Here’s the latest doodle I got to illustrate, this time for Britain’s first national park, the Peak District.
Posted on Wednesday, April 16th 2014
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. This is a panoramic “still” of the interactive doodle I worked on earlier this year. I hope you check out the full version if you’ve not seen it – but perhaps more enlightening would be to listen to a segment on Morning Edition about how much of the novel and its themes are still relevant today (via Betsy Bauer).
Posted on Monday, April 14th 2014
Lazy Sunday post. Of Mice and Men “cover” from a couple months ago. Read and see more here.
Posted on Sunday, April 13th 2014
We just got back from a week long road trip in our new truck camper. My two-year old christened it, Jolly Holiday, from the song in Mary Poppins.
Posted on Sunday, April 6th 2014
Road trip sketches down 101 and into Joshua Tree
Posted on Friday, April 4th 2014
Happy Monday…. Let’s go to the DMV!
Posted on Monday, March 24th 2014
We both learned something over the weekend.
Posted on Monday, March 10th 2014
"We find after years of struggle that we do not a take a trip; A trip takes us." - John Steinbeck
Happy would-be-112th birthday to my favorite writer. It was an honor, life highlight, and just a lot of plain ol’ fun to create a google doodle for him. (go to google.com to see everything else!)
Posted on Thursday, February 27th 2014
Been a little quiet here as I’m hunkering down on a project at work. Snuck in some layout studies of one of my favorite films while riding home on the bus. Can you name it?
I’m having a helluva time figuring out how to respond to followers who post in my comment section, including to one follower who has been asking about painting setups. I promise I’m not being a jerk. So if you happen to guess the correct film, please accept an insubmissible but very real nod of approval from me.
Posted on Thursday, January 30th 2014
One of the most amazing humans ever, Dian Fossey. I was incredibly honored to celebrate her life’s work with today’s Google Doodle.
Posted on Thursday, January 16th 2014
Last post of the year.
Happy 2014 everyone!
Posted on Tuesday, December 31st 2013
Went to the Christmas tree farm we go to every year in Martinez, CA. My two-year old rode the tree dolly while Grandpa pulled. The Douglas firs are always healthy and abundant and this year was no exception. But the Monterey Pines (our favorite) are not doing so well. It made me wonder how many seasons we have left here.
I started a larger painting from the sketch, and will hopefully share something soon.
Posted on Monday, December 9th 2013
As part of a quiet and dignified tradition for Finland’s national holiday, students don their white university caps and carry candles and torches in procession through a wintery Helsinki.
They call it, ylioppilaiden soihtukulkue.
Posted on Thursday, December 5th 2013
Things are looking up.
Posted on Tuesday, November 26th 2013
Explorations and drafts for todays Veterans Day Google doodle. I wanted shriners in there – A small town parade isn’t a small town parade without some shriners. Alas.
For the full story on the making of this doodle, visit my main website!
Posted on Monday, November 11th 2013