Speed Sketching: You Should Try!

Throughout my quiet existence on Earth, I have tried speed dialing, speed writing, heck, even speed dating (in my defense, I was tagging along with friends), but never before have I tried Speed Sketching–that is, until last night! Fourteen artists (some amateur, some pro) gathered inside a small, dingy room in some remote Chinese neighborhood where people hang-dry their shoes, socks and undergarments for all to see.

The Rules: one artist poses front and center for 1 minute while everyone else sketches away. Some artists used watercolors, pencils and charcoal. Others (such as myself) used iPads. After wrestling with the timer, dim lighting and plenty of shaken nerves, my flat screen displayed the following doodles:

As you can tell, there isn’t much to see (remember, 60 seconds). Below are the artists’ sketches of me. Two are fun and realistic. One is quite grotesque. Can you guess which one?


A snippet from Snobbity Snowman

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I’ve been working on a children’s picture book with my collaborator, Mary, called Snobbity Snowman. The story is about a snowman who has everything a snowman could want: a shiny hat, freshly-picked noses and enough pride to last a lifetime. Sadly for him, misfortunes crop up which causes Snobbity to rethink his frosty ways.

We hope to have this book available by Fall 2017. Please leave any helpful suggestions in the comments section. In the meantime, I’ll try to post more snippets in the near future.