The Bean

I just returned from Chicago, setting for the 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium. I always enjoy these events, not only because it’s a chance to re-connect with friends made over the years, but also because I meet so many people in my workshops who are excited to be drawing on location. What could be better […]

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St. Thomas Palm Trees 2

As my friend Margaret wrote in her post on Saturday, we spent a lovely afternoon together in St. Thomas recently. Sitting at a table with our iced coffees, feeling the breeze, hearing the birds, and painting two palm trees, just for the fun of painting them. It doesn’t get much better than that, kids! We […]

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Creative Study Tour

Last month, I had the opportunity to reportage the University of Kentucky “Creative Study Tour.” This meant I drew the two-day tour of New York City taken by a group of students from the University of Kentucky, in which they and their professor, Dr. Ryan Hargrove, met with professional creatives to hear about their process […]

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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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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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Election 2016

On the week of a very contentious presidential election here in the United States, I thought I would post this drawing of a little girl that I made on Election Night, standing with her flag in front of the Empire State Building. Her pride and hope are evident, and her sweetness and innocence are the perfect antidote […]

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