Book Reflection: Misty of Chincoteague

Growing up I had a large collection of Marguerite Henry’s horse books: Misty of Chincoteague; Sea Star; Stormy, Misty’s Foal; Black Gold; Justin Morgan Had a Horse; Twilight and others. They, among my Animal Arc and The Saddle Club books, were meant to be stored and never given away because I knew I would love…

Film Reflection: Africa

One of BBC Earth’s TV miniseries, Africa features the staples of intensive camera work and David Attenborough. The six-episode series released in 2013 travels between the Kalahari Desert, eastern savanna, Congo rainforest, southern Cape, Sahara, and a thematic episode focused on conservation and Africa’s future. African wildlife and wilderness are full of jungle and safari…

Twelve Sketches and Tutorials from 2016

Reading, drawing, painting, photographing, writing, exercising, gaming–which of these past times do I do? When? How often? How long? It’s always a tough decision, but sometimes I get drawing and painting in, and for the sake of visual cataloguing, here’s twelve examples showing where I’m at skill wise at the end of 2016. Background note:…