Monday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 26, 2015

Gin, vodka, olives, bitters, Needles & Pens, an enchanted tree

It’s been a week of cocktails – drawing them, not drinking them. Though I did have a lovely glass of wine at Terrior, the host of SNAP reading series, while my friend Jenny read.1  One afternoon I took a break from penning my new cocktail card series and popped into Needles and Pens to check in on some cards of mine that they’ve recently begun stocking. Some had sold! Thanks everyone who has been supporting me and this great Mission establishment.2 I finished off the week with a trip down to San Diego to visit my boyfriend’s family. I hadn’t been to San Diego since college, but everything seemed about the same, save for the trees. . . .

agostura bitters

I love that Angostura bitters turned an accident in measurement into their distinctive oversized label.


Martini cocktail card in progress

martini card

Martini card complete! Check it out on Etsy!


Needles and Pens

Thanks everyone who has been buying my cards at Needles and Pens!


Spotted in the suburbs of San Diego


1. And such a great story! It even had footnotes within footnotes.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Anatomical heart, Anatomical Heart, Anatomical Heart

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day everyone! Last week was a slew of anatomical hearts. Getting into the spirit, I drew an anatomical heart greeting card. My boyfriend swears he wasn’t copying me when he presented me with an anatomical heart card a day later – laser cut and engraved on a beautiful red card stock, no less, with a teaser promising another card in 10 days time. And to top off the anatomical hearts, I saw Jo Boyer’s heart-filled solo show, and was both blown away and tickled by all her takes on the anatomical heart.

Check out pictures of these hearts below, starting out with some process pics.

pencil sketch of heart

I don’t think I’ve delved this far into anatomy since Biology 101.


heart inked no color

All inked up!


heart drawing on window

I have a light box, but during daylight hours I gravitate to the window. Pliers are to open stubborn ink tops.

anatomical heart for promo

I swapped out original labels for my own Valentine’s version. Get yours here.

heart card Jon front

Classy laser cut card from my anatomically accurate sweetheart, Jon Hollander


The inside does not disappoint (though I have yet to fact check!)

jo boyer hearts

Jo Boyer’s amazing hearts! Vases, lanterns, and not pictured, flasks, and even a knife holder! Go see it at Ruby’s Clay Studio (552 Noe Street in SF) before it’s gone.

jo boyer knives

Jo Boyer’s knives. Heart wrenching and practical all at the same time.


Thanks for reading to the bottom of my hearts. Sending you love to last until February 14, 2016, or at least until my next post.  XO, Liz