Beautiful day at the park.

This house is a tiny... but feels so large because of the views and vistas from its placement in a field. I could live there!

Another trip south

This time we stopped in Asheville. I had never been to The Biltmore. It was interesting to see. I really enjoyed the Riverside Arts District. Here are a few photos.


The Lift Studio

Polly Hart Studio

Project Update: I will be illustrating some of the exciting things that are happening in Over-The-Rhine. The project has expanded from a cover illustration to a 10 page spread with illustrations. I have spent a lot of time walking around this area of downtown. It is fun to see all the changes.


I did a very quick sketch of a bride coming down the steps of a cathedral in Santo Domingo. These are sketches playing off that fleeting moment.

I love the feel of this piece. I think it captures what I am after.

Sleeping dog sketches...

Little green building...

In the window


I'm very excited about a new project, photographs of Over-The-Rhine for an upcoming publication. I went downtown today to walk around and take a look. It is amazing how vibrant and active Washington Park has become - on a Friday morning. There was a group of young ladies about 8 years old playing tiny violins while being accompanied by an orchestra in the bandstand! It was so amazing! Here are some images I captured:

Polly Hart Studio

 Art hanging in the window!

I haven't pulled all my pastels out in quite awhile. It was fun to see them all again! They are made here in Cincinnati... (Northside)  Great American Pastels. I love how soft they are! 

Wasson Way

Wouldn't this be a beautiful bike path?! It has been awhile since I have walked up to this area. This is adjacent to Ault Park. I was amazed at how overgrown it has become from lack of use, but the tracks and tressels are in great shape for a path! See the plan: Wasson Way and Wasson Way article

Andy Fletcher

I love this guys work! I met him at Summerfair a few years ago. I have one of his paintings hanging in our living room. It transport me to another place every time I look at it. Here is a link to his website: Andy Fletcher Blog

A beautiful morning

On mornings like this, when the fog hangs in the river valley and the skies are clear blue just above on the hillsides, I love to head over to Turpin Farm. It is an area that remains unchanged amongst all the urban/suburban sprawl. It sits along the Little Miami River.


It would have been my parents 57th wedding anniversary today. I drove down to see my Dad. Route 42 along the river. Beautiful old barns and out buildings all along the way.