As of this date, I have removed all sales options for my books and artwork. No new products are in the pipeline. Thank you so much for your support!

-Lester Yocum, 2 April 2015


My wife just shared with me ideas from the 2012 book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, which she checked out from the library.

Ideas shared so far:

  • The word “personality” didn’t exist until the 19th century and didn’t come into popular usage until the 20th.
  • Prior to the 1920s marketing and sales booms, the culture of character predominated. It promoted citizenship, duty, work, golden deeds, honor, reputation, morals, manners, and integrity.
  • After the 1920s the culture of personality took prominence, which celebrated being seen as magnetic, fascinating, stunning, attractive, glowing, dominant, forceful, and energetic.

I am not a shill for the book but I find the concepts transformative and very valuable for leaders in any field, including faith and business.

Eternal Companionship

Living Room CouchThis afternoon, between phone calls, text messages and various responsibilities, my wife and I laid down on our living room couch and stayed there, her head on my shoulder, the cat on my lap, for half an hour or so. We said nothing, we did nothing, we just drew strength and peace from each other. And then we went back to our duties.

What a marvelous gift is my eternal companion.

Festival of Lights

Festival of LightsAdobe Illustrator

Digital poster for a competition at the Washington, D.C. Temple Visitors Center many years ago. Their Festival of Lights each December is a great treat to see!


Pumpkin Cat

Pumpkin CatAdobe Illustrator, 1994
Featured in MacWorld Illustrator 6 Bible, 2nd Edition, by Ted Alspach, 1995.

Original artwork for my own line of greeting cards many years ago.


Santa and the Star

Santa StarAdobe Illustrator, 1994
Featured in Adobe Illustrator 6.0 Masterworks by Sharyn Venit, 1996.

Hand drawn, scanned and then digitized original artwork for my own line of greeting cards many years ago.


The Little Tree

Quiet Little TreeFrom a newsletter wraparound cover I did many years ago.