Thursday, November 3, 2011

salt marsh, Cape Cod

Just for fun last week, I randomly selected an address on my G.P.S. Such a gorgeous location! I love the islands of tall grasses, occasionally interrupted by deep blue tidal pools. On the horizon is the Atlantic Ocean. I really love the natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

downtown Cape Cod

This is an illustration of Cape Cod wrapped up into one island. After a bit of time away from this blog, I'm here again.

Through a whirlwind of circumstances recently, I've finally landed in the village of Buzzards Bay in Cape Cod. I'm loving it here. Every turn I make is something visually inspiring. I hope to be back to the prolific amount of art I've posted in the past.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lobsters galore!

Lobster shacks are everywhere on Cape Cod! I am enjoying me new location on Buzzards Bay. My family roots are right here, and I hope to live here for a long, long time. Art to come soon.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

road trip part 1

I just had to illustrate the roadtrip from Wimberley Texas to Peabody, Massachusetts. 

Aside from a white-out blizzard in the mountains of West Virginia, the weather was great and the adventure was really enjoyable and safe. Cheers to my new life in New England!

road trip part 2

Thursday, March 31, 2011

World's Largest Rocker

The Great Migration from Texas to Massachusetts is underway! A good friend, a 16' rented Penske truck, and all of my belongings are making our way northeastward.

This gigantic rocking chair is along Route '66 in Cuba, Missouri. Certainly a sight worth seeing, with a fabulous giftshop as well.

More roadtrippin' drawings to come.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


With tubular public transportation and aquariums. The imaginary cityscape of the future. It's fun to dream up these ideas.

Monday, March 14, 2011

movin' on

After thirty-some years in Texas, I'm packing up for a move to Massachusetts. What a roadtrip it will be!

ink and magik markers.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

yard art in color

Photoshop colors.

yard art

Clay bird flower pots. This is up on a hill, just outside of Wimberley.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Skyline Ridge

A quick sketch of the view from my porch, looking east. Wimberley, TX.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Parked in front of a burrito restaurant in San Marcos, Texas. "Image, Peace, Love"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

electric chickens

After 6 weeks in New England, I'm back in Texas. I have 2 weeks to pack up, and then move to New England. I've always wanted to live there, and now it's happening! Yikes!

I'm excited but will really miss Wimbereley. Such a great little community of creative, eclectic hippies, with the mixture of wealthy, retiring Republicans from Houston and Dallas. I wish the best of good energies to Wimberley for preserving it's charm and beauty. And thank you for the past eight years of inspiration.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Harvard door

Harvard University, Mathew's Hall. Cambridge, Mass.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

witch window

Salem Witch Museum, located in an old Gothic style church.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boston, door 129

From the Brookline neighborhood of Boston, with February snow.

Brush pen drawing, Photoshop color.

Friday, February 18, 2011

frozen Salem Harbor

The seagulls lay on top of the shallow, frozen harbor.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

early morning

Salem, Massachusetts. Still snowy. Still beautiful. Still cold. I love the cold weather.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

music and art

Paul Simon on my boombox while painting. Graceland, indeed!

I've always been a journalist of my own time and place. I can look at a piece of art I created 25 years ago and remember the music I listened to at the time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salem Harbor

A tall ship beyond the bank of snow. Salem, Massachusetts.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

back yard birds

Another drawing from snowy New England. I've been here for two weeks, still haven't seen the ground beneath the snow.

This is a compilation of several scenes. The bird houses are from a backyard in Salem. The birdbath and picket fence are from the next door neighbor in Peabody.

A few weeks ago I listened to a story on National Public Radio about John Steinbeck's novel, "Travels With Charlie". It's the story of his cross-country drive in a camper with his standard size poodle, Charlie. It turns out that most of his stories were...uh...slightly embellished, or, just plain made-up. He wrote about the folks he met along the way, and the simplicity of life and travels in a camper with Charlie, his canine companion. Turns out that a good deal of his travels included his wife and quite a few comfortable hotels along the way.

I've been doing this with landscapes and scenes all of my art life. I was thrilled to hear that my favorite writer did the same. Kudos to you, Mr. Steinbeck (and Bill Steigerwald)! And thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!

Here's more from journalist Bill Steigerwald and his adventures,
"Travels Without Charlie"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

back yard

Deep snow in the suburbs of Peabody, Massachusetts.

yellow snow

After the hard work of shoveling snow, a glass of pineapple juice and snow is a refreshing treat. I'll look at this photo with envy during the hot summer months.

Peabody, Massachusetts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

snow study

I love the way architectural angles become softer, more organic with snow. For me, this snow is a new challenge in art. There are so many delicate nuances to convey. I am enjoying both the weather and the art challenge.

Peabody, Massachusetts with color pencil and ink in Moleskine sketchbook.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Lots of snow in New England, with more on the way this week. It's an entirely different world from the Texas Hill Country!


At 6:30 AM, the temperature was minus 6.9 fahrenheit in Peabody, Mass. I love it!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

downtown Boston

I started this drawing during a visit in November, and just finished last week. Now, during this current visit, New England is completely covered with snow.

roof craft

New England.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wimberley sketches

Left: Cypress Creek lined with cypress trees. East Summit Drive.

Right: The "Flying C Ranch". Caliche Road.

Wimberley sketches

Left: the low water crossing on the Blanco River. When the river is flowing after a storm, this road is closed. Fulton Ranch Road.

Right: 16100 Ranch Road 12. Sometimes known as the "igloo" place. Blooming purple sage in the foreground. WoodCreek water tower in the background.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

piglet pods from the pork tree plant

This originated in a dream. Also, there were grasshoppers, calves and rabbits. It was fauna melting into flora.