good things

December 8, 2009

I’m finally starting to fill my sketchbook with good things, little doodles & big ideas, again, after almost a year of rest. It feels—dare I say it?—good.


my illustrated life

October 6, 2008

The opening page of my current sketchbook, covered in delightfully messy encaustic wax. Well, that was quick! My interview with Danny Gregory is now available for your listening pleasure. Sneak a peek at one of my old sketchbook pages and download the episode



September 15, 2008

At the edge of Squam lake, a sketchbook watercolor For me, Squam was a beautiful and blessed chance to reconnect. I reconnected with the earth. The sound of pouring rain against the rooftop, a million shades of green in a single tree, sunlight pouring through screened porch windows, stars, stars and more stars. (Yes, I […]


our portrait party

March 2, 2008

Rama and I hosted our first official portrait party this weekend and it was so fun. Each person posed for 2- and 10-minute drawings, while the other 5 of us sketched like mad. Our friends were wonderful sports, and the artwork (which Rama will probably post on The Portrait Party over the next few weeks) […]



August 8, 2007

A 5-minute drawing of Rama. I’m always amazed when I finish a drawing that actually looks like him. He makes it look easy. I forget that I don’t have to write a tome to make a post. I forget that keeping my hand moving keeps my heart smiling. I forget that I am an artist, […]


illustration friday: play

August 11, 2006

My first Illustration Friday submission and hopefully not my last. The theme: Play. The hula hoop was one of my favorite toys growing up (along with Fashion Plates and my Kimberly doll). I spun it around my hips and swam through it in the pool. Later at my high school grad night, I won a […]


All I want to say today is

November 1, 2004

A quilt of worry

July 9, 2004

Grandma and me, ink and watercolor on bristol, 2003 My grandma is in the hospital, again. It’s the third time she’s been admitted in a month, and I’m worried. That’s the last thing I should be doing, I know, especially when I always have given her such a hard time for fretting about every little […]


My little Sid

June 29, 2004

Sidra, downtown Los Angeles, March 2004 I met Sidra on the last day of one of the high school retreats where I help out. She had a spirally head of hair and a colgate smile. I didn’t know how someone as funny, brave and crafty as Sidra had slipped past my radar the whole weekend, […]


Let’s celebrate

April 29, 2004

Cover art for a mixed CD This weekend is all about celebrations. My friends Seth & Stella are renewing wedding vows made last fall, my grandma turns 88 years old and Rama and I look back with gratitude and awe at our first year together. There will be lots of cake and ice cream, hugs […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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