The Sketchbook

I was SO thrilled to work with Nina and Mike on artwork for their backyard wedding this September in Bedford, New York. The two doctors married at Saint Patrick’s church in a small safety conscious ceremony, followed by an intimate celebration at the bride’s family farmhouse, which dates back to 1757 (swoon). During the design […]

An intimate backyard wedding at the Bride’s family farm

Behind the Artwork

On June 17th we launched out first Matchbook Print Collection. Three collections and countless Make-Your-Own-Prints later, I’ve received so many DM’s, comments, and emails about how they were being used, who they were being gifted to, and why those restaurants were chosen, that I compiled a list of The Best Reasons To Give A Matchbook […]

How to use your Matchbook Prints

Behind the Artwork

Matchbook Prints

I started painting matchbooks after listening to a podcast about getting “un-stuck.” I was feeling anxious about the long term health of a commission-based art business, and found myself spending more hours googling [depressing] industry statistics than actually painting. The podcast (which I should probably note, falls in the “arts & creative business” category) suggested […]

Behind the Matchbook Print Project

Behind the Artwork

We have a bit of a problem on our hands. Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating the lives of MILLIONS of people. Yet somehow…the disease and organizations fighting it remain largely in the wings. Maybe its because Alzheimer’s victims are, more often than not, elderly (except for early onset – which deserves its own blog post). Maybe […]

What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Lifestyle

It’s 1892. A lawyer and inventor by the name of Joshua Pusey submits a patent for a folded piece of cardboard, carrying matches and a striker inside of it. He called his invention, “flexibles,” most likely due to the fact they could easily slide into a suit pocket with little evidence of their presence. By […]

A Brief History of Matchbook Collecting

Behind the Artwork

The story behind my branding photoshoot Before I started redesigning my website, I already knew I needed to make some major changes to push my online presence from side-gig to professional. I had zero consistency when it came to branding, and my official “headshot” was taken using a stack of books and self-timer (not to […]

What’s in a [name] headshot?

Creative Business

My Father's Daughter Website Redesign

A collection of idioms I’ve heard a lot about the man my Father once was. In fact, most of my own identity is comprised of idioms alluding to genetic similarities recited to me by family members and their well-intentioned friends. “You could draw before you could talk…or walk!” “You are the spitting image of your […]

Why I Started My Father’s Daughter

Lifestyle