Italia as of late....

Fall has arrived to Italy! So far it's gorgeous, and still behaving summery farther south....so! I was able to snag a quick trip to southern Italy this past week. We stayed in San Agnello, a small town just north of Sorrento. On our last full day, the girls and I rented a boat for the day. It was incredible driving on the Mediterranean and cruising down the Amalfi coastline for the day. We stopped in Amalfi and in Positano to sketch during the day and also drove out to Capri. Great day!
View of the Sorrento harbor, and one of our potential boats!

Small town by Amalfi from the water....

Positano from the harbor

Earlier this week, my friend Hannah and I went over to Cortona for some lunch and sketching of the alleys.

In other news, Aubrey is nearly done! I'll post her on here as soon as I get her all scanned in and shipped off to Nova Scotia!


Little Aubrey peek!

My first commission from Etsy is nearly complete! I'm completely smitten with one of the illustrations so I had to share it. And I think it's pretty applicable to Illustration Friday's theme this week: mesmerizing...
So! Here is a peek at "Dear Little Aubrey," while she is busy being an astronaut and charming bees.


treefort for vanessa

I had a quick little commission from my good friend Vanessa Peters this week. I met Vanessa when she was my RC at Santa Chiara the first time I visited Italy, nearly 3 years ago. It's interesting how it's all come full circle with me becoming an RC at SC, thanks to plenty of help from her!
Vanessa asked for a treefort/house design for the t-shirts to promote her next album. She is also working on raising money to fund this next album/tour/adventure with a kickstarter. Take a minute to listen to some of her amazing music and help her out if you can, she's an amazing person and a wonderful musician that needs a little love to spread her music around the globe :)

In bookmaking news, I sold my first commission on my Etsy to wonderful woman in Canada! The book will be about her little niece Aubrey. So far, it's coming along great! I'm so happy to have such a wonderful (yet nearly a stranger) to collaborate with. Pictures of "Dear Little Aubrey" to come soon, she should be done within the next 2 weeks!