Welcome to Ishkadoodle Designs!

Chainmaille, pet portraits, and fire dancing by Katherine Deschain.


The art of chainmaille has deep roots in cultures around the globe. From Gallic warriors to Japanese Samurai, rings and scales of metal were used to craft armour for defense in battle. I take inspiration from this history to create wearable works of art with a modern touch.

Explore Chainmaille

Pets are family, and having the honor to capture their personalities on canvas is a great privilege. I take great pride in the pet portraits I have had the opportunity to create for many happy friends and customers.

View my Paintings

Some people play with fire, I dance with it. I have practiced the fire arts since 2006 and specialize in poi, fans, and hoop. Fire inspires me to constantly grow past perceived boundaries and blaze my own path.

Play with Fire

What am I up to?

Here are some recent posts from Instagram to give you an idea.