I’m so excited to announce that my entire website and blog have been revamped. Finally, it’s done and ready to share. We (by we, I mean my husband the tech guru) quietly updated Maquette a few weeks ago and now my portfolio site is fresh to match. I hope you like!
If you are on the east coast of the US, you’re probably home today too due to the blizzard. I always work from home so there’s nothing new except both kids are home too. This should be an interesting work day. I set Henry up next to me with his easel. Hopefully he’ll have a long productive painting session and Viv will have a long productive nap. Wish me luck! And check out my new portfolio and blog.
I’m very much looking forward to the weekend. We’re having brunch with friends and having a reunion of sorts with my childhood friends and their children and our parents. It’s weird to be the parents now. Life is flying by so fast.
“If I should have a daughter…“Instead of “Mom”, she’s gonna call me “Point B.” Because that way, she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I’m going to paint the solar system on the back of her hands so that she has to learn the entire universe before she can say “Oh, I know that like the back of my hand.”
image: Linda and Stella McCartney
I’m in the midst of working on my next book (coming out with Abrams, Spring 2016), it’s an illustrative quote book celebrating motherhood. Here’s a Tina Fey quote that didn’t make it into the mix but I like it too much not to share. Anyone that’s a parent knows this feeling so well!!
Thrilled to do the special anniversary cover lettering for the September issue of Marie Claire Magazine. I assumed it was a one time thing but then they hit me up to do it again. Check out my lettering for the current issue, February 2015 with Gwynie on the cover. Cool right? Also, check out Jimmy Fallon holding it up on The Tonight Show. He does not know who I am and neither does she but I still think it’s fun to see!
I had an amazing time illustrating Rachel Cusk’s novel Outline throughout 2014 in issues 207, 208, 209, and 210 of the Paris Review.
It was both challenging and exciting to envision her interesting characters and settings. It felt a bit sneaky to get to read the novel before it was officially published and available in bookshops. Today it comes out in hard cover so if you haven’t followed along in the Paris Review you may want to pick it up.
Here’s more about it and some rave reviews via a write-up by Editor of the Paris Review Lorin Stein, featuring select illustrations from the series.
Some of my illustrations from the series were selected for American Illustration 33 and Creative Quarterly 37.