Monday, January 30, 2012

Beautiful Books

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I spent a day walking around the city and we went to several used bookstores along the way, something we both love to do. I always make a beeline towards the children's section, followed by the science and art, he heads straight for science fiction. I read his science fiction books and take pictures of the books I buy. It works.

:: german biology textbook ::

:: American Wild Life with heavily embossed cover ::

:: American Wild Life, three foxes ::

:: a drawing I made a few years ago from this same book, different edition ::

:: Science Stories, gorgeous ::

:: Science Stories, how the moon looks ::

Friday, January 27, 2012

Best Day Job Ever

:: Common Press poster by me::

I'm a lucky girl. My day job these days is working at Common Press, the University of Pennsylvania's letterpress studio as their letterpress tech/coordinator. I spent my first few months there organizing, cleaning, and getting the presses tuned up. Still working on that, I'm looking at you SP-15... Now though, we're turning our focus to printing new work at the press as well as archiving and documenting old work.

This poster is one of the new pieces I printed. It was printed using only wood and metal type from the studio on recycled French Paper.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Colors

I was so lucky to have been invited to spend a weekend with friends in the Catskills, NY. We went for a walk and I looked for for critters and treasures. No critters (well, I did see some little kinglets) but many treasures...

:: red lichen blossoms ::

:: golds and reds ::

:: layers of mushrooms and lichens ::

:: who lives here? ::

:: hello, bright little mushroom ::

:: shards of ice ::

I think winter is my favorite season.

Monday, January 2, 2012


One of my new year's resolutions to myself is to consistently, steadily, make books all year round. To not wait for an order or a craft fair, to just make them and put them out there. So here is what is available right now, these are all handmade and one of a kind with a unique mix of papers.