Archive for the Personal Category

StorySlam Dunk at L’Etage

Everyone has a story about going to the bathroom in a holiday gift bag. Mine scored me first honors and fan favorite at a recent First Person Arts’ StorySlam at L’Etage.

Sincerest thanks to those who laughed with/at me.

Ink on Cardstock • AUMP Fall Fair

This morning, I volunteered at my son’s preschool’s Fall Fair. I spent two hours transforming youngsters’ signatures into monsters. This was, perhaps, the best/worst/only thing to happen to monster making since this.

All the World Cafe Live’s a Stage

I recently shared this case of Miss-fakin’-identity via First Person Arts’ StorySlam at World Cafe Live.

Acrylic Painting by Heather Hall • 12″ x 16″ • Family Heirloom

There are dozens of paintings hanging in our home but this is, by far, my favorite. A number of years ago, my wife (who actually does have strong drawing skills) set out to try her hand at painting. Like most burgeoning painters, she first attempted to paint a 3/4 portrait of a startled, topless, bald man with a goatee. To her dismay and my delight, the goatee resembled an unfortunate stain… thus the title.

Bundle of Joy & Chores

Name: Matilda Hall Marrone
Birthday: 4/23/10
Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
Length: 19″
Race: Human
Class: Paladin
Alignment: Chaotic Good

Todd “Eatagotchi” Marrone, Master of Mastication

Once again, I pitted my design skills and digestive system against childhood cancer. Five minutes and 60 wings later… I gained 3% body fat, the guy next to me regained his title, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Oncology Unit gained thousands of dollars and chickenkind lost hundreds of appendages.

Does anyone know how to get grease out of a sumo suit?

Hipstamatic Photo by Dave Hill

Friday’s festivities were ferociously fun… our Philadelphia fans, friends and family are phenominal. A flock of fantastic photos to follow.

Ben Franklin Jr. High Art Club • Fargo, ND

“Hey Todd,

I just wanted to send you the pictures of the mural we did as a junior high art club project all the way here in Fargo, North Dakota. We got permission to do it on 2 4×8′ panels of plywood. Originally it was going to be much larger, but then we would have had to get permission from the district. We created a logo for our art club t-shirts and screen printed them this morning. Also, I shared your work with my art education professor who loved it and spread the word to his students. You are quite the inspiration. Thank you for letting us study you. Enjoy these photos.

Catie Miller”

Enjoy is an understatement.


I can already tell that my daughter is going to look exactly like my wife.

I Screen, You Screen
Ink on Paper • 9″x12″ • Private Collection

Behold the fruits of a recent screen printing course. Take a peek at my iPhotographic documentation of the week-long squeegeefest.