Eschatological Whimsy

Eschatological Whimsy

My wife and I live in an older  “inner ring” suburb just a few blocks outside the St. Louis city limits. Many years ago this must have seemed the right place for cemeteries, because we’re surrounded by a half dozen of them. Just north of our...
Sculpture Wars

Sculpture Wars

Bad Art In past posts I’ve gone the extra mile defending art that many find inaccessible, strange and confusing. Check out some of my earlier thoughts on abstract art and jazz music. They may not convince, but they will support that I’m not artistically...
Simpletoons

Simpletoons

Basic Shapes Some time ago I told you about my deluxe Jon Gnagy Art Kit that I got when I was five years old. Jon Gnagy, the original television art instructor, built everything on the four basic shapes: Cube, Sphere, Cylinder, and Cone. Every drawing uses these shape...

Heart Art

The Art of the Heart Last year I posted a piece about the childhood experience of exchanging Valentine’s in school. That post focused mainly on store bought cards. The other side of that experience was the times when we were allowed to make our own cards. Art...
The Art of Anxiety

The Art of Anxiety

A Terrible Turn As a children’s book illustrator, I’ve been called upon to create a fair number of images that depict high anxiety, in a whimsical way. The cover shown above was for a fun devotional activity book. Since a number of the devotionals centered...