Thursday, May 19, 2011


I took a break from sketches today and did more sketches. It seems redundant, but I enjoy it. There ivn't much thought to it, I just let my pencil loose and had a bit of fun.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vintages: finished fox design


Here is the finished piece. I engraved with a wood burning tool a design I had shared in my last post. The design is filled with ink washes as a finishing touch.

The engraving is mirrored on either side. Here is a close up of the side view. I really enjoyed this project and really want to get started on more like it. if anyone has any suggestions on what the next project should be, feel free to shout it out.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


The other day I went to a friend's house to help her move. I was immediately drawn to this wooden wine box, it was so bare I just had to take it home and attempt to give it some life.

As soon as I got home, I started sketching. The two themes I wanted to play with were wine and vintage, my instinct told me to turn to Dionysis (the greek God of the grape harvast). I noted that he would often be depicted wearing fox skins as a symbol of new life and would be surrounded by grape vines and ivy. Foxes, to me, seem like old souls and this plays well into vintage (since vintage is for those who feel kin with an older time).

Here is the final labelling I have worked out. I kept the line work brown because I am currently using a wood burning tool to inscribe the design onto the box itself.

I will be posting the final product, hopefully, tomorrow. In the meantime, I would love to hear your comments. Please feel free to critique.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Watermelon Sundress


As promised to a friend from A128, I've started designing my line of spring dresses for girls. They are (clearly) inspired by fruit and berries. This weeks feature is a watermelon, sleeveless sundress. This dress is perfect for Mommy's little helper in the garden or Sunday breakfast with the grandparents.

Stay tuned for the next design, strawberry blondie!