The Serpent in Human Culture

The serpent has a long history of being a maligned creature both for it’s bite, and as a symbol of evil. Snakes, especially in the American South, are often outright killed because they are closely associated with the Devil in Biblical mythos, and sometimes for no other reason than ignorance. Even venomous species are more…

A Dog’s Walk On The Beach

Last week, I took my dog Bella for a walk on the Dunedin Causeway, not far from where I live. It’s a nice beach area with kayak and paddleboard rentals, and a nice view of the gulf. Bella is a black lab my family got from a breeder back in 2006, not long after our…

Loss

I’ve had a lot of losses in my life in the last several years, and I don’t really talk about it too much. It’s not something mentioned unless asked about, and they aren’t memories I like reliving. It began in in June of 2008 when my father suddenly died from complications from type 2 diabetes.…

Sold Pieces & Latest Work

Another late update for the blog, but here it is. I have had a few events that proved successful in selling and making connections. I’ve been returning to my preferred mediums of color pencil and graphite. I still occasionally paint with acrylics, but less than before. At one of the local city festivals, I met…

Update on “Squirt”

Squirt has been somewhat inactive during this winter. He has eaten very little and lost some of his previous weight. This is actually pretty normal for toads during this season, but it still concerned me. Having a pet that refuses food for more than a month or two isn’t something I’m used to. I’m still…

Some new sketches

I know it’s been a long while since I updated, but I have had a block for months. Here are some new sketches in the meantime. “Water Lady & Turtle” “Zoe” “Steampunk SeaTurtles” “Hairless Bear” “Dax”