Friday, December 23, 2011

sketchbook post with a seasons greeting

Here is just a quick sketchbook sketch with a Christmas Wish for everyone...Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

walk the dog.

do any of you remember the stupid invisible dog leashes? fess up, who of you remembers having, or worse yet, buying one at some fair or amusement park. I never did, but I confess, I wanted one...bad. My parents were to "wise" to spend money on such things. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

one quick one

here is a quick sketch to post before the whole week gets away from me.

Friday, October 07, 2011

sketches for a Friday.

This is a hard time of year for me...I always hate seeing the summer go. The weather turns cold, the days get shorter...time to hunker down for the winter. On the bright side, this is usually the time of year my creative juices get flowing...maybe it's because drawing and painting make me feel good and so as fall and winter set in, the studio time increases. here are a couple little sketches done recently.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

more sketches

here are a few more from the sketchbook...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


I've been trying to do better at keeping a sketchbook. I love to draw, and I doodle a lot, but always have been somewhat intimidated when drawing in a sketchbook...not sure why. Over the years I've given up trying to overcome this phobia and usually just draw on loose type paper. No intimidation there...if I don't like it, nothing lost. Then I look through other artist's sketchbooks and wish I could do nice stuff in a sketchbook. So, I'm trying agian...not really too impressed with my efforts yet, but the fact that I'm "on the horse again" is a small success in itself.

Monday, October 03, 2011

No September Post? Really?

It sure has been a while, I haven't gone a whole month without a post for a long time. I'm going to try harder to post more. Here is a little sketch to get October off to a better start...ah, cute little witch.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

old and simple

ok quick story...when I was at the car show a few weeks back, I talked to a guy at the swap meet section about locating an original vintage radio. He said he had one, that worked for 200!! I couldn't believe it...for an AM radio?? I only paid 450 for the whole I passed on that deal. Then a few days later, I saw this old piece of junk on ebay...looked like I could clean it up, but doubted that it would work...I was wrong. I cleaned it up and hooked up the wires, and to my worked. It sounds amazing for AM. Nothing like the simple vintage design of an old VW.

Now, to try to make this look like a illustration blog agian, here are some "church sketches" This is what I do so I can listen least that's what I tell the kids.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wasatch Classic 13

here is my 1962 bug...

For you few folks that have come to my blog for a long time know that I have a vintage VW obsession. I have posted pictures of my cars at car shows, and this weekend was our annual air-cooled car show. I started working on a '62 bug a few years back, but just as I started the restoration, I lost my job at the bug had to wait. I jumped back into it this spring and "finished" it enough to go to the show this year. I hadn't worked all the bugs out of it yet, so it was with some apprehension that I drove almost all the way to springville for the show. I was on University Ave, going about 35 when the unthinkable drivers-side rear wheele fell off!! Sparks flew and my heart skipped a few beats, but I skidded to a stop on the side of the road and some fellow vw guys stopped to help me out...I was able to jack the car up, track down my tire and all the lugs and put the tire back on...and limp the rest of the way to the show. The weather was great, the cars were cool and other than my little mishap, a very good day. Here are some pics.

Friday, July 01, 2011

scary 4th of July clown???

Don't ask, I have no idea how to explain this...

Have a happy and safe forth of July weekend everyone. Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Calle, livin the american dream!

Here are a couple more sketches...I liked the calle kid...dreamin of playing big time soccer some day.

Not sure what the princess is just happened, don't read anyting into it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

just more sketches.

not much time for anything these days..."just more sketches"

I got a freelance job for a magazine article today, so I'll get to take that all the way to a painted finish!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's been way too long!!

I've been busy doing a downstairs bathroom remodel. It's now done...maybe I'll post some pictures later...maybe not, it is afterall...just a bathroom.

Here are some quick doodels. I do plan on getting back to posting better stuff, just need to find some time and energy. Both in short supply these days.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Color for the weekend.

this isn't my usual look...but illustrator can be fun too. These are the first few pages of a phonics reader

Thursday, March 03, 2011


just another doodle...just drawing to draw. Drawing is like therapy for me...been that way all my life.

Friday, February 25, 2011

a couple sketches for the weekend.

here are a couple more doodles...not people I know, they just came out while sketching. have a great weekend everyone! Big snow storm headed our way for most of the weekend, hope you're weather is better!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

pig and an angry old guy

Here we have a "bango pig" on a barrel...not sure why. Also, a sharp dressed old guy. Two sketches just for fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Illustration Friday: Sweater

I thought I'd try to post something to make this look like an illustration blog again. I always feel guilty when I post photos because I know that's not what people come by to see. So, here is a quick post of a sketch I did today (during a meeting)...I put a sweater on him so I could sneak it into illustration friday on the very last day...hey, better late than never, right?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

florida vacation!

here is a picture of nancy at universal studios in front of the hogwarts castle
Nancy and I waiting for the kids in Dr Seuss land
whole familia posing in front to the train
excited to get in and see universal

whole family all dressed up for dinner

guys are...
not lookin' nearly as good as the girls!

lots of sun, food, and snorkeling in cocoa key... we should do this every winter!!
another shot of the kids on their way to dinner...lots of good food!

I would have been more excited to see this if I still had my silver pass...I miss my "get in free pass" it's a small fortune to get a family of six in these days!
We sure had a great time in florida...Orlando is pretty laid back...not exactly what I had pictured in my head. The weather lived up to our expectations...and we loved almost every minute we were there. It was hard to come home to the snow. Spring is just around the corner, right?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

it's been a while!

Sorry about the lack of posts...I just got back from Florida. I took my family on a vacation, and we had a good time. Warm weather, warm water and sun, sun sun. "Just what the doctor ordered." These few sketches were in a pile on my I scanned em in for something to post.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Illustration Friday: Resolution

Happy New Year everyone! Since I have such a hard time making and sticking with the resolutions I make for myself, I've decided to start making new years resolutions for others...mostly my kids. Hopefully they'll stick to my resolution to get along better with each other...I know they love each other, but man...sometimes it's hard to tell. Here are a few line illustrations of some kids having a hard time sharing...but it looks like they worked it out in the end. These were done for a phonics reader (like the similar post from several weeks ago) These were done in illustrator.