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I’m just starting to work on the portraits for the portrait project this year. And it’s so much fun! Every month, I’ll be posting new portraits. This is my way of keeping my art up, my skills in check and making sure that I’m drawing every day. Deadlines are great motivators!

This portrait was a wedding present to the little girl on the left, who isn’t so little, given to her by her big sister on the right, now a big broadway actress. Love her blog. 

And maybe you know of the middle sister? Brilliantly talented family.

And just an FYI, this year is sold out, but if you email me (click the contact button on the top right of my blog) and title the email WAIT LIST I’ll notify you when the first round of openings will be. (You’ll want to know, cause this last round sold out in less than 24 hours).

So…’s to more art making this year! Thanks for being my motivation to draw every day:)




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Updates and such.


Oh wow. What a week it’s been! I’m still so overwhelmed by the response to The Portrait Project.  I honestly had no clue how much enthusiasm there would be. Really.

It sold out in less than 24 hours (all the slots I had available for 2013) and there are a couple hundred on the waiting list. If I had known how popular this would be, I would have been a bit more prepared. Well, the truth is I care about getting everyone of you art work…but I’m kinda short on time and hands…so I’m still figuring out how to make that work. But good news is, I think I’m making a lot more room from artwork in the future for sure!

If you are on the wait list (you know, cause you emailed me) I’m going to be in touch shortly. But as it stands, I’m going to be doing what I can this year, and then opening it up again by maybe the summer, or more likely a year from now.

But thanks to all who purchased! I can’t wait to get started!

On another note, we have a few more things up our sleeves here that I’m super excited to introduce to you. So be on the look out. I think Friday I’ll have an announcement that will be super exciting. So stay tuned!

Love to you all!



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OH my goodness! I had no idea that a years worth of portraits would sell out in 24 hours. Geesh. I realize that many of you never even got the memo. But thank you to all of you who are participating! I can’t wait to get started. 

If there is ANY more room in the year, I will carefully consider my options, and try to make some more space. But as of now, I’m totally full. 


If you are still interested, please email me HERE and write WAITING LIST in the title, and I’ll add you to a wait list. 

 The Wait List is completely full! Over full actually. I’ll be finishing up these portraits for the year of 2013, and will reopen up slots at the end of next year! Thanks so much!




I’m so thrilled to be introducing a brand new product today! Woohoo!

I’ve been toying around with offering custom portraits since the first person asked, Oh…like my first week after opening my shop!  But I’ve declined because, well, we all can imagine how time intensive work like that would be. And I just couldn’t justify the time with everything else I was juggling.

But part of the cutting back I’ve been doing, is to allow myself more time to illustrate. I have other projects in the works, and while I have my paints out more than usual, I want to offer those same services to you!

The style of portrait though, is not your standard posed, photographed and then painted kind of job. I’m interested in illustrating your children doing what they do best: playing. Does your child wish they were a mermaid? Do you want to capture your children playing spy? Do they have a favorite animal that they play with all the time? What about riding on top of a dinosaur?

I want to get to the heart of childhood, and create portraits that will make childhood stand still. Stephanie Nielson (NieNie Dialogues) had me illustrate her children, and I realized that I absolutely LOVE portraying children doing their favorite things, or in an imaginary place. You can see her commissions in the top image and the bottom image.


You can find out more details HERE


You can find out more details HERE

This project I hope fulfills a lot of requests I’ve had over the years! It’s also my way of making sure that I’m staying sharp as an illustrator, as well as a designer. I love children, and value their uniqueness so much. I hope to offer you a whimsical representation of who your children are at heart.




Thanks for your interest! Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, as needed.

I can’t wait to meet your children!




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