In December of last year I created a series of papercuttings for Applegate. One of them was turned into a letterpress print and it was given away as a Christmas gift by the company. It was a wonderful commission to work on because we are good friends with Stephen McDonnell (CEO and founder of Applegate) and his wife Jill Kearney. Jill went to school with my husband maaaany years ago and I am also illustrating a book for her. She is one of my favorite writers ever.
The funny thing is that the Art Director from the company asked me to create the pieces without knowing about my connection with Stephen and Jill. The Internet makes the world so small! So here is one of the pieces. I will show you the rest later. I hope that you like it!