For practice on my makeshift photo studio, I recreated some of my favorite "new uses for old things" from Real Simple magazine.
Drawings for a series about what I missed about Germany after moving back to the States, for example delicious little rolls, and the Wegbier – a beer to enjoy on the way to the party.
I transformed some of my grandmother's old jewelry pieces to fancy bobby pins, photographed on a first edition of Madame X, her favorite book.
I found this clutch while looking for treasures in my old dress-up trunk. It was my grandmother's – back in her most stylish days, she had 75 sets of matching purses and shoes. I cleaned it up and glued black beads in place of a missing metal piece.
An homage to my newspaper days at The Arizona Republic.
On Father's Day, a throwback to my 2008 gift to my dad – a 24-page book of his wise and amusing insight, compiled from cards he sent to me during college.
Some amazing things I found on the street and in the tram: a page from a Russian book, a pretty chopsticks wrapper, a list of European countries plus America and a family's very specific lunch orders.
I had the honor of designing a wedding invitation for dear friends. The invitation is dotted with classic touches, like a typewriter and cotton blooms in honor of the bride's family farm.
A behind-the-scenes look at the illustrations for a regular "Father Days" column.