Monday, February 20, 2012

My new children's picture book, "Silent Sally," is now available for purchase! Get your autographed book at or click on "Buy Now" on the right side of this page.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

50 for 50

On June 23, 2007 I set foot on Alaskan soil and thus completed my quest to visit all 50 of the United States. It was a wonderful trip, and a nice way to celebrate the many great times I've had visiting all around the USA.

Alaska, USA

Started the trip with a journey south from Anchorage to Seward. Here is the harbor at Seward where we departed on a 3-hour cruise of Resurrection Bay. Even a touch of sea sickness didn't take away from my enjoyment of the sights.

Highlight of the boat tour was the encounter with a humpback whale and other wildlife.

Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward. Here you can make an easy hike to a close-up view of the glacier. For more info, click here.

Leaving Seward and Anchorage behind, we traveled north and encountered this view of Mt. McKinley, also known as Mt. Denali. At 20,320 feet, it is the granddaddy of mountains on the North American continent. For info, visit here.

Very fortunate that we were able to get this view of the top. They say that visitors to the area only have a 20% chance to see this full view.

What would a trip to Alaska be without seeing real live Alaskan Huskies pulling a dog sled. Click here to read about the kennels at Denali.

The highlight of the trip was a visit to Denali National Park. Had a great time viewing caribou, dall sheep, a moose, and several grizzlie bears. To read about the park, select here.

These pictures don't do justice to the beauty and scale of Denali. It felt like being in another world.

Not many opportunities for good, clear close-up shots of the animals, but viewing them in their natural habitat was a great treat.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Portfolio

A selection of sketches and illustrations from my art portfolio.

Animal sketches.

People Sketches.
Fun with watercolor.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona USA

Made a visit to the Grand Canyon over the holidays.
Sunrise from Mather Point.

View from The Watchtower at Desert View Point at the East end of the Grand Canyon.

Coming full circle, a view from the El Tovar Hotel at sunset. Even breaking my new camera that day could not take away from the beauty of one of my favorite places on all the earth.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Your Guide to Disneyland Spring 1978

These guide books were sponsored by Kodak.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Disneyland Guide Fall-Winter 1972-73

This guidebook from 1972 was free to guests, courtesy of INA, Insurance Company of North America. INA once operated a welcome center on Main Street where park patrons could sign the Disneyland guest book and obtain information on the park (and of course, learn more about the insurance INA provided!).

Too bad Disneyland isn't this inexpensive today!

Great to look back and see what the A, B, C, D, and E's of Disneyland once were!
This sample of Tomorrowland is indicative of how each land is represented in the guide.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland 1958

Another guide book from my collection, this time from the year 1958. I'm not sure if it was a freebie or a purchase.

Back then, Disneyland was more open to showing "coming attractions." Several times they would advertise attractions that ultimately were never built, such as "Liberty Street" and "Adventures in Science."
Back cover.