A Mother is a Story: Meet + Greet invitation

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You’re Invited!

WHAT: A fun meet + greet/ celebration of my book, A Mother is a Story, and the accompanying guided journal, Stories for my Child.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Pink Olive – 167 5th Avenue, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11217


Pick up a book (I’ll sign) for your favorite mothers in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy ridiculously awesome give-aways such as Rubi Jones’s book The Art of Hair, the Well-Read Women’s reader’s journal, the constellation journal I designed for Galison and other goodies in limited quantity. + sips and treats from CakeNY and flowers from Stem & Bloom.

A Mother is a Story is a week old!

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I can’t believe a whole week has passed since A Mother is a Story and Stories for my Child were born. The launch party at Story was so much fun. I was honored to see so many friends and clients and fans of the book come by to say hello. Below is a snap my best friend’s mom took of us. Sweet. Above are photos by Oh Joy! and Rubi Jones. I love seeing your photos pop up on Instagram. Please share your favorite spreads or a fun snap of the covers in your place and use the #amotherisastory and #storiesformychild. Thank you so much for your support! Of course if you’d like to leave a review on Amazon that would be so awesome of you.
Me and Vi BFFAE

Book Launch Party Invite!!!!

A Mother is a Story Book Launch invitation
I would be so honored if you would join me to celebrate the publication of my latest book, A Mother is a Story. There will be wine + cheese, sparkling conversation, and of course copies of the book.


WHAT: A party to celebrate the launch of my book, A Mother is a Story, and the accompanying guided journal, Stories for my Child.

WHEN: Next Wednesday, March 23rd, from 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: STORY, 144 10th Ave. at 19th St. Subway: A, C, E & L at 14th St. / 8th Ave.



5A mother's heart is child's schoolroom
6A mother's happiness
8African Proverb

Daily Paintings

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daily drawing3In my dream world I’d have the perfect amount of work at all times. I’d work on one thing at a time followed by a brief pause and then another. Reality is different. I’m very very grateful and lucky to have a lot of work on my plate. I stacked the deck that way actually, by giving myself personal projects that often lead to a commercial end like my books. I love my work and believe that I’m always growing and learning from it. However I do think it’s important to do work without a commercial end. It leaves some room for experimentation or at least a lack of self-consciousness about everything being perfect for the client. Sometimes I only have a few minutes of free time during the work day and I allow myself to do some abstractions or cut paper. Other times I feel like portraying the figure but perhaps using some unusual color palettes and loose brushstrokes. I share some of these paintings on instagram in their naked, un-edited form and there’s something cathartic and honest about that experience for me.