Monday, August 22, 2011

Time-lapse mural done back in May.
Media: spray paint, acrylic, and India ink.
Shot with my Nikon P100.
More info in YouTube description

Friday, February 25, 2011


Thursday, December 9, 2010


In 1598 Michel de Montaigne wrote:

"There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent."

Friday, December 3, 2010


"Unless you take big risks you are not going to learn a lot... the interesting things that happen in life involve precipices."

-Robert Storr, 11/19/10, Austin, TX

Friday, November 19, 2010


11/11/11... World War I ends on this day, in 1918. "At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month..."

Friday, November 5, 2010


"Olive oil has been more than mere food to the peoples of the Mediterranean: it has been medicinal, magical, an endless source of fascination and wonder and the fountain of great wealth and power. The olive tree, symbol of abundance, glory and peace, gave its leafy branches to crown the victorious in friendly games and bloody war, and the oil of its fruit has anointed the noblest of heads throughout history."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Magazine spread for Jane Yolen's "Chicken Parade."

watercolor, digital.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Had a little pumpkin carving session to get in the festive mood. Here's my buddha pumpkin

Friday, October 29, 2010


"Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up."

-Nina Garcia, Fashion Editor of Marie Claire as quoted in the New York Times

Friday, October 22, 2010


Eating and Drinking

The region that is home to Florence has one of the most versatile and varied-form cooking traditions in Italy, that we have already mentioned in our tourists’ guide to Tuscany. We are going to try and provide a more specific view, limiting ourselves to the city of Florence and the area immediately around it.

Florentine cooking is linked to a tradition of simple dishes prepared with genuine, tasty but plain ingredients, which has recently been reconsidered by the world of more sophisticated cuisine. Cereals, bread, vegetable and oil (which must be extra-virgin) are the basis of many recipes that just have to be tried in one of the many restaurants in Florence.

Simple foo
d, such as cannellini beans and other vaguely repulsive ingredients such as tripe and livers are transformed into pleasant, tasty dishes, served on both stalls and in local inns and also in luxury restaurants. We can therefore find: fagioli all'uccelletto (beans), boiled and then fried in oil and tomato sauce; trippa alla fiorentina, (tripe) covered in tomato and grated parmesan cheese; lampredotto, the darkest part of tripe, used for soups and risottos, but also liked by many locals as a filling for a sandwich; crostini toscani with liver paté. And the unforgettable "fiorentina" a cut of meat from the Chianina cow, famous worldwide, to be tried in any restaurant in Florence.

Friday, October 15, 2010


"October 8th, 1871. On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary,
gniting a 2-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages."

Friday, October 8, 2010


by Vernon Scannell

That one small boy with a face like pallid cheese
And burnt-out little eyes could make a blaze
As brazen, fierce and huge, as red and gold
And zany yellow as the one that spoiled
Three thousand guineas' worth of property
And crops at Godwin's Farm on Saturday
Is frightening---as fact and metaphor:
An ordinary match intended for
The lighting of a pipe or kitchen fire
Misused may set a whole menagerie
Of flame-fanged tigers roaring hungrily.
And frightening, too, that one small boy should set
The sky on fire and choke the stars to heat
Such skinny limbs and such a little heart
Which would have been content with one warm kiss
Had there been anyone to offer this.

Friday, October 1, 2010


"Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own."

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Friday, September 24, 2010


"God gives every bird his worm,
but He does not throw it into the nest."
-P. D. James

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FTF #2

"Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use."

-Charles Schulz

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Free Text Friday!

"The United States consumes 25% of all the world’s energy."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An (old) day out hunting

Ahh, how I miss those beautiful days of hunting wild beasts and creatures in the forest. I got very nostalgic when I dug up this old photo -it nearly brought a tear to my eye.

So, its been a while since I've uploaded any new stuff. Here's a little something new using some old work, a photo or two, and some Photoshop magic. I've got to get myself back into the swing of things. I'm actually going to Europe (Ireland and Scotland for a while) so maybe I'll get back into doing some more stuff when I return. No promises.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Illustration class greeting card project:

Japanese New Year (Shogatsu)
sumi ink, watercolor, digital color

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

free time photoshop proj

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Jumblies

-Illustration for Edward Lear's poem, "The Jumblies."

watercolor and ink

Thursday, February 18, 2010


scratchboard and digital color

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

FTF #12

"An empty mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

FTF #11

"I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives."

- Wm. Shakespeare in Two Gentlemen of Verona

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FTF #10

Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.