A Wild Week of Contrasts: Engage!09: The Encore Recap II

While on vacation or any experience outside of the studio my husband always asks “why must you be painting and drawing all the time, just take a break!”    The truth is painting and sketching is how I experience my world.  Much like taking a hike or tasting new food, painting for me is a way to interact and experience.

During the last Engage event in Grand Cayman I began to sketch.  Being entirely inspired by all the fab shoes, styles and personalities I needed a way to record the experiences on paper.  My sketches become a way to not only capture images but the emotion and personality of  each speaker.

Pictured here; Rebecca and Kathryn and a detail from the lovely floral arrangements in our session room!

The attire at Engage this time around exemplified clean lines and neutral colors which provided lovely contrast to the poppy and cement decor palette of the event; not to mention the dazzling reds present throughout the Encore Casino (more on that later).


Photos 2 and 3 via Garret Nudd Photography, check out his recap here.


Pictured here: Simon and Marcy with detail sketches of the so fun accessories worn by the ladies at registration!


Daniela from Bella Events created these lovely corsages for all attendees to sport during the first evening’s cocktail party held at the jaw-dropping Encore Spa.

There are more sketches to come…  Todd-Avery Lenehan was one of my favorites to capture in sketch – his personality really popped on paper and in person!