A walk to pick up some salad and a delicious (mass-produced) mango tea at lunch led to the welcome sight of some truly huge, vivid dandelions along the sidewalk. With the crispy spring air and their fragrance in the air, it buoyed my spirits just when I needed it.

They also brought this old old commission to mind, a label design for a friend’s attempt at dandelion wine (I never got that bottle, so I’m not sure it was a successful attempt!)


There’s some unfortunate smudging – but I maintain a soft spot for this, perhaps due to the subject matter.

Time Flies!

GFG (good friend Grace) remarked during comic-con that she wanted an octopus painting  I had really been wanting to climb back in the acrylics saddle after a very extended break. Felt a little rusty but the result was not too distant from the conception and now I’m stoked to keep the paint train running. Good thing I’ve been hoarding all those canvases I ran hog-wild on at the Blicks sale when I was in San Francisco!Grace's octopus