Thursday, February 22, 2024

Write-Up on WGUC blog


Even though the workshop is sold out, I will have books and mini-palettes there for sale and will be signing books at 3:30.

Nice write-up on the WGUC website.šŸ«¶šŸ˜Š❤ Mostly about the PLAZA workshop on Saturday and my show at Clermont College.

Also, my show open house is at Clermont College on the 27th. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Workshop at PLAZA Kenwood


I was going to do a post about my workshop at PLAZA but it sold out!

See you all on February 24th!

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Solo Show at University of Cincinnati Clermont College


I have a solo show opening on Monday!

Here is an article about My Sketching Obsession show.

It mostly covers my sketches done at my Artist Residency at Chateau d'Orquevaux. I also have included some other travel sketchbooks as well.

Postcard From the Exhibit

Postcard Back

I had been invited to show my work before the residency so I created work I could frame. Usually, it is hard to do a show about sketching because all the work is in sketchbooks and they need to be printed for the most part so you do not have to cut them out of the book.

I worked in four sketchbooks during the residency in addition to painting almost 20 images on watercolor paper I purchased in France.

In addition to the reception in February, we are planning another evening to share the show and meet the artist.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Chateau d'Orquevaux TRAVELOGUE


The travelogue is available to order! I am still waiting for my hard proof so I am not sure when it will ship for sure, but the production work is finished!

I am waiting for my first print copy to review but it is available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many others! 

Some spreads:  

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Join us in Romania in June, 2024!


Our website is up and running and we have two itineraries in June, a 10-day and 15-day.

I can email the detailed itineraries. The 10-day is a deep dive into Transylvania and the 15-day goes beyond to the Black Sea and north. 

See more here:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Mini-Guide to Limited Palettes

As part of my Kickstarter for SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE, I added a guide to mixing colors as a stretch goal. Many people who are experimenting with the mini-palette asked what colors I liked.

If you want to get a mini-palette to try out, ORDER HERE!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Romania 2024

June 2024! We are doing it again!

15 or 10 days! We have a different itinerary for the two weeks and all Transylvania and Bucharest for the one week!
More info and a website soon
1 29 Wed București
2 30 Thu București
3 31 Fri Brașov
4 1 Sat Brașov
5 2 Sun Brașov
6 3 Mon Piatra Neamț
7 4 Tue Piatra Neamț
8 5 Wed Piatra Neamț
9 6 Thu Iași
10 7 Fri Iași
11 8 Sat Constanța
12 9 Sun Constanța
13 10 Mon București
14 11 Tue București
15 12 Wed airport
1 14 Fri București
2 15 Sat București
3 16 Sun Sibiu
4 17 Mon Sibiu
5 18 Tue Sighișoara
6 19 Wed Brașov
7 20 Thu Brașov
8 21 Fri București
9 22 Sat București
10 23 Sun airport

Monday, June 19, 2023

Kew Gardens


My book is on the Kew Gardens website! 

Apparently, you CAN order it for delivery into the US.


Book sighting by some of my friends from the chateau residency!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Sneaky Artist Podcast


I had a wonderful time discussing illustration and sketching with Nishant Jain.

A lot is changing in publishing, illustration, and maybe everything. I have been in the business for 30 years and the one thing you can count on is change. But there is hope.

Listen here.

Monday, June 5, 2023




Shari Lyon has decided to release the 4th book of the Read To Me Sing To Me series herself.

I had a wonderful time doing the art for HADORI STANDS UP!

Shari and I first worked together on Paw, Hoofs, and Wings, the official children's book for the San Diego Zoo Centennial.

This is a much more serious book. It is such a beautiful story. It is another book that takes place at night but the art is darker than Paw, Hoofs, and Wings. 

The story is about a hippo who stands up to protect her friends from poachers.

You can back the Kickstarter until the end of June.


Sing with the animals!

There are some sketch tiers! I know I have a lot of friends who love hippos.

And I LOVE the Sticker Sheet!

Back it here:

Thursday, June 1, 2023



I went to Auckland, New Zealand in April for the Urban Sketchers Symposium. I will do a longer post soon after my deadline crunch but it was an amazing experience!

Me in Hobbiton

Sully, our tour guide to WETA

The Symposium Crew

My lecture at the Symposium

The Social Media team and friends

This is a taste! More soon!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Faculty Award from NKU


I started teaching illustration 10 years ago NKU and it has been an honor to work with such a great team of instructors at NKU SOTA.

Teaching has been an amazing opportunity to work with artists starting on or altering their career journey. I am still stunned to receive this honor. Thanks NKU!

In other news:

I just got back from the Urban Sketchers Symposium on April 25th. I will do a whole blog post soon.

Lots of great sketches and I did a lecture!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Drawing Attention


I wrote an article for Drawing Attention about our wonderful trip to Romania! šŸ˜
We are taking sketchers back in 2024! I hope to go in July for a weekend when I am visiting France for an artist residency.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sketchy Talk


I started a podcast for my Patreon as I was working on my art book, SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE: MY SKETCHING OBSESSION.

It has been fun talking to other artists and sketchers about sketching, sketchbooks, and creativity.

Since the book will be shipping in March, I am refocusing my Patreon on new publishing projects and will continue the podcast since it is so fun.

Here are the first five episodes. 

Join my Patreon for the latest and to see a sneak peek into my publishing ventures!

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Happy Christmas and New Year!


Merry Christmas from the Yule Cat Lads: Conan the Destroyer and Thundarr Thunderpaws!

From me, Troy and Miffy too. She chose not to be illustrated with the boys.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

New Shop!


People were so interested in the mini-palettes Troy and I developed, that I have them available to order online.

Get one here.

Here is a little video I did with my friend Vanessa about loading your palette.

You can also still pre-order my book on sketching. 


Shipping in March

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Final Week

 It has been a whirlwind! Even though the book is funded, the Kickstarter lasts for one more week!

We have unveiled some cool SKETCH goals! I really hope we unlock the $10.000 one for the PDF booklet on palettes. I am already experimenting.

I am also donating a tree for each backer through One Tree Planted. They are a non-profit dedicated to reforestation. My friend Ryan Claytor did it for his Kickstarter and it is a fantastic idea!

I was on WVXU this week talking about Sketching Here & Everywhere and Books by the Banks. I will be there Saturday. Stop by!  

I also have a show opening at Columbia Plaza on October 17th from 4-6.

Hope to see you there!