Love, Sugar

The Nutcracker by BabyLit is now available, and it is a dance primer

We must save the internet! John Oliver made it very easy, just follow these quick steps. Thanks @dtristman for sharing.

The Reading Ninja has a great giveaway for the 12 days of Xmas and has made the most beautiful animations. Go see them all on @thereadingninja  Repost from @thereadingninja using @RepostRegramApp - GIVEAWAY OF GIVING!!!: Day 3/12 | WOW it’s a 12 day Giveaway of Giving marathon!
The idea is simple, we have 2 sets of each giveaway prize. One will go to an instagram winner and the other to a child in need.
We have found 12 children in NYC to secretly gift these beautiful book bundles to and are crazy PUMPED about it!
How to enter:
1. “Like” this post 
2. Be a ninja follower of @TheReadingNinja & @Gibbssmithbooks
3.Tag friends in separate comments
4. For a bonus entry share which classic read is yo fave!
The items in these giveaways have been generously donated by publishers and toy sellers.
Thank you for letting us share your incredible products while helping children who need them.
Today’s giveaway is donated by the adorable @Gibbssmithbooks
Open to international residents. By entering you certify that you are 18 years or older. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram in any way. 
Giveaway ends 12/15/17 at 12:00 pm EST. Winner will be announced soon after.

Beautiful portrait by my teacher Sam Adoquei

Just seen walking down third avenue 
The Nutcracker by BabyLit is now available, and it is a dance primer

Thanks for the heads up @biggayicecream


So honored to be part of a group show with a bunch of talented artist-yogis at The Shala Yoga House

Present elegantly wrapped for @horses_forever_n_forever by @amysedaris at @fishseddynyc

Todd and Amy at @fishseddynyc

There is a sneak peek of my upcoming book, Moon, with an interview at


The Nutcracker by BabyLit is now available, and it is a dance primer

Yay Amy Sedaris!

My friend @tstriano shot the home of my friend @saramaybeee for the New York Times and my Frankenstein silkscreen made a cameo -- you can see more pics in the real estate section with a gorgeous slideshow

Kabocha squash

I now live on Ms. Magazine Way

Look what I found @enx108

Repost from @enx108 using @RepostRegramApp - IF YOU LOVE ELEPHANTS GET OFF YOUR ASS &  SIGN link in my bio  We all need to stop this!!! Latest predictions there will be no elephants left in the wild by 2020  @wildlifesos (@get_repost)
Just a few hours ago, we were devastated to learn that President Trump decided to lift the ban on importing elephant hunting trophies into the United States. Without going into detail, we're certain you can imagine the lethal consequences of this ill-conceived action. 
But we will not let it happen without a fight. Together we have worked so hard to help elephants in so many ways; and your signatures on petitions have brought about lasting change in the past. With that in mind, we have drafted another petition with the confidence that if we raise our voices together we can prevent this protective ban from being demolished. Let's be relentless. It starts with signing this petition and spreading the word.
Link on our bio 

Some more quince

Some quince

Caturday cleaning


Thank you @heatherbaris for making my version of Frankenstein come to life (even with the flower behind his ear) and to the willing victim inside the giant purple head with impaired peripheral vision

Thank you @words.and.illustrations for such a great photo and post of the BabyLit ABC book!



Looking for the best candy

Monster beauty shop

Ezra Keats stamps are finally out! (thank you Julie!)

Foot bath

I  the reading ninja so much!


(@44faubourg did you see this?)

in @chihulystudio

A real intellectual

Resting up for his big day

Building a in @chihulystudio

Cute little Moon

Wolves! My bad photography is not doing this beautiful wolf justice. You can visit her at the @wolfconservationcenter

New House of Hades tile

Moonbeam says adopt a rescue cat, and maybe make it a black one

I feel like somebody is staring at me

A sneak peek of my upcoming picture book, Moon, is up at Design of the Picture Book (link in bio). It's about a little girl with too much to do. She meets a Wolf who shows her how to find her wildest self.