m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

My loves. The best birthday present, year after lucky year, are happy times with these kookie, wonderful, hilarious, intelligent, sassy, kind, generous, goofy and incredibly thoughtful rascals. As I blow out the candles for yet another new year’s worth of wishes, you can be sure that I’m also counting my blessings, each and every one.  …

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Have I told you lately how much I love commissioned illustrations? Also, Hollywood? London? New York? Architecture? Food? Travel? Vintage Transportation? Here’s a wildly fun gift project that landed in my studio last year: Jimmy on The Late Show, and David on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And what’s more, I’ve had the luck and thrill of …

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I’m getting sappy. Yes, I picked some ripe pine cones from our ancient white pine tree that creaks and sways over our country lodge, leaving my fingers sticky with the fragrant essence of winter. But I’m also sappy over the whole season that is sitting right in front of me. Growing up with traditions of …

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