Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Joy v. Elizadeath: who will triumph?

Remember the contest?
Where I said I would draw the winners? Here's the fifth one. :-)

I bet you all thought I'd forgotten about the rest of the winners, but I haven't! There are still a couple more to come. This is Joy, who hails from Woodstock, IL. She seems so innocent at first, as you can see here. But for a look at her darker side, visit Elizadeath. IF you dare!

Congrats, Joy (and don't worry, I like all your sides). :-)

8/29/2005 - Remember

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Blessings to all those who endured Katrina, and those who are still enduring it.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Will I ever really know?

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
--Christopher Robin to Pooh

Friday, August 25, 2006

Illustration Friday - Run!

Andy the freak show is coming. Run for your life! :-) He is actually my dear friend, and the worst that can happen to you is you might have a few nightmares. Much love Andy, my brother!

I think I may add some color to this and post that too.

Have a glorious day!

Update: here is the color. :-)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Am I ready?

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle."

-- Phillips Brooks, 1835–1893

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Everybody's pain...

"When I had journeyed half of our life's way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray. 'It is another path you must take,' he answered when he saw my tearfulness, 'if you would leave this savage wilderness...'"

-Dante Alighieri
The Devine Comedy - Inferno

Monday, August 21, 2006

3 years ago today

August 21, 2003 my mom passed from this life. Everything seems different since then, which is at it should be. And today, I remember all the wonderful gifts and blessings that are mine because of her. I am a lucky man.

This was Mom's view of the back yard, where she loved looking at her roses, and the birds and squirrels. Hope you're watching them now, Mom. Rest in peace. xoxo

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Send some love to Billy!

Today is the day Bill is having his prostate surgery, so please send him some good vibes.

You can visit BillyBillyBilly (which is dedicated to him), or you can visit HIS blog here (leave him a comment if you do).

Tomorrow is his birthday! :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Creative volley #11 with Jen. HOT for Thursday Challenge.

Jump ropes skipping
Skinny dipping
Families tripping
Teens connipping
Mowers clipping
Clippers snipping
Homework ripping
9 iron chipping
Long putts lipping
Crowds hiphipping
Caddy tipping
Burgers flipping
Mosquitoes nipping
Markets blipping
Rollercoaster gripping
Deadlines slipping
Swimmers stripping
Sprinklers thwipping
Vendors gypping
Limeys kipping?
Sweet cream whipping
Lemonade sipping
Puppies yipping
Watermelons dripping
Distance pipping
Fall clothes shipping
Time a zipping

"Summer" by Willie :-)

King of the Sky: Winner #4

Remember the contest?
Where I said I would draw the winners? Here's the fourth one. :-)

This is Keith, my brother-in-law, who is a pilot in the Air Force. My sister Laurie was the winner, but since I already drew her, she asked me to feature her hubby instead. So here's to Keith, and blessings to all the men and women who are serving our country.

And check out Laurie's blog here. :-)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Thursday Challenge - Happy?

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."

-- Dale Carnegie, Scottish-born American industrialist, philanthropist, educator

Friday, August 11, 2006

Illustration Friday - Play (and winner #3)

So there was this contest.
Many people PLAYED, and only a handful of them won. And I said I would draw the winners. Here's the third one. :-)

Lady Guedes crafts her magic in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her illustrations are worth checking out. So go already. :-)

Congrats Fernanda!!

Photo Friday - Four

Four has always been my lucky number. It follows me everywhere. So I first offer this sketch, done a few years ago.

And then this photo, take on April 4, 2004, in a car on the way from Lafayette, La. to Dallas.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Trevor the Terrific! (winner portrait #2)

Remember the contest?
Where I said I would draw the winners? Here's the second one. :-)

There are no words to describe Trevor. Only sounds. ;-)
Check out his Art Pitt, if you dare.

Congrats Trev, my bro!

Ali spreads the love (winner portrait #1)

Remember the contest?
Where I said I would draw the winners? Here's the first one. :-)

Ali visits regularly from Mozambique, or wherever in Africa she happens to be traveling, spreading her good vibes. Check out her blog: Austin to Africa, Brasil to the Bay. Congrats, Ali!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Holy crap!

Somebody done wrote about my blog. You can check it out here: The Blog Reader

Thanks to all of you who visit! You warm my soul. :-)

Below is a sketch I call "free at last."

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thursday Challenge - Sky

The Sawtooth Mountains in Central Idaho.
One of my homes away from home. :-)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It goes on and on and on...

"Our main business is not to see what
lies dimly at a distance,
but to do what lies clearly at hand."

-Thomas Carlyle