Dinosaur of State


Now available on Gila Ben’s website is a coloring page featuring Arizona’s latest (and largest) state symbol, the dinosaur Sonorasaurus Thompsoni. (By the way, this coloring page was designed to be printed on legal size paper, 8.5"x14".)

https://gilaben.comGilaBen.com features fun facts and coloring pages about my native state, Arizona.


Standing on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona (Route 66 & Hicks Avenue to be precise.)

While I usually consider painting self-portraits to be a waste of precious creative time and resources, I did make an exception just this once. So many little things came together that I felt compelled to do this one. I had my kicks, but I can't take it easy though. Now it's back to the drawing board and paying assignments (and deadlines.)


A Look at Bionics

This month's edition of ASK looks at the often-overlooked subject of prostheses. It’s packed with personal stories and great information about the history of artificial body parts as well as the future of prosthetic devices. Presenting the content in a non-frightening way to young children was a challenge for the editors, art directors, writers, and illustrators. A lot of time and thought went into this issue and I was proud to contribute.

ASK is an award-winning science and art publication for 6- to 9-year-olds. Subscription information is available at:  https://shop.cricketmedia.com/magazines/ASK-Magazine-for-Kids.html


Watch for Cool Rocks!

My daughter is heading off to grad school to pursue her master's in geology so I designed her a shirt to celebrate the occasion and her love of rocks. (Actually, her real passion is geological disaster prevention -- I just haven't finished working on a design for that yet.)

Pick up a shirt of your own here if you too think rocks are cool! GeologyThings.com