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mike r baker

the lashes will conitue until morale improves

I was born very young. I didn't always want to be an artist. I wanted to be a fireman, an astronaut, a diver, a forest ranger, and a pirate. But drawing became a therapy for me and I found I was good at it. I like to draw! So I am an artist, an illustrator, and a sometimes writer. But I have other aspirations as well. I want to be a Shriner so I can drive a little car in a parade. I want to enter a giant pumpkin contest. And I want to win a giant check. I am confident I will achive my goals.

I live in Long Beach, California, with my awe-inspiring super-family. My wife, Kelly, is an 8th grade teacher, respected and with many accolades throughout the state. My daughter, Jasmine (born 2000), has many leadership roles, does art, crafts, knitting, and aspires to teach. We have a cat named Nika that lives us most of the time and with everyone else in the neighborhood the rest of the time. We have 3 chickens named Chloe, Iris, and Marcie.

In my spare time I backpack, camp, hike, and kayak. I throw dinner parties and cook great food (from BBQ to sushi), I can, make jams, pickle, make vinegar and shrubs, make liqueurs and beer, and try to play the ukelele. I aspire to illustrate children's books and even write them as well!

I'd love to hear from you! Email me! . You can check me out on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin as well.


mike r baker

"you can't wait for inspiration. you have to go after it with a club" — jack london

"the artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." — pablo picasso

"an intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. an artist says a hard thing in a simple way." — charles bukowski

"some people never go crazy. what truly horrible lives they must lead." — charles bukowski

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