Book Drive

September 20, 2011

Hi, I’ll be teaching/drawing turtles at this event this Saturday:

Paddy’s Coffee House, Union City, will hold a book drive/fundraiser for the Starlight. From Monday, September 5th through Saturday, September 24th, there will be Starlight boxes and tables at the coffee house for people to donate books. We would be collecting used and new books. Used books will be taken to Half Price Books, Fremont, to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. New books will be donated to Starlight Hospital Contacts throughout the greater bay area. The entire fundraiser would last 3 weeks, with a closing reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

To close out the fundraiser, we will have a reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be a book reading by Jan Pitcher, author and artist of Where do the Stars Go?. She will bring her paintings to display at Paddy’s during the event and do a reading for the children. After the reading, Turtle Wayne will teach the children how to draw turtles… which we will collaborate and make a book of all the drawings.

Paddy’s Coffee House
3900 Smith Street
Union City, CA 94587

– Book Reading by: Jan Pitcher, author and artist of Where do the Stars Go? –
– Design Time with Turtle Wayne –


Turtle Wayne on Instagram

September 3, 2011

Instagram is a photo-social app that is making it pretty easy for me to share my artwork. You can get the app for your phone here FREE: My user name on Instagram is: Turtle Wayne

I’ll be sharing more “behind the turtle” type of stuff on here. So if you enjoy seeing works in progress as well as finished pieces…check it out.


September 1, 2011

One of the residents at the Masonic Home really wanted to paint again. So the active living coordinators bought some art supplies and I assisted her in creating a painting. I’ve made art with kids and my peers before, but this was the first time with someone who is over 90 years old.  The 2 things that I was reminded of while painting with an 90 year old is:

1. Art is my “common ground” with everyone…and everything.

2. Art is for everyone…at any age.

Self-portrait taken outside the Masonic Home.