Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah...Chanukkah...Hanukkah...HAPPY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS!

A few years ago I noticed a lack of holiday cards for blended families. I know a lot of people who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but if they wanted to send a card, they had to either write one holiday in a card meant for the other, or send two cards. So confusing. So there’s this. And look, the menorah creates the roots for the Christmas tree. Because Judaism is the root system of Christianity. Clever, eh?

Happy Whatever to you, whoever you are and however you celebrate. Peace on Earth. We kind of  need it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014


When I was picking dresses for my SDCC book, I knew I didn't want to do Scarlett O'Hara's drapery gown, even though it is certainly one of the most iconic dresses in all moviedom. I am not that big a fan of “Gone with the Wind” (actually, I like the book) and it’s not a movie that really resonates with me. But I did draw the dress of a character named Scarlett, and it is a dress that I love from a movie I love. Here’s Scarlett's dress from “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” It’s exactly the kind of dress this character would wear. And it’s exactly the kind of dress I would wear.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Axe murderer.

My summer project this year was a book about dresses. I drew ten of my favorite dresses from movies and wrote a paragraph on each.

This, you may remember, is Harriet’s wedding dress in “So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

I did not remember.

I remembered the dress but not the movie. I could see that hood very clearly in my mind. I could remember to pose and the posture and the flowers and the brooch...but I could not remember where the dress was from. I convinced myself that it was from the scene in “Four Weddings and Funeral” where Andie McDowell’s character tries on a series of dresses...but it was not.

I took to googling things like “movie wedding dresses” and “hooded wedding dress” and I still could not find it. But finally I was looking at a slide show about costumes and there it was.

I still think it's an exceptionally pretty and interesting wedding dress.


Sometimes I do things like logo designs for people. And sometimes people don't really understand what makes a logo good. I would say that primarily, you want a logo to be easily recognizable at any size, especially at small sizes. In my mind, simple is better for a logo and choosing a palette of no more than three colors helps.

Sometimes people ask for a lot more. And while it might make for a cute illustration, that doesn’t mean that it makes a good logo. And I know that. But not everyone agrees.

Nonetheless, here is a cute illo that started out as a logo but got way too complicated. Still, I like her and I think she's a cute picture.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Well Dressed.

Every year at SDCC we (the Tired Girl Collective) need to have a new book. It’s just part of the deal. New year, new book. This year my book was about dresses. Famous-ish dresses. Dresses that I would like to own, but not necessarily wear. I’ve posted a few here previously (odds are good that if I posted a dress, it was in my book). And here are a few more. Because I haven’t posted in a while. And I really should. Do they look familiar?