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Summertime Super Sweetness
It was a few months after my doctor told me my blood sugar was too high and I had to cut out sweets that the call came in for what would have previously been my dream job to reasearch. Looking at photos of old fashioned ice cream parlors wasn't tough enough for a reformed sugarholic, I...
Recent Stamps
In honor of the fourth here is a set of stamps that came out earlier this year. I was imagining these three stamps in a coil that repeated seamlessly so that it would be almost like a ribbon of old glory. But as it turns out, they were chosen for a presorted standard denomination which means...
Sunday Biz
It's always great to do work for the Times. The adrenaline rush of the starting gun, fear and foreboding while awaiting sketch approval, the sleep deprivation and finally the anticipation of seeing it in print. You know we all thrive on it..!
Making Lace for the Met Museum
A friend of mine who works as a conservator at the Met Museum had a problem to solve. They had a gown from the turn of the previous century with lengths of the lace trim threadbare and they needed to find a way to present it looking more intact. Miriam knew that I had done illustrations...
The Sun Sets on the British Empireā€¦ maybe not so much
It has been about a month since I did this illustration for Christian Science Monitor. The vote hadn't taken place and Scotland was on the fence about remaining in the UK.    I am proud of this image because it was completely my idea. It's pretty rare these days...
Blockhead
After twenty-two years on the computer, I decided it is time I informed my digital work with more tactile attempts once again. So I enrolled in a printmaking class. But the first real session was cancelled due to snow. I'd done linoleum block printing in high school. Why not spend the...
For John
My brother, John, lives in Southern California overlooking the Pacific with a spectacular view from high on a cliff. (He went into business, not art.) John isn't exactly an animal lover so it was surprising to see how enthralled he was by the hummingbirds that would come to feed...
How I Spent My Summer: Part Deux
July means teaching a week at Murray Tinkelman U... actually University of Hartford / Hartford Art School (before that, Syracuse). This year I wanted to give the students something that they may not have experience with... animation. The problem was that my experience was pretty limited, too....
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