The Showroom

August 15, 2014

aug2014-cassiemercantile-03 (1 of 1) aug2014-cassiemercantile-06 (1 of 1)aug2014-cassiemercantile-07 (1 of 1)  aug2014-cassiemercantile-10 (1 of 1)

“By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when in fact we live steeped in its burning layers”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



August 14, 2014

aug2014-ramirez-01 (1 of 1)

“It is the kind of love you can know only if you have felt the intense
hunger that makes your body eat itself at night. The kind you know
only after life shields you from falling bombs or bullets passing through
your body. It is the love that dives naked toward infinity’s reach. I think
it is where God lives.”
― Susan Abulhawa

The Family Business

August 14, 2014

aug2014-ramirez-04 (1 of 1)

“For I’ll keep my humanity, though I did not keep my promises.
… and Love shall not be wrested from my veins.”
― Susan Abulhawa

Boat Magazine: Illustrators

February 27, 2012









“All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.”
― John Ruskin

Erin and Etta

February 27, 2012

etta feb 2012 3

“As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.”
― Anne Sexton


February 26, 2012


“Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?”
― C.S. Lewis

Fingers and Toes

February 24, 2012

hanna feb2012 60

hanna feb2012 58

The important thing is not to think much,
but to love much; and so,
do that which best stirs you to love.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Lunch With…

February 24, 2012

hanna feb2012 22

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.”
― C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Seeing the City

February 24, 2012

hanna feb2012 35 bw

“We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.”
― Gladys Taber

We Heart Rabbits

February 24, 2012

hanna feb2012 41

“Build a house?" exclaimed John.
"For the Wendy," said Curly.
"For Wendy?" John said, aghast. "Why, she is only a girl!"
"That," explained Curly, "is why we are her servants.”
― James M. Barrie, Peter Pan