Monday, February 25, 2013

Frames for the cubs.

These guys needed some extra special frames to hug them.  I've been carrying around a stack of frames for the last couple of years and it's time to start utilizing them dangit.  So I slapped on some black paint, threw on some decorative swirls, cut the painted cub panels to fit, and glued those bad boys in - cubs and frames are fused together for life.  

Cub I

Cub II

Thursday, February 14, 2013

30 Sketches Project #5

30 Sketches Project V Day 1:  Purple Shell

And so it begins...another 30 Sketches Project has pulled out of the drive and hit the highway.  Cruise control has been set and Project Numero 5 is settling in for the journey.  If you would like to keep abreast of it's progress, I cordially invite you to visit

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Synonyms for nuts:  disturbed, bananas, bonkers, crazy (not to be confused with bat-shit crazy or ape-shit crazy of course), cuckoo, loco, insane, disturbed, mad, gone, demented, screwball, maniac, loopy, and off your rocker to name a few.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vulture Kings

So I'm sussing out this specimen business...trying to make connections...a little comparing...a little contrasting - good cop/bad cop kinda stuff but in a really nerdy art way when I stumbled on what I find a little bit fantastic.  

There is something I like about a drawing of two turkey vulture skins (that live out their lives tucked away in a drawer) done on butcherpaper (that was headed for the dumpster) surrounded in a gaudy golden too-expensive-for-me-to-buy-frame.  

Well guess what?  I OWN THIS DANG FRAME (I totally bought it a few years ago) AND THESE BEAUTIFUL VULTURES WILL NOW CALL IT HOME!  Just need to finalize some mark-making and scrape together some coin to have it properly put together.

Turkey Vulture Feet

Turkey Vulture Feet, pastel on butcherpaper, 12"x9", 2013