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What’s the Big Idea

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“Like a flame came the fox through the forest” A while back, I was watching a classic episode of Sesame Street and this cartoon short came on. It was one of those classic right place in the right time moments, because that one line struck a chord with me. It was so evocative, and I could see this fox running… Read more »

INKtober Day Eleven – Staying Out of the Way

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I often have to remind myself that the dishes can wait a minute while I help my daughter draw a heart. I can wait to read that article, or write that blog post until I get the paints out for the girls to work on. I have to remind myself that sometimes my daily routine gets in the way of… Read more »

Life With Girls – Spekto Petrom

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I was on the Pottermore site the other day, messing around with their new Patronus quiz (mine’s a dappled gray mare) and it reminded me of this Life With Girls strip that I did a couple of years ago. Nothing chases away a gray mood like an active three-year-old with a drumstick wand. 🙂

Just Do The Work

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Something I find myself thinking more often than I really want to admit is “I wish I’d learned this earlier”…often while having to remind myself that I may have not been listening. I was out of college for four years before I really began to take the idea of making a living from doing art seriously again, and I had… Read more »

That Perfect Booth Set-Up

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It seems like among other things we’re striving for as professional crafters, we’re all looking for the holy grail that is the perfect booth set-up. Not only has to match your aesthetic, but it also has to be practical and portable. To make things even more complicated though, not every space or situation is the same, so you also have… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Generals and Grumps

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Admiral Piet and General Veers…We saw a lot of commanders disappoint Darth Vader over the course of the three original Star Wars films, so these two stand out as ones that didn’t displease him. It was impressive how mater of fact and down to business Veers was. “Yes, Lord Vader. I’ve reached the main power generators. The shield will be… Read more »

Tumblr Tuesday – Summertime and the Lamp Post Guild

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At the end of last Summer, I took an online class taught by Cory Godbey with the Lamp Post Guild. The Class was The Art of Personal Work, and was really pretty great, in spite of a lot of other projects and deadlines I had going on at the same time. As some of you may know, I’m no stranger… Read more »

One MO Picture – Sisters, Birthday, and Easter

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When people ask me what I do, like what my job is, the answer is always the same. I’m a stay-at-home dad, illustrator, and crafter. It’s always my hope that this blog reflects those different aspects of my life and job, because this is as much a document of my lifestyle as my work. I’m very lucky to be able… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Apple Jacks and Emperors

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Last week, in preparation for Wizard World, I asked my friends for a list of characters. My intention was that I would draw them out of my head. With no reference. If I didn’t know who they were, I would make something up based on what the name said to me. The first couple were pretty funny, but it became… Read more »