Monthly Archives: July 2016

Nothing Like Family, eh?

I had a fabulous time recently drawing at a raucous family reunion. It went on for hours and was just tremendous fun. Those people love each other, and never tire of giving each other grief — it was hilarious and…



Kids Birthday Party

What on earth is cuter than a little kid, eh? I confess to having that grandfather thing going for some time now (our grandchildren are through college already, ha!) and it’s true — small children can get ANYthing out of…



EVERYONE INTO THE POOL

One very cold winter day more than fifteen years ago I was scheduled to draw at a BIG DEAL of an Open House in Cincinnati… A company out of Cleveland had a big,  beautiful house to show and man was it set…



Three Generations

Ain’t nothing like family, eh? I draw LOTS of groups, especially families and they are endlessly precious. We all have relatives we would occasionally like to choke, right? BUT when the chips are down we discover all over again how much…



FAMILY REUNION

There is nothing else I know quite like a family reunion — even when you are pretty much the stranger in the crowd, absolutely everyone treats you like a long-lost cousin. It’s the nature of these events, I suspect, with…



Wedding Gift

Remember your wedding day?? Oh, yeah! Exhausting and exhilarating and more fun than most of us can even remember now, probably. I remember not having time to EAT — being immediately called away for another photo or to speak to one…



GIFTS FOR KIDS

Not long ago I was contacted by a young mother — in Atlanta, I believe — who was looking for a gift for her son’s upcoming birthday. Turning thirteen, if memory serves, and he was VERY interested in Ninjas and…



Graduation Party Fun

GRADUATION PARTIES are great fun for everyone involved, absolutely… This time of year Dennis is invited to draw at endless gatherings of proud parents and exhausted students and it is by all accounts a fabulous time for the entire crowd.…



Office Surprise Gift

Going Away Gift — Some old friends called on me again recently for another Surprise Gift for a professional colleague of theirs. This gentleman was departing one of their local office teams and returning to Holland… He is by all accounts just a…



PLEIN AIR Painting

Yesterday for the first time in many years I did a bit of painting in the open air, now termed Plein Air, and it was really a nice time. Diane and I drove up to north Dayton to Wegerzyn Garden…