Thursday, April 2, 2015


Retreat is a miniature print made by Dan Chiaccio, a talented artist and friend of my daughter. Its bookmark sized, but its too nice to actually use as a book marker.

Retreat - Daniel Chiaccio, copper etching on Stonehenge paper, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4-inches, image size.

According to the Etsy profile, Chiaccio is a recent graduate from the New Hampshire Institute of Art,  who majored in illustration, with a minor in printmaking. Check out his stuff here.

I'm delighted to have it, and as I said, I love how it is the size of bookmark, but way to nice to stick in a book. Thanks to Dan and to my wonderful daughter, Alessia.

I've super-sized the image so you can see the detail. The more you look, the more you'll find. There are secret little items tucked away here and there that speak back to childhood and the simple things that made childhood so much fun.