Sensei’s Award

According to Wikipedia, the word Aikido is formed from three kanji: ai, which means joining or combining; ki, which is spirit or energy; and do, which is way, or path. So Aikido is the Japanese “way of combining forces,” or “the martial arts principle of blending with an attackers movement for the purpose of controlling […]

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LGBTQ Rally

This reportage illustration is from a rally in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village recently. The community came out in support of the trans-gender kids that will be affected by the new administration’s position rescinding protections that had allowed transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. […]

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Gelato Man

So the holidays are over, and the spring semester has begun. I took my location class to the Chelsea Markets in NYC last week- one of the great things about teaching location drawing is that I get to visit all of my favorite NYC haunts every fall and spring. Chelsea Markets is kind of like […]

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Day42: The Life and Lore of Bees

Illustration by Veronica Lawlor / Design by Hambly & Woolley, Toronto During the last weeks of his administration, President Obama secured increased protection for the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is now officially designated as an endangered species. Unbelievably, the rusty-patched bumblebee population has gone down almost 90% since the 1990s. (Scientific American) Besides contributing to the […]

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Gratitude

A week after Thanksgiving and moving into the holiday season here in the US, I’m continuing to think a lot about gratitude. This drawing is of a taxi driver I met in Havana, during a visit to the city in 2015. He was a very warm person, and between his pigeon English and my pigeon Spanish, […]

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Pray With Standing Rock

Today, November 26, at 3 pm Central Time, people all over the world will observe 30 minutes of silence and 30 minutes of prayer, in support of those standing at the front lines of Standing Rock. As I made the painting above,  I was thinking of the thousands of protesters converging at the Standing Rock Reservation, blocking […]

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