Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

metallic gold screen prints

metallic gold screen prints in the shop for pre-order.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Operation Surfinbird needs volunteers

Still needing more volunteers! Spread the word and email to

and last call for rice krispy s'mores to benefit operation surfinbird deadline is tomorrow to donate and place your order..

Thursday, November 15, 2012

s'mores rice krispie treats for Operation SurfinBird

my sister seriously makes the best s'mores rice krispie treats. and she's making them to help raise funds for operation SurfinBird.

She says:
“In an effort to help them reach [OperationSurfinBird’s] goal, I am taking orders for my homemade S'mores Rice Krispie treats.  That’s right, S'mores Rice Krispie Treats! Pure Hershey’s milk chocolate and charred marshmallows sandwiched by a double layer of Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies & Golden Grahams.  I’m asking for a minimum donation of $20 per dozen.  With the holidays almost upon us, these would be the perfect treat to take to Thanksgiving dinner or to a holiday party. 100% of the proceeds go to Operation SurfinBird towards their goal of feeding the families of Rockaway Beach - a great a way to give this holiday season.
How to Order:
At this time, I am only taking orders per the dozen.  Since Operation SurfinBird is on a tight schedule, all orders need to be placed with me by Tuesday, November 20th.  Most orders can be completed within 24 hours.  The good news is that I am taking advanced orders for the holiday season as long as donations are made by Tuesday.  So if you want them delivered at a later time, you can preorder them, make your donation by Tuesday and get the goods when you need them.  
I can either take cash and make the donation for you or you can make the donation yourself at  Upon completion of your donation, We Pay will send you an emailed confirmation of your payment.  To retrieve your treats, just show me your emailed confirmation of donation.  
Orders can be picked up at my house near the Grove (Beverly/Fairfax) or delivered locally in the Los Angeles area.  
Please take a minute to read about Operation SurfinBird at and help them reach their goal by donating, ordering treats, or by shopping online at  Also if you have any resources that can help facilitate their cause please have them contact Tamara or Eli at  Every little bit helps.  Spread the word.
NY friends (or LA friends), if you know peeps in LA with a major sweet tooth, please forward this along.  
Michelle ”
Email her at to place an order.
reposted from Operation Surfinbird

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

bring thanksgiving to far rockaway Operation SurfinBird

Some amazing friends in NY are spearheading a fundraiser to raise money to be able to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 500 plus victims of the Rockaway neighborhood.  Please take a minute to read about Operation SurfinBird and help them reach their goal.  Every little bit helps.  Spread the word.

Operation SurfinBird Thanks You for your Consideration. Find out more about them below:

The Rockaways have been devastated by hurricane Sandy. Many are without homes, those that have homes still have no power, and many have lost everything. As we now approach winter the damage to the Rockaways is still tremendous, the efforts to rebuild are becoming more challenging, and it will be a long slow process of recovery for this community. 
Operation SurfinBird is made up of New Yorkers, surfers, people that visit Rockaway, joined with people from all over the world that still care. We want to bring a nice community Thanksgiving meal to the Rockaways to show our support, show that we have not forgotten them, raise awareness that their needs are long-­‐lasting, and that the support of the world community will be there for them until the end. We hope to provide a Thanksgiving feast for at least 500 people living in the Rockaways whilst generating support and awareness for the long recovery road ahead. Any proceeds raised beyond what we need for Operation SurfinBird will go directly into rebuilding the community through free volunteer based construction, and home rehabilitation.
  • Help spread the word. We have started a Facebook site for people to connect with us, communicate how they would like to help, and share our mission with viral media throughout the internet.‐Surfinbird/338418792923837 
  • Help Raise Funds. We have started a WePay account for people to easily make donations to Operation SurfinBird Directly. We need donations large and small and need the word spread of where to donate.­‐surfin‐bird 
  • Volunteer and help in any way. We need help. From everything like organizing an event to execu>ng the actual event. Fund raising and spreading the word. We need all the help we can get. You can contact the chief organizers Eli or Tamara by email at our Operation SurfinBird address.
Today through Saturday, TenOverSix will donate 10% of all Online Sales to Operation SurfinBird, an awesome new home-spun grassroots effort from our NY friends to bring a real, hot Thanksgiving Dinner to the Far Rockaways, Queens, NY.

Your online purchases for the next five days are twice as great! You still get to shop their amazing fall pieces and TenOverSix will donate for you.

I'll be donating a portion of my sales from my etsy shop. please spread the word. thank you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

illustration friday:haunt

for illustration friday's word "haunt". my niece and nephew are participating again. my niece and I had the same theme of  "haunted" girls. my nephew did the haunted house with the paper cut grass.

Friday, October 19, 2012

around here.

the start of my fall reading pile. book recommendations are always welcome. happy weekend.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

illustration friday: water

for illustration friday. my little niece and nephew also illustrated this week's theme of "water".

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

locks of love

this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. "Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis." it took me a few years to grow my hair to the required length for donating . I ended up cutting off about 15 inches.
I know I've said this before but if there's something you've always wanted to do then start today. small steps.

Friday, September 14, 2012

hand lettering/ illustration

custom hand lettering/ illustration in the shop. happy weekend.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

katrina's house

super sweet katrina sent me a picture of their new art wall. I love seeing my work in people's homes as a part of their collection. her husband, nick, curated the wall and made the table and bench. thanks katrina and nick!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

etsy treasuries

I haven't made an etsy treasury in so long but actually managed to make these two. I'm hoping to make them more regularly...hoping...

Monday, September 10, 2012

more thanks hannah!

here's to the more awesomeness of hannah. she sent me the issue of frankie that my cat plates were in. and not only that but she sent me lovely goodies. I'm a bit late posting this but I wanted to share it.thanks hannah!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pablove one another

this show opens this weekend. I am happy to be included. the show benefits the pablove foundation, which is "fighting childhood cancer with love". the show is curated by the awesome courtney of bored inc. and leanna lin's wonderland.
here's a peek at some of the super cute work that will be at the show:

 and here's the new painting I did for the show:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

thanks hannah! cat plates in frankie!

the awesome hannah sent me a picture of my cat plates in  frankie! yay! cat plates are in the shop.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

the clothes maiden

i'm happy to be on the cover of the latest issue of the clothes maiden. special thanks to stephanie! you can see the issue here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

girls in graphite and big thanks


i'm still doing these. the rest you can see here.
i just want to send a big thanks to jodi for sharing my work and a bit about me and my life on her wonderful blog art by wiley.  art by wiley is a "daily blog about art, illustration and living a creative life". she shares her beautiful artwork there too. go visit.

Friday, May 18, 2012

sometimes it's the starting

sometimes it's the starting that prevents us from doing something. I've wanted to open up a vintage shop  for so many years now. talked about it for so long that I think my friends and family were tired of hearing me talk about it. and since I wasn't going to stop looking for things, these things needed to find new homes.  so here it is. it's a start...and to all my favorite vintage shops, I want to thank you for your inspiration and for all the work that I now realize goes into your shop. field and ramble is now open.

if there's something you've always wanted to start, start today. small steps.


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