Sunday, February 26, 2006

Illustration Friday -- Tea

Here is my submission for this week.
This is my hand holding a cup of tea.
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Flashback: 1993

Slowly, I am planning on posting my artwork that I did when I was younger. I hope this will inspire me to do new work.

This piece was done back in 1993 with some of my sister's oil paints. It is the first and only oil painting I ever did. Not sure why, but I never went back to that medium.

Hope you enjoy and keep coming back to see what additional pieces (both new and old) I have posted. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sooner or Later it would happen... I was Tagged!

I come home from work the other day and my wife tells me that I have been tagged. "So what does this mean to me," I ask? "Well, there is a topic and you need to answer it with a list. Easy as that," she replied. Below are my lists. The lists are not in order of preference, but rather a simple listing.

Seven things to do before I die:
1. travel abroad
2. see a summer Olympics game
3. Illustrate one of Cathie's books
4. have perfect vision w/o glasses or contacts
5. sell a piece of artwork
6. see my sons as adults
7. drive a race car

Seven Things I cannot do:
1. Drive fast (did you know that it is a law and the police will pull you over and give you a ticket?)
2. roll my tongue
3. get paint to stay on our front porch (it keeps peeling :( )
4. Stop drinking coffee in the mornings
5. stop being obsessed with audio/video equipment
6. go to bed at a reasonable time on the weekends
7. get the food processor to not spill all over the place while in use

Seven things that attract me to my mate:
1. I'm a sucker for short hair :)
2. Awesome writer
3. Absolutely beautiful
4. Supportive
5. Honest
6. Funny
7. Great conversationalist (I love our late night discussions, which sometimes turn into heated debates, but other times its just a sharing of ideas)

Seven Books I love:
1. Hackers by Steven Levy
2. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
3. Desperation by Stephen King
4. Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
5. The Regulators by Stephen King
6. Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism by Dan Verton
7. Any John Douglas True Crime, FBI Profiler book

Seven things I say:
1. Roger
2. Roger that
3. Roger that, Rampart
4. Fabtabulous
5. Hey, Buddy
6. Love to love you, baby
7. This program doesn't look likes its in HD (When I know full well that Cathie did not put the High Definition version of the TV program we are watching, particularly American Idol and The Office)

Seven Movies I've loved:
1. The Usual Suspects
2. Office Space
3. Bad Boys I & II
4. Meet the Fockers
5. Casino
6. Fight Club
7. And how can I forget that SWEEEEET movie, Napoleon Dynamite

Seven People to Tag:
1. Since I do not know anyone online, I cannot answer this one.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Snow Sculpture

It snowed here this past weekend, so my son and I went out to play. The snow was perfect packing snow, so I went to work on a snowman.

The body of the snowman is snow, the hair is grass, the eyes are concrete chunks, the nose is a childs plastic toy, the arms are sticks, and the mouth is made of stone chips from our driveway. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Illustration Friday -- Simple

So, with Sharpies in hand, I chose my design for this week's Illustration Friday -- Simple.

I think I nailed it! Posted by Picasa