Monday, December 18, 2006

Blazer Game


My son and I were given free tickets to a Blazer game Friday. For non-basketball fans, the Portland Trailblazers are an NBA team. We won this hat after I hurdled a stair railing and threw myself on the concrete steps to pick-up a "coupon" that was dropped from a flying balloon in the shape of a Ford truck. My son's favorite part of the evening...getting to drink some Sprite. Go figure. Blazers won, scoring over 100 points. Which meant everyone got free Chalupas.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Stamp

New Stamp

Here's a sketch of my new 12-letter rubber stamp from Michaels craft store.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Simple Combover

Simple Combover

Simple Combover
[close up]

Its been far too long. I feel pretty good about this one. My new Simple messenger bag called the Combover.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My 2nd ATC (CMP Exchange)

ATC 002 - Big Wheel

My second ever artist trading card (ATC) for the Creative Mom Podcast (CMP) exchange.

Guess I'm feeling a little nostalgic for the ATC exchange. This is a Big Wheel. I'm sure a lot of people my age remember cruising around on one of these back in the day.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My First ATC (CMP Exchange)

ATC 001 - Atari Joystick

My first ever artist trading card (ATC) for the Creative Mom Podcast (CMP) exchange.

This is an Atari 2600 joystick. I spent a lot of time playing pac man growing up.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

kung pao

Hastily drawn chinese take out container. Kung pao chicken. Yum!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sprinkler Valve 2

So here's the replacement valve. Made of plastic with no character whatsoever. Interesting to draw though.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sprinkler Valve

This has been sitting in my garage since I decided to try and fix it. Apparently it is less costly to replace the entire valve with a plastic one than it is to order up the special needle tipped screw that sheared off. A throw away society. At least I'll have given it a second life in my drawing.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hobo Artist

I know, drawing from a photo creates a much flatter image. But sometimes a photo catches my eye and I have to draw it. This is a self portrait of Dan Price that was recently posted on Flickr.

It's a little out of proportion. I don't think he looks as hunched up in the photo.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Eli's First Journal

Well, after listening to the Creative Mom Podcast recently I checked out Diary of a Worm from the library for my son. After not following through with many of the prompts provided in the podcast I came up with my own...starting a journal with my son.

I've always wanted to try making my own journal. Something fancier than folding paper in half and stapling it in the middle (although that is the core of this book), but something a little less complicated than a hard bound book of cold pressed watercolor paper and a custom foil stamp on the cover.

I started by cutting several 8.5 x 11 sheets of printer paper in half, creating twice as many strips of 8.5 x 5.5 paper. I folded these all in half individually then stapled them in the middle.

The fancy part was the cover. I cut some pieces from a cereal box to make the front and back cover. I joined the two sides with clear packing tape, with the gap roughly (no measuring here) equal to the thickness of the folded paper.

I used a transformers gift bag, cutting it slightly bigger than the cover. I glued the gift bag (fancy side out) piece to the cardboard, trimmed the corners and folded over the edges. Finally I glued the first and last pages of the stapled book of paper to the inside of the cover, over the folded over edges.

I did this fairly quickly and sloppily as I had a 4 year old hanging on my shoulder, disassembling exacto knives, and spreading PVA glue on everything.

So, what do you think? He loves it. My goal is to make a point of putting something in the journal each day, but not stressing if we miss a day. It may be text one day or a taped leaf or drawing the next. Maybe I'll post some of the results of our handiwork.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Gerber Daisies (dabble with color)

Sketch of some Gerber daisies in a little vase in the kitchen. Thought I'd play with some color using the basic set of brush pens my wife bought me for Christmas. Not sure what I think.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Illwaco Church

This little church was located outside (east) of Illwaco Washington. I was in the neighborhood for work.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

EDM #66: Fire Hydrant

FIRE...hydrant that is. Its been a while, but here's my latest EDM Challenge.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Banner

I changed to a more personalized banner today. Its a portion of a painting my wife gave me for my birthday two years ago. I love the colors and abstract feel. These images really don't do it justice.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I've had this finger cast for two weeks now. Tore the extensor tendon from the top of the tip of my middle finger on the left hand. The cast is plastic. Custom molded to my finger. I have to wear it for six to eight weeks.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Scion tc (Oil Change)

Drew this Scion tc While waiting for my oil to get changed. Ironically, I was doing this while listening to a recording about 'Peak Oil" from a recent conference. The drawing is a little squished. The car is actually a bit more sleak. Sporty really. But, Not uniquely so.

My dad bought one three weeks later.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Old logging equipment of some kind. Parked along side Hightway 101 near Seaside. Its hot. Must be about 80 degrees.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Rearview Mirror

Self portrait in the visor mirror of my truck. Waiting for Don, going to surf today. Looks like another warm, sunny day.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Zion Lutheran Church

This church is right next to our office, which is actually a church converted into offices. Drew this after work one day.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Little House

This 8' by 12' schelter was featured in the most recent issue of Utne. Disaster relief housing.

Monday, April 17, 2006


It sounds silly, cliche even. We've had this patter of utensils for almost 8 years. I've loked at them many times, but had never actually SEEN them.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Iraq occupation, torture at Abu Ghraib, various republican scandals, global warming, identitiy theft, child abductions, katrina, soaring gas prices, gazillionaire oilmn, an inept president, a rising deficit. What will be left for our children?

Saturday, April 08, 2006


36% approval rating. Apparently 36% of the population will believe anything.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Samantha's Chick

Samantha loves this little chick. It tweets when you squeeze it. She'll hear it and start sticking out her tongue. Then she'll quickly shove it to hear face, slobbering the whole time.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Leaf from Eli

The Nibbler

We have a very nervous dog. She nibbles tinny litte folds and holes into the nearest piece of fabric. This is supposed to comfort her. Its already crusty. Gross!

Monday, March 13, 2006


Kidney shaped pillow. Helps in breast-feeding babies.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Surf Dude

This is the head of the wood carved surfer dude that sits on my desk.

Friday, February 17, 2006


Something from draw. Looks a little like a girl scout cookie.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Hot Rod

The first drawing in my first moleskine. I saw it in the paper. I drew it on page 2. I figure I'll come back and fill in page 1 later. I'm using all sepia ink, though it doesn't show through too good in the following images. I think the sepia looks good on the cream colored paper.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Illustrated Letter

Yeah, Danny just posted my "Illustrated Letter" from the contest at the end of last year. I missed the deadline.

Friday, January 27, 2006

A Young MC Reader

A sighting of what may be the youngest reader of Dan Price's Moonlight Chronicles.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Remote Control Jeep

And here's the Jeep to the remote below. I usually use black pigma micron pens. I treated myself to some Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens in Sepia and Sanguine. This was drawin with the Sepia 'M'. These pens feel light, sorta cheap, compared to the pigma microns. But I like 'em.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


I guess this is now considered an 'old school' ipod.

One of my first attempts at an eraser stamp.


My son's remote to his remote control Jeep and his new hand held video game.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Cool sketch video

Very cool sketch process video. From skeleton, to nude, to underwear, to clothes. Wild.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Coffee Press

I'm not addicted to coffee. I could quit if I wanted, I just don't want to. I've always wanted a coffee press. My wife gave me this one for Christmas.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Year in Review

Here are some of my favorite sketches from last year. I started drawing in June after a looooong hiatus.

Chinese food
My Slipper
Ceiling Fan
Camera Bag
My Morning Ritual
Abandoned Building
Baby Bouncer
In the Hospital


Folding Chair

I bought Danny Gregory's book 'Creative License' recently and drew these as part of the first exercise.