Tag: family

A baby marigold

Our kids gave their mother a marigold for Mother’s Day years ago, and each fall we harvest the seeds and replant them in the spring.

leaves found by my children

Many of my photographs are created from things my children find for me. One morning, we were sitting on our front steps, waiting for their bus to summer…

getting ready for my artist in residence

Next week I’ll be heading off to Tucson, to be part of the Miraval Resort’s artist-in-residence program. The past few weeks have been a scramble, a rush of…

a new abstract of a fallen leaf

A couple days ago, I was picking up my son from camp. As we walked back to the car, I pointed out to him all of these little…

Making art every day

It has now been around ten days that I have been trying to make some art every day. And so far, it has been a success: you can…

An hour of art a day

There is a factoid that contrary to popular opinion, an artist will only spend 20% of their time actually making art, that the rest of their time is…

leap second

This year, the powers that be have decided that we need an extra second added to the year. It’s an trivial amount of time, simply required to make…

the leaf hunt

As autumn gives way to winter, my ketubah business tends to slow down, and I find more time to spend working in the studio. Autumn is a important…

An artist’s obligation

“An artist’s obligation is to create and support his loved ones.” — Yuri Gevorgian Yuroz Amen. Seriously, what else matters? It is too easy to get hung up…

hungry for your art

What makes you hungry to make art? What conditions do you need to to be in to find enough fuel to fire your creativity? In his blog today,…

a benefit of working from home

Working from home can be tough. Working for yourself can be tougher. It’s hard not having an infrastructure to work within, guidelines that help you know what’s expected…

life as an artist/parent

My art group was recently talking about how having kids impact your art career, and Cynthia described it really well: “It requires discipline and a letting go of…

a beautiful weed

My three-year old son present this flower to my wife as a present. It was such a sweet thing to do, I had to try to preserve it…

Thank you Charles Schulz

My nearly-3 year old just discovered Snoopy. He’s known about the Peanuts for a while, but recently he really connected with the stories. We have several of the…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today is the birthday of Ted Geisel, Dr. Seuss. As an artist, he is one of my heroes. When people ask me which artists I have been influenced…

Jackson’s first digital drawing

Jackson, who’s 20 months old, often visits me in my studio during the day. Usually it is to play with my spinning chairs, or crawl under the shooting…