Christina Pirog + France Van Stone = Pistone Vanrog.

Oh what a surprise. Yet another view of our coffee table. catpets-yes, your book holds a pretty triumphant spot.

The constant chaos that is our coffee table. Because sketching what’s right in front of me is often all I can squeeze in at the end of a day.
I just wrote my first book about juggling life, work, motherhood and still making time to doodle. It’s called Sketch! and it is out Nov. 4.

Barnes & Noble
Quiz on classroom requests for my French 2 classes. Quiz on classroom requests for my French 2 classes.

Life’s little stolen sketching moments: doodling on the diner receipt while your kid finishes her chocolate ice cream.

Quick bedtime sketch.

And that’s about all the time I had for sketching.

My left thumb.  

You sit down, wonder what to draw, and are suddenly reminded you have a left hand.  Bic pen on Xerox paper.


Canal with Bridge and Women Washing, 1888

Vincent Van Gogh

2 days of camping and just a few minutes of sketching.
Pigma Micron and watercolor in Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

My little corner of the world, from the armchair.
We’ve flipped the bedroom and my work space.

Drawing on the napkin at Friendly’s today and having my 5-year old daughter add her name.  Then our food came.