November 17, 2011 7 Comments

Happy Birthday to Mary Marshall! I hope your day is filled with more cupcakes than years you are old!

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October 15, 2011 5 Comments

happy birthday lizzy! lizzy is not turning 3 as this sketch might suggest. but in the time i've know her i've seen more adorable baby pictures of her than i have of myself. and for good reason, she was THE cutest kid. lizzy spent her childhood enjoying oversized, high fashion accessories (such as these gaga-esque shades and large bow) and she still today can be spotted as the best dressed person in pretty much any scenario. so happy birthday to you, my pet! such a beautiful day in NYC to celebrate!

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anne russell

September 30, 2011 11 Comments

happy birthday to the most entertaining and energetic person i'll ever meet, anne russell... i hope your birthday is full of striking poses, preferably on table tops, you vixen you! artistic side note: ive recently become obsessed with illustrating digitally using the wacom tablet. its so nice to try something different from watercolor this week. what do you think ?

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September 26, 2011 9 Comments

a happy birthday sketch for laura! her birthday was friday but i thought this monday could use a little laura-ness too. she's been my friend longer than any one else in the world. shes always been there to imagine beautiful things with me. even when she's jet setting half way around the world, we are always close. i'm sure she'll laugh when she see's how i've depicted her, as shes the number one fan of the simplicity of a white cotton dress, but i couldn't resist dressing her up a little. i've always thought she might be the third estranged olsen twin. so for her birthday sketch i wanted her posed in a gown, like an glamorous editorial photoshoot worthy of mk and a. happy birthday my pet!

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haley and ashley

September 16, 2011 2 Comments

happy birthday last week to haley and...

happy birthday this week to ashley! love you guys!

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July 20, 2011 4 Comments

three birthday girls today! well one is a bit belated... Margaret, above, is one of the most talented artists I know. She can paint like there's no tomorrow. She also has this beautiful, vintage, iconic presence. Shes a breath of fresh air with her bright red lips and bizarre, thoughtful musings and her occasional lapses into a British accent. Wishing you a divine belated birthday, darling! And here is Danielle! Danielle and I have been celebrating eachother's birthdays since we were five years old, we go waaay back. Back in the day, Danielle delighted in the fact that her birthday was the anniversary of the lunar landing and today shes still a scientific genius but with a dreamy, creative side too. So happy to have such a wonderful old friend in my life, Happy Birthday!! And last but certainly not least, is Kelly! Kelly is an eternal optimist. With the blondest hair you've ever seen and a cheery perspective on just about everything, its sometimes hard for me to believe shes a high powered lawyer now. Sigh... they're all growing up so fast. Happy Birthday to all three lovely ladies! I hope another wonderful year lies ahead!

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July 02, 2011 5 Comments

Happy Birthday to Polly! Polly and I have been scampering around DC together for the last three years with our third musketeer, Rad (pictured here) and before that we took Rome, London and, somewhat less glamorously, south western Virginia by storm. So today my birthday wishes to her are bittersweet because we're moving apart for the first time in about seven years. I cannot guarantee that I will know how to function without these two finishing my sentences for me! But at least our three new destinations give us all plenty of reason for fun trips, so I can't wait to visit this little art-historian-turned-architect in her new home at UVA soon. Oh and look, her outfit is a bit patriotic, isn't it? How appropriate. Hope everyone (and birthday girl in particular) is having a fabulous holiday weekend!

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