Sunday, May 27, 2007

Illustration Friday: Cars

Ever had one of those dreams where you're in a moving vehicle and no one's driving? I usually wake up while I'm trying to climb into the front seat and grab the steering wheel.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: Citrus

Lemon Song by Led Zepplin
A quick pastel sketch in my sketch book taken from a photo on Robert Plant's web site. I wasn't in the mood for drawing. I may redo it later. Not happy with the lemon juice.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another lizard and me

You're probably thinking I have way too much free time. Not so. I'm just not doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

Look Who's Come To Visit

I keep my camera set up on my desk, looking out my window, waiting for visitors, while on my computer.

As a gardener, I should be mad about this little visitor to my garden, but he's so cute.

Psychedelic Lizards

tribute to the Lizard King :]

they needed more color

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Photo Friday: Amber 2

A couple of months ago I helped my sister move back here to Texas from New Jersey. I took this photo while driving along the way. My sister took the camera away from me saying it was too dangerous to do that while driving, and then proceeded to text message her boyfriend when it was her turn to drive. Not bad for shooting through a car windshield on a road trip.

Photo Friday: Amber

amber raindrops

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Photo Friday: Smoke

I finally got my camera back! Yea!!! Hopefully this will end the 2 month funk I've been in. Here's a new photo of my favorite incense burner. I call him Puff. Yes, I have names for all my Dragons. My idea was to use a flashlight when I photographed this, but I was unable to locate any. Too many roommates over the years, I guess. However, I did find an elastic head band with a small spot light on it that was given to me by Gary and Ellen for gardening in the dark. Don't ask. It worked perfectly, and I like how it turned the smoke blue. No Gary, I was not wearing it on my head when I took the photo. :]

Friday, May 4, 2007

Illustration Friday: Remember 2

I've not been happy with anything I've done lately. If anybody has any critiques or suggestions, I would appreciate them.

Updated: 6-5-07 Thanks Mary for the suggestion. I moved everything over and added some shadows.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Illustration Friday: Remember

My mom, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, asked me once, "Why live an entire lifetime only to loose the memories in the end?" It makes you think about how important the ability to remember really is to the purpose of life. You stop growing and stop living when you stop remembering. In her more lucid moments, she's just biding her time.

Technically she hasn't really lost all her memories, though I'm sure it must feel that way to her sometimes. They have just been confused, distorted, and jumbled like this picture. Some of the memories never even happened, which I think demonstrates how powerful the human spirit's will to live is.

Illustration Friday: Fortune

It's two weeks too late. This is so frustrating. I have so many ideas and no time to work on them. I had some ideas for Illustration Friday's Polar also, but probably won't get around to them. Below is my first idea for this topic. It's so corny that I should explain myself...

It was Sunday, April 15th. I had just finished giving the IRS my life savings. A local pizza joint arranged for a free copy of our local newspaper to be delivered to my door, which always brightens a melancholy day for me because I like reading the comics. [If any of my clients are reading this, I can't imagine how the local pizza joint got my home address on their list, wink, wink.]

I came across an article about the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie. For those who have never heard of it, it's an animated series on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, and the main characters are a shake, order of fries, and a meat wad. The article called the movie "an order of absurdity - supersized". I love all these off-the-wall, ridiculous, so stupid it's funny cartoons, so I forced myself to read something besides comics and actually read the article. It quoted the maker of the cartoon as saying, "the film's real message, however, is that movies are easy to make and anyone can do them in their basements...".

"Ok," I say to myself, " I'm in the wrong line of work!" Especially when you consider my love for pizza. That's the inspiration for this post. Don't worry. I won't be quitting my job any time soon.