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The Magic of Nocturne: a podcast about the night. 

The podcast Nocturne has been getting a lot of attention lately - and it's well-deserved. In The New Yorker, Sarah Larson writes a lengthy backstory about producer Vanessa Lowe and describes the podcast as having "a nocturnal mood, atmospheric and occasionally mysterious, that feels just right between the hours of eleven and deepest dark." iTunes featured Nocturne on its Podcast page this week as well. 

I met Vanessa in 2014, when she reached out and asked if I could create the logo and later, artwork for

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"Emily & The Magical Library" 

Great news! The children's book I illustrated, "Emily & The Magical Library" by Paul Rest is now available for purchase. The copies are spiral-bound, signed and numbered by the author. Click here to order a limited edition

In the meantime, here are some snapshots from the book, which includes over 40 full-page watercolor illustrations. This was a labor of love and I'm thrilled to have been a part of such a beautiful book. 

 

House Dreams, Part 2 

As I've described before, I have a recurring dream about a house. The house has stayed pretty much the same for 15 years, although there have been variations. It's located in a strange, barren neighborhood with other similar homes. The house feels like a step back - I always sense that I lived there in the past, and in the dream I usually make the decision to move back. The house feels familiar and "safe", but also like giving up. 

After having the dream again, I decided to try and illustrate the…Read more

Interview with Yorokobu Magazine 

Hello! 

I was interviewed by Yorokobu Magazine, about my dream drawings and my music. I'm am very honored they contacted me and it's a gorgeous website. They release a printed publication once a month. It is in Spanish. Maybe I'll be famous in Spain! 

Here it is: 

http://www.yorokobu.es/una-artista-ilustra-los-suenos-como-los-recuerda/
 

Nocturne Podcast: Art and sound, together.  

I've always been a night person. As you've probably seen, I am a huge fan of dreaming and love to illustrate my dreams as a way to remember and understand them. Sometimes I find myself awake in the wee hours of the morning. It can be a time of wonder, of solitude, and of quiet creativity. And other times, it's not

A few months back, songwriter/podcast producer Vanessa Lowe asked me to design a logo for her new podcast, Nocturne, a beautiful collection of stories about the night. Now, we are embarking on a…Read more

Artifacts 

The other day, my mind did its usual wandering (yeah, while I was working - sshhhh), and I found myself imagining a post-apocalyptic world where humans were gone, and all of the things we valued so much had been left behind. This world also included strange animals that grew lightbulbs out of their heads. 

And then I went back to work. But not before drawing several scenes from this strange time and place: 


Performance Anxiety 


All of us deal with performance anxiety at one time or another. Maybe you have to make a presentation at work, and your palms are sweaty just thinking about it. Or, you've got a test the next day and despite all the time you've spent studying, you're worried about whether you'll pass. You're up late, unable to sleep, worrying about how well you will perform, whether it be during a date, a job interview, or a meeting with family. And many of us, at one time or another, have anxiety dreams that reflect our…Read more

Dreams Within a Dream 

Every once in a while, I actually dream that I am dreaming. In my dream, I will wake up and remember the dream I just "had". Now that I've started illustrating my dreams, I sometimes actually start the process of remembering, writing down, and drawing the dreams - within the dream


For instance, this character is looking at a dream drawing that I made - of the dream that I was having at that moment. Talk about trippy - and confusing: 



A quick aside: last night, in my dream, I dreamed about a spider. A…Read more

Illustrating Dreams: The Beginning 

About 9 years ago, when I first moved to San Francisco, I started having a recurring dream. I am in a house. The house is in the middle of a field, and it's an industrial area. People are coming in and out of the house, and the general feeling is one of being "stuck". Like the house is a place I left a long time ago, but, here I am again, and I don't want to be back. 

Over the years I have been in this house, in my dreams, many times. I was trying to describe the house to my husband, as the details were…Read more