Books

A Mother is a Story and Stories for my Child_Samantha Hahn

My second book, A Mother is a Story, and the accompanying guided journal, Stories for my Child.

“Artful and refreshingly honest in its portrayal of motherhood, the book comprises a stunning collection of hand-lettered quotes and ethereal illustrations, rendered in Samantha’s signature watercolors.

A Mother Is a Story is published in conjunction with Stories for My Child: A Mother’s Memory Journal, a guided journal for capturing all the moments of motherhood, small and spectacular, from pregnancy through your child’s adolescence. Together or separately, they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and baby showers.”

Editorial blurbs:

“Samantha’s beautiful illustrations make the mysteries of motherhood into an artistic journey and so lyrically captures all the moments which push and pull at our hearts as mothers on this amazing adventure.”–Christiane Lemieux, founder DwellStudio, author Undecorate and The Finer Things

“What I love most about this rich, beautiful book is how contradictory it is–because every mother is her own story, and their stories differ as much as the children those mothers produce. It’s all here–the wonder, the sacrifice, the hope, the obsession, the love.”–Emma Straub, New York Times best-selling author of The Vacationers

“Samantha’s gorgeous watercolors give life to the funny, touching and true moments of motherhood. A mother is a story–in this case, a very beautiful one.”–Joanna Goddard, blogger and founder of A Cup of Jo

A Mother Is A Story is a gorgeous book that goes right to the heart. I can’t get enough of Samantha’s stunning watercolors–they stay with me, and the words they illustrate come to mind as my own daily motherhood story unfolds.”–Gabrielle Blair, mother of six, blogger, and New York Times best-selling author of Design Mom

“Being a mother is a magical experience and Samantha does a wonderful job capturing the beauty of this wild adventure.”–Lela Rose, fashion designer and author of Pret-a-Party

A Mother Is A Story is full of wisdom and beauty; each spread is a meticulously and lovingly crafted piece of art.”–Aran Goyoaga, Cannelle et Vanille blogger and author of Small Plates & Sweet Treats

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well read women book and journal

My first book Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines and accompanying reader’s journal.

“A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature’s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan…each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn’s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written.”

Editorial blurbs:

“Absolutely stunning.” – Bust.com

“These women are important. They illuminate the world. So read, read, read their words. And learn what life is.” -Maira Kalman, artist, author And the Pursuit of Happiness

“The portraits are breathtaking – sometimes tender, sometimes intense, always thoughtfully evocative of each heroine’s persona and sensibility.” – Brain Pickings

“The perfect collection of our favorite fictional heroines brought to life in gorgeous illustrations by the immensely talented Samantha Hahn-it’s destined to become a classic and inspire readers and artists alike.” – Christiane Lemieux, CEO, DwellStudio, and author, Undecorate

“Samantha Hahn’s lush and dreamy illustrations capture the hearts of literature’s most adored heroines. They’re all here-Clarissa Dalloway, Dorothea Brooke, Nancy Drew-and each one is drawn so magnificently that their authors would rejoice as we rejoice, and tear the pages from this book to hang on their walls.” – Emma Straub, author, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures

“Samantha Hahn’s exuberant watercolors paired with sharply chosen quotes feel at once nostalgic and modern, stylish and genuine. All qualities befitting the complex women she renders.” – Stella Bugbee, editorial director, New York magazine/thecut.com

“Samantha Hahn’s Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines (Chronicle) is absolutely gorgeous and has inspired me to read some new titles. I’m still deciding which is my favorite spread; it changes each time I open this book.” – LibraryJournal.com

“Samantha Hahn has a knack for capturing the fluidity of a costume and the gloss of an eye or lip.” – New York Times Book Review

“Richly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Well-Read Women is the perfect convergence of literature and art-and a wonderful gift for any passionate reader. I have devoured it already several times over.” – Lisa Congdon, artist and illustrator

“Gorgeous…exquisite in every way…. I can’t take my hands off of this book – I seriously love it and will definitely be buying copies to give to my friends” — Decor8

“Gorgeous.” – Redbook

“Exquisite.” – Entertainment Weekly

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Other books + paper products.