Wednesday, July 28, 2010


One of my favorite songs, from the New Radicals,

Fly high
What's real can't die
You only get what you give

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


sorry but a few people asked what happened....

Monday, July 26, 2010


Yesterday I was talking to a young lady about carrying a sketch book around. She rides the trolley quite a bit and I was telling her about some artists I know that draw subway people .. exclusively.

That evening while reading my Everyday Matters email I read a post that Suzanne Urban wrote about an artist named Marvin. He drew with a ball point pen and the article shows many of his subway sketches. He has some awesome drawings you can check out here:

Friday, July 23, 2010

TOOTH Issues

I haven't posted in a while due to horrible teeth issues:

When I looked at journal entries from earlier in the week I realized it started coming on around 4 days before I actually got help.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

R.I. P. Harvey Pekar

My favorite art news website reported that Harvey Pekar died Monday. He was one of my favorite autobiographical comic book writers. He was 70. The article is here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

seven eleven and seven twelve

Journal page

I worked on an old frame my daughter got rid of. It is metal and HAD hearts and flowers which I covered up with other metal things. the intention is to use it for my vw pictures. I am still working on it.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

morning paper

reading my morning paper

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Lydia Lane

My brother-in-law in Tennessee sent this to me today!!

I was pretty excited. I have always wanted a hurricane or street named AFTER me!

Monday, July 05, 2010

life drawing

I went to my friend's house for life drawing. There were only 3 of us but it was fun just the same. The model is also an artist so we had fun talking about art shows, techniques and materials. Too bad I didn't take some pictures of the other artist's work. One artist did pencil drawings from different angles and the other artist worked with oil crayons. Here is my work:
Oil on a 6x8 inch canvas panel
oil in a moleskine sketchbook

Sunday, July 04, 2010

airport people

sketching at the San Diego International Airport while waiting for my daughter. It was nice that people stayed still ... because they were um.. waiting.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

brisk walk in the park before life drawing

I took a brisk walk through Balboa Park today before arriving at the North Park Life Drawing group.