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26 July, 2006

Potty Training

My 3 year old is resisting potty training, so when she asked mommy, "Should I go potty in my pull-up?", Mommy enthusiastically said, "No, sweety, go on the toiliet!"

A couple seconds went by, and she was sitting on the toilet!

She then said, "I need a book".

17 July, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sacrifice

I've been sitting in a trade booth in Atlanta since Thursday, and the last day is always the slowest. So I decided to give my computer a break from regular work, and I sketched up this week's Illustration Friday.

Serving a mission in Japan, I learned that the Japanese people are the most amazing people, ready to give the shirt off their backs at the drop of a hat. I just love that culture!

08 July, 2006


I just wanted to say THANKS to all you who visit my blog! I've just reached a pretty big milestone (at least for me)! My counter (which I put on only a couple months after I started my blog) has reached 10,000 visitors! Yipeeeee!

07 July, 2006

Illustration Friday: Skyline

During the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games I worked for The O.C. Tanner Company, who manufactured the medals for those games. I got deeply involved in the games by designing the US Olympic Team rings. Pin trading was (and is) really hot during the Olympics, and I designed over 2 dozen pins for that occasion. If you'd like to see all those designs, you can see them on my website, Art of Garth, as well as ring designs for the Sydney Summer Olympic Games, and the Athens Summer Olympic Games.

Now, onto Illustration Friday's theme, Skyline. I had the opportunity to design an Olympic Commemoration medal to be presented to President George W. Bush. The medal was manufactured with the same materials as the gold medals, pure silver core, with gold plating. It represents Salt Lake City's skyline. It's quite a heavy medal. I had a blast being so involved!

Here is the O.C. Tanner CEO, Chair of the Board, and IOC President presenting the medal to President George Bush and his lovely wife.

06 July, 2006

Nest Hair


My 5 year old daughter was drawing next to me yesterday and came up with this funny chef "toy". She drew all the body parts then had me cut them out, and she glued them together. Notice the shirt is unbuttoned and his belly button is showing. She said that he's not fat, just funny. I love the eyes. What a sense of humor!

05 July, 2006


Every so often while perusing the web portfolios or looking at books, I get so inspired to just doodle. Here are a few things that never really popped into my head, rather just came out of my pencil. Strange how that happens.

03 July, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sticky

This didn't quite turn out like I'd hoped, but got to move on to paying jobs.