Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Meat Processing

This building housed a meat processing operation a long time ago. I was working on site so took a little time to sketch it.

Monday, November 28, 2005


I've always been intimidated by faces, worried they wouldn't turn out right. Can't get better if you don't practice though. At least these do resemble faces.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Draw Stuff


Hands are hard to draw. Notice the crazily thick middle finger. It made the text easier to fit in.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Down Time

Drew these from an arrangement sent to my wife following the birth of our daughter.

The kitchen window sill again.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Time for the Little Things

Being home with a new baby has allowed me the time for all the little things I'm too hurried to normally worry about. There is the obvious of caring for my family. Sure, I've caught up on some reading, done a bit of drawing. But I'm talking about things like keeping my unibrow plucked and nose hairs short, even flossing has become less of a chore. Huh. Maybe it's the sleep deprivation.

Monday, November 14, 2005

First Spam Post

Yeah. I just received my first spam post. I have arrived. Time to activate 'word verification'.

Moving Right Along

Things are moving right along. After a weekend of blood test related to a mild case of jaundice we are starting to develop a rouding.

Finding time to read and draw has been a challenge. Easier now while I'm not working though. Both are done in short bursts. Most completed at an early hour when my only company is the dogs.

Most of the big leaves have fallen (lower left). But not the small red ones (lower right).

My mom came over and helpped get the yard cleaned up and dig up the dahlia bulbs for the season. Waited a little too long, some were already rotting. Earlier next year.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

We're home

Baby items are accumulating everywhere. This is the often used magical bouncy chair. I am hesitating installing batteries which will lead to music and vibration.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Scanning and Posting

Can someone help me? I'm trying to figure out the best way to scan and post images to this blog. I draw strictly in black pen and ink. I usually scan by 8.5 x 5.5 sketch book pages at work in black and white at 300 dpi. Before posting them to my blog I reduce the image to 72 dpi while keeping the 8.5 x 5.5 dimensions. They look fine if you view the full image (by clicking on the image in the post) but they look a little odd as displayed in the post when they're reduces in size.

What do you think? Do the images look o.k. to you? How do you transfer images from sketch book to your blog? All suggestions are welcomed.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Hopefully we will be leaving the hospital today. Both bren's bed and the cot I slept on are terribly uncomfortable. We want to get home to our own beds and routine. Yeah, we are leaving at 5 pm.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Medicine On Board

These are fluids and pain meds for Bren in anticipation of imminent birth later today.

Samantha is Born

Our daughter, Samantha, was born just after noon today. After a mere 6 minutes of pushing, the 8lb 15oz Samantha emerged happy and healthy. Both mother and daughter are resting well.

Monday, November 07, 2005


COFFEE I'm not addicted. I can stop whenever I want. I just don't want to quit!

Eli and I were drawing today. I was doing caricatures of the family. This one is actually a likeness of me. The others didn't turn out too great.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


I've drawn almost everything in the kitchen. So, I pulled this old screwdriver out of the drawer.

Bren is just trying to stay busing and occupy her mind. We took Eli to see chicken little and met my mom there. The weather hasn't improved, still wind and rain. We just hope we don't get bumped on Monday.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Still Waiting

Text reads, "Still Waiting - We are still waiting to be induced. We, ore really, Bren was bumped twice. Now we have to wait until Monday night, late. I feel like a yo-yo, as I'm sure Bren and Eli do too."