Underground BBQ Challenge

July 17, 2014

Now that the episode has aired I can finally share this!

Last November my talented (and gorgeous, HELLO) friend Becky was selected to participate in the first ever episode of Underground BBQ Challenge, hosted by Chef G. Garvin.

This is Becky

With only a theme, a location and $1000, she and a team of 3 of her most reliable dudes threw a party with live entertainment for 100 people. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, she was competing against ANOTHER Brooklynite for a $10,000 prize!

I participated as one of her party-goers and I even got to help with the decor by painting a carnival sign before the big event. As evidenced by my display of teeth below, I was very excited to be a part of the fun.


If you didn’t catch full episode when it aired July 15 on the Travel Channel, you can watch the teaser trailer for Becky’s part of the show here.

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Small Thyme Cooks – Mast Brothers

July 16, 2014

Here’s another peek at the Small Thyme Cooks project that I’m doing with Trends on Trends!

I could totally eat a chocolate bar right now.

Also, check out Trends on Trends for more gorgeous food photography and other fun stuff!

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editorial illustrations

June 24, 2014

Here are some black and white concept illustrations I did recently for a book pitch.

SI-jar SI-seesaw SI-sandiwch1


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Trends on Trends

June 13, 2014

If you haven’t already seen it splashed on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I am pleased to show you (via their Instagram) my first project with Trends on Trends!

It’s been a while since I’ve played around in a coloring book and with images of famous chefs and other food-related games, this one was right up my alley. You can buy it here on Amazon: Small Thyme Cooks.

Also, check out Trends on Trends to see the gorgeous food photography (by Signe Birck) that I used as inspiration for the food this page.

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Happy Birthday Mom +1

June 2, 2014

Here are a couple of lettering pieces sans expletives. My mother will be so pleased.

And, for the occasion of my mother’s birthday.

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Thanks a Fuckload

May 29, 2014

Nothing but the warmest gratitude from the depths of my heart.

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you are an asshat

May 16, 2014

Here is some more brush lettering practice. I think “asshat” has got to be one of the best insults out there.

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I love you, Fuckhead

May 1, 2014

I’ve been practicing my brush lettering.

Taking phrase suggestions if you’ve got ‘em.

Keeping on with the irreverence, this gif cracks me up.

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make cool shit or look at cool shit?

April 29, 2014

I am the WORST at falling into the internet wormhole of wasting time. Sometimes it feels like I’ll read articles on ANYTHING.

Am I preparing to be a Jeopardy contestant?


Then why am I boning up on national crime stories, buzzfeed listicles, Guardian.uk human interest pieces and literally any other article with a title that captures my attention?

That said, when I caught myself in an internet time-suck loop for the eleventy billionth time I decided to do something about it. After surgically removing my eyes from the screen and prying my atrophied hand off the mouse, I did some laundry, ran some errands and painted this piece.

make cool shit


Make cool shit or look at cool shit? It’s easy for me to rationalize the absurd amounts of time I spend reading shit online as self-education but the truth of the matter is that every minute spent on some dumb site is one that I’m not painting, drawing or otherwise creating. To make it abundantly clear, I mounted it to the top of my monitor so that it will loom over me when I think I need to check Facebook again.


Here are a couple of detail shots.



If on my deathbed I regret that I didn’t spend more time online then slap me silly and call me Susan.

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Spring DIY dye project

April 24, 2014

If you follow my Instagram feed you saw that the other day I broke out the RIT dye to spruce up a white slipcover and some blah pillowcases within my immediate craft trajectory.

I dyed the pillowcases orange and then dip-dyed them and the slipcover with a deeper orange.

I’m so pleased with how everything turned out, especially the pillowcases. Maybe it’s just Spring enacting it’s magic on me but the combination of oranges and our blue bedspread feels tropical and that makes me happy.




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