Hello and welcome to my sketch-blog. This seemingly self-indulgent exercise is where I intend to post the doodles, sketches, and occasionally more finished pieces of artwork to, if my insecurities are correct, an apathetic if not imaginary audience.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Little Slice

I was fortunate enough to spend some of the holidays in Manhattan with my daughter. It was my first trip to the city at Christmas time. The buzz and crowds of busy tourist and shoppers was intoxicating. A far cry from the little snow covered village I call home.

Like all tourists to NYC at that time of year, we hit all the traditional spots including the various window displays at the iconic Macy's, Times Square (with ball dropping preparations seemingly complete), The tree and rink at 30 Rock, with of course a few moments to admire the wonderful murals by Josep Maria Sert in the grand lobby.

We also managed to drop by the Society Of Illustrators building on E 63rd street. The permanent work on the walls and the current show of society members was very inspiring. The respect for illustration of all kinds does my heart good. My time there was sadly too brief.

So it's with that taste of the Big Apple still lingering, that I look forward to tackling the known and unknown of 2011. Lets hope my little slice of apple can sustain me until I return again.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yet another Christmas Card

One more card design before we can put the holiday season in the rear view mirror.

On a personal note, I look forward to a little time away from my drafting table over the holidays. That said, I know myself well enough to know it won't be for too long. I can't help myself...I love what I do.

I guess now seems like a good time to wish those of you who check in from time to time all the best of the season. I look forward to the new year, a new website, and all the ambivalence it inspires.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I took a little forced time away from existing assignments to doodle a little bit. I love the time I spend with a piece of white paper and a bottle of India ink. While illustrations of this type tend to fight for attention with color and digital manipulations, the simplicity of an ink drawing will always get my attention and respect.

Now back to work.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Creature Is Stirring

I don't know what it is about this time of year but I am, if you'll forgive the pun, drawn to sketching mice. This little guy along with a veritable infestation of mice have been occupying more than their fare share of sketchbook space of late.