year: 2016

Inspired by the political climate and feeling very badly for the promises to build a wall and send people away, I created this card as a tribute to one of my favorite Americans, Woody Guthrie. This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York...

year: 2015

I have an internet friend whose work I really admire. He did a series of paintings/drawings on library check out cards. I bought a few for holiday presents. Well, should I say I copied? or say I was inspired by them? And I decided to look for vintage library cards on...

year: 2014

google analytics: viewers: 3 Jacob says only 3 people ever read about our holiday cards here, me, him and Mary Leto. That may be true. So this year’s blurb is going to be really short and sweet. Consumerism I am tired of it. Censorship I abhor it. A Snowman Represents...

year: 2013

Things have been piling up in the studio. There are drawers full of ephemera, magazines and photographs. This year I decided to be “green” and recycle what I already have. I am trying to be totally anti-consumerism and thought: if I could only make my cards from what...

year: 2012

This year I broke my arm at my niece’s wedding at the end of October. Jake and I were not sure that we would even make a card. As we thought about a design we decided that cutting and printing rubber blocks would be the easiest and fastest way to get them done. As...

year: 2011

This fall I enrolled in a letterpress printing class. If you’ve ever hand-set type you know the trials of proofing and printing, and if not, trust me, there are many. It was recommended to hand proof each line, by line, as you set it in the “stick”. For unknown...

year: 2010

This year I decided to not think too much about my winter greeting cards. They have a bit of humor behind them and I hope that people will find them amusing. Each one is an individual collage, and no two are alike. There are five themes: vintage patterns (mostly...

year: 2009

I love vintage images and found a treasure trove of boxer images in an old manual. How much fun would it be to do a play on words and instead of boxing day being about the giving of boxes, it would be about the art of pugilism. I don’t know, that just seemed amusing....

year: 2008

Sometimes you just sit and sit and hope for inspiration. This year I could not seem to put together a real comprehensive plan. Jake had made this fish linoleum block earlier in the year. I liked it a lot. Hmmm, what could I do with it? I was thinking of old school...

year: 2007

This year’s greeting begins with an official wren and mistletoe theme. I thought that I would put together a card that had an vintage image of “picking” mistletoe, along with a linoleum block that Jake had carved of the wren. I read that in some cases the wrenboys...