Vacation magic

July 21, 2014

We just got back from a week long vacation in the Hamptons. What incredible beaches on the south fork. On the north fork you get farms and beautiful country side and rocky beaches. We loved our time. The beginning portion of the trip was rainy but we found fun activities to keep Henry busy and […]

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Galison/Mudpuppy are generously giving away a big collection of goodies with illustrations by moi. Leave a comment on their facebook post to win notebooks, journals, photo props and more (say anything)! Have a beautiful weekend! Love, Sam


Summer Instagram

July 7, 2014

There’s something truly magical about summer. Even though some days are sweltering and really uncomfortable, there are always days and evenings with beautiful light, lush trees and grass, blooming flowers, fireflies and refreshing breezes after the thunder storm. So I always enjoy following my friend’s instagram streams. Right now I have a friend in Sweden […]


Beach dreaming

June 27, 2014

I’ve recently been playing around with a new, non-watercolor style. I use thin point pens and brush pens to create a black outline drawing and then color digitally and overlay some watercolor details. I thought this new 80′s style summer lovin’ illustration was a fitting way to end the week. I’m thrilled it’s summer. We’ve […]


I’ve had the pleasure of illustrating the Paris Review this year, lending my illustrations to Rachel Cusk’s novel Outline (being published in serial) now in it’s third installment. The first was issue 207, I even illustrated the cover on that one! 208 was the winter issue and 209 just came out with the most delightful cover […]