Joan of Arc – Sketchnote Inspired Art

I’ve always been fascinated by Joan of Arc. She was only 16 when she acted on her visions and became involved in the Hundred Years War. She played an important role in France winning the War and is considered to be a heroine of the Country. Sadly, she was captured by the English and burned at the stake for heresy and other charges.   

Barnes & Noble Sarasota, Florida

A successful event at the Sarasota Barnes & Noble yesterday. It’s always a good thing when they have to bring out more chairs!

2016 Foreword INDIES

Did you hear the news??

Heavy Sketches has been selected as a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist.

St. Patricks Day – Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Ever wonder about the history of St. Patrick’s Day?  Here’s the inside scoop on the great man behind the celebration.

Read Across America with the Release of Heavy Sketches Volume II

In honor of the 20th Annual Read Across America week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of my greatest inspirations, I’m launching Heavy Sketches Volume II. 

For the month of March, for every 10 books sold here at, I will donate a set of Heavy Sketches Volumes I and II to school classrooms across the U.S.


National Toast Day – Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Did you know there is actually a day set aside to celebrate toast?

Steve Harvey – Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Perhaps just a TV show host and comedian to some but, Steve Harvey is actually a man who is making a tremendous impact on the lives our youth. He & his wife started the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and the National Mentoring Camp to share and teach the principles of manhood and dream building to young men. He is a champion for education and at-risk youth. His recent book, Jump has been an inspiration for myself and many others to take a leap of faith, knowing that “God will open your parachute and give you life more abundantly.”

President’s Day, Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Did you know that President’s Day was first established on February 22nd in 1885 to honor George Washington on his birthday? In 1971, it was moved to the 3rd Monday in February so workers could have a 3-day weekend and it is now a day set aside to recognize all U.S. presidents. I chose to feature one of my favorite presidents, Abe Lincoln — Enjoy.

Maya Angelou, Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Iconic author, poet, educator, producer, actress, historian, dancer, performer, civil rights activist – the list goes on. Maya Angelou has left a legacy as one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Here’s the sketchnote-inspired art in her honor.

Random Acts of Kindness, Sketchnote-Inspired Art

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. What will you do to make someone’s day a little brighter? Here’s some sketchnote-inspired art to get you thinking…