Back to School – Part 2 – Tropical Paradise

Back to School – Part 2 – Tropical Paradise

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Illustration, S'Wicked Blog | No Comments

And…more work for the MIID Summer School program. This time, I’m focusing on the Beginner Track, Brief 1. Unlike the Intermediate Track design I put together, this design required a lot of time in the sketching phase (and a lot of time getting converting paper and pencil to digital). After about a zillion hours creating […]

A Change of Pace – Back to School – Part 1 – Retro Geometric

A Change of Pace – Back to School – Part 1 – Retro Geometric

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Illustration, S'Wicked Blog | No Comments

Yes, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here on the S’Wicked Blog. All sorts of good stuff has been happening for friends, family, and myself over the last couple of months. One of those good things is my decision to participate in the Make It In Design (MIID) Summer School program, where I […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

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 Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 of this series of posts.) Kubašta […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Let me start right off by saying that if you’re anywhere within a day’s journey of New York City, and can carve the time out between now and Saturday to get downtown, then plan a trip to go see the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit […]

Spring is in the Air – Part 2

Spring is in the Air – Part 2

So, there’s another storm bearing down on a good portion of the country. Many of us should check (for seemingly the hundredth time this season), to see if there’s any sand, deicer, or salt left, and whether the handle on the shovel is going to make it through another heavy snowfall. But, in the interest […]

Love is in the Air…

Love is in the Air…

…and I’m a little late acknowledging it. Soooooo, my studio re-org has taken a wee bit longer than I’d anticipated. It’s going well, and is in the home stretch (it now includes a pretty fab-tastic creativity corner—I’ll share pics when everything’s in place), but it has meant a longer gap in posting than I’d like. […]

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 1

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 1

Well, I’m finally getting around to choosing my office calendar for 2014, and I have to admit, I’m struggling. Wall calendars, desk calendars, perpetual calendars—the options are both numerous and beautiful. Here are just some of the calendars I discovered this year at the National Stationery Show. (Please note: my point ‘n click images do […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

2013 SURTEX

2013 SURTEX

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Illustration, S'Wicked Blog, Surtex

Given that I had only about twelve total hours to cover all of the great shows happening at the Javits in conjunction with the National Stationery Show, I had to pick and choose, and sadly, missed one show entirely—the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)—and made short shrift of others, including the Supply Side of the […]

The S’Wicked Blog is born!

Welcome, welcome, to the first S’Wicked blog post! Yep, I’m throwing my hat in the blogging ring, and look forward to sharing good stuff with you. “What sort of good stuff?” you may ask. Well, all sorts, centered on the things I love: stationery and greeting cards, kids’ books, toys, illustration, hand lettering and type […]