Consistently though my life, when I get a call from an art director to do an illustration, it very often is subject matter that closely resembles something going on in my life. A synchronicity.

Cricket magazine called a while ago for a one page poem piece (above). In that time I heard about, interviewed for, fretted over, and eventually won a full time job as a nature camp counselor, and finished this painting the night before the kids arrived. Camp counselor is not anything I ever expected to do, but I find myself outside all day every day with a great group of kids, eating lunches, making art, and hiking. It is a great contrast to the recently past dark days of mono and night shifts. I'm pretty happy about it.