December 2009

in 2009

December 31, 2009

In 2009, I took lots of naps. I watched my body change before my very eyes. I wore stretchable jeans, loose tops and Birkenstocks. I ate a lot of In-N-Out burgers and Heath Bar ice cream. I watched daytime TV. I did yoga. I waddled. I woke up multiple times in the middle of many […]


letter to henry : 4 months

December 22, 2009

Dear Henry, It’s late afternoon on a blustery and chilly day. You are sound asleep, and I am racing to get a few things done before you awake. This letter, already a day late, is one of them. When I think about your fourth month, the first thing that comes to mind is how much […]


wish*full virtual art retreat

December 17, 2009

I am so excited to share a bit o’ news with you: I will be teaching next spring at the Wish*full Virtual Art Retreat, a one-of-a-kind online event. This retreat will feature workshops brought to you by 14 artists and teachers (some are dear friends, others are online muses, but all are inspiring), along with […]


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.


growing family

December 7, 2009

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my parents threw a party to celebrate the season and introduce our extended family to the little ones. It was just like old times: Their house was brimming with people and booming with laughter. It was the way we celebrated so many holidays and events over the years. Photo by Nadine As […]


  • 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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