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 Posted by on February 1, 2007  Drawings, Family, Illustration, Projects  Tagged with:
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Big News

Almost a year ago I posted the sketch that formed the basis for this illustration. The book contains a limerick that references a beauty pageant held each year in Thailand for bigger ladies (to raise money for elephant conservation) known as the MISS JUMBO QUEEN PAGEANT. The latest news about the ELEPHANT book is that it is finished being printed [READ MORE…]

A Bolt from the Blue

 Posted by on January 17, 2007  AutoBio, Drawings, Family  Tagged with: ,
Jan 172007
 
A Bolt from the Blue

I have a memory of what could easily have been my premature death, had things only gone a little differently… One day, while playing with my toys in the front yard of our house, I hit upon the splendid notion that it would be very interesting to see how far it was possible to run with my eyes closed. This [READ MORE…]

Baker’s March

 Posted by on August 25, 2006  Family, Travel, Updates  Tagged with: ,
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Baker's March

I have just spent two enjoyable weeks travelling around Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia with my Dad and my brother Jo, who have both become interested in the American Civil War. This daguerreotype (taken at Gettysburg) shows the members of the Lost Brigade: (from left to right): Major Screwup, General Malaise and Private Parts. In addition to Gettysburg, We visited other [READ MORE…]

Pliny the Elder

 Posted by on April 1, 2006  Drawings, Family, Projects, Updates  Tagged with: ,
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Pliny the Elder

My Dad’s limerick book opens with a quotation from the classical scholar PLINY THE ELDER, who was the first natural historian, being the author of the Naturalis Historia. He had nothing but good things to say about elephants, hence the quote. I looked for visual reference on Pliny, but no contemporary portraits of him survive; those that we have were [READ MORE…]

Merry Christmas

 Posted by on December 24, 2005  Family, Updates  Tagged with:
Dec 242005
 
Merry Christmas

It is a winter’s Christmas Eve where I am as I write this, but it is already a summer’s Christmas Day in my home town, which is where this picture was taken during a break in play at LAST year’s Happy Christmas Day Cricket match played behind my Dad’s house. Shown here, taking a well earned rest from fielding in [READ MORE…]

Halloween 2005

 Posted by on November 3, 2005  Family, Travel, Updates
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Halloween 2005

I just spent halloween in Maryland with my brother Jo and his family. This is a shot of myself with Dash and Anakin (nephews JACK and TYLER), taken at the Baltimore zoo during the “Boo at the Zoo”