Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here it is

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I created this album with the paper loving bride in mind.

I sifted through 80 bookcloths for the album cover and 15 different choices in end paper patterns.

Envelopments has a beautiful paper called "Repousse" and it comes in 7 colors. I chose the Dove color and used this paper for the liner for the album cover image, end paper and invitation page of the album.

Creating an album like this allows the bride to incorporate her invitation into the wedding album, which is the one thing you have after your wedding to remember your wedding by.

The album I created showcases my favorite wedding images from the last few years and instead of an actual invite page I used a beautiful poem about Love from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poem was printed on Envelopment's Ecru paper.

The choices are endless and that's what makes this album so much fun for me and for the bride.

I showcased this album at last weekend's LA Printers Fair and it was a huge hit with this paper loving crowd.

To view a slideshow of the album, click here.

The view the images showcased in the album, click here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Big Reveal is Tomorrow

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Here is a tease for tomorrow. This Marine Blue Japanese bookcloth and Dove Repousse patterned paper are components.

Can't wait for the big reveal.

Until tomorrow..............

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Monday, September 27, 2010

LA Printer's Fair was a Success

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The LA Printers Fair at the International Printing Museum in Carson on Saturday was a huge success. Prepping for the show was a lot of work for me but the turnout and compliments I got during the show made it all worth it.

I styled my booth with a lot of flea market items I have collected over the years. Additional items came from a couple of Etsy shops:

ThisandThat - my adorable receipt book
Wudls - my amazing handmade wooden displays

And Nashville Wraps for floral tissue paper and shopping bags.

I look forward to next year show on October 1, 2011.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm Featured on the Ace Hotel & Swim Club's Blog Today

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I huge thank you to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs for featuring one of my images on their blog today.  I especially like that they wrote this entry because it pays tribute to Kodachrome film.  The entry is below:


"We bow our heads in reverence to Kodachrome film's 74 years as a photography icon. Only one remaining lab in the world still processes Kodachrome, and they will run their last prints this December. April Rocha, a devotee of Kodachrome and other endangered and nearly-extinct forms of photography, sent this shot to us and delivered the sad news. Maybe you remember photographer Steve McCurry, whose portrait of Sharbat Gula, or the "Afghan Girl" graced the cover of a 1984 National Geographic. Steve requested that Kodak allow him to shoot the last roll of 36 frames it would manufacture, and vowed to document the entire life of the roll. "It's definitely the end of an era," he said. "It has such a wonderful color palette ... a poetic look, not particularly garish or cartoonish, but wonderful, true colors."
If you have any Kodachrome shots you'd like to share with us, send them our way and we we'll post them on the blog. If you haven't processed them yet, better send them to Dwayne&amp'ss posthaste.
Kodachrome, we're not worthy. Here's to a more patient, flawed, passionate and saturated age.
Click here to view the blog entry on Ace Hotel's site.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Anthropologie and Sit, Stay, Love.

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I am pleased to announce that I will be shooting Anthropologie's Dog Adoption Day at the Beverly Hills store on Thursday, September 23 from 12-4pm.

I absolutely love Anthropologie and I love animals so to combine the two in an event like this is just heaven.

Click here for more details and a listing of events in other Anthropologie stores.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2011 International Printing Museum Calendar

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I am so excited that I will be selling these CD-size calendars at the LA Printers Fair. It's a great gift for any lovers of letterpress, type or paper. You can view the whole calendar by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Custom Album for the LA Printers Fair




I am so excited about the custom album I am creating for the LA Printers Fair. You can click on the image above to view the images inside the album or click here.

Leather Craftsmen is working with me and the album will have custom end papers. Can't wait until the finished album is ready to show everyone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Plastic Fantastic Show - Presented by APA San Diego

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I was honored to be chosen to exhibit in the Plastic Fantastic Show presented by APA San Diego. The exhibit will take place at the Subtext Gallery in Little Italy for one night only on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Inspiration Book - Kids

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Yesterday I wrote about my Portraits Inspiration Book. I also have a Kids Inspiration Book (again made with an 11x14 sketch book and art and drafting dots). I have found, over the years, so many adorable photos of kids that the inspiring images deserved their own book.

The images are from a J. Crew Catalog (with vintage Steinbeck paperbacks, one of my Dad's favorite authors), the now defunct CHILD magazine and well known portrait photographer Mary Ellen Mark shooting children with Polaroid P/N film.