Sunday, December 30, 2018

A Michigan To Texas Birthday Wish 2018

Each year my friend Sandra gets photos from all her internet friends for her birthday. Hopefully, she gets a lot. This year I've sent along a photo of some clouds from a kayak excursion this past summer. The main cluster  looks kind of like a snail.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Season's Greetings

A little late in the day, but it still counts, right? A Happy Festivus to everyone.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


colored pencil on mat board

This here blue guy is Blinky (voiced by Kelsey Grammar) on Guillermo del Toro's The trollhunters. 
Super fun to draw, for sure.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Go Figure! Sketch Night At Rainy Day Art Supply

These were some of the better sketches from this past Saturday's live model sketch night at Rainy Day Art Supply. This time our model was Olivia Benton dressed as Catwoman and she did a great job putting up with us knuckleheads. Those knuckleheads, you ask? Well, they are some of the Detroit area's creative talents, such as Darin Palmer, Anne Garivaglia, Jay Fosgitt, Jim Anderson, Jay Shimko and our host, Kelly O'Hara, just to name a few (at least the ones that I know). It's a good setting, with friendly people and a good night out.

Rumor is... that a Klingon will be the next model.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Belle Isle Aquarium Holiday Stroll

Belle Isle's Holiday Stroll will take place tomorrow evening from 5-9. Stop on by the aquarium. The DIA and Pewabic Pottery will be on hand and there will be marshmallows to singe out front. That's where you can find me, helping to man the fire pits. Someone thought that having me around goo and fire would be a smart thing...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


I swear this guy had hair on his knuckles. Why do they all look the same? Does their inner moron seep out into a physical manifestation? I don't know, but anyways, this clueless simpleton was a split second away from his skeletal structure being seriously compromised by the front end of my jeep. He literally stepped out in front of me without even thinking of looking. I couldn't even break, that's how close I was. All I could do was swerve away, hoping that no other vehicle was coming in that direction. And his response, you ask? He stood in the street, again, without looking for cars and puffed out his arms with an angry 'didn't YOU see ME' type of expression. He did have his phone in hand, but hadn't yet put it to ear (which I'm assuming was as hairy as his knuckles), so he wasn't distracted by that. He just wasn't going to look at all. 

Future. Organ. Donor.

Here's a link as to the inspiration for these periodical updates on our societal condition.

Monday, December 3, 2018

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth?

Sanna emerging from her slumber inside a broken dinosaur egg. My childhood had wonderful imagery. And who knew about the fashionable hairstyles from these times?