Monday, October 31, 2011


If you were following this blog last year, 
you know that Halloween is big here.

Late last night, I got to doodling with
the Pollock app on my iPhone.

Sometimes I scare myself.

Friday, October 28, 2011

the amazing X

We have an extraordinary friend
who earned great nicknames like
The Ace of Space
by connecting people around the world 
through storytelling.
Though he died of leukemia in 2000, 
he still unexpectedly crosses our path 
in the most amazing ways.

I was fooling around with a piece of Uart
when BAM!, 
just like that, an X appeared.

Thanks, Ace.

(If you scroll down to the campfire at the very end,
you'll see that this blog is dedicated to him.)

Monday, October 24, 2011

alexander's garden

Art is everywhere.
It appears wherever someone stakes a claim.
Here in our neighborhood,
a seven-year-old kid named Alexander works his magic
 on the street corner in front of his house.  

He's carefully laid out an extensive collection of treasures
right there on the sidewalk for all the world to enjoy.

For instance, right there below the fossilized ammonite
 is one of the finest arrowheads I've ever seen.

And now, here's what I consider to be 
Alexander's absolute tour de force...

But wait...
If that weren't enough,
he has an installation directly across the street.
Yes, that's a dollar affixed with Bondo. 
I call it the $1 hydrant.
Garrett doesn't know what he thinks of it.

I suppose that for a dog, it's kind of like
Duchamp's urinal.

Friday, October 21, 2011

rip-off artist

(who would appreciate a visit, btw)
 was feeling flush after selling well at Open Studios,
 so she generously ripped off some samples of Uart
 and gave them to me.
I can't make myself just slap on some color
and did this little number.

Now go visit her blog and leave a comment. 
I'd like one, too.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

bout with a trout

Never mind yesterday's episode of Little Lulu.
I won't bother you with more of them,
but if you're going to see any, it should be the best.
This one is beautifully done and
is the one I loved as a kid.
I still do.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Little Lulu

has posted a good Roadrunner cartoon
 and asked what cartoons we liked as kids.

"Little Lulu" always appealed to my own bad self. 
 Now I'm amazed at the quality of the animation,
especially the background matte painting.

What was your favorite?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

barn dance

Dance 'til the cows come home.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

little sistah

Here's the youngest sistah.
Not the best photograph, but hey...

Yes, I am stalling here.
I've been in the back room 
trying to make my pastels behave.
Or at least look like they haven't looked before.
It's a tussle.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

follow the leader

This was the first in my series of black woman.
She's always been a hard act to follow.

Really hard.