For 6 days I've had these happy little flowers in a plain mason jar in the house. I just love looking at them. I had to pay one last homage before the toss into the compost bin.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I was talked into going swimming at Blue Hole yesterday evening. Blue Hole is a length of Cypress Creek here in Wimberley, where the public is allowed access to the water. Most areas with any sort of water access are privately owned with well posted "no trespassing" signs. Normally this place is teaming with tourists, vacationers & local folks. Yesterday was a treat...around 6:30 p.m. or so, just a few people were out enjoying the water and company of friends. As one of my friends said, it is impossible to have any sort of bad thoughts while floating in this water. On 100+ degree temperatures, this cold water is just about heaven.
Friday, July 25, 2008
"Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, Don't fence me in.
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love, Don't fence me in.
Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees.
Send me off forever but I ask you please,
Don't fence me in."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
While driving up a steep hill, I caught a glimpse of an interesting house. I held the snapshot in my head, then drew this sketch. Later, I went back up the hill to have another look. This is the shape of the house, but the details are completely different, like drawing something you see in a dream. A quick glimpse from a vague memory.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
These flowers were purchased from our local Wednesday afternoon farmers' market. While drawing them, I noticed they do not have that "perfect" store bought quality. The flowers are organically grown at a local place, Montessino Farms. The imperfections are probably from wind and weather...the way fruits, vegetables and flowers are intended to be raised. In my opinion, these imperfections give them great character. The produce is also wonderful!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This sketch of a washing machine was done last month (popularly mistaken for an ashtray). While passing through the sketchbook this morning, I embellished with spurting water and flying bubbles. Sometimes life is like a crazy spinning wash cycle. Hang on the ride!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Tantra Coffeeshop, San Marcos, Texas. This is a big college town, home of Texas State University. I've noticed more and more bikes at this coffeeshop, and more than usual available parking places for cars. Even in the brutal summer heat, more people seem to have opted for a fossil fuel alternative.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
This was a large part of my weekend, and it was VERY liberating. This is two layers. The top white layer is acrylic splashed on foam core. The bottom blue layer is acrylic painted on masonite. I embedded marbles into the foam core. The entire piece is then covered in a thick coating of polyurethane. I poured this stuff on thick, filling in the blue layers, over the top of the marbles, onto the entire surface of the art. It's sorta like a large piece of hard candy. I had lots of fun figuring out this one.