m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

“Off in the nether lands I heard a sound Like the beating of heavenly wings And deep in my brain I can hear a refrain Of my soul as she rises and sings Anthems to glory and Anthems to love and Hymns filled with early delight Like the songs that the darkness Composes to worship …

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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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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!