Boxes and more boxes

We have one cat-free room in the house. It’s designated for storing, packaging, mailing, prints, albums, art supplies... The production room. Also known as the Album Room. It has the softer touches of ribbons, white gloves, tissue paper, pens, markers, stickers, cards and stamps. Boutique. We have big boxes, small boxes, rectangles boxes, square boxes, heavy duty boxes, boxes for this and boxes for that. While putting the finishing touches on an Art Book, adding the red fragile stickers, I thought this is not just a box. One of my favorite children’s books is ‘Not a Box’ by Antoinette Portis. It speaks to the creative world of imagination and turns cardboard into infinite possibilities.


MCG’s boxes are houses. Each home contains a multitude of memories, expressions and moments to savor. Heirlooms.

Album Sets

Wrapping up a set of 3 albums. One parent album a.k.a. our Travel Art Book. It holds 20 5x7 highlights of the wedding day. There is a sprinkling of portraits, details and candids that capture the essence of her daughter and new son-in-law. The next two albums are for the bride and groom. Turns out, they love the simple, clean lines of the Matted Art Book, but had too many favorites to include them all as 8x10’s. To get the best of both worlds we did a Matted Art Book of formals and portraits. The rest of her favorites were put into a Pressed Art Book that told the unfolding of their day.