Two brothers car, drawing with a toddler

This is a co-drawing with my 2 year old, with a car of two brothers — one sleeping, one awake, all ready to go to a party.

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Two brothers car, drawing with a toddler

This is a co-drawing with my 2 year old, with a car of two brothers — one sleeping, one awake, all ready to go to a party.

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Creative family lump characters

I’ve been drawing these little characters on my phone, and made a fabric-print pattern of them on a bright green background, or on light pink. They are a little lumpy, but fun.

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Creative family lump characters

I’ve been drawing these little characters on my phone, and made a fabric-print pattern of them on a bright green background, or on light pink. They are a little lumpy, but fun.

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The Brazilian Tree

A color explosion, with some fun with lines and shapes.

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The Brazilian Tree

A color explosion, with some fun with lines and shapes.

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Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Freckle Girl

A portrait of a girl with freckles on color scribbles.

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Freckle Girl

A portrait of a girl with freckles on color scribbles.

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Hand-drawn strawberry print elbow patches

In the luxury of New Year’s vacation, I’ve been repairing some of my favorite clothes. One project that has been stewing for a while is adding elbow patches to my favorite red hoodie. After a fantastic trip to Helsinki in

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Hand-drawn strawberry print elbow patches

In the luxury of New Year’s vacation, I’ve been repairing some of my favorite clothes. One project that has been stewing for a while is adding elbow patches to my favorite red hoodie. After a fantastic trip to Helsinki in

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Rain Tree with Vines

Another Drawing Club creation, from a trip to SF Botanical Garden on New Years Day. I draw and my 2 year old accents with scribbles and lines.

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Rain Tree with Vines

Another Drawing Club creation, from a trip to SF Botanical Garden on New Years Day. I draw and my 2 year old accents with scribbles and lines.

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New Crayon Flowers

We got a huge pack of luxurious Korean oil crayons for Christmas morning. Here’s a page worth of flower doodles with them.

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New Crayon Flowers

We got a huge pack of luxurious Korean oil crayons for Christmas morning. Here’s a page worth of flower doodles with them.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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Detroit city neighborhood map

Another city hand-drawn neighborhood map — this time Detroit, Michigan, the motor city. Prints available for purchase over on Etsy!

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Detroit city neighborhood map

Another city hand-drawn neighborhood map — this time Detroit, Michigan, the motor city. Prints available for purchase over on Etsy!

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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Lake Egridir, Turkey

Egridir is a beautiful mountain town on a huge lake in the middle of Turkey. We visited on a rainy day in May, that turned into a bright next day,  but the lake was fearsome the whole time. Beautiful though,

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Lake Egridir, Turkey

Egridir is a beautiful mountain town on a huge lake in the middle of Turkey. We visited on a rainy day in May, that turned into a bright next day,  but the lake was fearsome the whole time. Beautiful though,

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Italian Orlando in watercolors

Another watercolor and felt pen sketch, this time from Orlando masking as the Italian Rivera.

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Italian Orlando in watercolors

Another watercolor and felt pen sketch, this time from Orlando masking as the Italian Rivera.

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Courtyard fountain at the Getty

Watercolor markers plus pen and ink, of a plant and fountain in the Getty in LA.

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Courtyard fountain at the Getty

Watercolor markers plus pen and ink, of a plant and fountain in the Getty in LA.

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How to put a baby to sleep in Turkey, part 1

One in a multi-part series on what I am learning in Turkey about how to put a baby to sleep. This method, from Central Anatolia, means sitting down, stretching your legs out, and putting the baby on your calves as

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How to put a baby to sleep in Turkey, part 1

One in a multi-part series on what I am learning in Turkey about how to put a baby to sleep. This method, from Central Anatolia, means sitting down, stretching your legs out, and putting the baby on your calves as

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Honey and tea at the side of the road, Turkey

A sketch from a road trip from central Anatolia to the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. Passing from Konya to Antalya, the roads are full of honey, gozleme (stuffed crepes), and tea stands. They each have a tea stove at the

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Honey and tea at the side of the road, Turkey

A sketch from a road trip from central Anatolia to the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. Passing from Konya to Antalya, the roads are full of honey, gozleme (stuffed crepes), and tea stands. They each have a tea stove at the

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DMV line drawing

A simple black and white sketch from a recent visit to the DMV.

