As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Saturday, December 25, 2010

And to all a good night...


It was a wonderful week and a nice holiday with friends and family. We settle down now to watch Christmas Vacation, a light and fluffy ending to our festivities and a reminder to be grateful for those wonderful people in your life.

Merry Christmas to all!

May peace be with you and yours this night.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Raiders of the lost art (of stuffing stockings)

"Indiana Bones"
ACEO, Colored Pencil

How often do we say, "enough with the socks and tangerines, already!! Want something fun to put in a stocking? Go for tiny art! There is sure a lot of it to be found. Look on Ebay for "ACEO" (where the craze began), or Etsy.com or Artfire.com, to name a few.
Of course, it's so close to Christmas now that ordering anything would be out of the question, but I'd be willing to bet that there are lots of little treasures to be found at great local artisan boutiques, like those found in Seattle and Atlanta (two places I frequent).

This is a custom mini character portrait, but you can find all kinds of ready made, ready to stuff tiny art pieces with your favorite subject!

Here's to making Christmas fun, unique and hopefully handmade!


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ...Drink and Be Merry!



"Abstract Wine Bottles II"
For Victor

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

What stop motion animation taught me!

My friend over at the Gypsy Goods Blog said that it just isn't Christmas without Rudolph! I agree! That and the Grinch and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown and all the other movies from the 60's! Sometimes, It's good to be older, because these old movies beat the crappy 80's CG by leagues and taught us some important lessons about being a good person.

As for me, some of the best lessons learned in life came from stop motion animation! In my personal favorites, Santa Claus is coming to town, Mickey Rooney as Santa teaches the Winter Warlock the most important lesson of all: "Changing from bad to good is as simple as one step! Put one foot in front of the other!"


"Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

You never will get where you're going
If you never get up on your feet
Come on, there's a good tail wind blowing
A fast walking man is hard to beat

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

If you want to change your direction
If your time of life is at hand
Well don't be the rule be the exception
A good way to start is to stand

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

If I want to change the reflection
I see in the mirror each morn
You mean that it's just my election
To vote for a chance to be reborn

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door"


And, youngsters...

Remember, from the greatest Mailman ever, Fred Astaire, "Behave yourselves, because Santa can still look into his magic snowball and see what you're up to!"

Christmas is only 23 days away!
Ho Ho HO


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Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

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