Art House Co-op

a yarnish tale

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Art House Co-op, Book: Cast On Cast Off, Illustration, Sketchbook Project | 0 comments

We had our first snow the other night. Time to pull the woolly sweaters out of the trunk. I did the above sketch in early rounds for Cast On Cast Off by Leslie Ann Bestor, which Publisher’s Weekly¬† just named one of the top lifestyle books of the year! Noting that “clear presentation distinguishes this reference guide that should be on the shelves of knitters who want to develop their craft and their own style” I am thrilled. My first sketches were too narrative, and eventually my illustrations play a suggestive role, indicating a knitwear piece at the beginning of each...

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kin can draw

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Art House Co-op, Sketchbook Project | 3 comments

Yes, the time is nigh: our sketchbooks must be mailed to The Sketchbook Project TODAY. It’s been a labor of love and togetherness, since this year my husband, my daughter, and I all got into the act. Marty chose “uncharted waters” as his theme, since he doesn’t keep a sketchbook. It was new for him to sketch on the fly. Actually, mostly on the ferry. He sketched the E Cosi, a familiar sight at the dock. This hardy vessel was in Ice Harbor Mittens and will also be seen in the upcoming Here Come the Humpbacks. This is one of my favorites: ¬† I like his contour of the...

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