liberté egalité fraternité

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sketch du jour – from the sketchbook.

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X is for Xylophone

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Special limited edition book project in the works.

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les beaux timbres

Saturday, March 3, 2018

With each visit to France my collection of postage stamps grows. Who doesn’t love a beautiful collection of vintage postage stamps? This limited edition letterpress print is available for purchase – each print is decorated with assorted vintage postage stamps from la belle France.

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business cards

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Business card assembly line with salmon & magenta pink watercolor wash

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love is the bridge to everywhere

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! With love from:

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birthday print

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A one-of-a-kind birthday print marks a special occasion. Letterpress printed on Arches paper in an edition of two. Hand-mixed inks in sky blue, mossy green and two shades of earthy brown.

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happy winter solstice!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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letterpress holiday cards & prints

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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bookmark keepsakes

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

These special bookmark keepsakes were given to guests at a soirée celebrating the Lee family’s milestone birthdays. Letterpress printed with finish watercolor on handmade Fabriano paper in an edition of fifty.

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Jennifer Egan reading at Rakestraw Books

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I had the honor and pleasure of creating a broadside-keepsake for Rakestraw Books in Danville on the occasion of a reading by Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach.

Handprinted letterpress with watercolor in an edition of fifty on Fabriano paper.

PS: A friendly reminder to support your local, independent bookseller!

 

 

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studio snap shot

Friday, September 15, 2017

A glimpse of my studio composing table today which is usually covered in layers of ink and rarely this tidy :) Restoring order for a Friday afternoon client meeting.

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R is for Rosé

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Provence in Berkeley! Come cool off with chilled rosé from Provence and the Languedoc while viewing a collection of letterpress & aquarelle prints from my summer residency in S. France. At Vintage Berkeley on Vine Street. Hope to see you there!

A page from my summer sketchbook….and the fascinating insect, la cigale. Their unique buzzing sound is the distinct “music” of summer in S. France.

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spring!

Monday, March 20, 2017

S is for spring sweet peas! S is also for Sennelier…I’m having fun testing out my new honey-based Sennelier watercolor pans.

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” –Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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le menu

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday menu letterpress printed in gold, silver, rose gold & pewter ink. With hand-lettering by Papineau Calligraphy.

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all spruced up…

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fresh off the printing press, made-to-order holiday cards in spruced-up shades of inky green & cardinal red.

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kauai XOXO

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Setting up my watercolor “station” under a swaying palm tree on the sunny & stormy shores of Poipu Beach Park, Kauai. A panoply of color, especially on Sunday, what with all the beach goers. The color of the aquamarine Pacific is mesmerizing & the clouds as they march across the expansive sky, dazzling. One minute it’s rain showers & the next bright warm sunshine.

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The view from our lanai…the vast Pacific with its ever-changing moods.

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Kauai free-range chicken.

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la pâtisserie

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Sweet memories of my summer sojourn in Provence and the dreamy pâtisserie in Molleges. From the collection of limited edition, letterpress-aquarelle prints entitled, Mon Coeur est en Provence. 

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XOXO

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Letterpress collage for Valentine’s Day celebrating LOVE and the beauty of ee cummings poetry.

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calistoga wedding

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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So much fun working with Jeanifer + Lee on their wedding invitation stationery. Shown here is the map/save the date postcard highlighting a few of their favorite wine country spots.

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And their letterpress wedding invitation ensemble–aubergine ink on Fabriano pebble grey paper with gold leaf parsley monogram.

A collaboration with Papineau Calligraphy & Kathy Higgins Weddings.

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hello 2016 !

Friday, January 1, 2016

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winter solstice

Monday, December 21, 2015

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Pale rose ink paired with antique matte gold ink for this winter-time wedding invitation. Shown here is the front of the wedding invitation card folder, hand-printed letterpress on my trusty 125-year old C&P printing press. Printed on creamy textured Crane paper.

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holiday tea party

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Henry James says it beautifully. The perfect quote for Carole MacElhenny’s holiday tea party invitations. Hand-lettered with pen & ink and then letterpress printed in rich velvety black ink on German Zerkall paper.

 

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The cakes are finished in a cheerful pink-berry watercolor wash.

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holiday soirée

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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It was an honor to design & print the SF Mayor’s office holiday soirée invitations. With velvety black ink & bright berry red ink letterpress printed on Crane’s pearl white. Festive & classic.

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amour ♥︎

Thursday, December 17, 2015

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holiday tidings

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Holiday letterpress cards fresh off the printing press.

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