Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Sketchbook Project - part 5

3 more pages...

cabo san lucas, mexico - 1998

galveston & surfside, texas - 1993
(our family rented a house with 2 other families here every summer for a week. the house we rented was destroyed in the last big hurricane)

hiroshima, japan - 2010
(1000 cranes are for luck and wishes coming true)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sketchbook 2012 Tour!

here are the dates for the sketchbook project 2012 tour! if you live near one, try to get out to see the thousands of sketchbooks in person!

  • Greater Boston Area

    July 6th-8th
    25 Exchange Street
    Lynn, MA

  • Portland, ME

    July 11th-14th
    SPACE Gallery
    538 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101

  • Toronto, Canada

    July 18th-22nd
    The Gladstone Hotel
    1214 Queen St. W
    Toronto, ON

The Sketchbook Project - part 4

three more pages...

curacao, netherlands antilles - 1985
(we lived here a little over a year)

london, england - 2009
(the crown jewels, get it?)

sao paulo and iguacu fall, brazil - 1982

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Facebook Fan Page

so i've been trying to get more exposure over on facebook, by way of a fan page, and devised a giveaway to encourage some followers. i'm sneaky that way :) when i hit 100, i'd give away a finished piece of jewelry. we hit 100 yesterday!!

my old-fashioned, but effective, 'random generator'

my expert draw assistant, bronwyn

stir 'em up good!

and the winner is....Melissa L.!

check out the sterling silver granulated earrings she won!

i'll be doing another draw when we hit 250, so let everyone know! and go to
and like the page!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Sketchbook Project - Part 3

these are three of my favorite pages in the book...

11/12 - Miyajima, Japan 2010

13/14 - Santorini, Greece (where we went on our honeymoon) 1993

15/16 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
i put 2011 because that's when the photos were taken, but i've actually lived here for almost 19 years now!
3 more pages tomorrow...

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Sketchbook Project - part 2

my sketchbook is winging its way to the coast! posted today and should arrive in brooklyn early next week. there was something very exciting about mailing it. and apparently it was infectious. when we got home, my 11 year old, bronwyn, asked if she could do one for the limited edition project with me (due april 30th)! how cool is that?! so stay tuned over the next few months for pix of those books. but in the meantime, here are some more of the one that just left...

5/6 - Halifax, Nova Scotia 2010

7/8 - Eiffel Tower, Paris 2010

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem & Masada, Israel 1986

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Sketchbook Project

so i've been working on a sketchbook for the last couple of months, but this one is a little different. for one thing, it doesn't have any jewelry sketches in it. i've been participating in the The Sketchbook Project for the Brooklyn Art Library. The Sketchbook Project is a permanent collection of sketchbooks by artists from all over the world. at the end of april, the entire collection will be going on tour! i'll post the wheres and whens later. for now, the exciting news is, i'm finished! and with a week to spare, since the postmark date has to be before january 31st. the art library will also store the sketchbooks digitally, a link i'll share when i get it, but for now....
the cover and first couple of pages!
my drawing style tends to be a bit cartoon-y and i love colored pencils, so i had a lot of fun with this. the theme i chose was 'travel with me' and took inspiration from photos of places i have visited in my life. enjoy and i'll post a few more tomorrow!

front and back covers

1/2 - Himeji Castle, Japan 2010

3/4 - Las Vegas, Nevada 2009

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year!

check out my beautiful niece, blythe, modelling the necklace and earrings i made her.