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DMV line drawing

A simple black and white sketch from a recent visit to the DMV.

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City Drawing in shadows with lake

My favorite iPad vector image program was just bought, went from iDraw to Graphic. I used it to create this quick sketch while on an airplane a few months ago. I like the way the automated shadows make it feel

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City Drawing in shadows with lake

My favorite iPad vector image program was just bought, went from iDraw to Graphic. I used it to create this quick sketch while on an airplane a few months ago. I like the way the automated shadows make it feel

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Blue Lake map, central Michigan

A handdrawn map of Blue Lake in Mecosta County, central Michigan.

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Blue Lake map, central Michigan

A handdrawn map of Blue Lake in Mecosta County, central Michigan.

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Ahmet toddler portrait

An iPad + finger paint portrait of a one year old in Turkey, somewhere between sad and happy.

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Ahmet toddler portrait

An iPad + finger paint portrait of a one year old in Turkey, somewhere between sad and happy.

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Sheryl Sandberg portrait head

One more portrait to go along with Jack Dorsey, this time of Facebook leader Sheryl Sandberg.

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Sheryl Sandberg portrait head

One more portrait to go along with Jack Dorsey, this time of Facebook leader Sheryl Sandberg.

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Jack Dorsey portrait head

A portrait of the Twitter/Square leader Jack Dorsey. For another project, but here just in case it is of use to other people.

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Jack Dorsey portrait head

A portrait of the Twitter/Square leader Jack Dorsey. For another project, but here just in case it is of use to other people.

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Woman and Cat

A sketch from back in Turkey a few years ago — a woman talking to a cat, I can’t remember if I ever saw this or just made it up.

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Woman and Cat

A sketch from back in Turkey a few years ago — a woman talking to a cat, I can’t remember if I ever saw this or just made it up.

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Palo Alto Diagnoses

This is from a few years ago, so they might not all be the same afflictions they used to be. In case you can’t read my handwriting: 1) Steve Jobs Dysmorphia, when you think you are a mad genius who

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Palo Alto Diagnoses

This is from a few years ago, so they might not all be the same afflictions they used to be. In case you can’t read my handwriting: 1) Steve Jobs Dysmorphia, when you think you are a mad genius who

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Donald Trumpness

I made this sketch a few years ago for another cartoon, but here it is once again, just in case anyone needs another image of him.

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Donald Trumpness

I made this sketch a few years ago for another cartoon, but here it is once again, just in case anyone needs another image of him.

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Colombian museum sketchbook

I was in Bogota a few months ago and went to the Gold Museum, full of artifacts and ancient images. I had to take a few sketches of the shapes, the faces, the forms!

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Colombian museum sketchbook

I was in Bogota a few months ago and went to the Gold Museum, full of artifacts and ancient images. I had to take a few sketches of the shapes, the faces, the forms!

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Meryem when she is bigger

A drawing from Turkey! Making a future-portrait of a little girl, of what she will look like when she is grown up (a little).

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Meryem when she is bigger

A drawing from Turkey! Making a future-portrait of a little girl, of what she will look like when she is grown up (a little).

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The Road from Kayseri to Bor

A mobile phone drawing from my latest trip to Turkey, to central Anatolia, with the little villages in the hills.

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The Road from Kayseri to Bor

A mobile phone drawing from my latest trip to Turkey, to central Anatolia, with the little villages in the hills.

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Postcard from Newfoundland

I made this drawing last year at this time, for Newfoundland when I went there (8 months pregnant and all..) In person, it is indeed that full of colorful houses, but the water is a little more purply & scary.

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Postcard from Newfoundland

I made this drawing last year at this time, for Newfoundland when I went there (8 months pregnant and all..) In person, it is indeed that full of colorful houses, but the water is a little more purply & scary.

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Hungarian Donuts

On a recent trip to Budapest, I was taken with the arts & crafts styles of Hungarian dresses, pillows, and other felt things. So I drew some Central European inspired donuts.

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Hungarian Donuts

On a recent trip to Budapest, I was taken with the arts & crafts styles of Hungarian dresses, pillows, and other felt things. So I drew some Central European inspired donuts.

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