So what’s with the nick 4.0? It’s version 4.0 of me. Today I turn 40. The BIG 4-OH. But you know what is funny? I don’t feel “40”. I don’t look “40” (well at least I don’t think I do). Age really is just a number. And I’ve decided that after a pre-midlife crisis, that my life … Read more nick 4.0
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope your 2014 is full of wonderful new adventures! About this year’s card: I can’t remember where I found this baby pinecone, but I thought it was awesome, so I took a few photos of it and waited for the opportunity to present itself. As I was exploring … Read more Happy Holidays!
Alzheimer’s is the worst disease ever. It’s degenerative and you forget who you are. With other diseases, you can fight and still remember you friends, your family, and you. My dad died of Alzheimer’s and it was a terrible, terrible way to go. I hope and pray they find a cure for this disease soon. … Read more Fuck Alzheimer’s
My dad passed away June 8, 2011 from Alzheimer’s. Since then, I have participated in the fundraiser walk each year. This is the second year that I’ve offered a print as a fundraiser incentive. The concept behind the print is that the flower is forget-me-not flower is being distorted by the disease, but no one … Read more Forget Me (not) 2013
My dad, Harry O. Nawroth, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in the final years of his life. He lost his fight last year on this date at the age of 83. Some days he had good days, some days not so good. But deep down inside, my dad was in there. I’m glad that he’s … Read more Forget Me (not)
My longtime friend and former travel buddy, Rachel is getting married today! As is my tradition, my gift is that of a custom illustrated poem for the happy couple. This started many years ago (1998 to be exact) and my frustration with wedding registries. Well, trying to concept during a) a busy period of freelance … Read more Princess Snow
I’m sorry that I’ve been negligent in keeping up with this blog. I really have no excuse for not blogging. Other than it’s been cold and I’ve been lazy. I think I was hoping to continue my vacation in warm and Sunny San Diego mentally now that fall temps have finally hit us here in … Read more Lazy Cold Ohio Days
My dear friend Amanda got married this past weekend near Temecula, CA. As is my tradition, I illustrated a custom poem as her wedding gift. The first step is writing an appropriate poem. I went through several versions until I finally got it right. Next, I started sketching out thumbnails for the illustration. I had … Read more Princess Luna
I hate gift registries. I can never find a gift in my price range and I usually end up wasting so much time and energy trying to find something suitable for the happy couple that I am a pretty grumpy customer. So I decided early on that when my friends got married I wasn’t going … Read more Princess Sun is Done!