Thursday, July 31, 2008

tried to save a scribble

Started out black ink only, hated where it was going... too tired and hadn't eaten anything... whine... Had the shakes and couldn't concentrate... made some food, then I ate. Afterwards I broke out the brush tip markers and started working them in... blah, blah, blog.

need more black pens

Went with another simple stencil effect... Shouldn't have taken too long, but filling in with small nib pens burns up the minutes into hours. Goodnight...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Time to cook dinner

Thought I'd make buffalo wings tonight... couldn't find any on the animal, decided to make chili instead...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

forced myself to draw

Forced myself to draw tonight. I was feeling like a rut was coming on. Not real happy with this but ink on paper was the goal. My daughter comes home soon from Seattle, I've missed her. The rest of the family will be back on the 12th. I better get crackin' makin' sculptures and cups...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Along came a spider

Alice Cooper's newest studio album comes out tomorrow. It is a concept album called "Along Came a Spider". Why do I post this? I've been listening to him and his bands since I was a little punk hiding in the hills of northern Pennsylvania. I'm sure his music and persona has influenced me and my art throughout the years. I think it's cool that at 60 he's still rockin'. Even though his image is a little cleaner he still is a bit twisted. Rock on Alice...

Not a new drawing... What?

Walking through the woods, I happened on this doe I've seen for the past couple of years. She had a little one with her that managed to stay out of camera shot.

I haven't drawn in a couple days... I did get a call about the Lincoln show I'm in. Guess they need a couple more pieces. I agreed to do more. I'll post a drawing or clay stuff as it materializes. If I see the moose and get the camera on it/them I'll post those too.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I visited the edge

Shi++y self-portrait. Didn't see anything worth noting while walking about today. Boredom has set in during this bit of solitude...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Odd little image

Odd deal I did a while ago. I guess I was going through some trust issues with a few people at the time...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nothing new, something old

More old stuff from when I went to New Zealand back in 2004. I sent the "How to Save the World" sketchbook off to Atlanta yesterday... hope it makes it there. I haven't drawn in a couple of days. Work days have been long and motivation is down. Hopefully I won't slip into a funk again.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another page from an old book

Done with work, don't know if I'll get a chance to draw tonight, so I'll post one out of an old sketchbook. My neighbor told me the moose are back in the 'hood, I haven't seen them in a few months. Maybe I'll go for a walk when things cool down... if I take any pictures I'll post 'em.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Took a lot of pictures at the Lincoln Memorial, and plenty of other memorials while in DC. I spaced and didn't go to the Jefferson Memorial. Thought I'd practice working with Lincoln... I have to start making a sculpture about him soon. Tossing around a few ideas... time will tell.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Home again

Another image from an old sketchbook. Just got back from DC. I didn't get a chance to draw the whole time I was there. I'll try to post some new stuff as I make it.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

found an old one...

Found this while looking through an older sketchbook. I was in New Zealand at the time and the image on the bottom was all over the media. Not a great sketch, but the events struck a nerve... For some reason back then, I didn't use both sides of the page in my moleskine sketchbooks. One other note, I'll be away for a week. While I'm away, I'll check-in and visit other folks from the hotel computer. One of these days I'll purchase a laptop...


A little more than six months away. What will be the change?

Friday, July 11, 2008


Saw a guy laying in a parking lot a couple days ago. Everyone just passed by, either ignoring him or looking at him in disgust. I stopped to see if he was still alive. Turns out he was. He was sleeping off a drunk. I wish him well.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I need some rest. Tomorrow I'm off work, Sunday I travel. Heading to Virginia for a week (work).

My daughter says this reminds her of Winnie the Pooh...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Clean water

Almost done with this little moleskine.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

a simple one

Almost done with the sketchbook project. Would like to get it in the mail Friday.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bright idea?

Long days and not much sleep. Not going to draw tonight, don't feel up to burning the midnight oil. Gotta get up early again and work. Maybe I'll draw tomorrow night.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

It is getting hot out there...

Another one done for the sketchbook project. Seven pages to go, then in the mail.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

low land

A few beers and walking away while the fireworks were going off. Sat down and drew this. Still need to add text. Blah blah blah...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Merry Independence Day, hope yours is a gas...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It is quiet in here

Tomorrow we celebrate our independence. I also take most of my family to the airport and bid them farewell for 5 weeks. My daughter, Kristine, will stay here for a little while with me.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Drawing vehicles again. The 4th is almost here, hope everyone has a great celebration.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A few more pages done

I would like to build another baja bug...