Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shiver On The River 2015

Head on down to Belle Isle today for the annual Shiver On The River event. All the buildings will be open, including the aquarium and each will have their own thing going on. And, next year there will be a polar plunge charity event in the Detroit River for those brave enough.

And remember, you will need a day or year pass to get on the island, as it is a state park now.

Monday, January 5, 2015

George Stout

After reading The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel, I thought that someone should do a monument to the guy who saved millions of lost treasure looted by the Nazis during WWII. So, I did this sketch from a photo in the book (I liked his posture) and maybe I'll do a small sculpture of it. Walker Hancock should have a statue, as well.

Friday, January 2, 2015


This is one of those pesky ideas floating' around in me noggin.' Soon to be a painting, I think.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Michigan To Texas Birthday Wish 2014

Each year, my friend Sandra down in Texas gets a pic for her birthday from her internet pals and this year I chose a pic from my trip to Mammoth Cave this past September. It was a fun time squeezing through the rock passageways to get to the good stuff, like the one pictured above.

Happy Birthday, Sandra! Have a great day!

Monday, December 29, 2014


It seems so weird that I haven't run across too many of these Visigoths lately, but I did today. This choad and his wife were delightful. As we were walking across the parking lot of a diner on our way for lunch this car that had pulled in before us apparently bumped the car next to them setting off the alarm. They scurried in front of us and Tina made a comment as to how they didn't seem to mind doing what they did only wanting to get ahead of everyone else going into the diner. Well, they heard this and this rodent (why do they all look like rodents?) stared me down going in and while waiting to be seated. I think he was grinning his rodent grin even after sitting. I thought I was in junior high again for a moment. I will never understand people who do questionable acts and then when someone sees them doing said act they get cocky and childish.

I did like his patchwork beard kind of thing, though. It added to the rodent mentality.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas 2014

I wish you all the best this holiday season and for a great New Year! Stay safe and have a cool Yule.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Electric Eel Cartoon

In honor of the electric eel tank at the Belle Isle Aquarium being completed and the eels in their new home here is a cartoon that I did for a button design that was never used. The flowers were incorporated to tie in with the Conservatory next door. So yes, I can now add tankscaping to my repertoire.