First Mystery Artist of 2016

We have a new mystery artist who is taking up residence as "Mystery Artist 21". They had made a "story bracelet" some time ago, though we're not sure of the material, it is a five charm bracelet set in sterling silver using a resin to hold the scrimshaws in place.  You can see it at "Mystery Artist 21"
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Mystery Artist #16 Found!

The artist's name was Ellery Knight. Thanks to Dario for sending us the information! You can see the original post at and the information Dario has shared. Some of Ellery's other work can be seen on the following links: Flobeds Fold Real Money (Illustrated by Ellery Knight) Abandoned Republic There are several other mystery artists we haven't been able to match, and if you have a piece of scrimshaw you'd like us to feature on our s...

Busy busy!

We have been very busy with work, so much so that I haven't had much time to scrimshaw - which is hard on me in a number of ways at this time of year.  I have been able to create some Christmas gifts that I still need to wrap, and I've been able to sell some of the blank ivory alternative ivory bookmarks at our Paul's Sugar House where local artisans sell their wares this time of year (hard not to spend any profits on all the wonderful artwork, pottery, ornaments, etc. there!) In the upcoming...

Scrimshaw Piano Keys – Personalized

Creating scrimshaw piano key bookmarks in two varieties: "Heads" and "Tails". Each come with a double satin ribbon tail and either a name or initials of your choice. Available through the store.  They're made from piano key top replacements that are legal in all states so no one in New York or New Jersey (or California) will be exempt.  I also have real ivory piano key heads and tails in very short supply, if interested and legal in your state, email me and I can create a custom scrimsh...

Starting a New Scrimshaw

Lighthouse Done
  Finally starting a new piece of scrimshaw!  It's been awhile, and I needed something away from most of the electronics.  With the phone in my back pocket and turned off so I don't accidentally dial anyone ("Sorry, I fat - er - fingered the phone and hit your number...."). I started the lighthouse that I really liked by Dennis Jarvis (see previous post).  Sadly the crashing waves to the left are off the picture, but I may take artistic license and create similar waves closer to the ...

Lighthouse Template from “Scrimspirations 2”

Scrimspirations 2 - 200 px x 280
Below is the template from the October 2015 Newsletter.  I try to include at least one template or pattern per newsletter to either use or inspire you to create a piece of scrimshaw.  It's fun and easy, and if you're like me, you tend to get lost in the work for awhile. Best of all, you have something to show once you've finished!  Clicking on the link will open a .pdf you can print out as a reference or as a template.  Use color, black and white or just set it near your workplace and begin ...
More – Where Passion Drives Creativity

Tiger scrimshaw on display stand
While the word "addiction" often conjures up negative images of a dependency on a substance, it is also defined as "enthusiastically devoted to a particular thing or activity." It is in the latter definition that Rod Lacey has his addiction to scrimshaw.  His site, is not only an information site but also an illustrated diary of some of his beautiful work.  In his "Scrimshaw Walkthroughs" section, Rod shows you from start to finish not only his abilities as a scrimshaw...