About Me

I am an artist whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century artist and craftsman. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. I made a pouch for the Leonardo DeCaprio movie, The Revenant" as well as the pouch for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie The Alamo, and also provided other props for this movie. Early American Life magazine thrice named me one of the top craftsmen in America for both my paintings and my leatherwork.. My pouches were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. My work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.

PERSONALIZED LEATHER BOUND JOURNALS!

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TEN YEARS SINCE I'VE INCREASED THE PRICE OF MY LEATHER BOUND JOURNALS.  I have held the price, absorbing any increase in the supplies it takes to make them, Due to additional increases, I'm now going to have to increase the cost by $4 per journal due to the increased cost in leather and paper,

I AM STILL OFFERING THE FREE PERSONALIZATION
  ON THE TITLE PAGE WITH EACH ORDER.
This personal journal title page in done in ink and watercolor in a Pennsylvania German fraktur style.

This page is one of the options that I can do for your own journal title page.
Here is another option type style that I also do on personal journal title pages.
These Journals with their handcrafted irregularities, antiqued edges, pale watercolors and scribbled notations, look like the remembrance books that individuals recorded their travels and adventures in decades ago.
These journals come in an assortment of sizes. The smaller size is perfect for keeping in  your haversack. Great for that trekking journal!
The middle size is great for those of you who like to sketch or watercolor while on the trail.
If you are a trader or a merchant the larger size might just fit your needs as  a ledger.
Size 4"x 6"     $49
Size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"     $59
Size 7 " x 11 "     $69 (This size not available at this time)
Size 8 1/2" x 11"     $69 (Available by special order only)
All journal sizes are approximate.
Please add $10.00 shipping, handling.

DIP PEN SETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. INFORMATION ON THEM IS BELOW.


HANDMADE DIP PEN SETS
THESE ARE THE ONES I USE!


I make these up myself! I prefer them to all others
 I have used over the years.
They have a good balance and the nib gives me a good line
whether sketching or writing.
Writing nibs (points) are steel.

LIMITED SUPPLY.
$10 each or Set of 3 Pens for $25.
$6 shipping. 
No additional shipping costs if ordered 
with one of my leather bound journals pictured above.

ADDITIONAL NIBS
are available in an assorted packet of 5
for each style holder. 
$5 each packet
WHEN ORDERING SPECIFY TAPERED  HANDLE OR STRAIGHT HANDLE. 
 Because selection of colors may vary, 
allow me to pick the colors for you.