Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


A fully Irish friend. I struggled with getting the smile right. It still doesn't show the way her whole face lights up, but it's close. I also can't seem to get my camera and Photoshop to show the drawing correctly. It's better in the real. Perfectionism syndrome again.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Here Again

I came into my studio a few hours ago with the intention of starting a drawing for a show I want to enter. I sat down at my board and leaned back and stared. I have a couple of ideas but don't have the drive to begin. I moved to my computer opened Pandora and my blog and looked at my previous work. I'm done viewing and now I'm writing and still listening. My mind is foggy. I feel heavy.
I started a project in my shop three months ago. I did the same as I'd done for so many years in my career and found myself  anxious and uncomfortable but felt I needed to complete it just because I started. I think I starved my soul. Too much left brain logic and figuring. I've had nightmares in the past of being trapped in a machine shop and unable to escape. I must be there now.
What I want is to visit a forest, dark and deep and breath in some fresh ambiance, feel the rain, see the green. What I really need is to just start. Generally, when I do, the flow starts. Until I do and pick up a pencil and put down a line to my feed sensitive side, I'll be malnourished.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


A couple more of us since the last photo. I don't like my picture taken. Neither does Noah.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Heard on NPR

Give a man a gun,
And he can rob a bank.

Give a man a bank,
And he can rob the World.


Allergy Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have been assaulted by the pollen in the air
I've tried to get away but it's always everywhere
And now it's only red I see, it really isn't fair
Pollution marches on.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


This caught my eye on the beach in Mexico.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Imperfection

Another unfinished rough sketch of Jane Sophia, Nicole's daughter.This was just playing around with flesh tones and messing with hair. Much more refinement is needed on my next try with this image. Also getting out of my comfort zone and showing mistakes.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


My daughter in a playful mood. She's 37 now and still just as fun.

Monday, January 9, 2012

You Gotta Keep Dancin

I saw him in Picadilly Circus with a group that was coincidentally being videoed at the same time.  Check them out here.