February 25, 2017

Dog poop.

Last week on a dog walk...

Stranger: Do you have a spare poop bag? I forgot mine at home. 

Me: Sure thing. (Gives some bags).

Today on a dog walk...

Me: Do you have a spare poop bag? I forgot mine at home.

Stranger: Sure thing. (Gives some bags).

I wish this story had a happy ending, but alas! My dog got rolled in some non-bagged poop while playing with another dog*. Dear people who do not pick up after their dogs in public spaces: If you don't want to pick up poop, you should not have a dog. Your dog's poop does not magically disappear. The snow melts and THERE IT IS. Shame on you.
I had to hose my dog down when I got home, but HOLY HELL did he stink up the car. But he's nice and clean now, so there's that.

* He didn't choose to roll in it like my last dog, he inadvertently rolled in it while playing. I'm just saying.

February 7, 2017

FEELINGS for Teachers.

Teachers: I have feelings for you!

I've just launched my FEELINGS Emoticon Sets 1, Set 2, the Super Set bundle and of course, the Freebie. All on my Teachers Pay Teachers clip art store.

Sets 1 and 2 each have 42 pieces (colour and black & white), and the 82 piece Super Set has all the FEELS! Test drive these designs with the 14 piece FEELINGS Emoticon Freebie.

My emoticons cover basic to complex emotions in a bold, graphic style; they're designed to be recognizable at any size. Each character is a standalone high resolution png file with transparent background for easy layering into your projects and lessons. These attention-grabbers are useful for opening up classroom or home discussion on a range of topics from bullying to empathy. Have fun with them :D

These sets are launching with a two-day 20% discount. With the LOVETpT sale on February 7th and 8th, you can enjoy savings of up to 28% off. Use promocode: LOVETpT.

More clip art coming soon. Follow me on TpT to catch the first 48 hours of new clip art discounts of up to 50%.

February 1, 2017

Silver Anniversary.

We're down for another twenty-five and whatever comes after that.

October 8, 2016

More Trump Points.

A few more points of Donald Trump, continued from here.

October 6, 2016

Pitching on illustration jobs. Also VOTE.

A few weeks ago I was asked to pitch on an illustration job for none other than Randi Zuckerberg and Natasha Lewin. Pitching on a job can be tricky; it's something that should be approached with consideration.

Trusting the (potential) client is key; often an artist will be asked to pitch on a job just to plump out the choice, so you should have a sense that the client truly likes your work, and is giving you a fair shot. I measure the amount of energy and time I'm willing to invest, against how much free time I actually have. Can I produce something impressive enough in a short amount of time? Above all, does the concept inspire me? In this case, it did.

I guess I spent about a half day on these drawings - their concept was nice and tight, and the briefing was very clear, very professional. I can't tell you anything about the actual job, except to say that I didn't get it. I do retain the rights to my drawings though, so here they are: some cute character poses for my portfolio.

That's all for now folks.

Ps. Always remember: your vote is your voice!

August 21, 2016

Trump Points.

What's the point of Donald Trump? Here are a few:

High stakes ambiguity.

Some dogs will always find a way to chew on their own tail.

"Self control" is just two words.


Many people are also saying that Donald Trump was cursed by a fairy.


Trump qualifier.

More here.

August 8, 2016

The Point of Trump.

"The Art of the Deal" ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, now guiltridden for sicking Donald Trump's inflated ego on the world, recently tweeted that Trump's attacks are pure projection.

The point of Donald Trump is always Donald Trump.