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.

Tiger Pendant in Full Color Scrimshaw on Ivory (click to enlarge)

Tiger Pendant in Full Color Scrimshaw on Ivory (click to enlarge)

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Semi-Nude Scrimshaw on Russ Easler Dagger

September 22, 2009
Closeup of Semi-Nude on a Russ Easler Dagger (click to enlarge)

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 ...read the full post

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Cape Buffalo in Reverse Scrimshaw on Black Buffalo Horn

September 17, 2009
Cape Buffalo in Reverse Scrimshaw on Black Buffalo Horn (click to enlarge)

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 ...read the full post

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Leopard Color Scrimshaw on Ivory Hunter

September 17, 2009
Closeup of Leopard Color Scrimshaw on Ivory Hunter (click to enlarge)

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.

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Bluefaced Leicester Illustration in Colored Pencil

September 15, 2009
Blueface Leicester Sheep Colored Pencil Illustration

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, ...read the full post

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New Website!

September 12, 2009

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 ...read the full post

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Tools Used in Scrimshaw

September 12, 2009

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 ...read the full post

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For Sale: Colt Model 1911 Hand-scrimmed Leaping Wolf Grips

September 12, 2009
DHT Innovations 1911 grips scrimmed with my Leaping Wolf design

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).

Price is $175.00 (includes insured US shipping). Grips have been ...read the full post

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Graphic Design and Logo Pricing

September 12, 2009

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:

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Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Pencil Illustrations

September 12, 2009
Pencil rendering of ewe with two lambs

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 ...read the full post

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Western Horse Competition Embroidery Designs

September 12, 2009
Man on cutting horse - embroidery design/illustration

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.

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FrostBustr Bucket Horse Cartoon

September 12, 2009
FrostBustr Bucket Horse Cartoon

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.

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Cartoon Mascot for JP Morgan Chase & Co.

September 12, 2009
JP Chase at a loooong meeting

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 ...read the full post

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Penn’s Pizza Building Architectural Illustration

September 12, 2009
Penn's Pizza building illustration

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.

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Mascot Cartoons for the Monroe Country Transit Authority

September 12, 2009
Miles the Pony in saddle (MCTA mascot)

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 ...read the full post

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