preorder saint bartlett

April 5, 2010

I have a few upcoming art projects related to the release of Damien Jurado’s new album, Saint Bartlett, so I am thrilled to pass on the news that it is now available for pre-order via the Secretly Canadian website.

All pre-orders will receive an instant mp3 download of the whole record, which is pretty rad. As for those art projects, there will be more news soon…


new journal

March 25, 2010

I ended up taking a big break from bookmaking in 2009, rather by accident, so I’m hoping to make many new ones in the coming year. Here’s my first book in a long time:

As always, it’s blank with 50 pages, bound and painted by hand. I’ve been folding paper and sewing pages for weeks, so there are more on the way!

inspiration: julianna swaney

March 25, 2010

Majorly swooning over these illustrations from Julianna Swaney:

new illo: spores

March 1, 2010

I’ve been doing my best to wear out Múm’s album Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know since September but I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. It is so, so good! This one’s inspired by a song called “Blow Your Nose.”


February 10, 2010

Yesterday I had a photo day with the amazing Sarah Jurado. We boarded a ferry with cameras in hand and escaped the city for a few hours on Vashon Island. It was a much-needed break from reality.

baked potato frites

February 7, 2010

I’ve had food on the brain a lot, lately. Here’s one of my easy favorites for your Sunday afternoon:

Baked Potato Frites

You will need:
– potatoes (I use russet, but these can easily be done with red potatoes, sweet potatoes, or any other variety, really)
– olive oil
– salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 450°F
2. Wash and slice potatoes into fry-sized pieces
3. Place unbaked frites on a cookie sheet. Douse with enough olive oil that the frites are coated. I like to arrange them in rows so that they’re easy to flip later on.
4. Place the cookie sheet in the oven for approximately 12-15 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and flip the frites. (If you’re having trouble with the frites sticking to the cookie sheet, try popping them in the oven for a few more minutes first).
6. Put the frites back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
7. Remove frites from oven, transfer them to a plate, and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.
8. Savor and/or devour accordingly.


January 16, 2010

Drawn yesterday; getting in touch with my German heritage by doodling:

inspiration: not moving to portland

January 16, 2010

I love this video by Branson Veal for Give Seattle – the song is “Not moving to Portland” by my favorite toothless Seattleite, John Roderick of The Long Winters.


January 9, 2010


Left: Hexacomb by Katie Himmelberg
Right: Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Jill Toporkiewicz

and upcoming…

I cannot seem to keep my hands off my knitting needles lately, so I am knitting knitting knitting and will hopefully have some more things to share & sell in the coming weeks. Luckily, I have generous friends who know yarn makes a great Christmas gift so I have plenty of yarn waiting to turn into finished objects. I am getting back into pattern-writing and I have lots of ideas bouncing around in my head…

jacques dutronc

January 3, 2010

Jacques Dutronc was the most awkward dancer ever. And it’s really, really amazing. I love it.