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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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


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.


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


Kauai free-range chicken.

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la pâtisserie

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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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Friday, February 12, 2016



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


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.


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


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



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.



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


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holiday soirée

Saturday, December 19, 2015


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


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


hello sunflowers…hello sunshine!


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save the bees

Saturday, August 1, 2015


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


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

announcement for blog

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


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.


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.


Finished with Sennelier watercolor and…


…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

BUCCI show poster

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


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

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