Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Spent some time in the Hall of Pacific Peoples at The American Museum of Natural History. The lessons in design that can be gleaned from that room are immense.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Elephant Rocks

Last year when Jared and I were visiting his family beach house in Northern California I took out some pastels and tried my hand at some work en plein air. There are these marvelous elephant rock formations near the beach that I wanted to capture...and yes, I am aware that it looks phallic.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I drew this in La Specola, which is the Natural History Museum of Florence. This place is INCREDIBLE, filled with every animal in creation, but very different than our American Museum of Natural History. We are so used to beautiful dioramas where the animals are displayed so elegantly. Not this place, just lots of great dead animals in enormous glass cases, many of them well over two hundred years old. No muss, no fuss...just put 'em on display. I could draw in there for days.

Monday, August 09, 2010


I made Jackie look very bitter, and she isn't in the least...she's incredibly sweet and talented.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Day Dreaming

More development for my jester story... a lot has changed since I started working on it and things have been progressing.