Thursday, September 23, 2010

Who loves Bubbles!

I love bubbles. I think everything is better with bubbles. Parties, garage sales, car lots, funerals, etc... My kids had a bubble machine a few years ago and I have to admit I miss that thing. It made any day better. I would often go outside, hang the bubble machine in a tree and just sit back and watch the wind. Here is an amazing video of some of the world's best bubbles.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Kid Can Draw This!

Its not everyday that I post something one of my kids have drawn, but I should. They draw so much and go through so much paper. I'm like most parents I guess when it comes to being proud of their creations and I try and bestow the proper amount of praise without overdoing it but really, my kids can draw. Most kids would prefer a new toy when asked but mine will often request new markers & paper. The recycling guys definitely get their moneys worth at our house on recycling day each week.

My sons favorite tool of choice are typically the Crayola brand markers that we're all familiar with but just the other day my eldest son who is seven started using a pencil. He said he was sketching. I think he must have heard me say that and saw that I was using a pencil to do it with so he was hold up in his room for over an hour hard at work on these robots. When I saw them I was very impressed by several things. For one, the simplicity of the lines. Look at how he used the empty spaces between the lines almost the way a comedian might use the pauses between jokes. Second, I love the confidence in his line work. I will often talk about this when I visit schools. Children are not afraid to mess up so their lines are bold and deliberate. It's usually around 4-7th grade that we as artists become more self conscious and afraid that our drawings will be less than good so we begin to draw lightly and without confidence. The third thing I like is how varied they are. He actually had names and descriptions for what each robot would do for us in the future. Can you find the the 3 headed flashlight? By the way, most of these are all remote control and do things like vacuum or cook our food.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wall Aquatic

Not long ago I painted this aquatic mural in the boys play room. I still have several fish to finish but summer kind of got in the way.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Recently watched Avatar again and thought it would be fun to see what my kids look like as Navi folk. Turns out they look really good. I'm looking in to a permanent version of each. :) Here's the before & after.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yard-scaping...Happy Birthday Pac-Man!

No, I was never a huge player of video games but I was listening to the radio recently and heard a story about Pac-Man turning 30 this year. I was also looking for something cool to do with my lawn. Who says mowing the lawn isn't fun!?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Watermelon Shark

Ahhh... the fourth of July.
Saw this online and took a stab at it. Turns out watermelons are much easier to carve than pumpkins. Invite me to your party so I can bring on of these.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's also a miniature ex-circus pony. Don't let her good looks fool you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weird Fish part 2

I've heard and read that we've only explored about 5% of the oceans on this planet. Every time they take one of those deep diving subs down for exploring they find lots of new types of sea life. Here are a few more in my never ending doodle sessions of weird fish. If you have any name suggestions for these please let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Funny Bunnies

If the Easter Bunny were to call in sick I would imagine some of the back up bunnies might look like this. Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Blob Paintings Available

I've always liked art. I started buying art several years ago and happened to meet and become friends with Billy aka Billy Blob. He had moved to Kansas City a few years earlier from California. His wife is named Venus and they have several dogs, a cool bird named Emmy and maybe a monkey by now. ? Billy works for himself building websites and doing some amazing animation for people about 99% of the time. The other 1% of the time he paints. He's very particular what he paints and he destroys about 3 out of every 5 he starts. (very sad) Many years from now all of his work will hang in famous museums around the world. The paintings will have been purchased from private individuals and collectors for much more than what they bought them for making them extremely wealthy people. These people will retire to french manors or tropical islands and live out their remaining years with big smiles on their faces knowing that theirs or their parents investment in art back in 2010 made it all possible. All this to say; Billy has a new collection of original, affordable and subjectively beautiful paintings for sale. Hurry though! He doesn't make many and they usually don't last long. I've included a few samples here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Reader

I know a girl who loves to read,
her name is Paula Kay.
She's read so many books,
about a million, so they say.
She's read her head so full of words
its true, I have no doubt.
For if she fell and cracked her head,
a million words would fall out.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Monster Closet

There are no skeletons in my closet.
Only monsters for me.
I keep them locked up,
so that no one can see.
There's a Wallup from grade school,
I've known him the longest.
And a red-bellied Doo-Hickey,
he's perpetually jaundiced.
There's a Shiver-Me-Timber,
who thinks he's all that.
And a blue Yokumstretcher
with the tail of a rat.
An Envy Pretendie.
A Holleyblog too.
A vegetarian Kattywompus,
he's fairly new.
And way in the back
stands Fuzzy McTott.
He looks really mean
but he's actually not.
So be on the lookout
for a monster or four.
Then give me a call 'cause
I have room for more.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stinky Grandma

My friend and co-worker recently started eating garlic to boost his immune system. It lasted about 3 weeks. He felt like it was causing him to stink up the place although I honestly never experienced his garlic aroma it did inspire this cartoon. Thanks JC!

Monday, March 15, 2010


A good friend encouraged me to make a strip a while back so I took some real life experiences and sketched them. I recently inked and colored these. Why opossums? Can't really say, I don't necessarily love opossums but didn't want to do people or dogs & cats.