New Book

New Book
Grandma's Purse

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Pssssssssssss.... over here." K... don't tell my mama, but I sneaked out
just for a second to say,"THANK YOU Everyone!" K... let me lower my voice.
Thanks Everyone for your comments. I so appreciate you taking time to
leave one or two. I'll be back soon. I owe Y'all. Okay, I hear somebody
coming. Oh dangit! It's my mama! Now I have to drop my butt and run!!!!
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summertime Invite

Hey Family,
This is just a little invite I did for client. I also used it for the WAWE
post this week as well.
Well looks like I have to go under for a minute. Got lots
of fabulous work on my desk and I need to tend to it. Please don't be
to upset if I don't respond to your comments. I owe you one he he he!
Okay People, behave yourselves!!!! Hugs to you!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Nurse Karen and Nurse Gracy knew Dr. Lipshitz didn't have enough
"Equipment" to examine the poor sick creature. Poor Dr. Lipshitz,
didn't have a clue.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Everyday is Mother's Day (Remembering Mama)

I remember her smile and
butter brown skin.
I remember the swishing sound of her
silk slips and girdles as she walked to the kitchen.
I remember her pink handbag and matching shoes.
I remember her Diva like attitude.
I remember spankings and long talk
about being a girl.
I remember Bible lessons and singing.
I remember candy sweets and cornbread dressing.
I remember a house so clean you could
eat off the floor.
I remember your iron fist in a velvet glove
I remember your awesome love.
I remember all this and more. I remember all this and more.
Happy Belated Mother's Day

Monday, May 10, 2010

Letterpress at Intima Studio Studio On the Square

Hey There, I've been taking a letterpress course at Studio on The Square or Intima Press located in New York City.
I am loving each class! Letterpress is really big now and I see why. It's something so delicious about
cotton paper being pressed with an image. It's not embossed, but pressed into the paper. It's just beautiful
that's all I can say. I took letterpress many, many years ago in highschool. It's changed a little since then.
I wanted to learn the process over again and I really appreciate letterpress even more now.
If you live in New Jersey or New York and are interested in learning the art of Letterpress or
book making please feel free to reach out to this fabulous studio. Mindy is a wonderful and very knowledgeable instructor. No bad projects ever leave her press he he he he!
You can also email Mindy at or call 917-412-4134

My illustrations as letterpressed images

Beautiful block letters for letterpressing

The Master Letterpress Artist Mindy Belloff of Intima Press New York

Abby and our fearless teacher Mindy

One of my very talented classmate. She is an awesome illustrator!
Abby and our fearless teacher Mindy

Monday, May 3, 2010

As Promised "Piccoli"

Here are the illustration from the book "Piccoli"
I just love them!!! The line work is amazing! I even love the end papers.
The illustrations are done in a few colors. You have full color and then
tone on tone and and monochromatic as well. I will treasure these
always! Hope they will inspire you too.
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I was inspired by a rare children's book that I gifted to myself
called, "Piccola" Okay finding a copy of this amazing book is
not easy and it sure ain't cheap! Some people by the designer
shoes or handbags. I do rare children's books that I love.
I had to have this baby! It's a beautiful book. A collectors item.
I will post pictures of the story soon.
It is wonderful children's book about a boy and
a very tiny girl named Piccola. Piccooi is a girl who is so little that
she can sleep comfortably in a ordinary matchbox or sit curled up,
in a walnut shell. But she is unusually strong for her size.
She is also brave, enterprising , and ingenious-without being in
the slightest stuffy about it! I wish that Simon and Schuster would
reprint and bring it back. The illustrations are amazing. The book
is written by Phillppe Halsman and illustrated by one of my favorite
illustrators Paul Julian!!! Oh if you have ever watched Bugs Bunny you
have seen his before background work. Amazing!
Have a wonderful week!