A Friend on a Desert Island Tra La


Actually, I would choose my daughter to be on a desert island.  Not that I would like her to be there of course but in theory.  I think first and foremost she would need a Starbucks, as she cannot function without her dry, short cappuccino.  If no one else was there, I am sure she could make her own drinks.

Next would be a supply of note books and pens mostly to sketch her little creatures she does a marvelous job with.  In fact, she has made a business out of this which is very profitable.  The next thing would be a supply of reading material, books of all kind to keep her entertained.  Of course a computer and a TV would be essential for watching movies and to keep her business going.  She is an Illustrator and one cannot do that without a computer!

A water purifier would be essential and to make the coffee, and a latte mug would also be nice.  The Starbucks of course would have most of the essentials such as food, goodies etc.

I think that about wraps it up.

Gulf Oil Slick

Here’s a sketch I did to help the Gulf Oil Slick marine life. If you are interested in either donating a sketch to be purchased with money going  to help the wildlife in the Gulf, or you can purchase a sketch for yourself. The price is only $10. and certainly for a worthy cause. For more info go to the Ripple site here.


The word for this week’s Illustration Friday is “Opinion.”


I did this graphite “Photo Realistic” drawing a few years ago of President Roosevelt. A great man and President. I haven’t heard his name mentioned so much as during this latest financial crisis.

This is a quote by Roosevelt during one of the most trying times in American history. The Great Depression. I submit it now to give us all something to think about and hopefully take heart. Seems like we will need to remember these words for quite awhile and hope our politicians will get up on their hind legs and do the right thing for the American people.