Eid Mubarak!

My NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights is home to a large Muslim population from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Since this weekend was Eid, the end of Ramadan, our local park was turned over to a Muslim prayer service on Sunday morning. The prayer service was fairly short, and the Imam spoke in both English and […]

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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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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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Day 37

Drawing flowers can be mesmerizing for me because I find myself getting pleasantly lost in the inter-winding lines and curves.  Incorporating the collage element was a bonus. It added a new element in the enjoyment of exploration.  There was a freedom in not having to make it look perfect, so to speak.  I hope to […]

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