One of my birthday presents this year was soap. My wife bought me No. 6 soap from the Caswell-Massey company. It is the same soap George Washington, John Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette used. The scent profile is strange. It smells medicinal, woodsy, and a little floral, and I’ve grown to appreciate it. This morning I […]
Here’s another post I wrote some years ago for the Storywarren blog… There is a calico cat that treads about our backyard like a fancy hobo. He’s scrawny and haughty both. I did this picture after a conversation my wife and I had about him. If you are the parent entrusted with bedtime story duties, […]
Here’s an old post I wrote for Storywarren some years ago… I recently read an article urging Christians to be more countercultural. By countercultural I think the author meant that Christians ought to get arrested more often and sing “in your face” anthems at their parents and/or capitalists. Of course, we know that a protest […]
Can’t believe 2017 is already over. Here are some things I did this past year. I continued doing freelance this year. Below is the cover for the latest installment of the Green Ember series, Ember Rising. I also did around 20 interiors. Heather and Picket spend a lot of time separated, and it was difficult […]
Here we are at the end of 2016. Let me tell you a little about what I’ve done this year. Ember Falls, the much anticipated sequel to the Green Ember, released. I did the cover and interiors for that project. Below are a few. I love these books. They’re tremendous fun to work on, and […]
The ubiquitous quote about long days and short years describes 2015 well. Here we are at the end of the year, and I’m astonished to find I haven’t posted anything in 6 months. So, here is a monster post revealing some of the work I’ve done that was previously shrouded in mystery. It’s Textbook My day job for […]
Here are some chapter openers I did for a 4th grade History book. They are oil paintings digitally sweetened.
Exciting news, friends! Registration is now open for Inkwell: Story Warren’s Family Conference. Inkwell: Story Warren’s Family Conference An event for children aged 7 to 17 and their parents Saturday, June 21 Charlotte, NC 8:30am — 4pm From the event page: Welcome Story Warren is all about an alliance. We’re on your side. Our heartbeat […]
Here is a painting I did for the nursery of my little 8 month old baby bird. And here’s my baby bird. UPDATE: Prints of the two bluebird paintings are now available for sale in my Etsy shop.