Today I'd like to share a really fun, and quite different, project. I was contacted by Michael Buchino, the graphic designer for Portland Center Stage, to create a poster design for their 2012 season. The play was Black Pearl Sings! A brief synopsis from Michael: In 1935 Texas, Susannah, an academic and song collector for the Library of Congress, visits a high-security prison … [Read more...]
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…
Oh how I love Valentine's Day! Such a great excuse to pause for a moment, remember the ones we love, and create something... a note, a card, a piece of art.... to express our feelings and appreciation. This Valentine's I thought I'd post about a sweet menu that I created for Chez Panisse Restaurant. Alice, the owner, created a wonderful tradition of giving each couple, dining … [Read more...]
I took a walk this morning with my dog, Lola, and was astounded by the cherry/plum blossom trees in my neighborhood! They were full of blooms and the scent in the air was so fresh and alive, it made me think of the wedding suite I designed for Bridget & Peter. Bridget wanted to do an early spring theme for her wedding. She told me "...springtime in New York... the plum and … [Read more...]
happy new year!
I've always loved Chinese New Year... the vivid colors, the artwork, the ceremonies, and all the gorgeous paper! This year is year of the Water Dragon, the most powerful energy of all the zodiac signs. Last Sunday I was fortunate enough to attend a fascinating talk on Chinese Astrology and what lays ahead in 2012. In short, this is the year of limitless expansion.... anything … [Read more...]
Signs of Encouragement
It has been quite some time since my last post. It amazes me how quickly time moves on. My life has been busy with work, travel, more work, and the construction of my studio addition! In times like these I find it helpful to make myself "signs of encouragement".... little handmade signs to comfort and motivate me through the chaos. Just the process of sitting down and making … [Read more...]