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”

Court Square Flea Marketing

Last weekend, I took a stroll with a couple of friends into Long Island City.  The destination we were aiming for was located on Jackson Avenue, in the heart of the Court Square district and opposite MoMA PS1.  As we got closer and were right outside the gate to where we intended to be, aContinue reading “Court Square Flea Marketing”

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.”

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.”

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.”

#SamSketches: a coloring book

Most of the digital work I do is used for, well, digital media and it is not often that I get to see what the art looks like on paper.  It is even rarer that I get the opportunity to see an abundant amount of it all printed together, side-by-side.  And so last night, whenContinue reading “#SamSketches: a coloring book”

Current Project. #WIP

As usual, as soon as one project is finished I have another one (or two) lined up. This one actually has been a little bit of a current addiction that has distracted me from my painting obligations… oops. BUT progress is progress and as long as everything is done by their due dates, no oneContinue reading “Current Project. #WIP”

The Green Notebook needs an #upgrade.

As much as I am a part of and an appreciator of the digital world, as much as I am one of those people with my smartphone constantly at my side, a monitor from a computer never too far from where I am; there’s something about that glow that cannot possibly give me the sameContinue reading “The Green Notebook needs an #upgrade.”

This Box. (aka my first venture in children’s book publishing)

When the idea for this book came to me, my original plan had been for it to be an eBook. But bumps in the road with the programming of the ePub file (anyone who has ever had to create an ePub file or any form of computer programming knows of the frustration that goes withContinue reading “This Box. (aka my first venture in children’s book publishing)”