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U.S. Grant through the years

U.S. Grant through the years

I've been listening to Ron Chernow's epic biography of U.S. Grant on CD (38 CDs!). While listening, I drew these five portraits of the past President with a variety of ballpoint pens. The drawings were mounted on 8" square wood panels and are on display at the Sandzen...

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Published!

Published!

Thanks to Jason Ryberg of Spartan Press for including three pieces of my work in his new poetry anthology, Somewhere Between Kansas City and Denver. There's a book release party scheduled for August 22 from 6-9pm at SPARK in Downtown Salina. See more info about that...

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House moving

House moving

I watched an entire house get moved across several blocks in Downtown Salina. The people handling the project were incredibly skillful. The way the big semi could maneuver the entire structure over its new foundation was quite the sight! I'm glad I had my sketchbook,...

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Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

These eight botanical watercolors are the result of my Novitius Pictor (Beginning Painter) project from several months ago. I learned a lot while meticulously painting these leaves and flowers, including the fact that I don't want to do this kind of highly-detailed...

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Type Safari update

Type Safari update

Here's an update to my Type Safari project with a few additional letters from signage -- old and new -- in Downtown Salina. If you see a sign that qualifies, send me a message here.

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Boot Edge Edge has the edge

Boot Edge Edge has the edge

Pete Buttigieg’s design team is serious about his Presidential campaign graphics. Before he officially announced his candidacy, this is was his ho-hum logo: That didn’t do a thing to make me interested in him. But after he announced, Hyperakt design firm released a...

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Novitius Pictor

Novitius Pictor

Novitius Pictor Gallery 708, Salina Public Library On display through May 10 during regular library hours. RECEPTION Friday, May 3 | 4-5:30pm | Salina Public Library This collection of botanical watercolors was inspired by a recent visit to the New York Botanical...

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Beto O’Rourke: President Whataburger?

Beto O’Rourke: President Whataburger?

My first thought when looking at Beto O'Rourke's logo is 'yawn.' Symmetrical, no color, block letters. And design-wise, I have a criticism: kerning. There's too much space between the E and T. But this stark black and white graphic does have the potential to cement...

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Doodling with heart

Doodling with heart

I ran across a quote from Joseph Campbell and decided to illustrate it. It was a lot of fun, and I like the result. Sometimes projects with no client and no specific purpose other than to follow a spontaneous idea turn out well. Here's the quote: The goal...

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