The Sketch Book — NYC

2015: MAKE LEMONADE

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As evening descends on Nolita on this final night of 2014, I sit on my sofa and sip a lemony mescal cocktail. Oh sweet sofa. What a year we’ve had. Where to begin? Usually on new years eve I feel bursting with reasons, reasons for life, reasons for the past year, explanations and theories about the future. I’d be the same way tonight, but as anyone who has ever been a mother knows that life with a child becomes simultaneously sweeter, more full, more beautiful, but also much more frazzled, hurried, imperfect. Disclaimer: I did not have a child since my last...

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The Queen of Spring Street

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Meet Tay. She's a four part composition painted in sumi and watercolor, floated on white mat to expose deckled edged paper, framed in burnished gold shadowbox frames and hung for all to see at our studio at 73 Spring Street.  Will Taylor Swift be named person of the year tomorrow? Who am I to say? But she certainly is the person of 73 Spring Street this week at our Pop Up Shop.  Speaking of the Pop Up Shop... thank you to everyone who has joined us so far. It has been one of the most fun experiences I've ever had....

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december 2014

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Happy December! This is an illustration inspired by the one and only Olivia Palermo, by the way that snow falling makes Central Park feel intimate and hushed like a secret tucked in the middle of the crazed, bustling holiday-addled New York City shopping scene, and by the way that Christmas makes everyone fall in love all over again.  Shop for this sketch as a print.... because while I urge you to remember that Christmas is about celebrating love, I also realize that you probably need to do some shopping for presents too. 

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73SPRINGSHOP - The Greatest Shopping Experience You Will Ever Have

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I am back to round out the rest of your December schedule with more events focused on ME. I assume you've already planned your outfit for my Dempsey & Carroll 2015 Calendar event on December 2nd, which is great. I applaud you for being so organized.  Now, let me be straight with you. The Dempsey & Carroll event is going to be a rager. A 5:30 pm Tuesday night paper-themed cocktail party always leads to a wild time with stories you can only allude to the next day at work without being judged heavily.  Seriously. I'm not going to sugar coat...

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Dempsey & Carroll 2015 Calendar Event

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Hello! Exciting news! As you can see from this invitation I designed for the event, I'm here to invite you to join me at the Dempsey & Carroll Lexington Avenue showroom on December 2nd to toast the new year ahead with a celebration of my 2015 calendar!  It will be a magical evening filled with lots of my original artwork, opportunities to instagram everything in sight, speak directly to me about all your feelings and thoughts, purchase calendars... and MOST excitingly, an opportunity to win a custom illustration from me and a set of accompanying custom Dempsey & Carroll stationery...

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