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

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I'm in a frenzy trying to get projects done for a comic book show next week!

Here's one of my aceo's currently listed on ebay.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Practice..not for the weary

Here in Atlanta, there are a number of opportunities to practice figure drawing, including a fun session that involves tater tots and beer in a bar! -tater tots are free even!!! (for more info:

I started meeting a group every Thursday night at one of the colleges for some practice, because it has been 20 years since I actually had a live model to draw (in college). It's an intimate group and everyone knows each other and the models by now, and at $5.00 it's is a bargain to brush up on my skills. I am grateful to my friend, Kat, who is involved enough in the art scene downtown to inspire me to get off my butt and go to this group. It only took 2 years! (you have no idea!) Also, next month we'll be in a show for ASIFA "Tribute To The Golden Age Of Comics" that was pretty much her idea, too!

I'll admit, if you haven't ever had to draw a figure in 1 or 2 minute poses, it may be a bit intimidating at first (like all I could get was a leg, or quasi scribble or it was so out of proportion, I wanted to hide my page from the 'master' [I hate you] who was sitting next to me), but if you keep it up, you will find it liberating, and all of your skills will improve! Not only that, but getting out means another chance to talk to other artists..and that is the best kind of social networking!

I hope you like this pose I did tonight; this was a 10 minute pose, I think.

Also, thanks, Tim, for singlehandedly buying all of my art! He's currently the high bidder on Ebay! lqtm.




Sunday, November 9, 2008

More in the philosophy of fallen leaves

I have actually finished 3 paintings in 24 hours! Unbelievable!
Here's no. 3 for the Autumn theme-ish thingy
Not talking much lately...trying to get busy.

I'll write something in my head to post later. (As if you could tell)

Have a great evening.

A perfect pile of leaves...diversity in nature!

I was out on the deck, puppies sniffing around the yard, just checking out the beautiful fall day, and at my feet I spotted a perfect little pile of leaves. So naturally, I painted them!

I thought the wood would be much harder to paint, but since I've been working a bit with painting wood grains, the leaves turned out to be more of a challenge.

Medium: Watercolor on 140# stock
Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

There's so much diversity in nature. Hmmmm.
A great thing happened this week...

Change is good in leaves. Without it, we would miss so much of the beauty of our world with the constant reminders of the evolution of a season. The old leaves take their bow and proudly cascade down to make way for the new. Nature renews itself in a natural cycle, and the young buds appreciate the contribution that the old leaves made to the tree, but it is, after all, the most important task of the old leaves to retreat in order to fulfill the promises to their future generations of leaves. And, of course, we must remember that the cycle of the leaf is completely dependent upon the strength of the foundation that forges it's growth...good roots!

Ok, what I meant was, "YIPPEE!! OBAMA Won!!"

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yet another piece of art given away!

This one's called "Haunted Pumkin". I painted it for a swap. It's the October theme week "In the shadows" - Ebay ACEO Groups. This one's going to Italy. I hope I don't scare her..Do they carve pumpkins in Europe? Can anyone verify that there is more going on over besides the masquerades? (which are kinda creepy, right?)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Beautiful day to vote!

A picture perfect day in Georgia! A great day to vote!

It's a beautiful sunny 70 degree afternoon in our tiny north Atlanta suburb of Acworth. I took this photo around 2:15 pm today.

There was no wait at the Beachhouse (my local polling place), although waiting would have been a pleasure, since the view here is gorgeous!

I should have worn a bikini under my sweatshirt and transitioned to some sand afterwards!


Monday, November 3, 2008


Boy do these costumes fit the personality!!!

Things to Ponder

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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