Friday, May 31, 2019

So let's just say CIAO


Last blog post alert (or at least as far as Blogger goes). I’ll be moving over to my website to blog with a whole slew of ideas. Let me explain, this blog at Blogger was a first chapter of sorts dedicated to mostly paper and print, but also diy, food and travel. I'll continue to talk and share about these things, but more of it and hopefully better!

Having a child, now four and some, has especially been fun and has reignited the will to continue the blog. I've met other inspiring and aspiring moms who also in the meantime navigate jobs or are trying to get back into the workforce in todays changed and challenging environment, and sometimes even take on their own personal passion projects (like this blog is for me).

Things like styling birthday parties, crafts, learning more about how kids tick, food for special gatherings with adult folk too have delightfully turned out to be what parenting is about (well also about).


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fusion :: Watercolor and Letterpress Wedding Invites

My client asked me for an illustration of roses on her wedding invitation with more nuance than I felt letterpress was able to do. We decided watercolor was the best direction to take. I discovered letterpress even more wonderful when fused together with watercolor.

I set out to find the right materials from watercolor to paper. The first question I had to tackle was whether to use watercolor or gouache. The color red had to stand out on the invitations, and at first gouache was the obvious choice, but later watercolor had the advantage of layering color and having a more luminous quality.

WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION
SAMPLES ON ARCHES PAPER

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Young Wild & Three: Toddlers birthday party

                                           
Summer quickly turned into fall and suddenly a lot of party planning begins. Among the obvious, there was Maya’s third birthday to plan for too. I decided to do my own take on “Young Wild & Three”. I just love that fierce little slogan and couldn’t resist.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dig It :: Kids Play and Printing

When you add meaning, be sure to equip with water for making mud pies and washing up. Spring is on and I have been working on designing a play space for the family. While doing so, I’ve made some parallels between it and printing in the studio.

STATIONERY ELEMENTS

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Creating Value :: Paper

Paper choice. It's an important part of what pushes your work towards sophistication and something your client can value. Some of the considerations when choosing paper are its weight, color and texture, or/and taking it a step further by understanding the paper manufacturer's history and culture.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Italian Paper Choices to Devour

Paper choice - we’ve heard of and absolutely love Neenah, French and Mohawk and not to mention their amazing creative marketing teams behind their collateral products, but Italian paper is pretty fine too. Even if it can lack in assertiveness or edgy on-line appeal, they make up for in innovation and bare bones history and culture.
Italian paper innovation, print techniques and graphic design is a feast, buon appetito!

FABRIANO’S TAKE ON
LA CUCINA ITALIANA - REPRINT OF THEIR FIRST ED.
VIA FABRIANO BOUTIQUE