October 27, 2014

Le Rouge

The finished illustration from this Instagram sneak peek. It's loosely based on a photo of Jeanne Damas from The Coveteur.

October 13, 2014

Fig Newton

Just another little sketch of Fig Newton, the magical creature that belongs to my friend Charlyn from Hopscotch. Check out her amazing painted wooden dolls on her Etsy store :)

September 30, 2014

Been caught stealing

I just came back from a wonderful trip to Finland. I've absolutely fallen in love with Helsinki's architecture, nature, people and food, and now I daydream about living there... September has been a hectic month between work, attending a friend's wedding in Sicily and the Finland trip, and now I have six rolls of film to scan and share. I also Instagrammed the hell out of it all.

Meanwhile, here's a silly illustration of a cookie stealing kitty. Inspired by this.

September 18, 2014

After-School Cool

It's back to school time already, and here's my latest work for American Girl magazine, such a fun spread! You can see the illustrations bigger and better at my website.

September 1, 2014

Selfportrait with cat

As some of you might have noticed, I just gave this blog and my website/facebook/tumblr a makeover. I designed a fun new header and background pattern, and I also made a new "selfie" of me and my kitty Maggie. Hope you enjoy the new design!

PS. If you notice anything working weird, I'd love to hear from you!

August 21, 2014

Something fishy

A couple days ago I posted this photo on Instagram, and here's the final sketch! While I have used both gouache and watercolor a lot, I had never tried mixing both before, and I love the result. Best of both worlds. Also, adding an outline gives me more freedom while painting, because it wraps everything together and lets me embrace imperfections. I see more of this in the future :)

July 28, 2014

Island Life stickers

A few months ago, I illustrated all these sea critters for a fun sticker set, Island Life, published by Peaceable Kingdom.

I hope you're having a fun summer!

July 14, 2014

No, thank you

This is how I feel about Mondays :D