I’m behind, but I’m right on time

I’m starting the week “behind”. I’m behind on my subscriber email. I’m behind on my Mug Life email. I’m behind on mug releases.  AND I’m behind on a few OTHER things, too. Of course, like things! But….here’s my TRUTH: ...

The story behind my Be Brave mug

I first drew this mug design late last year. I was at a crossroads in my life. It was what I needed to hear at the time (as is often the case!) so I drew it. I could tell it was special right away. But how that “specialness” would unfold (and IF it would...

3 steps to getting ANY “THING” done

THREE STEPS to getting ANY “THING” done Picture this: You are going to do something BIG and AMAZING! Something you’ve ALWAYS WANTED to do. You’re gonna slay one of your BIGGEST dragons! You have 1000% faith in yourself, and you KNOW you have it...

Why UGLY sketches MATTER

  Last week I was given the awesome opportunity to return to my alma mater Mass College of Art & Design to observe the sophomore illustration students’ semester work and provide valuable feedback. The students are not present at these reviews. They lay...

Challenge yourself.

Don’t be put off by trying something new just because it’s challenging. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. (Stone-cold FACT.) So… just jump in. (Sometimes, acting before thinking is the SMART thing to do.) Find a GOOD e-course that resonates with you....

Dress To Express

My first exhibition was at the Americasmart Licensing and Design show. It was January 2011. There was a huge snowstorm. It affected both Boston and Atlanta. Just about every flight in to Atlanta was either delayed or rescheduled. I personally lost over a...

I don’t work in collections.

Ok. What I am about to tell you is going to blow the roof off. You may think “Who the heck does SHE THINK SHE IS?” You may click off this post. You may tell me to get outta town. But, I have to risk all of this in the name of telling you my...

How quotes became so important to me

In 2013, I had to take some time off from everything to have surgery for pretty severe Endometriosis. I was hard-core on the hamster wheel of art licensing at the time. So of course, my first thought about this surgery was that was it was TOTALLY messing up my...