Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day at Huntington Gardens - writing on tags

Stephanie and I wrote names on gift tags for the Huntington Gardens member-only shopping day. Next time, I'll bring some trays to keep my table a little neater!

Stephanie wrote traditional copperplate and I used a contemporary version, alternating between black brush on light background and pointed pen with Fine Tec metallic on darker backgrounds. We had a great time.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Garden Debris . . .

It's already time for me to be mailing my next ATC design (which I need to start!) and I realized that I never posted this last version.
   This is based on a little piece from a succulent plant, that I found laying on the ground at the Mabel Luhan Dodge Lodge in Taos (wonderful retreat with Sharon Zeugin last April).

Monday, September 5, 2016

Most Recent Business Card

Since my old business card had a casual copperplate from five years ago, I created this updated version, retaining my favorite watercolored pears. I gave this card a less-common shape.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sunday, October 9 Class - Art Lounge on 101, Encinitas

Check out the Art Lounge on 101 - lots of great classes:
 I'm happy to be part of their lineup for  October.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Brush Lettered Postcard

I've been teaching brush lettering, lately--a change of pace from the copperplate and italic that I teach for UC Riverside extension. So, when it came time to design my July ATCs, of course, I lettered with a brush pen. Then, I followed up with the complementary postcard, pictured here--a great way to keep in touch with friends.

The drawing is also done with a brush--a brown Tombo. The plants were sketched at the San Diego Botanic Garden, formerly Quail Gardens, in Encinitas.

I've been asked to teach an intro to brush session, scheduled for Oct 9 in Encinitas--more info to follow.