I must draw card collection
After starting her brand I Must Draw, Desiree B. realized that when spoken aloud, especially with her British accent, it sounded like "I'm a straw." The London transplant, who now lives in Huntington Beach and couldn't be further from stuffy, has managed to quit her day job and focus on her art. "Coming over here has given me a kind of freedom that I didn't have before," Desiree B. says. The illustrator admits there are days when she misses teaching art and design to college students back home, but the vibrant handmade movement here and lack of rain (speak for yourself!) makes up for it. "My background is in fine art, and if my professors knew what I was doing over here, I think they'd have a heart attack." Her more than 200 different styles include the Friend Chips, Moose Willis, Happy Birdays and some puns that go straight over people's heads.