Blog of the Dead – Zombies!

Zombie Blog Post Header

The noise, a persistent scratching, was like a tree branch brushing against a window. Seven months living after the apocalypse had taught me caution. Weathered sword in hand, I pull back the curtain to look out the camper van window. … Read More

Seattle-area Businesses That Support Artists

Seattle Businesses Supporting Artists

As an artist, businesses that focus on promoting local artists are near and dear to my heart. With this in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to create an informal list of local Seattle businesses that carry … Read More

Watercolor One-offs!

In late 2018, I start vending local Seattle markets like the Mourning Market and The Punk Rock Flea Market. It had been a long time since I had done anything like this, so I wanted to create a few original … Read More

Rebooting Sketchbook After False Start

Reboot Blog Header

Anyone who works full-time knows the difficulty of practicing your craft on the side. I’m no different. It’s been about seven months since my last blog post, which means I’m beyond overdue. Kids, don’t do what I do. My long-term … Read More

The Power of Creative Challenges

Creative Challenges

Every year during the month of October, artists from around the world participate in a drawing challenge called Inktober. Since its creation in 2009 by artist Jake Parker, the Inktober challenge has grown in popularity, with thousands of artists participating. … Read More

Getting the Word Out: Artist Marketing

Artist Marketing

One reason for pushing the timeline forward to launch my website was because of a significant life change—one that has made me question my financial future. I thought it might be a good idea to start promoting my work and … Read More

Open Wide and Finish Your Artwork

Finish Your Work

Is your art space filled with tons of unfinished work? Mine is. Finishing projects is a common problem for many creative people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set aside a drawing or painting to focus on a … Read More

The Art of RJA has officially launched!

Rocket Launch

Welcome to the latest version of my site! Over the years my web presence has surfaced with a variety of designs, intentions and urls. This probably speak volumns about my approach to creating art projects(not to mention my approach to … Read More