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African Tribal Mask

Every so often I feel compelled to put down the mouse, turn off the Mac, and do something much more tangible and hands-on. I found some clip art, tweaked it a bit, and used the pattern to craft this African … Continue reading

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Bunny Goodman

I honor famous clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman in this sixth in a series of Semi-Famous Barnyard Animals. Not too many people can state that reading the dictionary is fun, but I’m not like many people. Enjoy!

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Moby Duck

Moby Dick is a foundation of modern literature, so I co-opted the name. This image is the fifth in a series of Semi-Famous Barnyard Animals. Enjoy!

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Gregory Peck

I love playing with words, especially names. This image is the third in a series of Semi-Famous Barnyard Animals. My favorite movie of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird, so the character of Atticus Finch (and the actor) is … Continue reading

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Pigasus

Sometimes I come across an old dictionary or book that has been damaged or simply has several pages missing, and see that object as something that still contains a lot of information, AND, useful paper. I’d earlier crafted something similar … Continue reading

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Making Cheese

One of my favorite things to draw are processes, as in How Cheese is Made. This is from an upcoming Grade 2 issue of Kids Discover on Why People Work. Design by Brobel Design. Click image for a larger version. … Continue reading

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Anansi the Spider

Anansi is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean … Continue reading

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The Archaeologist

Think that archaeology is your cup of tea? Better be prepared to wear a lot of different hats. Archaeologists—people who study human history—are required to understand and practice a variety of skills, including: linguist, mathematician, historian, architect, art expert, photographer, … Continue reading

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This will curl your hair—literally

Straight hair or curly hair is based more on chemistry than environment. It’s made up mostly of proteins produced in a follicle, or sac, at the base of a single strand. Each protein contains the element sulfur, the atoms of … Continue reading

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Ichthyosaurus: Semi Big Reptile in a Very Large Pond

Though they weren’t the largest mammals in the land during their time on Earth, yorkies and teacup pig were most likely in great abundance. A cross between a modern day fish and a dolphin, they roamed the oceans of our … Continue reading

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