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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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Story Time: Opening for Gaelynn Lea, and some fun history...  

Hey! 

When local music promoter and friend KC Turner invited Eric and I to open for Gaelynn Lea at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, we were thrilled.

We fell in love with her music when she won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest last year. She plays the violin like a cello and uses a looping pedal to create gorgeous melodies that support her thoughtful, often inspiring lyrics. He thought our music would go well with hers, which is the highest compliment. 

The show was at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, which used to be…Read more

"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/
 

We're on the radio! 

Hey everyone!

... Well, the new version of radio. Eric and I were interviewed for the latest episode of the Nocturne podcast, "(This is Not A) Love Song". It was a lot of fun and the episode is, like all their episodes, intriguing and multi-layered. 

Nocturne is steadily climbing the iTunes charts - as of today, it's #24 in the "Society & Culture" Top Podcasts category (kind of a big deal - sharing space with This American Life, Hearing Voices, Freakonomics and others). I'm still illustrating each episode…Read more

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

VIDEO: Live Performance at the Monkey House Theater  

Hello! 

So this past Saturday, we had a super fun show at the Monkey House Theater in Berkeley, CA. It's a wonderful, intimate venue with great sound and an awesome audience. Owner Ira Marlowe was kind enough to shoot a video of our set. 

Click here to watch selected songs from our performance, as well as see the whole set if you are bored at work and don't mind a little banter (you can always fast-forward through the tuning and talking, right?).

I know I haven't been on here much - pretty busy with a range of…Read more

Cherry Blossoms and Paper Airplanes 

Usually, my dream drawings are a mashup of all the dreams I remember after a given night. Sometimes these drawings have as many as 4 separate dreams in them. 

The other night, all I could remember when I woke up is a snippet of a dream, where I was gazing up at the sky and the sky was filled with cherry blossoms and paper airplanes. The image stuck with me throughout the morning, and I decided to capture this moment in an illustration.

This picture is my simplest dream drawing and it showed me that I don't…Read more