Sunday, November 23, 2008

Swiss Roo+s

I found an amazing local restaurant that serves authentic Swiss Cuisine called "Chef Hans" located in Winter Park, FL. On the way there, I had a very interesting conversation with my Grandma Judy about our Swiss roots. She said our family was one of five families that founded Gresso (we are also from Zurich and Chur)... she said much more than I can write here. I was inspired to call because I wanted an outfit for Enso that reflected his Swiss heritage (yes for this year's Christmas card). I wanted to know if we had family that wouldn't mind buying him an authentic Lederhosen. Last year he wore a traditional Bolivian parka (in addition to the baby Mozart outfit). Anyway I found Lederhosen on eBay and also found several of the sites and treasures shown here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cry Wolf

This is my first official Wacom Pad picture...

Peculiar Girl & Friend

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bracelet Femme

....Have plans to make this into a silver bracelet...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Art Against Indifference

Creating and compiling art to promote diversity, empathy and integration... in several forms...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Horsicorn with background and new friend...

Sam is amazing - she is also transforming this into a fancy flash website...someone pinch me!!!

Horsicorn colored...

Sam has done it again! She has breathed new life into my doodle!

Colored Horsicorn!

Sam has done it again! She has breathed life into my doodle...

Love and Jewelry

Here is a lovely Treasury that featured my OOAK necklace - I hope you get the chance to see it. It is a beautiful collection - I have some new favorites! Many thanks to "Jomac" on Etsy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blogged by "AuntiDis" ...

Another blog about the hurricane ring/pendant...many thanks to Di of "AnutiDis" on Etsy. This ring/pendant is available fo rsale on (keyword Iysta or Laresa)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Hurricane Ring...

This hurricane ring/pendant will be featured in the Etsy coop ad in the November 2008 Issue of Craft Magazine.

I am a native Floridian and I actually carved this ring while watching the weatherman map one of our three hurricanes in 2004 - Charley, Frances or Ivan. I can remember sitting with a piece of wax and a file and numbly playing with it in my fingers, when I looked down I had created the same hurricane symbol I was watching on TV!

I love this ring (you can also wear it as a pendant) not only because it is sleek, comfortable and modern but because it makes me pause and count my blessings. Thank you to everyone who has shared what this symbol means to them. I have been so touched by your personal stories. Please stay safe during Gustav, Hanna, Ike etc. etc. etc....

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Horsicorn and the Birdish

This is the new "toy" logo. Special thanks to graphic designer Sam for redrawing it in Illustrator for me!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Etsy Treasury! "NOLO"

This is the second Treasury - that I know of - which has featured my hurricane ring/pendant. Thank you to UFO "Unusual Feline Products" for including me!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Etsy Treasury! "You may have STENDHAL Syndrome"

Please visit my Treasury on Etsy and let me know what you think! There is a link to it on my shop page:( ...the title is "You may have STENDHAL Syndrome" ;) I know I do!