During the process of designing my new web site and branding, the wonderful Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki had the fantastic idea of using a drawing I did of my own hands to create a new logo that includes my signature. It reminds me so much of the lithograph, Drawing Hands, by M.C. Escher. And it truly encapsulates my artwork because I oddly love drawing hands and often focus on them in my illustrations. As you click through my web site, you’ll notice the color of the pencils in the logo in the header changes from page to page on the site as well. I’d always wanted to create something like this—and am so thankful to Cody for working her magic and turning that idea into a reality.
In 2020, I began to draw a lot more. I’d always loved drawing and had taken on commissions here and there, but the pandemic had a great way of keeping us inside finding creative ways to occupy time during evenings and weekends. And with all the craziness in the world, art was also a great way to express how I felt. So I began to draw whenever I could. And the more I shared via Instagram, the more people seemed to become interested. Eventually, they even began reaching out for commissions and asking how to buy my work. It became clear I needed to update my web site. And as fortune would have it, I came across Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki. Cody immediately understood what I envisioned for my site and brand. Fast forward to today, and I couldn’t be happier with the result!
We structured the site with two main sections: My custom illustrations page outlines the process of commissioning custom pieces from me, and now I have a full-fledged shop offering my available original pieces, prints and note cards.
I hope you find the site to be a useful tool as well as a source of inspiration, as my art and offerings continue to evolve and grow. And please keep an eye on my Instagram, where I’ll continue posting behind-the-scenes photos and videos of my work. I know many of you know me as the full-time Texas editor for Luxe Interiors + Design—now I am so happy to share what I love doing after hours. If I learned anything during the pandemic, it’s how much I love drawing. Why not just go for it!