Please Stand By…


Hello faithful readers. It’s been over a week since I’ve posted and I didn’t want you to feel lonely or sad. I’ve had a few requests to do a post on the best methods for “dealing” with gophers and I’ve succumb to the pressure to do just that.

The difference this time around is I really wanted to illustrate this post myself. I want you all to see the inner workings of the gophers lair and I would have a hell of a time getting my camera and lighting equipment down there. So this will be the next best thing.

And there in lies the rub. Drawing, inking and coloring these illustrations takes a wee bit longer than snapping a few pics on the Nikon. So I thought, “why not let your readers know that in the interim.” That way you don’t feel neglected. I’d never leave you guys, you know that right? Good!


So please bear with me over the next few days as I sketch away. I promise it’ll be worth the wait. Have I mentioned that I used to do illustrations for several newspapers? Political cartoons and EdOp pieces mostly. Although it’s off topic for this blog, maybe you’d like to see some of that?! Let me know in the comments if you would and I’ll post some. But not until after the gopher post!

In the meantime, I’m still posting some interesting articles and information on my Mind Your Dirt social media pages, so cruise on over to the Keep In Touch page to do just that.

I hope this tiny sneak peek will help keep you enticed and dripping with antici…

… pation.


0 Replies to “Please Stand By…”

    1. Thanks Sarhn! I so loved my years as an illustrator for the newspapers. Meeting insane deadlines, up all night sketching away. It really honed my skills. The best part was seeing the drawings in print all over town. The Espresso, in San Diego, does the old large size printing too. I also did work for The Beast in Buffalo and Fahrenheit in San Diego. Maybe I’ll sneak in a non-gardening post showing them…

      1. Sneak away James!!! I for one would love to see your ‘work’. I have never thought of it before but I wonder if there is a link between creatively and gardening? Just thinking of all the gardening bloggers who work in creative industries or pursue creative pastimes.

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