Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Digging deep......

Working on a new page.... #journalplayground

Playing around with collage, water color, air brush and pen work. I'll post the final piece when I'm done.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Finding time to Doodle....

As of late, I've been stuck spending most of my time coloring in massive 9" x 11" pages in my journal of doodles. Which I really don't mind, but for me, the real cathartic aspect of my art life is doodling. With that said, I have spent the last few weeks digging up journaling techniques that are heavy of the doodle and light on the color.

First off I consulted my main information source which is The Artstronauts Club and found a major lead. Tracy Moore said he sometimes outlines a general shape in his journal and puts it aside for future sketching. Bingo! For some reason when I have a controlled space to work in, my true creativity flows. As pictured below.

Second I used Michael Nobbs suggestion of working just a few minutes each day and not feeling bogged down by the idea of finishing.

So with these two bits of information I've made a promise to create at least a little something each day and see where it takes me. And just fill up pages with doodles, rather than color.


Fresh beginnings....

My absence from this blog has allowed me to store up my creative energy and throw it at current journalism and digital projects I've been working on. Here are some of the fruits of my labor.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Fish Out of Water

"Fish Out of Water" is a piece that organically grew out of playing around with apps on my iPhone. My standard method is to manipulate photos that I have taken, but with this piece I worked with stock images found on Google. I used the iPhone app Mextures, Union, & Space Paint. Cheers!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cosmic Sailing....

I want to live where soul meets body, and let the sun wrap its arms around me. And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing and feel, feel what its like to be new. #comeflywithme

On the playground...

Oh the worlds we can create with just paper and pen. Diving back into my journal is proving to be the best medicine. Come along with me on this journey.... #sketch

Monday, December 1, 2014

Night Walk.....

When I'm overwhelmed, I take a walk. The night and the rhythm of my stride placing me in a place of calm. And in that place I can hear him. Calling to me. Communing with me. Embracing me. Healed and focused I can now brave the storm and clear the rain from my face......Glory to God! #honest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's Mac Tonight!!!!

Here are a few EPIC garage sale finds that my wife picked up for me. Enjoy....

First up we have a 1974 Fisher Price Alien figure...not really too sure about his history, but this figure was too sweet to pass up. I know his dome is a little foggy but give the guy a break he's over 40 years old.

Then we have Mac Tonight....enough said. :)

Then along came CLAWFUL. With his disproportionate claws and major over bite. I can see why this dude was a charter member of the EVIL WARRIORS. Red Lobster would love to have him as the dinner special...that right claw would be delicious. 

And adding to my budding VHS collection we have the animated Godzilla show from the late 90's. I wasn't a big fan of the show, but come on its King Kaiju you cant pass that up.

Well that all for now my faithful followers...see you in the future!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Still alive...just out in space!

The Space Adventures of Princess Unicorn and Her Faithful Servant Nutter Butter

Hello my fellow bloggers and followers. I wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that I'm still alive, just in hibernation storing up my energy for the coming Holiday season. But until my triumphant return to this site (hopefully soon) please enjoy the above photo I created of my two kiddos. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Slimer!

It is Halloween and all, so I figured it's time to share an amazing piece of Kids Meal history. Feast your eyes on the McDonald's Slimer Squeezer....

I recently acquired this little buddy in an amazing toy trade. The kind lady who sent this to my even included the original toy insert, which I immediately scanned in.

But wait there's more. 

For your viewing pleasure I videoed the process by which this slimy ghoul works. Allow me to demonstrate how Slimer spits in the face of his enemies.

Happy Halloween!!!!!