letterpress: the little prince quote poster | offthebeatenpress.com

In October, my friend’s new husband sent me an email requesting a special Christmas present for their first holiday together. When they were dating, she mentioned how this passage from “The Little Prince” reminded her of their relationship. The quote reads, “But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you

illustration: Drink Coffee Black, Drink Scotch Neat | offthebeatenpress.com

Nowadays, I don’t get to draw in pen & ink nearly as much as I’d like. I was never very good at it. I always needed a lot of practice to get things just the way I liked them or thought they should be. So, this project was really nice and relaxing for me to

Places I Once Called Home: Kensington | offthebeatenpress.com

This was the last house that I lived in before moving into my new home earlier this year. It was quaint. It had a sunroom off the porch that was nice for summer storms and storing odds & ends. The upstairs was brutally hot and my roomate endured it amazingly during the warm moments. Mowing

Places I Once Called Home: Centreville | offthebeatenpress.com

I only have a few memories of this tiny townhouse. It was the house that my parents brought me home to as a newborn. I recall my Peter Rabbit bedroom easily with this fabric hot air balloon that hung from the ceiling. I also think about all the tiny pieces of candy that littered the

Places I Once Called Home: Alma | offthebeatenpress.com

My family has a seaside cabin in the tiny town of Alma, New Brunswick in Canada. It is right next to Fundy National Park and is home of the highest tides in the world! From the balcony of the house you can see the water rise and fall every six hours over 45 feet a day.

Places I Once Called Home: Jackson Ward | offthebeatenpress.com

I first moved to Richmond around three years ago. When I found out I got a job down here, a good friend of mine when on an apartment hunt for me. She researched and went visiting and filmed some places for me (so generous). So even though I hadn’t seen my apartment until I got

Places I Once Called Home: Gifford & Logan | offthebeatenpress.com

When I went to James Madison University (GO DUKES!), I was incredibly lucky to live on campus for two years. Not only that, but I had two prime dorms right on the Quad. My freshman year was spend in Gifford Hall and when sophomore year rolled around, I moved right next door to Logan. The

Places I Once Called Home: Willowbrook Drive | offthebeatenpress.com

This is probably the house I relate most to home, which is why I chose it to be my first illustration. My family moved into this house on my sixth birthday. While I didn’t help in the moving process at all (I think I was playing on a nearby playground while a bunch of my

Places I Once Called Home | offthebeatenpress.com

Buying my first house got me thinking a lot about the idea of home. I have lived so many places in such a short time. But the places that were more permanent for me were not the only places that I have called home through the years. I started this series of little illustrations to

Burly Men Final Three | offthebeatenpress.com

So last year I did a series of fun sketches of a Lumberjack, a Sailor, and a Miner. I called them the Burly Men! I would still like to do more, but for now it’s a nice series of three. I just screenprinted them (finally) and posted each one for sale online. I love them.