Sunday, November 9, 2008


another meeting, another sketch... I doodle as I process information ;0) todays is squirrel-like creatures. Not much more to say about it, it kinda speeks for itself wouldn't ya say. ha! Actually I can say that this is a crop, the rest had some of those crazy owls- I might share that later.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

owl scribblins'

gee, it has been a while since I have posted anything but I have something that I doodled out during a meeting at work, hee hee, actually I was totally paying full attention and sketching at the same time so it's all good!! I hope it is obvious that these are a bunch of owls, (so trendy huh?) I was doing owls and chickens and the owls were so much cooler! Also, I have an owl or actually I believe owl-s (plural) in my backyard that I always have to keep an eye on to make sure they don't fly off with my chihuahua as a snack. Amazing creatures!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

softee posters

I did a couple of Softee posters for some recent shows. It is cool to be in a band because then you get to design posters for the shows and there is absolutely NO direction and you can do whatever you want!! It's also cool being in a band with 4 illustrator/designers because we all take turns doing stuff for merch and promotion. I will dig up some more of this stuff later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

olde tymers

this is something of a continuation from my last blog, I went to this huge flea market in Sparks and they had all sorts of "trash" or "treasures" depending on how you want to look at it, I saw both for sure and I flexed all sorts of personal urge control from buying all sorts of stuff. I do love old stuff, it is so unique and it has a patina and I love to think of who first had it or where it has been over time or who has cherished this thing or of course who had it and is now dead (I can be a teensy bit morbid, what can I say) it is fascinating to me. I guess that kinda leads me into this post, I came across a bunch of old photos and I love just to look at them and picture those people as if they were living today and see what they are wearing and see if they look weathered and stuff like that... anyway I came across this couple, aren't they a pair?? I have to say that if the woman wasn't wearing a dress I might think they were 2 dudes and check out those hands! WOW, them are big for lady hands!! Look at the his coat and how it is buttoned, all the little details. I wonder if these two had been married for years and raised tons of children and livestock and worked the land and finally saved up enough for one of them fancy portraits like folk in the big city get.

Monday, September 1, 2008

SPARKS big fat flea market

This weekend I went with my friend Donna to a mega huge flea market: here is the description-

SPARKS - - 1st SUNDAY-Road and K-7 Hwy. Seasonal market, Sparks Flea Market. 290th Sunday in may and the three preceding days. Also held in mid July, Labor Day weekend and a 5 day show late in fall. Call for specific dates. Free adm & ample parking. Indoor and outdoor market. Market is strong on quality antiques, collectibles, and antique furniture. Lots of great collectible/smalls spreads here along with many high grade quality dealers that set excellent booths. Approx 4-500 dealers.

I saw some pretty crazy stuff, unfortunately my camera battery was dying so I didn't get a lot of photos. There was plenty of "awesomely gross" things like this wolf and owl duo, the gross factor is just how dirty these things were, ewww. There were tons of vendors and they had some interesting set ups, some stuff was under canopys or umbrellas or in some funky old beat up houses or old store buildings, but my all time fave was in a super creepy mobile home. It was just as cool to see the insides of these places as to browse through all the stuff. Next time I will have my camera charged for sure. I scored a great buy! I got a danish modern bench for ok ready, $10 friggin dollars yeah, crazy, the guy who had it said he didn't want to haul it back. Sure it needs LOTS of love but it is sturdy and all I need to do is sand it down, refinish it and make some cushions, considering I got it for 10 bucks that isn't bad!!! I think I want to have it in my basement in my screenprint studio, since it is a wooden frame it won't pick up any of that basement funk. It was the only "modern" thing I saw there, I had to rescue it! I took a only a couple of other pics and I will post those too. The crazy baby heads are a picture for my friend flora and the johnny walker pic is for my friend Mimi, I thought of them when I saw this stuff. The wolf, i'm posting that twice, just look at his plastic face sewn onto that dirty plush body, ha, and that dirty little owl pal of his.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the UN-usual suspects

I'm not sure what I am gonna do with these guys but I am gonna take them further. I will probably do the crazy owl man in a suit with boots first, it should be interesting. Something off of the friggin computer! I use it all day at work and I have to do vector stuff all the time, soooooo clean!

2 color pups

Awww, look it's some frolicking chihuahuas in the garden. I'm not sure about the colors yet but here is a clean layout .