Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Plane Air sketches

Sketches while waiting for planes. Austin to Dallas to Kansas City.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Missouri Grasslands

Odessa, Missouri. Using my camera as a scanner, uploading with a dial-up connection.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pelecyphora strobiliformis

From my cactus and succulent plant collections.  Pine Cone cactus. It really does exist.


This is a pinecone cactus. I love the alien, otherworldy shapes of succulents. Most of them, in my opinion have a happy, cartoon look to them. With the hot dry summers in this part of the world, these are not difficult to grow. Although I've killed a couple of jade plants, probably from over watering.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Duck Race

Over the weekend the local Emergency Medical Services folks held their annual Duck Race fundraiser event. You buy a duck for five bucks. They are flipped out of the rubber rescue raft into the water, the first duck to reach the finish line, about 200 or so feet downstream, wins the prize.
This year the event was held at Blue Hole, a local swimming hole on Cypress Creek. The creek is spring fed, so the water is cold year round. They guy on the raft was dreading the plunge. For this year's event, there was no current & barely a breeze. It took a few "duck wranglin' cowboys" in kayakes to herd the ducks downstream. This is a fun family event, and a wonderful photo opportunity!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pop Art

Another page from the moleskine Pop Up art book. Painted with ink & guasche.
Wouldn't it be great to have a wall filled with art?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

gnarled Live Oak trees

I went for a "sketch" drive around town. The twisted gnarly Live Oaks never cease to amaze me. I love this part of the world.
Wimberley, Texas. just outside of Austin. The "Hill Country."

Friday, May 16, 2008


Free flow...this one just happened. Not much thought into it. Maybe I will 3 dimensionalize it.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

red line & raindrops

3D moleskine "pop up" art.
I am pretty sure this one was influenced by the recent wisdom teeth pullings. This is what I worked on for several days during the haze of recovery.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Go ahead....have another cup!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

modofly engraved moleskines!

Coffee Steam moleskine cover art

Modofly moleskine bookcover design.
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These are beautifully engraved, way cool art on moleskine sketchbooks. Go have a look!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Asparagus Fern

Ferns are light and airy. As is my brain today. Having had my wisdom teeth pulled a couple days ago, this was sort of a medicinal subject matter to work with today.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008


Moleskine abstract art. Painted with guasche, Luma dyes & Faber-Castell Pitt pens.

spare pieces

These may or may not be used for something. Spare parts are great for spontaneous art.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

more rocks with holes in them

Moleskine sketch, further ideas for an illustrated book.

bird family

Acrylics and peacock feathers.

Chinese Firedrill

Two pieces. I went through a "light up art" phase a few years ago. The yellow is the inner-most level. Small lights make the yellow light up. The front louvres open and close. They make great night time art.
Constructed of wood, masonite and a bit of luck. Painted with acrylics. Lit with Christmas type lights.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Snake Parade

Moleskine watercolour sketchbook. Painted with gouache, Luma dyes & ink.

I have created these for framed art and greeting cards. So far these are holding up well in book form.

Snake Parade

Another angle. I am beginning to realize that these need to be viewed with more than one angle.