Saturday, December 30, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Revisited piece-First Things First

This piece was weak.  It sat waitting all thru the last 4 or 5 months.......Here it is done.  I renamed it. It was called it is First Things First......  YAY!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017


Got over 150 little sheets of background for the sumo linocuts done today.

    As  always  there  are  some  really  cool  ones.  Though

interestingly enough the backgrounds that are fascinating in themselves rarely make a good background for the print,  usually.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

junk journal review

today some of my art friends in the scavenger hunt thread on wet canvas asked about what  paper my sketch  was  and  I  was set to bore them with me love of the junk journal.  So  I  thought I would enlarge upon that point of pleasure  here.

    this is my first junk journal and I  am  really adore it because it doesn't make me feel committed in any manner.....just doodle,  , paint, drool or mess.......

Can you find the just-a-cut -and- paste- kinda -day.....

there  are some really cool graphics and writtings  on the old 1950's hard bound city directories and old school dictionaries. Makes going to the thrift store a brand new adventure.

There  are oddles of bookbinding tutorials on the internt too.

 You may see  I got crazy with the  bounding threads on the binding edge.  And  orange duct tape with old calandar photos really  are  another fun addition.

   Then,  I  came  home  from shopping one day  and just couldn't put that nice brown paper bag I started making pockets in all my art journals......but  I'll  save  those  for another blog page......heheheh

Here is a poem- I AM-  that really brings out a view point we don't consider......I hope  you  enjoy it.  It did inspire me with a look into the soul of community.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Do You Do? - illustrated poem

How Do You Do?

greeting cards and grinding wheels
 the words of
 gone by

Gilders & Glass Dealers
   stand at counters
   long gone
  smudged aprons
  hard soled shoes.

   The herds on the plains
      are still the same,
    though sparse.

  The rain on the roof
     is still  the  same,
  same,  same,  same, same
     is  still the  same.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Eat at Joe's - line drawing

ate at Joe's one evening....just  me , my sketchbook,  a  beer  and  belly of Thai noodle

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Drawing Prompts- design abstract painting for the Boardroom

Create a new abstract  painting for the boardroom.

   Don’t  remember  what  I  was  thinking  but  it  looks  like  the  board is about to be  devoured  by  the busybee…..heheheh.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Drawing Prompts- design new breakroom

Complete the new office  layout…….this  was  fun…..I  like  thinking about  such a nice work break room……

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Drawing Prompts-coffeecups

Draw  the estimated number of cups of coffee consumed in your office  today.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Drawing Prompt-Wallpaper design

Complete the design for the new conference room  wallpaper

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Drawing Prompts-Mountain of cupcakes

I am moving  some of the handy  art  tools out of the closet and on to the coffeetable. I  found this Doodle While You Work by Staffan Gnosspelius

book….got  it  at  the  dollar  store about 6years ago.  I  drew in it  while the gentleman I sat with snoozed .  

     And  I have  another  really  nice one of  these  drawing prompt books  I  got  from my son for Christmas a few  years back.   I  am  always intimidated by drawing from memory but as I  don’t  try  to  stress and  just mess  around  with  what  I  think it  would  look  like I have  fun  and discover that imprecise drawings  can be very expressive and interesting ;  And  of  course empowering to go on and  continiuing drawing and learning  how  to  see  things…..

   So  here first  is  the  page  I  did  today….

   the  prompt  was “complete the cupcake mountain devoured by you and your  colleagues each week…and  yes,  I did  not  completely  conform to  the request  because  as  I  began  to  draw  this scene  came into my brain  and  I  let it out……