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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

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bottling the magic

September 19, 2008

We are on a high. We are floating, glowing, soaring. We are rejuvenated. We are inspired. Our hearts and our minds are filled with lessons learned, ideas shared and dreams realized, but now what do we do? How can we make it last? Can it last? I have been on enough retreats—some of them transformative, [...]

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makin’ it

June 16, 2008

I am thrilled to announce the debut of True*Stories, a series of art prints featuring my original stories and illustrations. I have been wanting — needing — to do this for far too long, and I’ve finally made it happen. (Cue theme song from Lavern & Shirley, which has been looping in my head since [...]

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5 things you may not know about me*

November 20, 2007

1 • I lived in Paris for a post-grad semester. While there, I studied art, creative writing and French, and explored our neighboring countries by train. It was a dream come true. Now, when I see the city of lights in photos or films, images of the Seine and the Louvre and Notre Dame, I [...]

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8 tangents

July 30, 2007

Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to [...]

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holiday gift guide 2006: good people making good things

December 20, 2006

The holiday madness has begun, but you can avoid the insanity by buying handmade from the comfort of your home. Here’s a list of some of my favorite artists and designers selling their wares online. Happy shopping! Michelle Caplan Michelle rescues old discarded photographs and brings them back to life through collage. Camilla Engman Camilla [...]

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wedding wrap-up: the big week

June 2, 2006

Most of my memories about the week before the wedding involve laughing—which I suppose is a lot better than crying or stressing or having a total breakdown. At the end of April, I moved my belongings out of my home of 5 years and into Rama’s apartment. Then, I packed a suitcase and went to [...]

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wedding wrap-up: neopolitan dreams

May 31, 2006

Those who know me know I am all about the details. The color of thread on a shirt’s hem, the pattern of a handbag’s lining, the font of a bathroom cleanser’s packaging—all those tiny details are often the difference between “eh” and “ooooh” with me. So when I was planning our wedding, I got giddy, [...]

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wedding wrap-up: make it june

May 25, 2006

Rama and I got engaged on May 1, 2005. We were on vacation in Portland, celebrating our 2-year anniversary. I had no idea that he’d be proposing to me that weekend, that I’d come home a bride-to-be. I was just happy to have made it as far as we had. I was in love. My [...]

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tagged, again

February 2, 2006

I was tagged by two ladies whose charms I just can’t refuse, so here we go… four jobs i’ve had Barista at Rock N Java Community news reporter for the L.A. Times Gap t-shirt and jeans folder Fact-checker for a local lifestyle mag four movies i could watch over and over Amelie When Harry Met [...]

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  • 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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