Spring has truly arrived here in the Bay Area. Flowers are blooming everywhere. Today's post is a "Spring Inspired" menu for Marion Cunningham's 80th birthday, a delicious Sunday supper at Chez Panisse Restaurant. I printed a botanical line drawing of a crocus onto vintage paper and hand-lettered a birthday message on the ribbon. I hand-painted each menu with soft water … [Read more...]
Will you be mine?
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I wanted to post about this simple Valentine that I created and sent out into the world. I've been trying to make a habit of sending a little "promotional piece" Valentine every year. What better way to court the people I want to work with and remind my current clients how much I appreciate them?! Anything involving an old typewriter always … [Read more...]
A Little Faith
Today I want to share a project with an inspiring story. Anni contacted me to create some hand-lettering of "a little faith" for the artwork of her tattoo. Having created a few tattoo designs for myself, I was honored to be involved with such a special project.Anni wanted the phrase to be linked together, as if written in a continuous strand of thread. We explored many … [Read more...]
I wanted to share this birth announcement that I created for a friend/colleague. It is inspired by a wedding invitation design that I did, featured in Brides Magazine, last year. The theme was "vintage schoolhouse" printed on old school paper, mounted to old file folders, and packaged in manila envelopes. The look had such an old fashioned sweetness about it... also perfect for … [Read more...]
The holidays were quite hectic, hence my lack of posting! However, there was still much joy to be found in the simple things; a warm fire, a good meal, and a stencil machine! My boyfriend recently borrowed this beautiful machine and we've been stenciling ever since! I love the look and feel of this machine... the smooth and heavy movement of the wheel to select your … [Read more...]