Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

IF - Strong

I created this for a physical trainer's website. He's a very strong pigeon.

You can see my other animals working out at website.

Friday, August 21, 2009

IF - Caution

"Use of caution is advised if you don't want to get caught playing illegal dice games in the back alley."

Here's a drawing I did for a series called "Bunnies gone Bad" This one didn't make the clients cut, but I quite like it, perhaps I will revisit taking this one to full paint.

Friday, June 26, 2009

IF - Worn

Here's my entry for Illustration Friday this week, "Worn". This piece is called, "Dressing room" or "Rabbit Boudior".

Friday, June 19, 2009

IF - Drifting

Well, after a long Ill. Friday Hiatus, I thought I'd jump back in again with this. This depicts Gloria and Roxie, my Guinea Pigs, Drifting around California with their backpacks. This was really a last summer image, as this spring, sadly Roxie has gone to the big hay pile in the sky. Gloria is staying home during my summer vacation this year, to sit in her rocking chair and knaw on carrot sticks. But life was good in those rambling days.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

IF - Theatre

Here's my offering for Theatre. This was done for SWAN day 2008, Support women artist's NOW!

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Here's another of my Tarot Card series, the High Priestess with her talisman, the "Scroll of Secrets".

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Bunny-Licious! Easter show with new bunny art

My new bunny art is available for viewing and purchase at really low prices in the fantabulous and fanciful downstairs gallery at Eclectix in El Cerrito! Stop in and find interesting art books, wild jewelry and cool accessories, vintage cloths and wacky art - She's got it all over there! Our opening party was fun, but the show is running through the month and especially fun for Easter weekend! Get on in there and check it out, all new art not yet available anywhere else!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

sick piggies! Oh no.

Both my little guinea pig models have gotten ill recently. I'm doting over them and they have both pulled themselves out of it for now, but it's making me think it's time to do some portraiture of my two little girls while everyone's still spunky and bouncy - Stay tuned for some new painted portraiture of my Gloria and Roxie.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

IF - Legendary

Along for the ride in the search for the legendary Oceana (the mermaid), Olaf the sailor, Fish and Fishy, Squirt the dolphin, and Dr Phineus.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The book is out!

How to Make a Boring Subject Interesting : 52 ways even a nerd can be heard, by Geni Whitehouse. Geni is a wonderful presenter, and not nearly as nerdy as she thinks she is. I did some illustrations for her book, which has great points and simple instructions on how to entertain an audience while making a dull subject fascinating. My simple line art is presented in this copy of the book, and more illustrations will be in the second printing. Get it now on Amazon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here's a drawing I did a while back for a tenative book project I was playing around with.
This year again I'm revisiting the idea of doing a graphic novel style book, or a book with color and black and white illustrations. Just getting back into writing and drawing is an interesting time.
Wish It was easier to pull away from all my day jobs and get into creation time, but I manage somehow. March promises 12 new paintings for a show in El Cerrito, some small works for City Art and Artist's Xchange, and a big poster for the TV of Tomorrow trade show.

Monday, February 16, 2009

How to make a boring subject interesting

A new illustration for Geni Whitehouse's book, "How to make a boring subject interesting, 52 ways even a nerd can be heard."

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

IF Time

Ok so I'm late this week, but here it is, "Time" to get up!
I'm down in my family home in LA so "Time" got the best of me and I didn't get this up by Friday.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Etsy Stalker Guinea Pig Picks

I've been mentioned on Esty Stalker's Guinea Pig Pick Page, what an honor! Curator Beatrice has picked my Framed Limited Edition Print of my painting, "Guinea Pigs Bowling" for an honorary mention, along with some other fantastic hand made guinea pig items. I think I may have to purchase one of them, I love these Hand made Guinea pig stuffed animals! Thanks Beatrice and Etsy Stalker!
By the way, this original painting is still in my studio unsold, and I'm offering it for just $200.00. It is on Canvas at 12"x12" in Acrylic. Or you can by a print in a frame at 5"x5" for just $35.00 in my etsy shop. Link is to the right.

"Tickle Torture"

Just digging through all my older paintings and found this one from the February Erotic Art show in 2004. So here you go, this is my idea of eroticism. Shheeesh.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday, Flawed

Can you find the flaw in this extra special sad horse? It's not easy to see at first.
I think it's actually his greatest asset.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

IF - Climbing

Here is my Fool card in the Tarot Deck I'm still working on, it's the only character in my collection I could find that is "Climbing" with his faithful friend the bird, high up on the cliffs.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pigeon Noir

Just watched "Murder my Sweet" with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe last week. I'd only seen him in the Busby Berkeley stuff, so it was a shock to see him hard boiled. I kept expecting him to burst into a love song and dance off. In honor of the San Francisco Noir Festival at the Castro Theatre, and my own love of the genre, particularly Raymond Chandler novels and the like, I'm creating a mini comic series about Pigeon detectives and reporters, set in the 1930's. Here are my main characters, Phil and Jake.

Friday, January 16, 2009

This ink drawing is done for a book of tips for professionals on how to give presentations. The theme is "Cold".

IF - "Pale"

My entry for the topic "Pale" on Illustration
Also, one of my first topical
 with a caption.

Friday, January 09, 2009

IF - "Contained"

"Contained". Use the word in a sentence.
"The Elephant is contained by the newsstand."

On the subject of Lazy, a favorite book of mine,

Highly Recommended reading for creative people!

The Lazy Person's Guide to Success, changed my life! Well, not really, but I found it right when I decided that I was going to "work" part time in order to support my other real work, creative work, which I do in all the time I'm not "working" for the man. or woman.

So this little Gem just affirmed all my previously held ideals, and gave me numerous valuable tips for how to accomplish my goals. I devoured this book upon starting my freelance career, and gave a copy to some friends. Now I use it as a kind of daily affermation book. It reminds me of my credo that life is too short to be miserable all the time.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cow Tricks

A little line drawing to tickle the funny bones.

The Duke Fightmaster Show

I accidentally stumbled upon this Awsome Website - weekly Talk-Variety show, hosted by an old aquaintance, Duke Fightmaster. He and his lovely wife Lesley moved to Laguna Beach several years ago, from SF where I knew them before they even started dating. I recall an old roomate of Mrs. F. said of them when they first got together "They are in her room all the time, just sitting on the bed, SINGING!" Well, looks like they are still doing that, and lots more. They appear to be having a ball and constantly creating. Kudos guys!
So I thought I'd feature a link to the show, as it's the perfect place for the lazy to avoid work.
The Show

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year, New Resolutions

Ah yes, a new day has dawned. Time to get my ass in gear and make my mark on the world and the page, yes, I'm going to do everything on that list this year, I'm going to, "Yawn", where's my coffee, um gotta find those keys, um what was I doing in here? Oh yea, the list so I think I'll just rest for a minute, zzzzzzzzzzz.