The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Monday, November 12, 2012


 Personalized, Hand water colored and unframed 


RECORDS OF MARRIAGE & BIRTH FRAKTUR a wonderful way to remember the best moments of life! Great for anniversaries, weddings, new births and birthdays. 
A blend of original art and personalized sentiments.

In early America, these announcements featured primitive drawings of angels, birds, flowers, hearts, etc. The resulting Early American Folk Art art or Fraktur was often the record of a family's history. These items were hung on walls, pasted inside trunks and passed on from generation to generation.
You provide the details to create a wonderful keepsake, Each one is personalized with the information that you send.  I then combine your information with the fraktur art, print it on a heavy stock paper and then hand watercolor each one individually. Size: 8 1/2 x 11”. Can fit an  8 1/2 x 11” document frame or can be cropped to 
fit into an 8” x 10” frame.

If you'd like a RECORD OF MARRIAGE, just send me the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. For RECORD OF BIRTH, I need the name of the child, sex, date of birth and the mother and father's name.  If they are a Mr. and Mrs., let me know. Otherwise just give me their names. 

I accept checks or money orders. Sorry I can also accept PayPal. Email me for my address.

Note: I offer a 100% mistake free guarantee that you'll never have to worry that your Record of Marriage or Birth will come back with spelling mistakes or omission errors. But if that occurs just let  me know. If the mistake was my fault,  I'll replace your Record at no extra charge.


Personal Journal Title Page in
 Pennsylvania German Fraktur Style.
This page is just one of the many options
that I can do for your own journal title page.
Here is another option type style that I can also do on personal journal title pages.
These Journals with their handcrafted irregularities, antiqued edges, pale watercolors and scribbled notations, look like the remembrance books that individuals recorded their travels and adventures in decades ago.
These journals come in an assortment of sizes. 
The smaller size is perfect for keeping in  your haversack. 
Great for that trekking journal!
The larger size is great for those of you who like to sketch or watercolor while on the trail.

Size 4"x 6" $45
Size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" $55
All journal sizes are approximate.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An offering an assortment of 
that feature my paintings on the front.

These blank note cards can be used for anniversaries, birthdays, thanks yous, etc.
 Great for any occasion.

The paintings have been reduced to card size,
then printed on a heavy card stock.
Card size approximately: 4.5” x 6.25”.
Each card comes with an envelope.
Blank inside.
The assortment of cards is:
Fraktur Tulip
Blue Tulip Fraktur
Blue Heron Vertical
General Washington
Soldier & Fort
Indian Scout
Naturalist Beetle
Naturalist Wasp
Naturalist Butterfly
Alphabet Fraktur
Blue Heron Horizontal
Turkey Hunter
ABC Fraktur
No King But Jesus

If you would like them all alike, 
Select the design you want
I’ll pick for you and send you an assorted package 
of six cards with envelopes. 
One each of six designs.
six cards with envelopes
Please include $6 shipping!