New Baby & Toddler Gift, Organic Cotton

My latest children’s gift: organic cotton onesies and toddler T’s with the Yiddish word zisele, meaning “little sweetie” written on it. The shirt with a Yiddish lesson embedded in it! Put the best, kindest cloth next to your baby’s skin. Now you can give one to the toddler in the family, too, to be includedContinue reading “New Baby & Toddler Gift, Organic Cotton”

Gallery Photos

Here are more items from our gallery. New this year: four magnet designs: Earth Hamsa, Garden Hamsa,the Bridge of Flowers of Shelburne Falls from a colored pencil drawing, and the Shelburne Falls trolley, photo by Joe Kurland. $2.00 each. The Shelburne Falls drawing can be seen behind the magnets on a card, $7.00, framed babyContinue reading “Gallery Photos”

Thanks to all who visited on the Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour

Sunday Nov. 10 was the day of the Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour that our Ganeydn Gallery was open, and I want to thank everyone who visited us as part of the tour. We met many new people and I enjoyed sharing my calligraphic art and the new fiber art I’ve been doing, and JoeContinue reading “Thanks to all who visited on the Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour”

Pocket Invitation Number 1

This is the first pocket invitation set I designed. As I was the customer, I made it a rather complex project. This included using for the first time a letterpress printing set that I got in the spring, a small model that sits on the table. I lettered the text, drew the border, and hadContinue reading “Pocket Invitation Number 1”


The invitation season has begun. I had a great session with a customer–the whole family–for a bat mitzvah invitation. The photo shows the table with all the materials we referred to for this project. It is always a fascinating process which is at first overwhelming, but the preferences become clear soon enough. While I workContinue reading “Invitations”

Pocket Invitations

Pocket invitations are so appealing, providing a neat packet which holds the invitation on one side and all of the smaller insert cards of an invitation sets in a pocket on the other side. This packet goes into an outer mailing envelope. Pricing will vary depending on how many cards there are in the setContinue reading “Pocket Invitations”

Crafts of Colrain 2011: Visit my studio Nov. 13

I’m getting excited about this year’s Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour, Nov. 12-13, 10-5 p.m. My studio will be open only on Sunday, showing my calligraphic work and jewelry plus a few more things, and Joe Kurland’s photography and Yiddish songs & klezmer music. has a map, list of artists, places to stay andContinue reading “Crafts of Colrain 2011: Visit my studio Nov. 13”

Hurricane Irene in Colrain MA

We just regained our electricity, which had been out since Sunday morning, so now I can post a description of my experience. After a night of constant rain, I awoke to a roar, which was the little creek that runs down the side of our property and its tributaries. Later that morning my children andContinue reading “Hurricane Irene in Colrain MA”