Rosist # 3

Rosist #2Rosist #3, digital image

A few years ago I wrote this poem, to try to give other colors of roses a chance. Each Valentines Day I have produced a new variation of it.

Not all roses are red,
I prefer them blue.
Flowers discriminated
by colorism too?

Happy Valentines Day!

This Way Up

Which way would you hang (or wear) this art?

ThisWayUp, digital image

The orientation of the image is important. To ensure maximum viewing pleasure place this side (with the image on it) so that it faces the audience. Placing the art so the image faces away from the viewer may make it difficult to see.

Available as prints, apparel and other formats from Society6 and RedBubble.

Psst wanna buy some posters

My art is worthy of bad thievery

I came across a scammy website that is selling pirated posters of my art for prices lower than their shipping costs. It appears that they capture images from websites and their goal is to phish photographers and artists when they try to take down their copyrighted images. Conveniently they are “Out of stock” of posters of my work. I won’t reveal the name or address of the scam website because I doubt that they would actually send you a poster.

I am posting a screenshot here of the copyright offender’s page and I expect that will reappear there as a recursive poster in the future.

Psst wanna buy a poster #1
Psst wanna buy a poster #1, screenshot of stolen art, digital image

Wanna buy a poster of my coffee table? Or a poster of my book cover? Don’t buy from these scammers. The coffee table is not for sale. Buy the How to Profit from Procrastination e-book on iBooks and get future editions for free.

Psst wanna buy a poster #2
Psst wanna buy a poster #2, screenshot of stolen art, digital image

Buy a genuine Theo Heartist print

If you do want to buy a print of my art, check out genuine items I have for sale on Society6, Redbubble, or ArtPal

Ode to Summer

Winter ray
Winter ray, photograph

Ode to Summer

Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?
Yes if you like, but ’tis winter now and
Summer hath long faded
Her days are a distant memory, a long forgotten hope
Gone is the sun with its passionate heat
Gone the joyful scent of flowers and their vibrant colours too
Where are the cool evening walks and the lovers in the park?
I am alone in the cold and the dark
All around is grey and dreary and gloomy as I await the dawn
How I long to embrace your light and be wrapped in the warmth of your touch
Return to me again 
Shine your smile on me and dry away my tears 


I’m looking forward to the end of this winter and fulfilment of this scripture:
“My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.” – Song of Songs‬ ‭2:10-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬


I am not so good at making resolutions. Part of the problem is that I don’t know when should I make them? I have lots of opportunities:

1 Jan – the beginning of the calendar year and my wedding anniversary
28 Feb – my birthday
1 Apr – the beginning of my tax year
25 Apr – my spiritual birthday
1 Sep – the start of the academic year when my wife and children go back to school
11 Sep – the anniversary of my moving to Turkey

Then there are seasons which have arbitrary beginnings and ends. I could make plans and resolutions for those times.

Or maybe I could make plans at the start of each new month and try to keep a habit for 30 days.

I usually find myself procrastinating the making of resolutions until the next significant date on my calendar.

Santacraft yourself

This Christmas, 77% of my close extended family is getting together to celebrate and my mother has asked that her children and grandchildren create decorations. With the short notice and the long distance between us, I have created this DIY papercraft Santa decoration that you might like to make yourself.

Santacraft yourself, Digital design (A4).
Santacraft yourself, Digital design (A4).

Download the Santacraft yourself PDF, print it out and create your own last-minute Santa decoration.


Sometimes it is good to have a rest from creating art. But then getting back into creating art again can be a struggle and a battle. Rest wants a bit more time. Art wants to return. Procrastination sets in. In this quirky typography animation, rest and art battle for attention.