Sunday, May 31, 2009


This is a gift that I made for each parent volunteer in the baking program that I managed this year. Three times a week I worked with a different volunteer in the kitchen. We guided the children through challenges such as measuring, pouring, keeping fingers out of noses, and then of course, breaking eggs.

It seems like these days donating time is more difficult than donating money -- that first drawing shows time terrorizing someone. I'm really grateful for their work.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Have you ever faced a really difficult, hurtful conflict in your life? Me too. I'm trying to do the right thing, but as Johnny Cash sang, I walk the line.

When I find myself in times of trouble, the words of Thich Nhat Hanh often come to me. It was cathartic for me to do this drawing last night.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Local produce

That says "Rock on."
That evening, I gathered my harvest on the counter.
This is what I came up with.
Thanks to the person who gave me such helpful feedback on the rough drawings.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Meetings and retreats provide nice, long stretches for sketching. I drew this during a staff meeting in October.

I have been a fickle blog friend for about six weeks.
My apologies to my blogfriends old and new. I will soon have coverage at home and will be able to visit and comment at my leisure.

Thank you for sticking with me.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


You will have to click on this one in order to read the text.

This is a self-portrait by Simms. Besides being a good keyboard player; book reader, fiction writer, master sledder, origami maker, top-level pitcher, Monty Python scholar, maker of strange sounds, strong mathematician and scientist, he is also a good photographer.