Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Design Work

Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumn on Pine Mountain

I love this image.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

In the Works...

Web site design for an estate planning firm.

Friday, July 25, 2008

In The Works...

Web site encouraging voters to vote YES on SMART -- the proposed Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit system.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another happy client...

A site for a Realtor client launched today:

The client is very happy with it, although it does have a few things I need to go back in and refine. I think my favorite part is that the background says, very subtly, "So Happy!"

Monday, July 7, 2008

All's Fair in Art

The Fair's Fine Art Show was fantastic! I didn't win a ribbon, but, walking through the good-sized show, I noticed one thing that made me proud to be part of it: there wasn't one single "bad" piece of art there. Unlike other county fairs I've been to, where the artwork ranges from the pathetic to the divine, all the pieces in the show were divine. I think mine were the worst ones there, and I was a little embarassed seeing them hanging next to such fine works, but considering the show was fantastic, I was happy to be part of it.

I pick up my pieces today. That was fun!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I got accepted!

Both my drawings, "Gate Five View" and "Golden Gate," were accepted into the juried art show at the Marin County Fair!


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Two, more.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

In the works...


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Finished... I think.

Golden Gate

I think I'm finished. I might try to saturate some more color over on the right... Maybe...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Worst commercial song of all time

That stupid, annoying, obnoxious little ditty that plays behind the Prius "Yes" ad. The Prius is obnoxious enough. But adding that song lowers it to depths I didn't know existed.

Well, I ruined it.

That cute little drawing below? I ruined it. It's toast. I started over twice last night, and I think I'm going to start over a third -- and final! -- time this weekend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

In the Works: "Golden Gate"

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I've been checking out a lot of Jennifer Worsley's work lately. I love the moodiness of her work, but above all else I love her use of line.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Thursday, May 8, 2008

SSB: Print Ad

For the Jammy Awards publication

Just Launched:

"Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast."

I designed the interface, the boys created the content management administrator, and another happy client watched their new web site go live. :)

In love with this web site

If I ever have the misfortune to move back to the Beehive State, I would love the good fortune of working for Struck. They produce amazing work, with a sharp sense of humor and an attention to detail.

Even more detail (but still not enough...)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New comp for Interior Designer

Even more detail...

I'm thinkin' white mat, white frame. Or white mat, aluminum frame. Thoughts?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More detail...

...which you'd be able to see if I could ever hold the camera still.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gate Five View

So I have decided to create and submit a drawing for the Marin County Fair. Deadline is May 15th (framed) so I need to get a move on! Here's the piece I'm working on:
It's called 'Gate Five View.'

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Thursday Night w/Pencil

April 23, 2008
Midway through this one I realized I left my eraser and my sharpener way on the other side of the room. So the proportions are a little off, but hey. You gotta run what you brung.

April 22, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

30 Minutes A Day #23, 24, 25

(Proof that I can't concentrate during Gossip Girl)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sketchin' Out on a Saturday

30 Minutes A Day #22, April 12, 2008: Tilly, Timber, and the View.

Friday, April 11, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #21

April 11, 2008

Yes, I know I skipped #20. ;)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #19

April 8, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Thursday, April 3, 2008

(¯`·.,¸¸. · I love my job · .¸¸.·´¯)

In the works:
• An 8-panel brochure for a childrens' center
• An interactive collaborative for a rock band
• An ambient portfolio for an interior designer

30 Minutes a Day #18

April 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #17

April 1, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


30 Minutes a Day #16

March 31, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #15

March 30, 2008


U. Grant Speed's bronze sculpture in front of Dixie University's Fine Art Center

Growing up as a kid in Utah, I had the good fortune of being exposed to art -- real art -- at an early age. My best friend's dad was a bronze sculptor, and her mom was a painter, seamstress, crafter, and decorator. I loved wandering across the street from my house to theirs. I loved seeing the way photographs and paintings were arranged on the walls. I loved the smell of clay (and that old Xerox copier) in her dad's studio. Sometimes Grant would even let us play with the clay. Being that close to a working artist, especially one of Grant's caliber, cemented art in me for good.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #14

March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Design Work

It's my birthday!

Things it's taken me 34 years to learn:

1) There are no emergencies in rock and roll.

2) Don't let your fears, your insecurities, and an apprehension about the unknown keep you from your dreams.

3) Don't burn bridges.

4) Family is important; don't take it for granted.

5) When the chips are down, lean on your friends.

6) Work what you got.

7) An investment in yourself is always worth it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #13

March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #12

March 16, 2008
Reading Chair

This is my reading chair. My cup of hot tea chair. My magazine chair. Sometimes my TV watching chair, and almost always my legs-thrown-over-the-arm chair. I love this chair because it's asymmetrical -- and not just because I always sit in it lopsided, and have smashed the cushions in irregular ways. It has an Alice in Wonderland shape to it, and it's incredibly comfortable.
Everyone has to have a favorite chair.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #11

March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #10

March 15, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #9

March 14, 2008

First installment of a kind of impressionist drawing I'm working on called "Separate Ways."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #8

March 13, 2008

I'm bored with household objects. Thank goodness for daylight savings time. I'll try something with a broader range this weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #7

March 12, 2008

Today represents the first full week of drawing for 30 minutes every day. I wish the above image was a little better -- both a little better drawn, and a little better photographed -- as I'm not particularly proud of that drawing, but I am proud that I AM drawing, regularly. So far, so good. :)

The Other Three...

Urban, Health & Fitness, and Kids & Families