I figured I’d blown this online date right at the start by talking about Shirley Temple. For some reason I began our conversation by describing the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” and how the 1934 movie “Bright Eyes” had 5 year old Shirley Temple dancing on a crowded airplane with a bunch of grown men as they handed her lollipops and patted her face with powdered sugar and melted chocolate.
“Totally creepy!” I exclaimed and she looked at me blankly. She was a lawyer and I found myself unable to read her expression, but it didn’t look good. I spent the next five minutes recovering and I must have done a decent job because we hung out the next couple hours, drinking red wine and sharing a plate of olives. A quick hug goodbye outside in the rain and that was the last I saw of her.
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I had a wonderful vacation in Pasadena and Los Angeles a few weeks ago and was drawing at every opportunity. Here’s my collection of drawings, including the set of Conan O’Brien, the L.A. Philharmonic, and waiting for our plane at LAX.
I’ve been creating these interweaving pseudo-3d shapes in my sketchbook lately. I have a few available as prints and things in my store.
For the past year the student newspaper of Stevens Institute of Technology, The Stute, has been publishing my weaving mazes. It’s been wonderful to see a project that started as a meditative daily practice move into print and I look forward to seeing them every Friday. I’ve put together ten of these mazes into a printable PDF. Have fun and get lost!
I have a new job working as a designer for Stevens Institute of Technology and haven’t been able to post here that often. I’m still drawing though so I figured I’d just put my Instagram feed here. Enjoy!
I created this maze of wires a few months ago and now I’m posting it as a printable coloring page. Download the PDF here, print and color. There are four wires and each wire starts at the top and ends at the bottom. Enjoy!
I’m excited to announce the launch of a new animation I created with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It’s the 50th anniversary of his children’s book “John Henry” and we created a 6 minute animated read-aloud. It was a great experience working with his original art work and making a video that is in keeping with his style. Hope you enjoy!
I made a new PuzzleScript game after having so much fun making “The Lil’ Red Marble”. Skinny Dippin’ is a five level PuzzleScript maze game created with my 9 year old daughter Renée.
I’ve made a collection of my watercolor paintings of trucks available as art prints. There are two prints available and each contains five trucks each. I think they look great as a diptych either side-to-side or stacked. Society 6 prints are “gallery quality Giclée prints on natural white, matte, ultra smooth 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper with Epson K3 archival ink”. Be sure to select the “small” size, which uses 16″x13″ paper with a 14″x11″ print area. You can order them with and without frames.
Set One: “Trucks & Tows” →
Set Two: “Trucks & Trailer” →
Late last week I attended a book launch panel discussion put together by the Game Based Learning Meet Up group in NYC. The book is “Learning, Education and Gaming” and the panelists were some of the authors of the book: Elena Bertozzi, Ethan Hein, Gabriela Richard and moderator Karen Schrier. It was a great talk covering many different aspects of how to bring games into teaching environments.