Embroidered Pawses

A surprise, handmade Christmas gift from my wife! Best gift, ever! :-)

Winter Singin’

Since “forever,” my wife and I have enjoyed mangling the lyrics to “Winter Wonderland.” Happy holidays, everybody!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and/or other assorted winter-occurring celebrations!

In Another Place and Time

Welcome to 17th-Century Japan! The white nobori, black sashimono, and red uma-jirushi are the banners of Mototsugu Goto (1573 – 1615). “Goto” is my mom’s maiden name and is the one samurai surname… Continue reading

The Gift of Mousey aka “Dog in Repose (while not sitting in a soup pot)”

My son and I have a running joke with my wife where we suggest placing Mousey in a soup pot and then taking his photo. For some reason, my wife is not amused.… Continue reading

Po James: Football Board Game Superstar

When we were kids, my friend John Borack introduced me to Strat-O-Matic (a line of sports simulation board games). Strat-O-Matic was played with dice, charts and statistically accurate player cards. Players and teams had… Continue reading

Brush Test

Mousey drawn with DaisukeBrush_Wild @74 pixels. Testing out cool, free Photoshop brushes from Chris Oatley.

Hanafuda Pets

Hanafuda (Japanese “flower cards”) is a favorite from childhood. My parents grew up in Hawaii and taught me to play Hawaiian-style Koi Koi (or Sakura) using these cards. I’ve reworked a couple cards that… Continue reading

Please, don’t run out of candy!

The Pink Cape