123 ART IS ART - Delicate Pen


BY jane, ON Friday, December 23, 2011

You know we love paper here at The Delicate Studio,  so imagine my delight when spying Bergdorf’s window devoted to a theme of paper! The holiday windows at Bergdorf’s are never to be missed and this year was no exception.  The windows paid homage to different mediums such as shells, wood, brass and yes our favorite paper!

This window was entitled “Teacher’s Pets.  Snappy dressed teacher, don’t you think? Her pets were all ingeniously crafted from paper- a large zebra, ostrich, peacock, skunk, spiders, all made of paper!

My favorite, a porcupine. Love all the lettering lying about too!

A honey comb and seahorses.

A hare’s ears and a rooster’s feathers….also made of paper!

Dancing Fingers

BY jane, ON Friday, October 14, 2011

Hope you were able to watch the Chanel Dancing Fingers video which I posted last week. So creative!  Here is another Dancing Finger video-only this time-yes, my fingers! I made this video for the Licensing Expo that I did in June.  Couldn’t resist finally posting it here, as a follow up to Chanel’s terrific show!

More dancing fingers!

Love of Letters

BY jane, ON Monday, October 10, 2011

This speech, Steve Job’s commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005 is well the 15 minutes it will take to watch it. How wonderful that we can listen and watch this whenever we want. The speech has positively influenced The Delicate Pen in so many ways since it became available online years ago-many art lessons lie within the words. His love for alphabets interestingly influenced his Apple designs. What a legacy he has left behind for us all!

Steve Jobs Remembered

BY jane, ON Thursday, October 6, 2011

We at The Delicate Pen, along with so many others around the world, mourn the loss of Steve Jobs. Here is an article that expresses the atmosphere in New York City, after hearing the sad news. I was surprised the news affected the me way it did. I didn’t know him, but I admired him, and that is reason enough to truly miss someone, I have learned. Steve’s inventions made our business run more smoothly, more productively and much more pleasantly.  I always joyfully anticipated his next move. He was an artist in my opinion.

Apples, many with the signature bite taken, as in the Apple logo, have been left outside the store.

I think Steve would appreciate this clever but heartfelt message.

We will miss you Steve.  Our sympathy to the family.

Derek Jeter

BY jane, ON Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My love of baseball began as a child, when the Cincinnati Reds offered free baseball tickets in exchange for good grades.  I think sports can be viewed as art, and Derek Jeter is an artist in my book.  Jeter just hit his 3000th hit this week, via a home run in Yankee stadium.  He said he felt tremendous pressure to hit that hit in Yankee stadium, and I am happy that he achieved his dreams, because we are all about dreams coming true at The Delicate Pen.

There are many videos out there of the hit and they are worth the watch.  It was interesting to me, that each time he went to bat for that 3000th hit, special commemorative  balls were used in case it really was the hit. This video of still shots is a favorite of mine, however, because it showcases that glorious “I did it!” feeling. As artists, (including athletes), we mostly craft, critique, strive, and endeavor, and mull and scratch. So when an “I did it!” moment comes along, after years of working very hard and focused toward a goal, it really does feel like a home run, this time, literally. Congratulations, Derek from me to you!