le menu l’ete

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Provençal summertime menu in the works for a special supper sur la terrace. Pen & ink, and aquarelle on French handmade paper. Each one individually hand-painted & unique!
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avignon

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


J’adore Avignon. The latest in an edition of letterpress aquarelle prints adapted from my South of France sketchbooks. Handprinted on Fabriano paper and finished with Sennelier watercolor in an edition of twenty. Vive la France!
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love poem

Friday, February 22, 2019


Wedding keepsakes: Galactic Love Poem by Adrian Henri. Letterpress printed in velvety black ink on Somerset archival fine art paper with finish watercolor. Cal bear & English lion monogram “crest” created especially for the happy couple. Love Conquers All.
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ex libris

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Dating back to the era of Gutenberg, a bookplate is a decorative, printed label pasted on the front endpaper of a book to indicate ownership. Bookplates typically bear a name and/or motif that relates to the owner of the book. The motif shown here, a decorative letter L and linden leaf, is letterpress printed in charcoal black & ruby red ink on Fabriano Roma paper. This magnificent paper features a wide laid surface created from wire screens that evoke 13th century European paper making. With the ancient Romulus and Remus “she-wolf” watermark.

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le flamant rose

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


I’ve been sketching a menagerie of animals lately for sundry projects – this watercolor was commissioned as a birthday gift for a flamingo-lover. Sennelier watercolor, pen & ink on Arches paper.
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valentine

Thursday, February 14, 2019


Celebrating LOVE and the wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh. V-day cards for Ocean View Brew Works. Fluorescent hot pink letterpress ink + watercolor wash on tree-free paper.
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wedding in the woods

Friday, February 1, 2019


Woodland-themed wedding invitation for a couple getting married under the redwood tree canopy, beneath the starry firmament at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Shades of green ink – mossy, deep forest, sage and seafoam – are letterpress printed on soft Fabriano Mediovalis stationery for a dreamy ensemble. The gate-fold invitation and accompanying pieces are bundled together with pale sage Indian silk ribbon and gold sealing wax.
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painting in the rain

Friday, January 18, 2019


“The rain is falling all around, it falls on field and tree, it rains on the umbrellas here, and on the ships at sea.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson
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letterpress + calligraphy

Thursday, January 10, 2019



Elegant letterpress wedding invitation suite featuring Nancy Howell Calligraphy. Velvety black letterpress ink on thick pearl white all-cotton paper. Bundled with fine gold thread. Reception stationery shown here includes menus, programs, place cards and special thank you notes to guests.

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plant a tree

Monday, December 10, 2018


Vote for the bees, trees and seas!
A real pleasure creating these letterpress cards for our wonderful local community nursery, Flowerland.
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merry merry

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Folding, stacking and packing these one-of-a-kind, made-to-order holiday letterpress cards.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018



Here in the studio, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – with hand-painted holiday cards in the works. I’m currently taking custom orders for festive, one-of-a-kind, letterpress holiday cards, stationery gifts & paper goods. ‘Tis the season for vibrant & bold color!

Painting plump song birds in scarlet red gouache
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happy anniversary K&S

Monday, September 17, 2018


So much fun working together with Kassie & Skylar on their wedding stationery. Having traveled extensively throughout Morocco and sharing a love for intricate Moorish design, they wanted to capture an old-world Moroccan vibe for their invitation suite. As well, they are nature lovers and spend much of their free time together exploring the lush green forests of Mendocino and Humboldt County. Hand-printed letterpress in aubergine & antique gold inks on handmade paper from Spain. Escort cards hand-calligraphed by Nancy Hopkins. They served up Middle Fork Roasters espresso hand-delivered from Seattle by one of the guests. Photos by Lisa Lefkowitz Photography
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Tahoe blue

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Freshly printed letterpress + aquarelle print for a special book project in the works.
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summer picnic

Monday, August 20, 2018


Special invitation to a summer birthday picnic. Letterpress printed in velvety black & berry red ink on handmade paper from the South of France.
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summer luncheon menu

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

An honor printing these menus for the City of San Francisco.

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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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