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

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Summer Camp

One of four themed layouts, rough draft.

30 Minutes a Day #6

March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #5

March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #4

March 9, 2008


I purchased a mobile from Alexander, and it's one of the most amazing pieces of artwork I have ever owned. Visit his site... These mobiles are twice as cool in real life, shipped immediately, and packaged with care.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #3

March 8, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

30 Minutes a Day #2

March 7, 2008


30 Minutes A Day

I'm starting a new program. I'm going to draw every day, for at least 30 minutes. The picture below represents day 1. As you can see, my drawing skills are rusty, and I'm anxious to get them back into shape. I'll post all drawing here -- even the bad ones -- to keep me honest and motivated. ;)
March 6, 2008