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The Sketch Book — 2012

December, at last

December, at last. Can you believe another year is winding down? Time to change the calendar one last time for 2012 and maybe take this opportunity to also order your 2013 calendar! They're flying off the shelf, hurry and get yours too!

Swing Slippers

Can you believe it's here? Election day at last! We've survived another contentious campaign season!

I'm eager to put this all behind me. Every time politics come up in conversation I become ready to give up on humanity and in need of a stiff drink.

As a perfectionist, I like things neatly resolved. So the political puzzle of opinions and facts and statistics (and binders full of women) that no one can seem to sort through successfully has left me filled with angst. Politics...

spring in her step

Today is the officially the most beautiful day of 2012 so far. Spring is definitely springing up all around us. If I wasn't sitting at my computer writing emails I'd want to be walking the breezy streets of the city wearing something like this!

Happy February

Time to change the calendar! This month's illustration is inspired by a beautiful cashmere look by Michael Koors and of course by my love of artfully arranged bookshelves. Or, rather I should say, by my hatred of formula-induced bookshelves. You know, when you walk into someones home and the book shelves are scattered with African artifacts that bring out the browns in the carpet (even though they've never been to Africa) and entire volumes of books that you sense are there simply for color (not because the owner has...


so i've been dragging my feet about posting all week (all year). forgive my absence. i was thinking "the first post of 2012" had to be something monumental. and nothing monumental has happened recently EXCEPT my new love affair... with earmuffs. the furrier the better. these fluffy little head bookends have changed my entire perspective on the outdoors. you may laugh but i mean it wholeheartedly. as someone who will not wear hats, i've spent 25 winters in stubborn frozen misery. but now all that has changed thanks to...