I saw you meditating

For the January issue of Success Magazine, a journalist takes up woodworking and finds that the path to mindfulness is not through meditation but the table saw.

17. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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What a Shithole

Somehow, our dear leader believes he’s “the least racist person” you’ll ever meet. Well, if that’s true, he sure has energized a lot of intolerant folks. How’d that happen?

16. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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Back to School

If you find yourself near Warrensburg, Mo. between now and Feb. 3, head over to the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design where my work is on display.

I am looking forward to being on campus to talk about it and making a career in the commercial arts with the next generation of illustrators and designers Jan. 21-22.

Thank you Christian Cutler and the University of Central Missouri for inviting me.

09. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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Bull Run

Bull charges into the unknown. Created for Kiplinger’s Personal Finanace

The investor and philanthropist, Sir John Templeton once observed ‘Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria” Where are we in the current Bull Market that started in 2009? Kiplinger’s Personal Finance seems to think that its possible that we’re nearing it’s peak, even as markets continues their ascent into unseen heights.

28. November 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Merry Christmas (I think I’ll miss this one this year)

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In the December issue of Success, writer Tara Nieuwesteeg recounts the year her family skipped Christmas, trading in all the family traditions for a week on the beach in Key West. Or, at least, they tried to. Like many of the best laid plans at holiday season, it didn’t quite go as planned.

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An ice storm cancelled their flights and the author, then 14-years-old found herself playing Santa–scrambling to the mall on Christmas Eve with her father to get presents for her younger siblings.

Santa Mechanics

 

14. November 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Into the woods

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Here’s a mural I created earlier this year with the in-house creative team at Salesforce. The 125-foot wide image featuring company icons Codey and Astro, hiking into the ‘Valley of the Badges‘ welcomed attendees to the TrailheadDX Developer’s Conference.

Here’s a look at it going up on-site.

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02. November 2017 by John W. Tomac
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Houses of Horrors

House inspectors share the problems sellers try to conceal from unsuspecting buyers. Created for The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe talks to home inspectors about one of the scariest things they see all the time–people doing cosmetic repairs to hide major structural flaws in the houses they are trying to sell. Making matters worse, buyers in competitive markets often enter a contract without doing an inspection, leaving them with a mess that isn’t always obvious until they have the keys.

30. October 2017 by John W. Tomac
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