A Day in Napa and Blast Off!

January 2024

Painting of lady in a swimming pool with grapes in the background

My Day in Napa

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. – Louis Pasteur

When I run low on artistic inspiration, I like to revisit my old pencil sketches for ideas. I stumbled upon this one from 2017 during a visit to a friend in Napa. We spent our time standing in the pool and enjoying glasses of wine. I sketched a rough version to capture the essence of the moment. Finally had a chance to finish it and add one more to my California collection of cards.

Available as print and card.

Painting of a rocket and a spaceman.

Blast Off

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan

I stumbled upon another pencil sketch, this time from my visit to the San Luis Obispo area in 2022. A day spent at the beach left me mesmerized by Morro Rock. I kept waiting for the rock to just blast off into space. That didn't happen, but this illustration did. I considered naming it "FOMO" (Fear of Missing Out), eventually settled on "Blast Off." One more to the space and robot collection of cards.

Available as print and card.

pencil sketches of Napa card and Blast Off card