S’Wanderings – NYC Books ‘n Art Supplies Day Trip – Part II

S’Wanderings – NYC Books ‘n Art Supplies Day Trip – Part II

So, after gallivanting all around the city, I finally made it to… …drum roll… CW Pencil Enterprise! And, oh, is it one cool store. There are erasers… There are stickers… There is a fun wall of pencil happiness… And—oh, yeah—there are pencils! But, check this out. Against all odds, I visited the store at the […]

S’Wanderings – NYC Books ‘n Art Supplies Day Trip – Part I

S’Wanderings – NYC Books ‘n Art Supplies Day Trip – Part I

There really is nothing like a trip into the City during the holiday season (especially when you a pick a clear December day with temps in the 50s). For months (maybe even years, now), I’ve been meaning to make a pilgrimage into New York to visit a store dedicated entirely to—wait for it—pencils! And, I […]

Pulling back the curtain on some Big News…

Pulling back the curtain on some Big News…

I’m so very excited to announce that my third book with Jumping Jack Press will be released later this year. Woo-hoo! This time, I’ve teamed up with illustrator Neiko Ng and paper engineer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya, to create a magical pop-up version of The Nutcracker. Neiko’s charming and rich illustrations, coupled with Yevgeniya’s outrageously-cool pop-ups make […]

BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Books, Children's books, Christmas, S'Wicked Blog

I’ve been waiting excitedly for the time when I could share some BIG. News. And, now that time has come! Announcing…my second book, The Mitten. It’s a fresh take on the wonderful old Ukrainian folktale and, like Barnacle Carnival, is published by Jumping Jack Press. This time around, though, there’s a different illustrator on the […]

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Christmas, S'Wicked Blog, Wrapping

I’m in between the wonderful MIID Summer School program, and the upcoming MATS course I’ll be taking from Lilla Rogers. But, I don’t want the learnin’-good-stuff momentum to stop, so I’ve been taking Bonnie Christine’s excellent CreativeLive course, Design Surface Patterns from Scratch. (If you’re interested in surface pattern design, I recommend this course without […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at The Grolier Club through tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of this […]

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

The first two projects they’ll team up on are a twentieth anniversary edition of Sabuda’s iconic Alphabet book, as well as a mini Christmas book (think stocking stuffer). You can read the entire Up With Paper press release here. * Total Transparency Statement

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Christmas, Greeting Cards, Holiday, S'Wicked Blog

Seasonal sniffles, snow, and scheduling have all invaded the S’Wicked household, recently, so I haven’t been able to post nearly as often as I’d like. But there’s still time to order and send some Christmas card cheer. And, how better to cheer people than with a little holiday humor? The Nic Studio offers several sweet […]

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Continuing the Christmas cards theme…more luscious designs for your viewing pleasure…. Letter C Design’s lovely, hot hand foil-stamped designs are simple, clean, and homey. Moss Green Christmas Tree and Kraft Wreath are from their folded notecards series. I love these nifty Christmas postcards from The Paper Cub Co. by Sass & Peril: Reindeer postcard and […]

Christmas Cards, Part 1

Christmas Cards, Part 1

It’s a most wonderful time of the year, especially when it comes to stationery, and there are so many beautiful Christmas card designs out there, this year, I’m going to post in several installments. (And even then, I’ll be able to share just a tip of the Christmas card iceberg with you.) Smock Paper’s line […]