Here is just a quick sketchbook sketch with a Christmas Wish for everyone...Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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
Friday, October 07, 2011
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
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
Thursday, August 11, 2011
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 car...so 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 surprise...it 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 better...at least that's what I tell the kids.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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 Disney...so 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 happened....my 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
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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
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 family all dressed up for dinner
not lookin' nearly as good as the girls!
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
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 desk...so I scanned em in for something to post.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
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.