Monday, August 31, 2009
I still need to do an illo for Illustration Friday - the word of the week is Magnify...what to do? Nervous this week because school starts for Kelly on Wednesday, perhaps my fears are magnified by the dramas of kindergarten last year.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I seem to remember that the original painting (shown below) didn't generate a ton of bids; it is rather a narrow niche - tarot reading Dachshunds. Still, it might make a fun greeting card to re-create with a lab or some generic dog, or maybe a cat or llama? While browsing in my old files for the scanned, finished painting I was amazed at the hundreds of paintings I've sold on eBay over the years. Considering that my take-home on Cafe press is now under $50 month since their commission re-structure (yes - ouch) I might be doing a lot more originals to sell in the near future. I imagine that after 6 years of being self-employed the time to work for someone else again may be here. Maybe a fortune telling weiner dog could look in a crystal ball and see where my art is going to lead me next.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Fabulous Tiki Dean, who says he'll wear Lederhosen next year, if we don't opt for kilts instead.
Kelly - I don't know if she's pretending to be a moose or what, but clearly she's having a good time.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The other two are also from my all-media sketchbook. The first is a mermaid hugging a fish:
The second is a woman in braids. Both are watercolor and ink.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I've put together two videos of the event, taken with my little Flip camcorder. Check them out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqiP5dZcUYs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRhIL9T9yOs.
Anyhow, as tonight is the actual DOB, we're contemplating our favorite local casino, the Tulalip. Unfortunately, our favorite local cover band, The Afrodisiacs/Spazmatics (http://www.afrospaz.com/index.html) won't be playing.