Self-Portrait Central

June 19, 2015 athena 1

This is a self-portrait of me in the outfit I wore to work today. I really love this long swishy skirt and I felt like drawing it. If I knew […]

All Hail Queen Margaery

June 17, 2015 athena 0

She may spell her name a little differently, but Margaery Tyrell/Lannister is absolutely in the club of Cool Marjories. (See some of the other club members on the About Page.) […]

The Old Woman Question

June 15, 2015 athena 0

Before I get to today’s post, I want to apologize for only doing two posts a week for the last few weeks, instead of my usual three. Jason and I […]

I Like Books More

June 10, 2015 athena 1

Some years ago, in reference to I don’t remember what, my dad told me, “I like people. I just like books more.” It’s become a line I use myself sometimes, […]

But Was It Good

June 8, 2015 athena 0

I spent last weekend in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, catching up with old friends from college. It was the first time I’d set foot on the Hampshire College campus […]

Central Selby Map

June 3, 2015 athena 0

My latest map (see South Minneapolis here) features some of the cool destinations on or near Selby Ave in St Paul. This map was made at the request of my […]

Greetings By Season

May 27, 2015 athena 0

I made these postcards for my aunt’s nursery school last fall. It was a great chance to experiment with some new Photoshop brushes and textures (things with which I am […]

You Both Like Water

May 25, 2015 athena 0

A couple months ago, my sister and I visited our cousin, her husband, and their two sons. The older son, Leo, thinks that my sister Phoebe is one of the […]

Favorite Children’s Books

May 22, 2015 athena 2

It happens that my jobs over the past year have brought me into frequent contact with children’s books. I hadn’t thought much about children’s books since I was kid myself. […]