Bio: S. Elyard

Mug shot.

Who am I?

  • I'm a naturalist. A person who makes an effort in understanding as much of the natural world as I can. Paleontology, natural history, astronomy consistently remain my passions, carried from a very young age through adulthood. Understanding is sometimes challenging (especially for the self-taught). But I find it worthwhile.
  • World-traveled: I've lived in Antigua, Japan, Adak (an island in the Aleutians), and visited England, South Korea, and many of the United States.
  • Artist is not a role I've always carried. In dark times, I've set down the vocation, and allowed it to languish. No more. My commitment to Raven comes with a permanent promise to never set it down again. This site is designed to facilitate that promise.
  • Autodidactic & slightly ambidextrous.
  • I am an artist, maker, & designer. I'd like to play more tabletop games, but time is often reluctant to part with much more than I've already been given.

What do I want?

  • Books. Access to museums and aquaria. Time to sketch, paint, and create.
  • But really, I want pterosaurs, ridden by Micronauts, to fly through time to face my worst fears.
  • I assume that's feasible.

What do I do?


@notdeadorgone tweets:

  • Thinking about my childhood made me think about this book: Read to us in kindergarten duri… 2019-11-15 16:10
  • One of the crucial failures and philosophical ineptitudes of libertarianism is the "government BAD, but any quantit… 2019-11-15 10:52
  • I can now share this. #FEN #FENguide #AFRTS #history 2019-11-15 10:16
  • Turns out when you don't do that it makes it really hard BECAUSE THEIR LAST NAME IS A COMMON NOUN. 2019-11-14 18:49
  • I really regret not keeping in closer touch with some of my extended family members. 2019-11-14 17:28
  • It was the first thing that occurred to me, & it's been on my mind since I was ankle-deep in family photos for a pr… 2019-11-13 22:47
  • I buried my father. Started a website or two, maybe drew a few things, made some paintings. 2019-11-12 22:08
  • And—may I add—if you think folk getting fed up with a generation's shit is needlessly divisive, consider where it c… 2019-11-11 12:26
  • Sorting through and scanning old photos. Many of my Dad when he was young. Found one of when he was a child, holdi… 2019-11-10 21:22
  • If you think "ok boomer" is a slur comparable to the "n-word", then you are saying that one term—born from the fact… 2019-11-10 14:28
  • Remember to always credit and tip your artists, folks! @alaskanime is counting on you! #Dinovember #discovery… 2019-11-10 12:58
  • Confession. I've been writing. And it's almost workable. 2019-11-08 20:53
  • The best one. 2019-11-08 12:08
  • Whenever @zmiller1902 tweets me a gif of the "sad man" — I know I have done a pun thing well. 2019-11-07 13:18
  • IG: 2019-11-07 13:10