Archive for October 2010


Love Under The Tuscan Sun

October 25th, 2010 — 12:23pm

I’m craving a little sunshine and warmth today so I thought I’d post about a wedding in Tuscany, Italy. Katie, the bride, had seen the “Amore” graphic on my website and asked if I could create a “Save the Date” using this typographic design…. of course, I was delighted. Both she and her fiance, Ben, really liked the rough textured background on my original design which I created by applying silkscreen ink to the paper with a rubber brayer. We decided to use this technique for the background of their cards. I mixed several different ink colors inspired by the sun-bleached walls that are so prevalent in Tuscany. By applying different layers of earth tone inks, each card had it’s own unique coloring and seemed to radiate sunshine!

Here is a photograph of Villa Catureglio where Katie and Ben are getting married next year. So beautiful!

Katie chose a soft warm gray envelope which complimented the “Tuscan Palette” beautifully.

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Ode To Julia Child

October 17th, 2010 — 2:03pm

Both my mother and grandmother studied cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris so I grew up with a deep appreciation for cooking…. and eating good food! I was raised on Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and remember watching her on television at a very young age. So when Alice Waters, the owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant, asked me to create a piece of art for Julia Child’s 90th birthday I was thrilled! I decided to design the piece to look like a page out of an old book. I have always dreamed of hand-lettering an entire children’s book, so, this project was right up my alley.

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