The Tour De Donut 2019

The 13th Annual TourDeDonut Bicycle Race just happened, so I spent my weekend peddling around Troy, Ohio eating donuts and as if that wasn’t already enough to make it worth the trip, there was a bonus surprise for me. The city was also having an art exhibit featuring the work of Seward Johnson. His life-size painted bronze sculptures were all over the downtown area and they were amazing. There was also a pretty great band filling the square with live music. What a great event! I’m thinking we need to put together a Brother Jones Bicycle Team, print up some custom bike jerseys and see if we can’t run them outa donuts next year!

Load To Instagram Via Computer

Instagram is pretty exclusively a phone only app, but you can load images onto it using your computer. Here’s how… using a Google Chrome Browser, log onto your Instagram page. Then…

1. Click the 3 dots in the top right corner. (If you don’t have three dots you will be prompted to update your browser) 

2. On the dropdown menu choose MORE TOOLS. 

3. Then choose DEVELOPER TOOLS.

4. A page representing your phone appears. Choose your phone brand on the left and make sure the little device icon on the right is blue.

5. This is the most important step. REFRESH THE BROWSER.

6. Refreshing the browser makes the PLUS button appear. That is how you will access images from your computer.

The rest is pretty easy to figure out. Choose a picture, caption and hashtag it and load it up. 

A lot of you asked me how to do this so I hope this was helpful. If you want to see a bunch of my older work, you can visit my Instagram Page HERE.

Silver Dollar City Maps

When I was fresh out of college, the very first professional work I did was for SILVER DOLLAR CITY, an amusement park located in the Missouri Ozarks. I did several park maps and miscellaneous activity and coloring books for them. I just received an email and a picture from some folks in Oregon that said…

Mr. Jones: Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your Silver Dollar City artwork back in the day.  As a youth, I loved pouring over the Street Maps waiting till the next summer when my family would go down to the Ozarks. This season, my own children helped make a mural in our house in anticipation of our next trip.  It might look familiar. Thanks for the memories!

These folks created a mural in their house from one of my old SILVER DOLLAR CITY maps. How awesome is that!!