Life

Blog posts about life, art, and everything.

Douglas Adams on being skeptical

Douglas Adams on being skeptical

April 24, 2023 | Blog

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Watercolour drawing of a pig driving a futuristic flying vehicle.

Pigs can fly!

April 23, 2023 | Blog

This little piggy is living it’s best life. I’m so jealous.

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Watercolour drawing of a cat wearing Easter bunny ears.

Easter cat

April 7, 2023 | Blog

It’s that time of year again, when I get very anxious for winter to end, and anything else to begin, but winter’s like “Nah, I’m good.”

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Watercolour drawing of a penguin in sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt.

Hawaiian penguin

March 23, 2023 | Blog

It’s still winter here, but sunny days are ahead. I mean, probably. After the freezing rain, and 10 cm of snow. This penguin is clearly ready, as are we all.

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9 Ways To Draw a Person

9 Ways To Draw a Person

March 20, 2023 | Blog

Director, artist, and animator Sasha Svirsky’s 9 Ways To Draw a Person rolled through my feed today, and I found it inspiring.

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Talk less, listen more

Talk less, listen more

March 19, 2023 | Blog

Author Dan Lyons had a bit on CBS Sunday Morning about talking less and listening more.

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Watercolour illustration of an astronaut floating on an alien rock.

Floating astronaut

March 15, 2023 | Blog

Another little watercolour doodle – this time an astronaut floats on an alien rock presumably above some unseen alien planet, wondering, no doubt, just how did I get here?

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Watercolour illustration of a robot tending to a garden.

Gardenbot

March 7, 2023 | Blog

We had a bad case of tomato blight last year. Every plant turned black and died. All the fruit rotted on the vines. It was sad and awful. Gardenbot would never have let that happen! Good Gardenbot!

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Watercolour drawing of a radio on fire.

Radio on fire

February 20, 2023 | Blog

A small drawing of a burning radio, and the story of why I returned to analog radio a few years ago.

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Mark Manson on progress

Mark Manson on progress

February 2, 2023 | Blog

“Learning can feel like progress, even when it’s not progress.” – Mark Manson

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