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HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL

“Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that ‘age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.’” — Francis Bacon, 1624

  “… now I say it less in words and more silently in work.” – Vincent van Gogh Today’s commission for FRANCE Magazine finds me searching for wonderful imagery of Arles, France, the town nestled in a beautiful region south of cold, grey Paris, where Vincent van Gogh lived for nearly two prolific years. I …

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Challenge: Create a personalized border for a 6″ x 9′ Christmas letter to illustrate the wonderful highlights of 2017 for a new fabulous client. Requirements: Sketch + layout imagery to signify a new job, a new city, a European adventure, a new neighborhood and two adored cats. Creative Laboratory: To create an uncluttered but festive …

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“It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down trees They’re putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace” Joni Mitchell Yes. It’s just November. But as I see the cardinals flitting and flying out of the bursting bold red of the burning bush just outside my window + feel the crisp blue cold of …

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