kickstarter campaign

The Mysterious Question Film banner for kickstarter campaign

Wonderful new project – helping this film – The Mysterious Question Film – on its kickstarter campaign. Imaginative and inspiring project- great to help with the graphics, the website, the facebook campaign, and more.

espresso yourself!

Turns out I take a lot of shots of a lot of shots. Some of these found their way to this new greeting card with more on the way. As I was downloading all the various photos to choose from, I realized that photographing my coffee is one of the ways I espresso myself.Espresso Yourself

wordcamp reboot!

I'm attending WordCamp San Francisco 2011!WordCamp was fabulous! Met great people, learned lots, made good connections – folks who seem as happy to connect with a graphic designer as I am to meet codie-types. Looking forward to developing lots more WordPress sites! Ready to turn the ‘page’ to more exciting functionality, and broader theme-adaptation and development. Great to be able to officially put on that UI cap once again.

So many highlights from WordCamp…  For example, learning that Carlton University uses WordPress, now that’s big! And hearing about the trials and tribulations involved with getting it to happen is encouraging…. it ain’t always easy to convince folks to make these changes! Hearing about that process of development is useful. Frankie Gershwin singing her great-uncle’s Summertime – that was amazing! Watching the bubbly, charming, and super-impressive Matt Mullenweg speak about where WordPress has been and where it’s going, with those very groovy slides; that was awesome! Speaking of awesome slide presentations, Zach Berke’s presentation was totally inspiring, and quite cool – he used Prezi…. must check it out! A great alternative to PowerPoint. Will add more highlights as I go through my notes! So much inspiration! So much enthusiasm! The WordPress community is the best!

blissing out in bahia

Brand new and fresh from the bakers’ oven…. inspirational material to work with for this postcard advertising a series of amazing retreats happening this year in Brazil – Bhakti Bliss Adventures.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 14 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 77 posts. There were 97 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 22nd with 94 views. The most popular post that day was animated greeting cards, aka fun with flash.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for shavuot, shofar, le shona tova, leshona tova, and shofar illustration.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


animated greeting cards, aka fun with flash March 2008


le’shona tova tikatevu vetechatemu September 2008


about 4wdesign March 2008


shavuot – a new graphic for this holiday, while I work on some Judaica designs June 2008


photos December 2009
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draidls, caneidls, and latkes, oh my!

Time for a Chanukah post – the holiday starts tonight! Better get cracking on a new design. Ideas, anyone? Latke-land? Light in the darkness? Draidl draidl draidl? Stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll post this special Chanukah zebra that a friend had forwarded to me.

And here we go: my Grandmother’s Latke recipe, on my Chanukah latke cards.

…. Happy Chanukah!

time for a bit of fun

Have been working hard – so it’s good to take a break from time to time and have fun with this inspiring site, Here you can create your own jackson pollock doodles. Great GUI. Thanks to Jamie for the tip!

still life with color

I’ve had lots of inspiration lately for various greeting card lines, and this helps to balance the production-centric work I’ve been doing lately. Design lines include:

• Food
• Judaica
(lots of overlap in the above two!)
• Floral & Herbal
• Coffee & Tea ….

Let’s see how much I can get done in time for the holidaze….

georgia on my mind

georgia_border1 Would love to see Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction at the Whitney in NYC. In the meantime, since I’ve been creating lots of decorative borders lately anyway, thought I’d have some fun …. Okay, I really must get back to work!

dance & yoga

NubiaDanceYogaPostcard Designing this new postcard for such an inspirational person is, well, an inspiration. I’d love to try out Nubia’s dance classes!