Sunday, July 31, 2005


Preparing for our Arizona road trip I pulled out the cooler for a quick sketch as my wife tapped her foot impatiently.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Power Lines

Drawn while getting my oil changed.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Water Bottles

Been using this a lot this summer preparing for my triathlons.

My trusty Nalgene wide-mouth.

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Oh, the summer barbeque...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Cannon Beach

The ocean was to rough and mushy for surfing. So, I sat down and drew this cabin.

I enjoyed a bagel at "Bagels by the Sea" in Seaside and drew this funky antique espresso machine. It had lots of pounded/dimpled copper and brass. Very detailed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sketch Hunter

A quote from Robert Henri as presented in "The Undressed Artist" by Peter Steinhart:

"The sketch hunter has delightful days of drifting about among people, in and out of the city, going anywhere, everywhere, stopping as long as he likes--no need to reach any point, moving in any direction following the call of interests. He moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook....He is looking for what he loves, he tries to capture it. It's found anywhere, everywhere. Those who are not hunters do not see these things. The hunter is learning to see and to understand--to enjoy.

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100 things about me

This was a CMP prompt recently.

1. I'm a dad.
2. I'm a husband.
3. I'm a brother.
4. I break dance.
5. I'm an engineer (No, not on trains).
6. I believe you can never have too many books.
7. I recently discovered 'zines' and can't get enough.
8. I've always wanted to make a blank book, even bought the kit from Dick Blick.
9. I started drawing at a young age and quit somewhere between 6th and 9th grade.
10. I just started drawing again a year or two ago.
11. My wife is an artist, great resource, and support.
12. I watch 'The Office' every week.
13. Ben Stiller is my favorite comedian.
14. Jim Gaffigan is a close second (Hot..pockets).
15. I do the Jumble and Sudoku puzzles in the paper every morning.
16. I surf.
17. Sea Lions are much scarier when they're 20 feet away.
18. Seals are cute, even 20 feet away.
19. I rock climb, well not for several years, but I miss it.
20. I've complete three sprint triathlons.
21. Most people would say I'm sarcastic.
22. Those people know me well.
23. Others would say I'm cocky.
24. I think I'm just confident.
25. According to my neighbors I'm the biggest 'kid' on the block.
26. I still climb trees.
27. I have a fast metabolism.
28. Most women hate me for this.
29. I enjoy doing yoga.
30. I'm shy around people I don't know.
31. I can be obnoxious around people I know really well.
32. I've never smoked.
33. I've never drank alcohol.
34. I like rap and hip hop.
35. I grew up in a small coastal town.
36. I worked at the bumper cars for three summers and spring breaks
37. You can never have too many backpacks.
38. I love being a dad.
39. In our birthing class I said I looked forward to answering lots of questions.
40. Be careful what you wish for.
41. I have grown my own tomatoes.
42. I like helping my neighbors.
43. I used to be a "neat freak"
44. Then I got three cats.
45. Then I got four dogs.
46. Then I had two kids.
47. Now cleaning is a luxury.
48. So is sleep.
49. I've vetoed getting a ferret.
50. Same goes for the parrot.
51. I used to collect pocket knives.
52. My first computer was an Apple IIe.
53. My second computer was a mac LC.
54. Now I'm a PC man.
55. I used to skateboard.
56. My hair has only been one other color than its natural color
57. The most holes I've had in my ears at one time is 3.
58. I have a tattoo designed by my wife and me.
59. Getting tattoos REALLY hurts!
60. I play basketball.
61. In high school I ran the high hurdles and triple jumped.
62. Early mornings are the best.
63. Better with hot coffee.
64. I'm not addicted to coffee, I could quit whenever I wanted.
65. I just don't want to quit.
66. I played the trumpet through high school.
67. I got in trouble for leaving my room during a band trip.
68. I'm a great friend.
69. I was a first born.
70. Cargo pants are cool – lots of pockets.
71. I really like my cell phone (Nokia 6682).
72. I'm really not a techno geek.
73. I just bought some Simple brand shoes.
74. The last book I read was 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley.
75. I love the fall.
76. Summer is pretty good too, when it’s not too hot.
77. I've driven over 3,000 miles round trip 5 times.
78. I think everyone should see the Grand Canyon.
79. Everyone should swim in the ocean once.
80. Sharks aren't as prevalent as the "media" would have you believe.
81. I was captain of my high school basketball and football teams.
82. I was the top male academically (6th overall).
83. My mom really does know best.
84. It took me 20 years to figure that out.
85. I enjoy long bike rides. Especially with lots of hills.
86. I have a masters degree.
87. I lived in London for over two months.
88. I worked at subway during grad school.
89. I was a sandwich artist (my shirt said so).
90. I've been to China.
91. I've visited Ireland.
92. I've been to Scotland.
93. I've also been to whales.
94. I've ridden from Seattle to Portland in one day (STP, 200 miles)
95. I'm very competitive.
96. I watched 90210 religiously.
97. I now have one cat and 3 dogs.
98. None of my cats have been eaten by any of my dogs.
99. I like rain, just not too much.
100. I want to visit Amsterdam.

What I'm Reading

by Elizabeth Royte

by Ernest Callenbach

by Hermann Hesse

by Eckhart Tolle

by Judith Levine

by Daniel Quinn

by John R. Stilgoe

by Bill Bryson

More New Zines (click images)

New Zines (click images)

by Aldous Huxley

by J.R.R. Tolkien

by Eric Schlosser

by Kalle Lasn

by Kate T. Williamson

by Kurt Vonnegut

by Eckhart Tolle

by Nathaniel Fick

by Danny Gregory