Monday, October 31, 2005


Text reads, "RAIN and wind are blowing fiercely. Great night for trick-or-treating. Eli is going to be Mr. Incredible, or Dash, depenging on when you ask him. The baby comes on Thursday...or sooner. WE are scheduled for Thursday induction though. Getting a little nervous now. How did the breathing go?"

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Morning Ritual

An illustrated example of my morning ritual. Feed the dogs, get the paper, make some eggs and coffee, do the jumble, get eli a juice box or milk.

Friday, October 28, 2005


Another sketch of my son napping. Faces are really hard for me. I really screwed up the lips. Or something. He's not a monkey, really. Oh, I'm starting to use some rubber stamps I just got.

The text reads, "Eli has been so loving and affectionate lately. He is such a sweet kid. He crashed on the couch tonight after a long day at grandma's. "Dad, you know what? What? I love you!" makes me feel so food. He doesn't look like a monkey (as I've drawn), but he does act like one."

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Toyota Prius

The text reads, "Well, slow day, thought I would get an oil change. This Toyota Prius hybrid was parked in front. Today I had time to draw it befre they took it away for service. It drove off with a silent whiiirr, due to the electric motor, instead of the grrowhooa of a gas engine. Pretty cool.

An older woman walking by with her dog just said by drawing was beautiful. Cool.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Baby Swing

Another visual journal type entry. This is in our baby room. It was Eli's. My wife is scheduled to be induced on November 3rd. We are getting anxious.

Monday, October 24, 2005


Draw while on a site in the industrial area of Northwest Portland. This excavator was next door on the Porland CSO project. Specifically, the Nicolai shaft. The project involves the construction of several of these hundred plus foot vertical shafts and severl large diameter tunnels.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Kitchen Counter

Not too original today. Just some of the things frequently found on our kitchen counter. At least in the morning when I usually draw.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Lunch Break SketchCrawl

Well, I haven't really drawn in public before, usually huddled in a corner or in my truck. On my way to grab a sandwhich I stopped to draw a few of things in Oregon City. A fountain down the street, Clackamas County Courthouse, an old motorcycle, and the Municipal elevator. They're pretty sloppy. I was nervous. When I was drawing the courthouse a guy came up and told me someone put it there just for me to appreciate/draw. When he walked by to return to his car he told me to keep having fun. Cool.


Bren has a fierce cold. As if it wasn't hard enough to breathe. There are balls of tissue all over.

Below that is one of my many stocking hats. Now that its fall, I get to wear one every day. Function or fashion statement? Both?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Getting Ready

If you can't read the text, either due to the size or the messiness, it says "Samantha is coming soon. Time to make sure we have enough tapes and a charged battery. I can't delieve the birth is so close. When do you call the hospital?"

My sketchbook is morphing into more of a visual journal now, which was always the intent. This sketchbook was supposed to be practice for my first moleskine.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kitchen Window

I took advantage of Eli's nap to draw the view from the kitchen window. Once I drew the window I thought it would be too busy to draw the view.

Eli Napping

This is another attempt at drawing people, specifically, my son Eli. He passed out on the couch during a lazy weekend. I think his feet should be bigger, but I was happy with the head and face.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Old Car

This was the car driven by one of the workers on a site I was at. The picture was drawn from a photo. I tried to get that dramatic front view. The grill should be proportionately bigger. Didnt' really turn out like I wanted.