Mickie is an Israeli-American artist and calligrapher who has been specializing in Judaica since 1980. Her hundreds of original designs are reproduced on ketubot, greeting cards, Judaic art prints, calendars and more. Among the many sources that inspire Mickie’s delicate watercolor designs are traditional Jewish motifs, Persian and Arabic illumination, contemporary graphics, as well as art nouveau and art deco. Being an avid gardener, she loves to incorporate the beauty of nature into much of her artwork.
Mickie grew up in Highland Park, IL and first learned Hebrew while living on Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel as a child from 1970-1973. Introduced to art from a very young age by parents who were both artists, Mickie formally studied art at Columbia College in Chicago (Class of 1982) where she discovered a love for the simple elegance of calligraphy. She made aliyah to Israel in 1982 and spent seven years as a freelance artist and calligrapher, first on Kibbutz Harel and then in Jerusalem. She returned to the United States in 1989 and established Caspi Cards & Art. She currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and business partner, Eran. Mickie and Eran have three children and two grandsons.