Tuesday, September 09, 2008



The tree grew as many oranges as it could because it loved growing them. As each orange grew, it got heavier & heavier until the tree began to bend.

But the tree still loved growing oranges, no matter how overwhelmed it became, and it refused to drop them.

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Monday, May 26, 2008


It's Losing Its Oranges

This tree is worried that it's losing its oranges. But that's just how it is. Orange-making is its specialty anyway.

It's time to get your orange-catching net out of the garage and dust it off.

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Friday, March 28, 2008


No Picking of Unripe Oranges

Oranges hate being picked before they have ripened.

It makes them feel deprived of the ability to reach their maximum potential sweetness. And every orange wants nothing more but to be sweet.

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Friday, March 14, 2008


Citrus Paradise

In paradise, where apples are forbidden, oranges are free to grow however they please.

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Friday, February 29, 2008


Leaping Orange Tree

Every morning, all the new oranges on this tree leap off their branches and into the soft grass. This tree is known as a leaping orange tree.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008


My 1st solo show!

I'm having an art show from Feb 20 through April 6 at Bacio Cafe in San Mateo, CA. The opening reception is on Sunday, Feb 24 from 5-8pm.

It's my first solo art show, and I would love to see you there & meet you in person if I haven't already :D

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Thursday, February 14, 2008


You Are The Sweetest

Dear oranges,
I really love you! You have captured my heart and my stomach.
your secret admirer.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007


Funny Tree

A funny orange tree and matching orange bushes.

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Friday, November 09, 2007



These oranges all grew their own hats.

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Friday, November 02, 2007


Trick or Treat

This girl dressed up as an orange to go trick-or-treating.

Just kidding! This orange dressed up as a girl to go trick-or-treating.

Happy belated Halloween, everyone.

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Friday, October 26, 2007



If you do this to an orange, it may bite you.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007



There are sweet little surprises waiting for you on top of tall mounds and plunging valleys. These little clementines make it worth the trip.

(For those of you who still remember your calculus, they're at the local extrema!)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Inside Every Orange

Whenever you open an orange, you find magic inside.
As with most of my newer posts, I made this as a vector drawing, so it can be printed at any size without loss of quality.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007


Playing With Fire

Here's a risk-taker who plays with fire, and who thinks that fresh green leaves aren’t flammable.

However, it doesn’t realize that its leaf and stem are drying out as the days go by.

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Friday, September 28, 2007



This orange almost dropped one of the lemons it was juggling. Good thing lemons are so sour that dropping them can only make them sweeter.

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Friday, September 21, 2007



Citrus cake featuring a real tree on top. Oh my, look at all the growing space available to its roots.

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Physics illustrations from Halliday, Resnick, Krane, & a fruit (Sweet Orange Edition).

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Friday, September 07, 2007



It's easy to forget what you're doing and think about oranges, especially if you're an orange.

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Friday, August 31, 2007



Pineapples are the symbol of hospitality. Other than that this doesn't make any sense. I know it's unfinished, but I am sleepy & just want to post for the sake of not breaking my strong Illo Friday streak (every week since June 15!).

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Friday, August 24, 2007



The captain of the hockey team.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007


Rescue Oranges

The earthquake has left Peru in a state of emergency. To donate to the Red Cross, call 800-RED-CROSS or click here.

Pictured is a rescue helicopter from a local orange aid organization.

If you know of other charities involved in the relief efforts, please post links in the comments.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


The Importance of Good Signage

The House of Oranges used to be one of those best-kept secrets that only the locals knew about. Now, with their new sign, it's not a secret anymore.

Friday, August 10, 2007



A horror movie that you probably don't want to see, because it will induce nightmares. It's rated R and very creepy.

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Friday, August 03, 2007



Night oranges grow best in direct moonlight.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007


From Heaven to Trees to Us

A visual poem about the creation of oranges.

I looked up visual poetry on Wikipedia & on the rest of the internet and couldn't figure out what counts as visual poetry and what doesn't.

I consider this more of a poem than anything else, because I was in a poetic state of mind while creating this.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007



This astro-orange is thrilled to discover a new planet filled with nothing but new and unusual varieties of orange trees.
Note: this was subconsciously inspired by another illustration friday drawing, although it was completely unintended: http://flickr.com/photos/frank-h-art/800081888/in/pool-illustrationfriday/

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Explosion of Falling Oranges

Another pretty tree with oranges falling from it en masse.

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Friday, July 06, 2007



There's nothing geekier in the citrus world than oranges each using a different Linux distro while networking.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Vote for me on Threadless!

After dreaming about it for 2-3 years, I've finally submitted a drawing to Threadless and gotten it approved for scoring.

If you have a moment, go check it out and vote 5 + "I'd buy it $" if you enjoy it.
So Close, Yet So Far - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

There are 70 other designs still in the running right now, 212 total designs submitted, and the comments about it have been mixed, so it would mean a lot to me if you voted. :)

Friday, June 29, 2007


Orange Twister

A twist-style orange juicer. "Eeee!" is what the juiced orange says.

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