m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

Challenge: Create a personalized border for a 6″ x 9′ Christmas letter to illustrate the wonderful highlights of 2017 for a new fabulous client. Requirements: Sketch + layout imagery to signify a new job, a new city, a European adventure, a new neighborhood and two adored cats. Creative Laboratory: To create an uncluttered but festive …

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Happy Christmas, London. Hats off to my pal @diaryofalondoness for inspiring this Merry, Bright + Londony sketch for her Christmas banner. Let the festivities, whirligigs, preparations and parties begin!

“It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down trees They’re putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace” Joni Mitchell Yes. It’s just November. But as I see the cardinals flitting and flying out of the bursting bold red of the burning bush just outside my window + feel the crisp blue cold of …

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