good luck in 2011

Posted by Mara on December 15, 2010 in Blog
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If you’re still needing Christmas cards, it’s not too late to squeeze an order in! And if you’re planning to send New Year’s cards instead, you’ve got pleeenty of time. The New Year’s card that I made is a pretty still life in pencil and ink. But it is also a powerful good luck charm! [...]

frolicking & flora

Posted by Mara on December 8, 2010 in Blog
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The two cards that feature flora were requests. The Palm Tree came about because my friend in California very correctly suggested doing a card that doesn’t have snow in it. The Pear Tree was a request from my friend in St. Louis with whom I spent many extended moments photographing a lemon tree. My Mom’s [...]

more art talk

Posted by Mara on December 5, 2010 in Blog
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I’ve been meaning to talk about the art we went to see over Thanksgiving at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. This was a rare treat because they’re temporarily housing a collection of very famous paintings from the Musee D’Orsay that would ordinarily never leave France, except the museum is under construction. And the [...]

Local Harvest

Posted by Felicity on December 3, 2010 in Blog
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Piggybacking on Mara’s last Blog post, I am excited to announce that we are partnering with an awesome business in St. Louis called Local Harvest. This is an amazing grocery store that offers locally grown food. ¬†As they say on their website: “When you buy local, you know your food on three levels. First, you [...]

pencil on paper

Posted by Mara on December 1, 2010 in Blog
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I got a letter today from my little brother, not so little anymore but the youngest of the Hesed 5. It was written in pencil on paper. A few years ago, Andrew and his lady friend and daughter figure bought a run-down old farmhouse on a huge plot of land (I’m not good with using [...]