Monthly Archives: May 2018

Chrysanthemum

In Victorian times, the chrysanthemum represented honesty and truth. In Japan, it’s a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family. Buddhists use them as offerings because of their powerful Yang energy. I love them for their texture!   SaveSave

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Sneak Preview

I was hoping to have another vector illustration ready for Willceau Illo this week, but this is proving to be somewhat more complicated than my two-headed monster from last week and the Atomic Warrior from the week before. There are … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

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Summer Strawberry Pie – In the Kitchen with Lloyd

Summer has arrived, it’s starting to get warm and muggy. I wanted to make a no-bake pie for our holiday cookout, and I enlisted help from Lloyd. This fresh strawberry pie, is chilled, refreshing, and perfection with the addition of … Continue reading

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Pink Zeppelin – The Vector Version

IN THE FUTURE… is how these things usually start, but this terrible tale takes place IN THE PAST… A nuclear conflagration ended the world as we knew it in 1980. Hellfire rained from the sky leaving pitiful few to battle it out … Continue reading

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Home Fries

If making home fries in the morning seems daunting, you can make them ahead of time and reheat while you’re frying the eggs! I made a double batch that I served with steak, then reheated the leftovers for brunch the … Continue reading

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Italian Market Festival 2018 – Day Two

Day two of the annual Italian Market Festival – the weather cooperated, there was a good crowd, great food, music, and the Procession of the Saints! More photos after the cut! 

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Italian Market Festival 2018

The traditional climbing of the greased pole! More photos under the cut. 

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The Atomic Warrior – The Vector Version

Here is a version of my Atomic Warrior character that I produced in Affinity Designer. I had a notion of what if George Lucas was never able to get the money he wanted to shoot Star Wars and instead put … Continue reading

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View from the Broad Street Line

City Hall visible from the stairs at the Walnut Street stop. SaveSave

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Lemon Tart

I love lemons. When I was a teen, I spritzed myself with Love’s Fresh Lemon Body Mist and shampooed my hair with Lemon Up shampoo. Aah, Lemon Up shampoo – the yellow bottle with the plastic lemon cap! It’s still … Continue reading

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Crybaby!

My current obsession is taking photos of produce graphics. I spotted this beauty while shopping at Giordano’s on 9th and Washington! SaveSave

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Just Like Heaven

A year ago I was polishing off what turned out to be one of my all-time favorite sketchbooks which I referred to as The Sketchbook from Heaven. I tried to find or, in some cases, make a replacement, but nothing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

The strawberries in the market on Saturday were too gorgeous to resist. I bought two quarts – one for eating, and one for dessert. A tart shell, brushed with melted dark chocolate, with a sweetened cream cheese filling, and crowned … Continue reading

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