Author (Sarah Hanna)

North Pole Notes!


Baby, it’s about to be cold outside – but here to warm your hearts are my North Pole Notes sets! What’s inside: -6 cards with Santa’s official wax seal (every single seal is applied by hand both for authenticity and because children are little […]

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Old school ink to New school think


AN INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP (& OTHER DIGITAL) EDITING FOR LETTERING ARTISTS. I am most definitely an analogue artist at heart. I think with my hands. But in this era of production and commerce, I’ve had to make some adjustments. That has meant incorporating […]

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Love wins.


Words matter. A beautifully-expressed sentiment is a true treasure. It is powerful or loving or thought-provoking or clever. It moves and heals and inspires. You know who else loves the power of the written word? Smock. Paper in New York. I barely had time to pick myself […]

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Custom Map Workshop in Boca Raton


Let’s talk about the creative process. Blending technology and hand-made elements. Making your art more stream-lined without losing the thing that makes it special….your lines, your touch, your hands. Tech is wonderful. “Google, show me this address.” […]

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La vie for me


When people ask me what it is like to live on the French Riviera part-time, I say, “Well, it’s a lot like the opening song from Beauty and the Beast.” Cobblestone streets, saying bonjour to the shop owners as I drink my café and watch the little street […]

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Hush, little baby…


…don’t say a word. Mama’s gonna buy you a custom, hand-illustrated lullaby for your nursery. But yours is going to rhyme. And be personalized to fit the story of your new family. Here’s how it works: 1. I ask for a few details about the mummy […]

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With love, from Santa


It is the most wonderful time of the year! Years ago, I penned letters from Santa Claus to my friends’ children. I filled in personal details that only Santa would know and placed a classic wax seal on the top for authenticity. (Yes, I do expect a bill from their […]

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Consumed with Passion.


I cannot say it better, so I will let Ram’s Gate Winery speak for itself. “In a world obsessed with making thing faster, where speed is valued above all else, Ram’s Gate is our way of pressing pause….The best things in life don’t happen […]

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Get ready to tie one on!


  I get a lot of interesting requests for custom artwork, and I love a creative challenge. So when the soulful, vivacious Anna Graham asked if I could create an invitation suite that featured peonies and fly fishing for her Lake Placid Lodge wedding, I did not […]

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Home (very) sweet home


I am thrilled to announce that my new hometown is Sonoma, California! I made the cross-country move this January and could not be more delighted. I will continue to create beautiful, customized artwork for clients around the globe, but now I will be doing so from my […]

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