivate a Pollinator-Friendly Yard. In 12 pages, it illustrates seasonal tips for Mainers on how to take care of their yards and gardens in an eco-friendly way.
This project was made possible with support from Coffee By Design - from whom I received a Rebel Blend Fund Grant last fall. Thanks to them, I was able to print 300 zines and distribute them locally (see below for a complete list of places).
When brainstorming the best context for this project, I knew I wanted something specific to Maine and approachable enough for anyone to pick up and read. I also wanted to make sure that the information I was illustrating would be as accurate and helpful as possible - so I consulted the Maine State Beekeepers Association and UMaine to double check my research on pollinators and how best to help them.
I had so much fun drawing native plants and learning about Maine pollinators - my new favorite being the Orange-Belted Bumble Bee which I had never heard of before (they are so adorable).
Zines are currently available for free at:
Coffee By Design
1 Diamond Street (Portland)
The Honey Exchange
494 Stevens Ave (Portland)
Local Sprouts Cooperative
649 Congress Street (Portland)
The Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street (Portland)
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way (Portland)
5 Commercial Street & 580 Brighton Ave (Portland)
416 Preble Street (South Portland)
Tiller & Rye
20 S. Main Street (Brewer)
Due to a tremendously positive response to these zines (thanks everyone!), the first edition has been fully distributed.
I've printed a second edition & you can order one here in my Etsy shop. If you're a Maine-based store and you'd like to carry these zines, please email me for wholesale info. Thank you!
Very exciting news! I am so incredibly honored to be one of the recipients of this year's Rebel Blend Fund Grant from Maine's own Coffee By Design.
Funds are raised through sales of their best-selling Rebel Blend coffee, and a committee of CBD staff members determines which submitted projects are awarded annually. I am so grateful to receive funding for my project, "Cultivating a Pollinator-Friendly Yard: A Seasonal Guide for Mainers." It will be a 6-page zine illustrating all of the different things Mainers can do to help native pollinators by caring for their yards in an eco-friendly way.
This is something I've been wanting to tackle for months now, and I am so happy to be able to create and distribute it next spring thanks to Coffee By Design's support! For more details about the grant and to read about the other three recipient's exciting projects, check out the press release here.