Salt & Fog

Making art & life by the Sea


Hiya! Thanks for visiting Salt & Fog! 

I'm Veronica an illustrator and queer mom living a block from the pacific Ocean with my wife Julie, son Luke and our Shih-Tzu
named Byron. 

This is my place to share our adventures, inspirations and passions; style, food, books, music
and of course parenting. Oh, and I'll be sharing a bunch of art too

Let's make every day monumental! 

More about Veronica

After being born on the east coast and spending many years in NYC, I have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. 

Beyond blogging, I am an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and comic artist. I am pretty much obsessed with the printed word (it's not dead!), noisy pop music, affordable fashion and well-plated incredible food — an excellent craft cocktail counts as well-plated food— in case you didn't know.

Our Love Story 

I met Julie at  a comic book company and we were besties for like a whole year. After going on coffee breaks everyday, we started hanging out all the time. Together they frequented Happy Hours, played pool, read comics, brunched, saw movies and went dancing... a lot.

 Then they went camping together.

No wait, it doesn't get dirty yet. It gets sweet. I swear!

So on this camping trip Julie gave me this amazing shoulder massage by the campfire. I had this thought:

What would it be like to be with someone like Julie? To actually look forward to spending time with the person you are dating, instead of being anxious or annoyed all the time? OMFG that would be the best thing ever, right?  

Then, I got super nervous around Julie. I didn't know Julie was starting to feel the same way about me during that camping trip. But she was.

On the way home from the trip, Julie rested her head on my shoulder. Once we were back in the city, I invited her out for a late-night drink.  And the rest is history.

We have been married since 2010.

Family Photo top right by Marcie Lynn of

The dog

We have a 9-year old Shih-Tzu  named Byron. He is extremely cuddly and very quiet...unless he is sleeping. Then his snores shake the house and you will most likely need earplugs if you plan on sleeping near him.

His favorite things are:

  1. Beef Jerky Treats
  2. The beach
  3. Rubbing his face flat against the ground.
    I guess it's a dog thing.


Born in June 2012, Luke is pretty much the best thing we have ever known about. If only he would sleep more.

Luke's favorite things are:

  1. French Fries (I try to do mostly healthy stuff though,
    I swear).
  2. California Rolls (see!)
  3. Monster trucks
  4. Baseball (that's all Julie)
  5. Golf (such a dude!)
  6. The Octonauts (sound the OctoAlert!)
  7. Star Wars


Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it.”
— Jane Austen