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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Healdsburg watercolor

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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The fall colors in Healdsburg right now are breathtaking. Especially after a rain. More rain please!

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hello september

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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hello sunflowers…hello sunshine!

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save the bees

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Bees are responsible for the pollination of the majority of our food crops. Without these essential pollinators our food supply would be severely threatened.  The bees are in trouble–honeybee hives have been dying out in increasingly alarming numbers. What can we do to help? One way is to plant bee-friendly gardens abundant with native flowers, fruits & vegetables. Check out the Honeybee Conservancy here for more info.

These letterpress prints are available for purchase. Printed in an edition of 50 on tree-free, archival paper. Size: 8×10″. Finished with Sennelier watercolor (made with honey for added brilliance & smoothness :)

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champs de ble • provence

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Round wheat bales in the fields of the Bouches-du-Rhône, from the Mon Coeur est en Provence collection of letterpress prints.

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mon cœur est en provence

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Let the show begin…the letterpress prints are up! If you happen to be in the area of the Bouches-du-Rhône, do drop by for a visit & glass of rosé.

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provence prints • letterpress + aquarelle

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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My family has been returning to Provence every summer for over twenty years. With each visit I make a sketch a day, and try to capture the experience of this special place. Everywhere you look, there is something eye-catching and inspiring. From the distinctive fabrics & pottery, to the bounty of delicious fruits & vegetables in the local markets, to the colors & textures of the unique Provençal landscape, there is something to feast your eyes upon. This collection of letterpress prints is a result of my sojourn in the Bouches-du-Rhône, an enchanted part of the world.

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The Mon Cœur est en Provence series of prints was designed & printed in my Berkeley studio.

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Handprinted on my vintage printing press in an edition of 15 on Fabriano Artistico paper.

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Finished with Sennelier watercolor and…

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…sun-dried in the summer sunshine of St. Paul de Vence.

 

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Let’s Play

Friday, May 15, 2015

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The Book Club of California commissioned me to design & print a card introducing the charming 1930’s children’s book, Let’s Play, to their members.

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edible alphabet show

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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The Edible Alphabet prints are hanging right now at BUCCI’S in Emeryville until May 2. Printed in an edition of 20 on Fabriano Artistico paper — the 13th century Italian paper mill that once made paper for Renaissance artisans, Michelangelo and more recently, the Italian lire.

A HUGE thank you & debt of gratitude to my dear friend & letterpress colleague, Richard Seibert.

Remember to eat your fruits & veggies :)

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I ❤️ LA

Friday, February 20, 2015

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From my LA card series. Currently working on a Berkeley & Paris series ☀︎

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MMXV

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year!

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logo

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Freshly designed & letterpress printed business cards for Alex Beckman’s new company, Elastic Holdings. We didn’t set out to have the typeface be the logo, it just sort of evolved that way by process of elimination.

 

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playful pup note cards

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Hot off the press: reprints of Vintage Kennel Club note cards, stickers + envelopes. The playful pup captures the vibe of this place–a working farm/ranch where you can board your dog (and rest assured your pup will play until his/her heart’s content :) AND stock up on olive oil, wine and other (human) treats from the surrounding area.

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