olive oil & wine labels

Monday, June 29, 2020


Fresh off the press olive oil & wine labels for Sonoma Rancho Paloma.

The journey of a logo – from the beginning exploratory concepts to the finished design. Inspiration drawn from the unique Sonoma landscape – golden hills, blue sky and the verdant green vineyards of summertime. The soaring dove inspired by Matisse’s paper cutouts. Combination of archival pigment print & letterpress. Ink color is a custom blend: Geyserville foggy grey.
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love sweet love

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hello February! A little Rainier Maria Rilke poetry for a wintry February day. Letterpress printed in an edition of 100 on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper with watercolor wash. A celebration of LOVE.

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new year, new logo

Friday, January 3, 2020

Streamlined sans serif new logo for MAP events – letterpress business cards printed in fuchsia pink ink on Crane heavy-weight pearl white paper.

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2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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winter solstice menu

Saturday, December 21, 2019


A special feast calls for a special menu – letterpress printed in midnight blue & silver inks on Arches fine art paper.
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holiday cheer

Thursday, December 19, 2019


It’s been a busy holiday card season here in the studio – designing & letterpress-printing one-of-a-kind Christmas, Hannukah, Winter Solstice and New Year’s cards. Cards that are now making their journey near & far via snail-mail to their respective destinations. Old school, analog., paper & ink – a delight to receive in your mailbox.
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dove of peace

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Watercolor sketch from my travel sketchbook. Remembering fondly my time spent at the magical La Colombe d’Or in S. France. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” -Rumi
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quince invitation

Monday, September 23, 2019


Quince invitation production line. Each invitation is handprinted letterpress on Fabriano Artistico paper then finished with a watercolor wash. Happy Autumn!
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pumpkin season

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hand-printed letterpress pumpkin card with calligraphic greeting. Perfect for penning a note of gratitude to friends & family. Paper is archival, 100% cotton rag and tree-free.

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le menu l’ete

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Proven├žal 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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