A wish of peace and warm toes this holiday season.

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” I am really not quite sure how it has become that time of year again, but oh boy hasContinue reading “A wish of peace and warm toes this holiday season.”

SamSketches: A 2016 Calendar

For the third year running, there will be a SamSketches calendar. It is my hope for this third year that it will be gracing even more homes than its predecessors. The pieces selected, for the most part (not going to lie and say every single one), were done so with a special meaning behind each monthContinue reading “SamSketches: A 2016 Calendar”

Holidays. Abraham Lincoln. Stubborness.

“Yesss signed and numbered! A retirement investment” That’s right. For anyone who did not understand why there was a little #/100 on the bottom of their card: it is there to pretty much seal up the deal that you have a limited edition card from me.  While I will not go as far as toContinue reading “Holidays. Abraham Lincoln. Stubborness.”

SamSketches: A 2015 Calendar

Now Available It was last year around this time, that I came up with a Christmas gift idea for my older sister, Sylvia.  After a fun filled evening (as usual) with her in which we joked about how horrible she is with remembering dates, I decided to create for her a personalized calendar to supply herContinue reading “SamSketches: A 2015 Calendar”

Tis the season to be jolly

Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la.  la la.  la.  la.   (I sang it in my head a few times, the la’s should be accurate) For the past few years, I have sent a SamSketches holiday card to family and friends.  I started this because I remember watching for theContinue reading “Tis the season to be jolly”

Shelved.

It is official. A long time goal of mine has been reached this past week, and now I can check one more item off of my “Life Goals: A  Things-to-Do List.”  (That list may or may not exist and be logged in one of my Evernote App notebooks). What am I typing about? Why, IContinue reading “Shelved.”

Available. Illustrated & Alliterated: An Alphabet Book

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Oh, just my latest book now available in paperback via Amazon, and available as an ebook at the iBookstore via iTunes — no biggie. You should really click the images and visit the pages… purely just a suggestion of course.  [do. it.]    

Aspiring [Featured] Artist.

Over the weekend I was introduced to someone as an aspiring artist. And while I did smile and nod, say hello, the whole nine yards – I inwardly cringed. See, I am quite a literal person when it comes to that word. as·pire  (-spr) intr.v. as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires 1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: definition complimentsContinue reading “Aspiring [Featured] Artist.”

2014 Arts Festival by the Bay featuring yours truly

On the off chance you don’t already have plans for the weekend, more specifically on Sunday anywhere from 11 am – 6 pm; you should most certainly without a doubt come by and visit your favorite sketching, blogging, paint throwing, illustration making, Bay Shore resident artist. <– And you should also try to say thatContinue reading “2014 Arts Festival by the Bay featuring yours truly”

The book is done, the book is done! …. and now we sit and wait.

My latest project is complete — Illustrated & Alliterated: An Alphabet Book. As you can imagine it contains, illustrations and alliterations. Twenty-six of them exactly. During the process of creating the alliteration I had to substitute commonly used adjectives (and other word types, but mostly adjectives) with adjectives not used as much in the everyday for the sake ofContinue reading “The book is done, the book is done! …. and now we sit and wait.”