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Saturday, November 18, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is Thanksgiving. "Thanksgiving" was painted with acrylics on a piece of canvas paper. I had some trouble getting a decent scan of the painting.

This was supposed to be a picture of a tofurky, (What I'll be eating this Thanksgiving.) but it looks more like a turkey hiding in some tofu. Maybe the turkey figured no one would be eating tofu on Thanksgiving and thought that would be the safest place to hide.

Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha... ahem.

Want to tell me what you're thankful for? Want to leave me some love?

Saturday, November 11, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is clear. "Clear" was drawn on a piece of multi-purpose copy paper with a Faber-Castle 3-H Pencil and then inked in with my Gel-Roller. I drew this illustration in about an hour. I had the idea early on Friday morning, but I didn’t get a chance to sit down and draw until tonight.

I guess I had the recent mid-term elections on my mind when I got this idea, so it probably won't make any sense unless you live in the states. If you don’t get the joke just leave me some love and tell me what a pretty donkey that is.

Yes, it's a donkey.

A brief interlude... I had trouble sleeping last night, so I colored my illustration. Cool huh? Which version do you like better?

Did you vote in the last election? Do you want to leave me some love?

Friday, November 03, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is smoke. "Smoke" was drawn on a scrap of multi-purpose copy paper with a Faber-Castle 3-H pencil, then inked in with a Gel-Roller and colored in Photoshop.

Tom, the silly bird, thought he could escape the annual massacre by hiding in the icehouse for the holiday season. Now he is a cold turkey.


Cold turkey is also the way I quit smoking and why this illustration is titled "Smoke".

Do you ever act like a silly bird? Do you want to leave me some love?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Gorge

This is another attempt at using acrylics. It's a painting of the Columbia Gorge at night. The image didn't scan very well and the picture looks much better in person. If you don't believe me, come on over and I'll prove it.

Several years ago I wanted to disappear, so I got a job as the night auditor at a hotel that sat right on the river in the Gorge. Most nights when things went smoothly I could finish all my work in two hours, leaving me six hours to read, write, think, wander the halls of the hotel, or sit on the back deck smoking cigarettes looking at the Gorge.

I spent many a night on that deck smoking and thinking. I even saw the aurora borealis a couple times out there. I never did disappear, but I did quit smoking eventually.

This picture is not the view from the hotel, just the way the Gorge looks in my head.

Have you ever tried to disappear? Have you left any love lately?