Please forgive my delayed Valentine's Day wishes, this year I was busily working on the menu designs for Chez Panisse Restaurant! Such a dream project! I created the above menus for the Downstairs Restaurant and the menu header, below, for the Café. My designs are inspired by gorgeous old title pages, in particular, design elements from Paris - circa the late 1700's. I … [Read more...]
This year, for the first time ever, I did not celebrate Valentine's Day.... so sad! Marc and I had caught the most horrible flu, it truly knocked us down for over a week. Neither of us had ever been so sick. Needless to say, Valentine's Day came and went. Now that we've recovered I wanted to do a little something fun to mark the holiday... always a good excuse! Yesterday we … [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...]
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...]
Punch Drunk Love
I always have fun working with Marsha McBride, the owner and chef at Cafe Rouge Restaurant (& Meat Market). She has a fantastic sense of humor so each project is guaranteed to make me smile. Here are two of the pig characters that I created for Cafe Rouge's house wine label some years ago. Over time we've been able to adapt these funny illustrations for all sorts of things; … [Read more...]