favorite books of 2017!

I spent a lot of 2017 with my nose in a book (nerd emoji), so I decided to make these tiny tributes to the titles I loved the most this year. Over Christmas, my sister and I were talking about why we read, and for me reading is the most magical ground for growing empathy. Ending the year so grateful for the ideas and perspectives of others (and also my library card).

In no particular order:

12 Days of Coloring!

If you thought I'd deprive myself the opportunity to draw 23 different Christmas birds (and you the chance to color them), you've never been more wrong!

Wishing you and yours a cozy afternoon of holiday coloring, you can download a free PDF for printing in my shop and below. I also included a larger, poster-sized file in the event your cousin works at Kinko's and you wanna color one big boy all together. 

Last year's coloring sheet is still available here

  friendly reminder that this download is for personal use only :)

friendly reminder that this download is for personal use only :)

pizza party

What began as a "three month adventure" has extended to a full blown life in New York. I'm so grateful for every tiny thing that fell into place and made the last year possible. Wild ride y'all!

Arash for CA Collective

Recently I was invited to contribute a portrait to a storytelling project by UK-based Christian Aid Collective. I made this drawing of Arash, an Afghan refugee who's chosen to remain in Greece to translate for others. You can read his story and others at christianaidcollective.org.

cuyana is my valentine!

Dropped off 100 handmade valentines at Cuyana's Nolita pop-up for their participation in the Love Elizabeth Street event. It runs Friday to Sunday at 266 Elizabeth Street, swing by if you're in the neighborhood!

Merry Christmas Coloring!

We’re still into adult coloring, right? Last Christmas my siblings and I drank some wine, colored, and had really nice, low-key conversations. I’m hoping there’s more of that this year! So my gift to y’all: a very festive Christmas drawing you can download and print with the last of your mom’s ink cartridge. Download at the bottom, track down your own colored pencils and boxed wine. Hope it is as fun to color as it was to draw, warm fuzzies to you all!      

 friendly reminder that this download is for personal use only :)

friendly reminder that this download is for personal use only :)