your golden cage

i think it might be your rib cage
i think of the most

those golden clamps
that damning holster, holding
your heart inside

it's claws

blame it on reason

you keep your fires burning slow
mine, i cannot

i am alive with fire

touch me with your cold hands, just
so we can heal

each another




Art Whimsy

Anado McLauchlin and Patrice Wynne
are two inspirational magical human beings
and artist working in San Miguel de Allende.

This is a promotional image I made
for their open house this year.

If you'd like to see the house, check out this article
in The New York Times. Pure magic:


i have always had a soft spot for chain-smokers

sometimes you meet a stranger
maybe the stranger is your friend
and you don't even know how close
you really are

but they are still a stranger

suddenly you flutter
and everything around you shifts
swirls into new directions

and strange is still strange
but better strange

a kind of enlightening

without purpose or meaning
or beginning or end

makes you feel awake, alive

sometimes there is simply
nothing more beautiful
than watching another human being
smoking a cigarette

this week for me was a week of strangeness
it replenished all the thoughts
i thought i lost about mystery

and the infinite beauty of faces

it is a simple antidote just to
look at someone unique

and bask
in their existence

like the most
incredible film

glimpse at HOW feature

here is a little glimpse of the feature
i have in the October issue of HOW magazine

it is just a sneak peek but thought it
would be nice for those of you who
cannot access the magazine from where
you live

surprisingly, i had no trouble at all finding
it in mexico which is a pretty good sign
i'd say

the photo is from my birthday

happy birthday, ha

well thank you!

Que Pasa Cover

in san miguel de allende, mexico
there is a very cool newspaper printed
both in spanish and english called


they have a pull-out entertainment section
called que pasa and luckily i was able to do
their cover illustration for this week

but what is even better is
now i am going to be
doing illustrations for them on an on-going basis

can you think of a better way to get to know a town,
its people and whats the happs

more on this one soon

HOW magazine

HOW magazine has featured this miss
sugar power in the october issue
out on the stands now. (page 26)

pretty exciting.

one of those very memorable moments
always longed for.

savor it. i say.

like all good things.

i am grateful for.

lost at e minor

i have a sweet new little interview up at the amazing
lost at e minor site

check it out if you like costumes, pirates or werewolves

or even just me

the Guardian

this week i did a "spot the difference" illustration
for the guardian newspaper in the uk

and they liked it so much
i think i might be the official

"spot the difference" girl
for the guardian

how fun would that be?

didn't you LOVE doing them
when you were a kid...

or still...

Oakley Sunglasses


i just found out I was short-listed to design for the
Oakley artist's series: sunglasses, box and sleeve.

super happy about this one because I created
the design with so many friends of mine in mind
I think I am going to have to give a pair
to almost everyone I know.

plus there is a golden little buddha snuck into each one for
good luck. these are like the fortune cookie of sunglasses!

check out all the other talented artists here
(then click on "design brief enter" and you can see
all the other great work as well

and keep your fingers crossed for little miss
sugar power.

BIG movie-star style KISS. ha.

Won GOLD for Volkswagen

very happy to announce i just won

the GOLD prize
in Montreaux, Switzerland

for the Volkswagen billboards i created with Grabarz & Partners

to celebrate i have added this photo
of my proud ma looking at one of
my online interviews, sigh

i would be nothing without her
she is a glistening, charming, loving
gem of a woman

thanks ma!

and, well, if that were not enough,
my work will be featured in the next issue of:

How magazine as well

one of my favorites!

i am going to pop some champagne
and dance like a monkey

luck and love

there is nothing better

GOLD and then some!

well i could not be more grateful
the series of billboards i created
for Volkswagen

have been nominated for several awards
including One Show, ADC - Germany and
D&AD...more to follow..

the illustrations will also be published in the amazing
publications: "Creative Review", "Luerzers Archive",
and "American Illustration 27"

pretty overwhelming for this little sugar power

a lot of dreams all coming true at once

the best part of this project was
collaborating with the brilliant

Grabarz & Partners

and, of course, my agent in Germany

Margarethe Hubauer

i had great fun building these little dioramas combining them with
3-d images and traditional illustration

the infinite possibilities of photography, illustration and collage
never cease to propel me into the nether regions

many thanks to all for the recognition
on this very rewarding project


sugar power

Sugar Power for NYC Lotto

another fun project i just finished
was a collaboration with DDB
for NYC Lotto

(also available in full view at the
lint museum)

my mother would be proud

she is a professional gambler
and a very lucky one at that


the london times

i was lucky enough to be invited
to create an image for the london times
"sex question"

to see the full image
and other commercial projects
you can download the sugar power portfolio here:

the lint museum portfolio

you know what is fun?

the more i collaborate with new clients
the more i learn about things i never knew
and the more i remember about things
i already know

ah, the memories

fashion wonderland


i was very excited to have this image published
in Victionary's "Fashion Wonderland" book
which just came out

if you can get your hands on it
it is the most amazing collection of the world's
best fashion illustrators

a true honor for sugar power
to be included among the greats

available here:

victionary's "fashion wonderland


it has been a month of friends visiting
and showing them around
the unbearably complex
and beautiful labyrinth
of buenos aires

seeing everything with fresh eyes
with friends like this

who needs

anything else?

lint museum updates

there have been many updates to my site folks

as i slowly evolve

into something


less crap and more trickery
trompe l'oeil and such
i suppose

just learning how to do things better
and writing poems on rolls of toilet paper
so long i can't sleep at night
or wipe properly in the morning


a novel
i hope

it is suffused with swear words
and transcendental vikings

and vodka

good clean fun

sugar power love

brace yourselves

this is just the beginning of a slew,
no, a veritable onslaught
of entries

from the new and improved sugar power
for all of you
who love me (thankfully) and bait me
to add more often to my much neglected
lint museum diary

thank you for making me feel needed, vital,
and a source of inspiration

lord knows you are that to me
every single day

you know who you are


with all of my

sugar power