Greetings from the U.S.! We're back after a four-year stint in Fiji. I was compelled to draw the basil sitting on my kitchen counter today. I'd already removed the big leaves for recent dinners, and just a few buds are left. I wanted to capture the plant in this moment, as it pushes new shoots… Continue reading Drawing: Basil
Drawing: Jolene at Levuka, Fiji
This drawing is a scene from our trip to Levuka a couple weeks ago. Our Fijian sausage dog, Jolene, is standing in the grass on top of a hill overlooking the ocean, just outside the historic port town. Watch my short travel video on Levuka here.
Original Art: Puppy Jolene
Our puppy, Jolene, is about three months old now. She is adorable. She's turning out to be a sausage dog after all, as I had hoped. She's got a long body on short legs with chubby paws. So cute. I suspect her father is a German shepherd because of her ears; they're large for her… Continue reading Original Art: Puppy Jolene
We Will Get By
I hope all of you are doing well, given the circumstances. Even all the way out here in Fiji, the coronavirus has arrived. The capital city, Suva, is in lockdown, and there is a curfew. But things are good overall. It's a time of togetherness at home, creativity, reflection and, as always, gratitude. Funny story:… Continue reading We Will Get By
Ode to Music Legend John Prine, R.I.P.
John Prine is dead. He died on April 7, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 73. This is an incredible loss for the music world and all those who look to his songs for comfort, consolation and wisdom, as well as an artistic ideal. He was a musical and lyrical genius, and his influence… Continue reading Ode to Music Legend John Prine, R.I.P.