i found this old soap postcard at a flea market, reminded me of a character that i created. struck me as an odd image for soap, but it’s a nice fundamental hollywoodeque conflict—boy protects girl from scary bear.


Ye Olde Winde Mill

Recently I completed this painting of the Old Mill on the island of Nantucket. I posted the initial sketch for this last summer.
Currently I am looking into framing possibilities. Continue reading to see some my considerations. I intend on using a linen liner for the first time.
Let me know what you think.

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fun with fonts



Morocco – March 2007

Here’s a smaller subset of the pictures I took on our recent trip to Morocco. We spent time in Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Merzouga and Ilmil in the High Atlas. It is one of the most fascinating places I’ve traveled to, and I’m still reeling from all that we took in and experienced in the time we were there.
Fellow Google Earth nerds can check out the path we took around the country by downloading this placemark.
You can see the full set of pictures here (with descriptions).


Blue Explosion



Drawing in the High Atlas

I drew this while staying at the warm and friendly Kasbah du Toubkal in the town of Ilmil in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. The peak in the distance is Jebel Toubkal, the 2nd highest peak in Africa at 13,671 feet above sea level.
We were all pretty worked over with various maladies when we got up to this beautiful spot, and here Julie is wrapped up in a scarf, hoodie and sunglasses taking a nap.


snowman looking for a place to sleep

i often draw onto of magazines photos for inspiration and character development; a form of coffee table graffiti, i guess


Rooftop in Marrakesh

This was painted on the roof of the wonderful Casa Lalla riad in Marrakesh, Morocco on March 29th. The large minaret in the upper left is the Koutoubia mosque, next to the famous Jemaa el Fna Square. I had done another version of this in gouache, which I thoroughly screwed up. Pictures from the trip coming soon…
Continue reading below to hear the call to prayer being called out over the entire city by loudpseaker…it’s a haunting, droning cacophony.

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Dorkbot NYC- April 5, 2007

Kurt and I attended our first Dorkbot NYC get-together tonight. Having been told from trusted sources that it was in my “wheelhouse”, I was finally lured to attend when I saw the list of projects being presented. The one that caught my eye was RepRap. On their website, RepRap is described as follows: “RepRap is short for Replicating Rapid-prototyper. It is a practical self-copying 3D printer.” My mind jumped to images of self-assembling nano-machines from Neil Stephenson’s The Diamond Age The concept they have working is far less fantastical, but just as exciting.
Basically, they are attempting to make a very simple, CHEAP, open-design rapid prototyping machine (all designs and software open-source).The killer feature: the parts which it will be made of can be made using the machine itself.
So if I have a working RepRap, and you come over, and see it working, and say you want one, I can print up all the parts of the machine for you to make your own. All you need are a few extra components that cannot currently be “printed” by the machine, some raw material (plastic, resin or metal) and you can assemble your own RepRap.
My mind was spinning thinking of the possibilities.
Dorkbot NYC meets on the first Wednesday in every month.


wedding invite