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Ball point pen on graduation program Graduations are special events. Ball point pen on graduation program Not just because hundreds of people are forced to sit still for me to draw, but because it recognizes all the hard work and achievements of the graduates. Ball point pen on graduation program Congratulations to my very bright niece, Sarah who graduated High School last night. A dedicated student, Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society, Scholastic Honor Society, and World Language Honor Society. She will be attending Washington College in the fall majoring in Biology. Bravo Sarah! ...

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Ray Petronko in ball point pen on my local paper All politics are local....Yesterday I was listening to the Football Giants game and painting a landscape for a California wine label when my door bell rang. Local Democratic Councilmen, Ray Petronko and Joe Scrudato were going door to door asking if I had any questions about this November's election and their positions on the issues. The news junkie that I am, of coarse I've been following the race, and while I'm not going to go into the local issues here on my blog, I told them they could count on my support... These are genuinely nice guys who put in long hours of service to our community. After a long day of canvassing the neighborhoods they probably wanted to go home to their families, but they were very gracious to humor me when I asked if I could take their picture so that I could draw their portraits for my blog, . Thanks guys! ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint New Jersey State Trooper and Army Reservist Dwayne Kelley died Tuesday in a bombing at a local government office in Baghdad. Dwayne grew up in Willingboro, is the father of two, spoke fluent Arabic and lived in South Orange for the past fifteen years. The tragic loss marks the 101st Jerseyan to have sacrificed their lives in Iraq. Dwayne was 48. Today I did a second sketch in a newsprint pad free of any text. Ball point pen on clear newsprint paper ...

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Ball point pen on our home town paper There is no bigger news item than our daughter Alyssa Graduating from South Plainfield High School tonight. A member of the National Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, National Scholastic Society and Girl Scout Silver Award recipient, Alyssa will be a freshman this fall at Rutgers University, New Brunswick majoring in Journalism. Congratulations Alyssa! ...

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