Friday, December 23, 2011


Here's the dog portrait.

It's Samson, the pit bull terrier.

In other irony, the company holiday card I designed and had printed will not be sent out this year. There was a frustrating moment with the label-printing, and the option of hand-addressing 350 cards was not discussed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Company Christmas Card

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Just got commissioned to do a dog portrait. So fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In The Works

A few tweaks to this and it will be ready to build. The client is pleased: "I had a vision in my head of something just like this, and it's so cool to see it actually up on my screen." Happy clients make the pixel-painting worth every second. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just Launched

Check it out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Here are a few before and after during photos. It'll look better next spring when my tulips, irises, and hollyhock come up around the shed and along the fence line.

You can't tell in the photos very well, but I made a nice little crushed gravel curvy path from the gate to the shed door. Then I laid the same gravel beneath the clothesline (never fear dropping a wet white T-shirt again!). And finally I put larger white rock around the base of the shed for trim and drainage. Where did I get this rock, you ask? From my roof! I had my 50-year old (literally!) gravel roof replaced with a TPO version, and opted to keep the rock. Boy, there's a lot of it. I'm not sure what to do with the rest. I guess I need to wheelbarrow it out behind the shed-screen fence, and get it off my patio, until I can think of something. Any bright ideas?


At long last I finally did something with the fabric I had printed. There's a reason it looks askew: I don't have an ironing board. I washed the fabric and hung it out to dry on the clothesline, where it got a wee bit stretched. I hung it out because it's cotton, and a beast to iron after leaving it in the dryer (and I always leave things in the dryer). So this is the best I could do without buying an ironing board. I don't know what my aversion to such a purchase is; every time I have to sew something I curse my not owning one. Maybe I'll just have to get one this weekend.

Anyway. I think this little space needs a colorful dot of a rug beneath the black door, and of course a swap-out of that gold doorknob on the stairwell to a silver one to match.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

In The Works

Leandra in Santa Fe

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In The Works

This is one of two possible home page designs for this client. I like the pink. Chicken put to use.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Lack of posts lately. It's all due to a broken wrist. But I'm getting pretty good with my left hand.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In The Works

Still has the FPO stock imagery. Ha.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Waiting for Paint to Dry

Sketched this on my kitchen chalkboard wall, waiting for the first coat to dry in the laundry area. Now what is he pointing to...?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Virtual Art Collection

If I had an art collection, this is what it would consist of.

Top to bottom: Late Shadows, Red Barn - Jeff Pugh; Beehive Square - Sunny Belliston Taylor; Untitled - Aimee Bonham; SE Alder And 44th, December - Michell Ramin; She Will Be Going/There Will Be Tears - Katy Kuhn; On Deck - Leah Giberson; Shimmer - Carol Hopper; Diagonal Ridge (drawing) - Wayne Theibaud; Runnin' Wild - Grant Speed

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Abstract 1

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I nabbed these little guys from the open desert — don't tell. :) Now they're blooming, growing and happy.

When things in my yard bloom (as opposed to shrivel and die, the other likely possibility), it reminds me to, just like in art, trust the process and persevere.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My First Book

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In The Works

For the nicest client in the entire world. :)

Sketch O' the Folks

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Street Painting Encore Day

Getting started...

All finished!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Design Direction to Move Forward With...

...will tweak from here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

How I Spent My Weekend

Thursday, March 31, 2011

This is incredible

Thread Drawing

In the Works...

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Tim

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I am submitting my application for a local Italian Street Painting festival. Hopefully there will be enough sponsors for me to have a square. My proposed subject is a pair of running shoes, against the red rocks of the local desert, with maybe some red dirt stuck to the soles.

I'll post pictures if I get into the festival. Keep your fingers crossed!

In The Works

Web site for a jewelry designer

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sewing Project Finished

Cushions recovered; pillows added in faux leather and glittery sequin black.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In the Works

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More In the Works...


...And After:

In the Works

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just Launched

Tres Agaves spirits and mixers. No, the client did not pay their bill in tequila. ;)

In the Works

...and almost finished.