August 25, 2009

Caricatures: 50th Wedding Anniversary

This week I got a last-minute caricature job: a 50th wedding anniversary gift.

Because I live in Wisconsin, it's probably my fourth Packers-themed caricature this year. Who knows how many Packer caricatures I've done in my lifetime... maybe 2.8 billion-ish. I lost count.

Anyway, I still know nothing about football but I can whip out a cartoon Lambeau Field like nobody's business.

Happy Anniversary Pat and Jan!

August 18, 2009

Hate Mail

I don't know if this happens to all news reporters.

Every once in a while I get a condescending listener email; some are downright angry.
These emails ALWAYS come from men and they ALL try to correct my grammar.

Here's one I got this week:

Isn't that nice?

I actually don't mind these emails. I like to think that the aggression these douchebag guys take out on me via email is energy that isn't being used to beat their wives. That makes me feel good.

I also love writing polite replies that point out their grammatical errors, because their emails are always full of them.

Here's my reply:


August 14, 2009

First Portrait Commission...and Mad Men!

I've been working on my first portrait commission of a little boy. The painting is gift so I won't load any pictures of it until his birthday has passed. Although I doubt any toddlers look at my blog, considering they can't read or comprehend much. He might be one of those genius babies who can read those flash cards that they sell on that infomercial though, so I'll play it safe.

ALSO: Season 3 of Mad Men starts Sunday! I don't watch much TV but I'm a nerd for this show. To illustrate how nerdy, I Mad-Men'd myself at That's me in the purple. It's the closest I'll ever get to my man Donald Draper*.

* I spoke too soon...check this out.