Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Journal Page 2

Here's the right page of the journal. I kept trying to think of funny outrageous things but out came serious thoughts as well.

New Journal Page

I just finished this page for a member of the journal round robin group I'm in. Debbie's a very inspiring artist and coming up with something to fit her "Outrageous" theme really made me s-t-r-e-t-c-h. I didn't realize how much I think inside the box until this challenge came along!
(By the way, all but 2 of the letters here are suspended on metal springs : )

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sticks and Brushes

In an effort to come up with new menu ideas, I used a stick to quickly letter the first example, then a brush for
the second one.


I did the calligraphy and layout for this menu for a client of Mindy Weiss
. It is a variation on copperplate calligraphy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I had fun playing
with the flourishes
on this card to create
one cohesive shape.
I chose a highly
textured paper making
it that much harder
to do!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sugar Paper Holiday Mailer

I was asked to do this style of writing for the Sugar Paper holiday mailing this year.
I've not really done a layout like this with the flourishes extending off the card. The "kindly deliver to" was pressed in white on the face of the envelope with the addressee below.I love the way it came out in letterpress!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Animal Journal Page

The finished journal page with a title and quote added.

Mocha & Maddie

Here's a painting I just did of my two rabbits on the couch. It's the beginning of an entry in another artist's journal. I will be adding some lettering, but first I have to think of something to write!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wedding Vows

I just today completed this job for a client. He is giving it to his wife for their anniversary. The lemon watercolor addition to the piece represents the lemon groves in Ravello, Italy.

The textured paper the client wanted presented a slight challenge with the calligraphy. Thankfully he chose a style I call antique italic, which has rough edges and some broken lines, so it worked out fine for the look I was trying to achieve.

Once again, I had a great time doing the painting!

Watercolor Lemon Branch

Here's a close-up of the little watercolor painting at the top of the vows. It's less than 2 inches square! The couple visited Ravello, Italy which is nestled among lemon groves.