Shown below is a 38mm round (silver dollar size) pendant in estate elephant ivory with gold-filled findings, with scrim in full color. This was another one of my early pieces. Please excuse the quality of this photo. I neglected to capture a hi-res photo of it before selling it.
This dagger is one of my earlier pieces. I scrimmed the figure in two colors (black with a red accent) on a Russ Easler dagger with ivory micarta handles. No client on this one; I bought the dagger from Russ (who passed away last year) and scrimmed it to put out at a knife show.… Continue reading Semi-Nude Scrimshaw on Russ Easler Dagger
Below is a slab of black water buffalo horn showing a very dangerous customer waiting in the shadows. The technique is reverse scrimshaw, which is much more time consuming than traditional scrimshaw, but the results are worth it. The play of light and texture is hard to achieve with traditional white on black scrimshaw.
Below is a hunting knife by Tommy McNabb of Carolina Custom Knives with estate elephant ivory handles and engraved bolsters. The leopard in the tree was scrimmed in full color on one side; knife supplied by the maker.
I was commissioned to create this illustration as the official art for the 2007 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. Since I breed Bluefaced Leicester sheep, I was the natural choice to create the artwork for the 2007 festival, which selected the Bluefaced Leicester as that year’s featured breed. I rendered the illustration in… Continue reading Bluefaced Leicester Illustration in Colored Pencil
As you can see, I finally persuaded my husband Karl to take my website into the 21st Century and Web 2.0. I’m still moving over items from the old site and adding new ones. Plus, I’m not finished with the look of the site. Please excuse the “construction” as I make adjustments to get it… Continue reading New Website!
The most basic tools anyone needs for scrimshaw are a sharp needle and a rag–the needle for piercing or scratching the material to be scrimmed and the rag for rubbing away excess pigment. Of course, you won’t get the best results with only these two tools. Other basic tools needed for serious scrimshanding include: Sandpaper… Continue reading Tools Used in Scrimshaw
I scrimmed these Model 1911 DHT Innovations durable resin grips grips with my most popular design (the leaping wolf) in 2009. Of course, this is reverse scrimshaw (white on black). I prefer to scrim reverse on black buffalo horn, but I wanted to test these grips to see how they scrimmed. The detail is good,… Continue reading Colt Model 1911 Hand-scrimmed Leaping Wolf Grips
Pricing for most graphic design projects (brochures, newsletters, websites, etc.) requires a custom quote. Please use my contact form if you are interested in a getting a quote. My logo prices start at $300 and include the following: An interview with you to discover your preferences in a logo. I want to know what requirements… Continue reading Graphic Design and Logo Pricing
Here are a few pencil illustrations I created to be used on notepads I sold at the 2007 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. I had created the official artwork for the festival (which I featured on a full-color notecard) and I wanted notepads to sell with the cards. The drawing of the ewe… Continue reading Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Pencil Illustrations
I created these designs specifically to be embroidered for Dawn George of Hollyhock Farm. Dawn would travel to horse events with a mobile embroidery studio and sell custom embroidered sweatshirts and jackets with my designs. These designs are copyrighted by Hollyhock farm. .
I did this one for fun after dealing with a broken water bucket heater in my barn. My husband Karl and I even went ahead and made up a fake ad. I’ll find it soon and post it here.
This character was created for the FSI Communications Office inside JP Morgan Chase & Co. during the merger in 2001 between Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan. The character (J.P. Chase) was used on the company’s internal intranet website, posters, and newsletters. Here are a few samples of J.P. Chase.
I don’t do much architectural illustration, but I made an exception for one of Cassidy Communications’ clients (Penn’s Pizza of Bethlehem, PA). The project had the building depicted through the four seasons. Here is the Autumn version.
One of my clients (Cassidy Communications of Bethlehem, PA, a graphic design firm) came to me to create a mascot for their client, the Monroe Country Transit Authority (MCTA). The bus service was named “The Pocono Pony,” so the mascot had to be a pony. Given my love of horses, I was their first choice… Continue reading Mascot Cartoons for the Monroe Country Transit Authority