Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend Sketches

A few skeleton heads to start the week right.

I've been playing with the samhain/ end of the world idea.  Any favorites? 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Getting too green?

The new piece is getting a bit too cheerful for my liking, but it still has a ways to go. I will have to think about what it needs.

See? Even the dang dead tree in the background on the right looks happy.


"Who designed this place? The guy who designed the titanic?"

~From the movie Alien Tornado, when it was discovered they had to go onto the roof to put diesel in the generator... during an tornado outbreak caused by aliens.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Elko City Scape, Pt2

It was a strange night for the sunset. And there was dry lightning as well.

Weird thing in this photo (above)...  It looks like there is a car coming the other direction, only I am sure there were no other cars on the road right then... unless it turned down a drive way and I didn't see it?

Kind of looks like a road to take...

Arbor Day

Hasten, children, black and white-
Celebrate the yearly rite.
Every pupil plant a tree:
It will grow some day to be
Big and strong enough to bear
A School Director hanging there.

~Ambrose Bierce

Monday, April 16, 2012

Interesting Blog to Check Out

Whenever I travel I love finding interesting urban magazines.  They really can be their own experience, as though you are transported to New York City for a quick walk through SOHO on a nice summer evening. For awhile I was into "Tank" which is a uk mag (tagline: elitism for all)- but reading it online is kind of a chore.

Anyway,  found a magazine called "I like my style", a completely user based magazine with... well actually decent style from people all over the world. And normal style too. I mean, you could wear something similar if you were so disposed.

Note that not all people are included in the magazine. I have not seen anyone resembling the grown woman I saw a few month back in the Salt Lake City airport walking around during the day in pajamas. For me, this is a very good edit. Seriously? Not even sweat pants? You do know that pajamas are not lined, and thus... never mind.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Continuing onward- Sketching

Well, I got a bit further on the painting. It's going to be a slow one all right, layer after layer in the background. I hope it ends up looking aok.

Lot's of walking this weekend too. It's great to get out and enjoy the outdoors. And going away party for a friend. Good lord this town in transient.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

A long drive for me on Friday the 13th... I really expect nothing unusual to happen. It's a pretty morning so far; another snow storm expected this afternoon so may have to spend the night in SLC. Other than that, life is what you make of it, eh?


Magic doesn't work in this new place.
Native poetry has lost rhythm and rhyme,
Familiar food is labeled a curiosity,
And hostile stares replace familial love.
To be an immigrant
Is to be solitary in the midst of millions.

Deng Ming-Dao

Thursday, April 12, 2012


This piece is about going deep within to restore yourself. It came from thinking about what goes into recovering from a brain injury; but I think applies outside of that.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sketching- I-80

I just did this drive yesterday, and saw the sketch- and it looks the same a year later. Kind of funny. This is between Battle Mountain and Winnemucca.

I don't know why this photo came out so poorly.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Baroque... again

One of the things about baroque art that is a bit interesting is the focus on biblical stories. Artists seem to get fascinated with one, then bring it to life on the canvas.

I starting thinking about how this might apply to me- what literature would I feel inspired to do as art. And it turns out, I'm a bit dark. H.P Lovecraft anyone? Edgar Allan Poe? Ambrose Bierce? I think when I finish my current piece, ahoy, let's see what strange imagery we can fall into.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lovely, Sunny Day

What a nice, sunny weekend. I thought the looping of the wires in the setting sun was really neat looking. Although, I suppose this qualifies in that category of... "is this art?"

Thursday, April 5, 2012


This is that baroque-not-really piece I'm working on. It at least has a pretty feeling so far.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crazy Dry

Boy is it ever dry to the bone around here. Normally there is at least a little spring run off, but not this year. It makes the trails dusty, and rather than seeing lizards and snakes and weird bugs and burrowing owls- just jack rabbits.

I take long walks, looking for inspiration. Mostly it's just dry.


This one is another Picasso, but I need to inspiration today!

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an exorable, indisputable law.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I keep trying to get this piece to work on a blog, and it doesn't work. The orange is too vibrant, so when it converts to jpg it drops it down.

This piece is about wanting to be someplace warm and sunny right now! It is about the beach on a hot summer day... peaking through the screen to the ocean, while taking a nap.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Going for Baroque

I started working a piece that will take me a bit to complete, it's quite a lot more fussy and detailed than the usual. I put together several photos from Lamoille last year to help with the design.  It is quite a beautiful canyon.