A good exercise to run through: a sharpie & a stack of paper, try to draw for 10 minutes straight without stopping to think. It was part of a design school training, how to develop your own ‘rubber stamps’ of certain items, so you can draw them instantly, without thinking.
I have started keeping a (digital) sketchbook on my trips. This one is from the commuter train between DC and Baltimore, the MARC.
I drew out the map of Virginia, with each county and independent city detailed and named. Lots of cities within counties, the most complicated state I have drawn yet! If you would like a print, you can order here
Here is one of my recent iPad drawings — a red flower gone crazy! I made it with the app Paper by 53.
A drawing from a plane ride to Vancouver this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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