m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

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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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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I just took out a pen to do a little bit of math. 2017 minus 1999 equals 18. So, 18 years ago when my little home business became one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, I had a tussle with the producers over whether or not I would be able to attend the taping. And by taping, …

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