The Making of “Matumaini”

Greetings. It seems like just yesterday I was presenting a Christmas card, and telling you the story behind these little pieces of my heart. Last year, I presented “Fluff and Hum: A Fireside Miracle,” a card forged by fate that carried a great deal of emotion. Before I present Matumaini (pronounced: ma-too-my-eenie), I’d like to share a bit…

An open letter to Dame Daphne Sheldrick

I fear our world won’t regard the lives of animals with emphasis, or urgency, until we’ve realized the equality of mankind entirely. -Bobby Myers, 23 June 2016 For many of you it is common knowledge that I am an avid supporter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Some years ago, I learned of an organization…

EXCLUSIVE: The Legend of Pato

Merry Christmas! I am proud to publicly present The Legend of Pato! I’ve teased you with information and concept art – and glimpses of the final product since June. You’ve read about the trials to bring him to life – and now, I am excited for you to meet Pato on this Christmas morning. Pato is my fifth original…

New Art & Poetry: February Joy and Morning Glory

It’s February… Last month (and this year) began in the most cinematic way possible – a way that inspired joyous art and life. Then, clouds moved in to rest before the sun – and that shadow was cast into my work. From there, the rain stopped and a fire was sparked, its flame slowly began to grow…

“Hello August,” said the Elephant.

“Hello August,” said the Elephant. August could not reply, for August was nothing tangible with which the Elephant could communicate.  But the Elephant knew she was in the presence of August – in the presence of the waning African winter.  She had survived another minute – another hour – another day – another month.  She’d survived another season, and…

Happy Mother’s Day! I present: “The Life of Flowers”

If you’re like me, you go to Hallmark and various other places looking for that one Mother’s Day card that represents your mom.  Then, you go in search of the perfect complimentary gift, whether that be a bouquet of flowers, a trinket for her garden, or something else.  Either way, the woman you’re honoring today is your mother – so the…

Resolutions 2014: #BecomingTheBobbyJames & Joie de Vivre!

Forget coming up with a word or theme that’s supposed to represent my year – last year’s “theme” was Up, Up and Away and… well that didn’t happen.  I didn’t fly anywhere – I didn’t even fly a kite.  How depressing.  So I got to thinking – “What’s the problem? Why didn’t that happen?” The only thing I…