Illustration Friday: Polar

Yes, this is a different one for me. I’ve been exploring some other illustration techniques with PhotoShop.

When the topic for Illustration Friday was announced, I thought of bi-polar disorder instead of the polar caps. Emotions can turn so quickly can’t they? I don’t want to live purely by my emotions. There has to be a balance, but it is better to do the right thing than doing what feels right.


I was playing around with a sketch. This has a little more shading, than I typically. Once in a while, it’s good to shake up the technique a little.

Now the pew joke… that is another matter. It was funny when I was seven, but I’m corny that way.

At a kids’ School Musical

I was doing some sketching while a kids musical was about to begin. These guys didn’t quite want to sit until the event was underway. Who wants to sit when that’s what you have been doing all day?


Today, my pastor talked about the hypocrisy we can all be guilty of if we live purely by following a rule book and without grace. Sooner or later, we’re going to mess up. Then we pretend we are “living right” instead of admitting we fall short. Next thing you know, we’re judging others and looking down on them instead of admitting we’re just as bad.

So I’ll say it right now: I goof up. I fall short. There! That feels better!

Illustration Friday: Fortune

This week’s theme for Illustration Friday is “Fortune.”

When I thought of the word, fortune, two things came to mind; children are more valuable than any amount of cash and the time we spend with them is priceless.

Some of the best times I’ve had with my kids were reading to them. It was a thrill to see how they would react to a new book. Now, when they wanted to read the same book for the fiftieth time, well, that got a little old!

Even if they wanted the same book, there was something special about reading to my kids. It’s something nobody can get from watching television.

Today, when I see my kids reading to themselves, I think about the times before they could read and how much they have changed. Kids are a blessing… and they’re worth a fortune!