Monthly Archives: May 2023

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

We just celebrated Mother’s Day, and it’s already time to start thinking about Father’s Day gifts! Don’t worry, I got you! Here are some ideas for the Sporty Dad, the Techie Dad, and the Beer-Nerd Dad.

Sporty Dad

Whether Dad needs to get in shape, or just spend some quality time outdoors, these gifts will help him do just that.

1. This compact and adjustable NordicTrack Dumbbells set delivers the same value as 30 individual dumbbells in a fraction of the space.

2. Every Dad needs a cornhole set for all those backyard BBQs!

3. Spruce up your dad’s home bar with some sports fan art! I have many different paintings at my Etsy shop featuring various teams and beer combos.

Thechie Dad

1. For a Dad who can use some peace and quiet to listen to his favorite podcast, get him these Bose Headphones.

2. For the Dad who’s worried about security of his home, get him this Ring video doorbell

3. This GoPro camera to document his adventures and share videos on social media and YouTube.

Beer-Nerd Dad

1. For the environmentally-conscious beer drinker, this uKeg is a perfect gift, because it will keep beer carbonated for several days, eliminating the need for cans and bottles.

2. This Beer Art Coloring Book to help him relax with a beer.

Beer Art Coloring Book on Etsy

3. Browse my collection of beer art at my Etsy shop for a perfect piece of art for Dad’s home bar.

No matter what gift you choose for your Dad, the best present is spending quality time with him. Cheers!

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May the 4th Be With You!

People have been celebrating Star Wars on May 4th since Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of England on May 4th, 1979. The next day her political party placed an ad in the newspaper that included the phrase, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”  Today I woke up to see my friends posting Star Wars memes on my personal chats and social media.  I have loved Star Wars since I was 5 years old, which means people had been celebrating this informal holiday six years before I had even seen Star Wars: A New Hope. I remember watching it for the first time at Grandma’s house. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Later I watched episode 4, 5, and 6 over an over, until I could recite all the dialogue.  It was an obsession, I think not uncommon for many of us Star Wars nerds.  

I have painted many Star Wars parodies over the years, and just recently painted a few new ones for Arctic Comicon, which is this Saturday and Sunday at Dena’ina Center. The convention center will fill up with Mandalorians toting little Grogus, anime cosplayers, Marvel super heroes, and even the Black Power Ranger will be in attendance! If you stop by my booth, you can see my two new Star Wars parodies there, and purchase the originals, or prints. I also have several other cool parodies, including Mario riding a moose, and Tetris bricks loading into a truck bed. 

Cheers to us nerds who can’t get enough pop-culture! See you at Arctic Comicon!

Millennium Falcon Air Taxi, 16″x20″, oil on canvas