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Inktober 2018: Day 2 – Tranquil

on Oct 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Inktober 2018: Day 1 – Poisonous

on Oct 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inktober 2018 is here…

on Oct 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inktober is back. The prompt list is out and I’m on Day 3. My first day was ok. I tried to color it with disappointing results. I am a bit obsessed with my Day 2. I messed up a couple areas but there is something about it that I really like. It is one of those drawings that doesn’t look like I drew it. I have a particular goal this year that I think is doable. I’m already having a problem with Day 3 because of my late nights at work. I have a good start but posting it is going to be tight. Here is the list…   Keep an eye on my twitter for the freshest updates. Things will probably lag a day or two behind on here....

The Serial Podcast…Actually NO, A Girl in Space podcast

on Sep 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Serial podcast is back. I’ve only listened to a couple episodes. It’s ok. Seems very This American Lifelike. At one point while I was listening I was surprised when there was a break and I didn’t hear Ira Glass. Serial’s first season was pretty good. The second was a let down. Moving to a one story an episode format seems like an interesting choice for a show called Serial. Maybe they will unveil an overarching story that ties all these people together with all their incidents directly or indirectly causing everyone else’s. A story of connectivity. That would be amazing but somewhat unlikely. What I really like about Serial is how it influences how I listen to other podcasts. When I listen to shows like Serial or This American Life my brain clings on to the truth of it. What I really cling to with Serial and This American Life is how well produced and...

Digging Up Old Memories

on Sep 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I’ve been doing some Fall cleaning and organizing. I ran across some old paintings that made me laugh and cringe a little. I tried to do some political paintings, which is something that I really hate. I should walk that statement back a little. I hate when a controversial figure is elected to office. It often results in poor art. When political art focuses on a specific person it becomes rooted in time. It is often knee-jerk or at least comes off that way. These paintings exemplify that. Years later most people don’t even know who are in these portraits. My father-in-law saw these sitting on my workbench and asked who they were. He watches Fox News every night and is very opinionated, but he still didn’t recognize Dick Cheney. I don’t think the likeness is that bad. I did 4 of these total. The first was George W Bush in Gene Simmon’s KISS makeup. I...

Sick of Being Sick

on Sep 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am sick. Sick of being sick. I have have been busy getting the house ready for visitors, hosting, cooking, cleaning up after guests and then repeating the cycle. Seems like everyone wants to visit before the snow falls. It is nice to see everyone but all the work has been wreaking havoc on my immune system. Twice now I’ve started feeling better only to feel crappy the next day. Between work and naps I’ve been working on a painting but it has been discouraging. I will post some pictures soon but now is not the time. I’m trying to keep working through the rough patch which has been hard with everything else going on. The upside is that school is back in session and the transition has been wonderful. I tried to plan things out a little better this year. The girls are loving their classes. My oldest was worried about her teacher being too strict but those concerns...

Frustrating Couple of Weeks

on Sep 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It has been a rough couple of weeks. The kids are in school now, which is always a busy time, but so many other things seem to keep popping up too. Little things. What is weird is how full of rage I’ve been. I’m normally fairly laid back. I don’t hold grudges because I run out of the passion to sustain them. There has only been one person who really raised my ire and the fact that he did actually disturbed me. I spent many nights trying to figure out why that person made me so angry and it mostly came down to how he treated others. I saw alot of myself in that person but where I “try,” he doesn’t, but I digress. I don’t know if I wrote about it in the past but I bought a new dishwasher last year. I bought a really nice one. It cost more than our refrigerator. When people walk into my kitchen they say, “Wow that is a nice...

New Sketchbook

on Aug 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Just got a new sketchbook. A new sketchbook is a beautiful yet intimidating thing. This last year or two I’ve been trying to refocus and work art back into my life. After I bought it, it sat with my art stuff untouched for a few days. I never know how to start a new sketchbook. After mulling it over for a while I decided to just start drawing…    ...