18 August 2011

I’ve been AWOL from the internet for a while, as my husband and I just recently moved to Chicago.  We’ve finally unpacked our new home and gotten everything squared away!  Exciting, no?



12 July 2011

Today is the first day in months that I’ve had a cup of coffee with my breakfast.  I think this means that it will be a fantastic week.  I’m feeling super good about life, despite our upcoming move.  (Three weeks left in Wisconsin?  Better stock up on the good stuff, i.e. cheese and beer.)

My website got a small facelift a week or so ago.  It still remains super simple like my previous site (I’m a sucker for simplicity), but I feel like it better reflects my personality with the new typography.  And a huge hip-hip-hooray since it now reflects my married name.

I have some new illustrations in the works for a portfolio update, but for now I’ll just keep posting new stuff to the blog (which will also get a new facelift “eventually”).



5 July 2011

Had a good holiday yesterday!  We had fun with sparklers.


Framed (finally)

3 July 2011

A few weeks prior, I forced my husband to learn how to cut mats, so that he could cut a nice mat for our wedding photo that’s been sitting in a box in our dining room for eons.  Unfortunately, the size it needed exceeded my mat cutter’s capabilities, so he rigged a makeshift cutter with parts of the mat cutter and a T-square.  Quaint!

Yesterday, we finally made it out to a craft store to pick up some framing supplies for the backing, and yayyyyy.  Our framed wedding photo is finally complete!  It’s been a long journey since we decided to D.I.Y. the entire thing. But unfortunately we’re now less than a month away from moving, so we aren’t going to hang it until we move into our new place in the beginning of August.  In the meantime, it lies propped up against the wall behind out tv, so any friends over at our place watching tv in the next month will have to stare awkwardly at a photo of us kissing.


Bubble tea

30 June 2011

Bu-bu-bu-bubble tea in my tummy,
So delicious and oh so yummy!

My husband and I ventured out late one afternoon to a cute little coffee shop here in Madison that opened this past spring, with one thing on our minds—bubble tea.  (And, well, a nice date.)  I got a traditional milk tea with red tea, and it was pretty much the best.  We’ll have to go back and get some more sometime before we leave in the next month!


My favourite quote from The Tin Drum (Günter Grass)

4 June 2011



24 May 2011

Most people, when faced with a broken umbrella, would probably say something along the lines of, “Oh, my umbrella broke.  I’ll need to buy a new one.”

Me?  I just spend some time sewing all the bits back together.  A little umbrella surgery, if you will.

(And it’s good as new!)


Illustration Friday » Safari

20 May 2011

So tiny!  Please click on the image for a larger version over at flickr.  (Can you tell that I said pbbbbfffttt to shadows this week?)

Back when I was learning Japanese, I would often concoct sentences about tigers.


(I’m taking a walk with a tiger.)

At this very moment!  Though, I guess in this illustration, I’m walking giraffes instead.  Y’know, my own personal safari.


Quilt blocks!

16 May 2011

This quilt is turning out to be more of organic quilt.  Nothing wants to be symmetrical or orderly.  In the process, I’ve learned that I never, ever want to do another quilt with tiny little triangles!


Cinco de meow

5 May 2011

(The Humane Society here in Madison has $5 adoption fees on all adult cats today.)