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SEA Holiday Sale

Here is the second public show I’ll be in this season:

SEA Holiday Sale

I will be sharing a table with the lovely Diane Brakeley of Della Mano Designs (who also happens to be my mom!).

I hope to see you all there!

Craft Fix! in Kittery, Maine

It’s hard to believe it, but the holidays are here again.  And whatever your particular reason for celebrating, most likely you are going to need gifts galore for the special people in your life.  So come buy my stuff!  I will be in several craft shows this year and the first of the season is only a week away!

Craft Fix!

Its the first annual Craft Fix! in Kittery, Maine. I will be there from 10 AM to 6 PM and will be selling not only my lovely line of greeting cards (some of which can be found on my etsy site here) but some new products as well! There will be pinback buttons in a variety of styles, magnets made from vintage buttons, flowers made from more vintage buttons, some lovely little baby body suits (yes, they are “onesies” but legally, I can’t call them that. Ask Gerber why.) and a few other goodies you’ll have to come see for yourself! So come support your local economy (and me!) and get some really cool and unique things for your friends and family this year!

Callithump! article

As most of you know, Matt and I have been working on a project called Callithump! It is a magazine of arts and literature distributed through toy capsule vending machines. An issue is distributed across multiple capsules. Each capsule contains an “article,” which might be a poem, a series of photographs, a small sculpture… really any sort of creativity that can fit inside a capsule! (You can read more about it over at )

Well, the lovely folks over at the UMaine Today Magazine got wind of this machine and what we were doing and asked if they could write an article on Matt for their fall issue!  And it just came out today!  You can read it online here:

If you click on the link at the top of the article that says “Slideshow” (or just click here), you’ll be able to see a series of photos I took of the machine and some of the contents of the capsules (and a few of you will recognize your own work there!)  And if any of you wonderful creative types are interested in submitting something for the next issue, we are always looking for more work!  To qualify for the magazine, what ever it is has to fit in a 2 inch capsule.  That’s it!

I’ve been blogged!

Check it out!  I’ve been blogged!  The lovely Delia who writes a guest column for wrote a wonderful bit on Valentine’s Day items that rock.  And she included one of my cards!

Read the article here:

vcards image from fierceandnerdy column

My card is letter “s” in the list!  Woo!

Now go buy one at my etsy shop!


More exciting news on the greeting card front: you can now buy my cards at a real bricks and mortar type store!  Starting January 29th (or possibly the 30th) you can buy a selection of my Victorian Mash-up greeting cards in a real shop!  The store is called Ferdinand and it features an awesome selection of eclectic handmade and vintage art, cards, tshirts, acessories and other wonderfulness.  The store is located at 243 Congress Street in Portland, Maine and you can also see them online here.  Check them out and support some local art!

Oh yeah, and Happy 2009!

MECA Holiday Sale

Come see Jess LeClair Photography this weekend at the MECA Holiday Sale! I’ll be there all three days selling my photographs and greeting cards. You’ll also get to meet the woman behind Della Mano Designs, the lovely and talented Diane Dellamano Brakeley (who also happens to be my lovely and talented mother).

MECA Holiday Sale

For more information, check out MECA’s website.

Tis the season to have family portraits taken!

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting some family portraits taken for this year!  Some of you reading this will very shortly receive a little present from me in the mail.  I’ve just sent out reminder postcards that include a special gift – a $10 off coupon good towards a family sitting fee with me!  If you are interested in receiving one of these postcards or being on my mailing list for future goodies, please email me through the “Contact Me” portion of this website!  I promise I will NEVER EVER NEVER sell your name or information to any other company.  Ever.  And I only send a hand full of mailings a year and I also promise that they will all be worth your while! And really, in this age of email and instant messages, isn’t it kinda fun to still get snail mail every once in a while?

Family Postcard

Even if you aren’t interested in getting mail from me, I am still available for family portraits.  All my sittings are at the location of your choice – I will come to you!  Call or email me for more information or to make an appointment.  I can also help you make greeting cards in a variety of shapes and sizes.  But as with most things around the holidays, the sooner the better!

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new website!  It’s finally here!  There are still a few minor tweaks to be made and a bit more information to update, but for the most part it is done!  I hope you all enjoy it!  And please let me know if something isn’t working or you find a dead link or whatever!  As I said, still working out some of the bugs!

I’ll update more in the next few days with some of my latest photos!  For now, feel free to head on over to my flickr page and check out some photos from my big trip to Japan this past August!

sacred tree

New Website Coming Soon!

Greetings and Salutations all!

Well, its been a very full summer here at JLP.  Lots of weddings and new babies and even a few vacations tucked in there too!  I hope you all have had half as much fun as I have!

I also wanted to let you all know that this website is in the middle of a big re-design!  The web-elves have been scurrying around, coding their little fingers off and hopefully the new site will be up in the next week or so!  I’m very excited about it and hope you all will enjoy it!

Speaking of re-designing things, I’ll leave you all with a photo of something else doing some redesigning.  This little (or not so little) bugger took it upon himself (herself?) to redesign our tomato patch.  The patch is now entirely free of tomatoes!  The hornworm was delighted about the redesign.  We were not so much.

The thing that was eating our tomatoes.