Hi, I’m Monica, and I have a soft spot for beautiful handmade and decorative papers. I combine my love of pattern, texture and nature with gorgeous papers, all kinds of ephemera, my own drawings and photographs, and a variety of organic materials to create pencil cups, bookmarks and paper bowls. All of that paper started flying around my studio, so paperweights were a natural development. I hand draw the illustrations on the stones in waterproof acrylic ink with an old-fashioned dipping pen. The stones are gathered from the beaches of eastern Long Island, New York.
A little background...
I live in New York City and own a decorative painting company, so when I’m not making pretty things, I spend most of my time faux finishing, gilding, painting murals and running up and down ladders. I’m also a photographer, shooting with toy cameras and printing in a traditional darkroom…
- Born on June 24
- Joined February 18, 2009