Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

I kept thinking, “You’ve got to do something for her bathroom. She’s got those grey walls, and they’re a great grey, but they need something on them, otherwise it looks like a guest bathroom.” My daughter is three, and I didn’t want to throw Hello Kitty decals on the wall, because she has enough of […]

Totems: What Are You Passing Down To Your Children’s Children?

Totems: What Are You Passing Down To Your Children’s Children?

Pesyk. Pesun. Pesunchik. Shyush. If you ask my daughter, these are the names for love. Pesyk is puppy in Ukrainian, and Emma is half-Ukrainian. Perhaps it’s even a bit dominant, because my half is so watered down with varying shades of Anglo-German Celts. So when she informed us that the pink puppy’s name was Pesyk, that […]

DIY Piñata Fun To Share With Your Kids!

DIY Piñata Fun To Share With Your Kids!

There’s a wonderful sound that happens when a broomstick connects with a piñata, but there’s something even more satisfying when that ‘CRACK!’ comes from a pinata that you and your kid made together. Even better, is when you’ve made a pinata that lasts just the right number of rounds, and gives the little kids and […]

Watercolor Wednesday – Stark Smash

Watercolor Wednesday – Stark Smash

The Hulkbuster armor is probably my favorite specialty armor. Iron Man #304 was one of my first comics ever, and really cemented the fact that I was going to start collecting Iron Man comics. This is a smaller, card-sized watercolor for today, so it’s a bit lighter on the wallet.  Purchase! Paintings ship within two […]

Watercolor Wednesday – …help…

Watercolor Wednesday – …help…

  This guy just came off the pencil last night, and seemed to need rain. So it’s a bit of a melancholy #WatercolorWednesday today. I hope everybody is actually having a sunnier day than he is. And if you feel like he’s calling out to you, you can grab him for your own here: …help… (original watercolor […]


The Brush

Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

I kept thinking, “You’ve got to do something for her bathroom. She’s got those grey walls, and they’re a great grey, but they need something on them, otherwise it looks like a guest bathroom.” My daughter is three, and I didn’t want to throw Hello Kitty decals on the wall, because she has enough of […]

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The Pen

#LetThemBe

#LetThemBe

Obviously, we all want our messages to travel far and wide. Milo Decides To Be is my message. Problem is, how do you spread a message without more messages? Need to make some messages to spread the message, so that people will want to read the message to their kids, thus ensuring the extension of […]

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The Song

Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

I’ll be performing this and about a half hour of other good stuff with Mariama Torruella, in a duo version of our vocal group, Stripped, this Saturday, the 21st, at 1:30pm outside of Roosevelt University on Michigan Ave. as part of Make Music Chicago. Should be a fun time. It’ll be the first time Madi […]

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The Way

“I Don’t WUV You!”

“I Don’t WUV You!”

There’s nothing like waking up three times in the night, and tucking in your kid because she’s sick and rolling out of her bed, only to have her turn on you in the morning with that choice line. “I don’t WUV you, Tato!” My daughter always takes it back after she’s calmed down, and/or bribed with […]

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Recent Articles

Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

Super Clean – My Daughter’s Lessons In Superhero Hygiene

I kept thinking, “You’ve got to do something for her bathroom. She’s got those grey walls, and they’re a great grey, but they need something on them, otherwise it looks like a guest bathroom.” My daughter is three, and I didn’t want to throw Hello Kitty decals on the wall, because she has enough of […]

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Super Clean – Spider-Girl

Super Clean – Spider-Girl

I’ve been wanting to do something with my daughter’s bathroom, art-wise, but needed something that wasn’t going to embarrass her when she’s 7 or 8, and that she hopefully might like even when she’s 12. Here’s the first in the series, called Super Clean, starring Spider-Girl brushing her teeth upside-down. They’re all going to be done on watercolor […]

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Totems: What Are You Passing Down To Your Children’s Children?

Totems: What Are You Passing Down To Your Children’s Children?

Pesyk. Pesun. Pesunchik. Shyush. If you ask my daughter, these are the names for love. Pesyk is puppy in Ukrainian, and Emma is half-Ukrainian. Perhaps it’s even a bit dominant, because my half is so watered down with varying shades of Anglo-German Celts. So when she informed us that the pink puppy’s name was Pesyk, that […]

read more

DIY Piñata Fun To Share With Your Kids!

DIY Piñata Fun To Share With Your Kids!

There’s a wonderful sound that happens when a broomstick connects with a piñata, but there’s something even more satisfying when that ‘CRACK!’ comes from a pinata that you and your kid made together. Even better, is when you’ve made a pinata that lasts just the right number of rounds, and gives the little kids and […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – Tiny Painting Roundup

Watercolor Wednesday – Tiny Painting Roundup

This week I decided to do some eensy-weensy paintings. They’re all for sale, and they’re super tiny. They’re all characters from my webcomic, Milo the Cloud. You could get something like this, if you donate to my #24hours4ukraine campaign: Details and a cat video here.    Watercolor Wednesday – My Little Friend Watercolor Wednesday – Happy Place […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – Stark Smash

Watercolor Wednesday – Stark Smash

The Hulkbuster armor is probably my favorite specialty armor. Iron Man #304 was one of my first comics ever, and really cemented the fact that I was going to start collecting Iron Man comics. This is a smaller, card-sized watercolor for today, so it’s a bit lighter on the wallet.  Purchase! Paintings ship within two […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – …help…

Watercolor Wednesday – …help…

  This guy just came off the pencil last night, and seemed to need rain. So it’s a bit of a melancholy #WatercolorWednesday today. I hope everybody is actually having a sunnier day than he is. And if you feel like he’s calling out to you, you can grab him for your own here: …help… (original watercolor […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – Captain Marvel

Watercolor Wednesday – Captain Marvel

Watercolor Wednesday is here again, and this time I got a visit from Carol Danvers herself.  She’s ready to guard your bedroom. Pick her up here:Watercolor Wednesday – Captain Marvel

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Watercolor Wednesday – We Are Groot

Watercolor Wednesday –  We Are Groot

Today’s Watercolor Wednesday  was pretty much inevitable when I saw Guardians of the Galaxy. All he needs is you to sing him some Jackson 5. You can purchase him today at noon, which must have come around if you’re reading this post. I’m currently swimming with my kid, so if you buy him, I’ll pack […]

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Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears

Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears

Watercolor Wednesday – Jelly Bears Original watercolor for sale - $43  including shipping. click link for store. Sarah lay with her legs dangling over the gunwale, toes just below the surface of a calm summer sea. The water was the deepest blue she’d ever imagined, and the sun was so hot she felt like she might be toffee-colored by […]

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