Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The Engage Symposiums are mindfully crafted to never be short on style or detail.  This year was no different.  To put into words my appreciation for Rebecca and Kathryn, is difficult…thank you just doesn’t seem to cut it.  Our industry is brighter, more savvy and stylish, stronger and more ready to face shift (thank you Simon T. Bailey) than ever before….and it is in large part due to the work of these two women.  I just had to take a moment to say…

The quote penciled in this sketch: “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

My sketching habit at Engage reached epic proportions this year…I couldn’t stop.
Joanne and her team from Celebrations Ltd. in the Caymans provided unending inspiration for my eyes with each beautifully designed room and event.

A casual conversation on stage between Millie Bratten, Sylvia Weinstock and Marcy Blum was both filled with laughs and invaluable information.
Sylvia encouraged us to “know you are the best” while Millie reminded us “you have to show up”.  Well said.

Last but not least, Colin Cowie and Carley Roney!


  1. Jenny West

    I love your sketchings and think this is such a great way to capture and share your experience there! Love the one of Sylvia!

  2. Wendy

    You’re so talented! Loved seeing the sketches after seeing the real pics!

  3. Tracey Kumer-Moore


    THESE ARE JUST INCREDIBLE!! Love your talent and style! So glad you had another amazing, Engaging Experience this year.

  4. Celebrations

    These are absolutely FAB Kristy!!! You are an inspiration for all of us here too!!!

    Jo Anne Brown & Celebrations Team

  5. Alexandra Jusino

    Those are absolutely beautiful Kristy, thank you for the gorgeous name plates you created. I feel like I have a little piece of you in my office. Looking at it makes me very happy and takes me to a fun place!

  6. kristy

    Blushing, seriously blushing

  7. Maya Kalman

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these! you captured the essence brilliantly! xoxo!

  8. Lisa Green

    Simply stunning!

  9. Lara

    SO lovely, Kristy! You are such an incredible artist!

  10. Liene Stevens

    You are a true artist – these sketches are always my favorite of what you show.

  11. Tessa

    These are so great Kristy! What fun!

  12. Calder Clark

    Oh Kristy, you’ve done it again. As if all your artwork on the pieces we received at Engage ’10 wasn’t killer, these are over the top! Love it. So nice meeting you- can’t wait to watch your brand grow!

  13. Angela Desveaux

    THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!


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  16. Kate Bentley

    I love you!!! I always enjoy your work. You are amazing.. I just came across this and I just LOVE it!

    See you at the Breakers?