Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friend and mentor John Watkiss will be missed by many

John Watkiss died a couple of nights ago, I am very sad to say.
He never got recognition from a particularly wide audience, but among his peers, if you can call lesser mortals that, he was well revered.
I’ll miss him, as will plenty more. He helped make my move to California a welcoming one too, as well as being the best teacher by a mile I (and many others) ever knew.

Generous, inspiring, overflowing with knowledge and talent, and with a playful sense of humor.

I wrote a three part series of posts about how the impact of meeting him affected me.

Here's a video of him taking himself a little less than seriously...

RIP John, the finest artist I ever met.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Kickstarter - Bronze snail

New bronze snail currently up for pre-sale on Kickstarter, until August 11 2016
This bronze snail is my effort to create the finest bronze snail ever made available to anyone, anywhere.
If anyone shows me a better one, maybe I'll switch my goal and next time make the finest woodlouse ever.
Anyway, the snail was sculpted around an actual snail shell which my parents sent me from the English garden of the house in which I was born (breach birth as it turned out).

The project will run for two weeks until the afternoon of Thursday, August 11. So if you want to be the first to get this, at a nice discount too, then check out my project by clicking HERE, and that's where you can speedily make your pledge for this slow moving reward!

I'm going to send my parents back one after I have a bunch cast, so it will probably have tiny around the world luggage stickers on its shell when it arrives home!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

That's a wrap! (1 year of whitteboard scribbles)

On this day last year I did a whiteboard scribble to celebrate junk food day, and posted it here. Every day since, for the last year, I've done another scribble to celebrate some of the daily 'holidays' that exist.
If you've enjoyed them, thanks! They were fun to do (most of the time)!
Here is a reprise of junk food day, this time in glorious animated-o-scope! Woo hoo!
Share it if you like it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20 is...

Today's dry-erase whiteboard cartoon celebrates national lollipop day, and moon day. And would seem to have a typo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19 is...

Today's dry-erase whiteboard cartoon celebrates stick your tongue out day: July 19