Monday, December 17, 2007

BACKWARDS

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007


THE ZOO was this week's Illustration Friday theme. Several years ago I did this painting of St. Francis with all the pets I've ever had. I think it works.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007




SUPERSTITION

Hawaiian legend has it that if one throws a lei from a departing ship and it floats back towards shore, you'll come back someday. If it floats out to sea you won't.

From Here to Eternity

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

EXTREMES - Sweet & Sour


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

JUGGLING
Years ago I saw a man with a dancing bear on a street corner in Munich. The bear seemed more human than the man and the bear would rather have juggled.



Someone reminded me about this illustration I did for IF when the word was "play".

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

MOMENTUM











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Monday, August 06, 2007

Missing



















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Monday, July 23, 2007

POEM
This was a pitch for a client that didn't make it off the ground
but
I thought it had a kind of end-of-the-day poetic look to it.














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Monday, July 09, 2007

GEEKY


Bethesda (Maryland) Urban Partnership wanted a "whacky" artist to represent their annual children's street festival. I created this non-gender, non-ethnic character by utilizing an artist's wooden model as the basic person, then dressed it and posed it in geekiness.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

camouflage



















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Sunday, June 10, 2007

SUIT



















Am working on a benefit event for the revival of an old theater - client wants a cigarette girl.... apparently not seeking donations from the politically correct.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

My Paradise



















Wood roses, Night Blooming Sirius, Giant African Snails, Geckos galore..on the rainforest floor of Manoa Valley, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

CARS



















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Monday, May 14, 2007

CITRUS
















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Sunday, April 29, 2007

REMEMBER












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Sunday, April 15, 2007

FORTUNE


















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Monday, April 02, 2007


SNAP!












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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I SPY










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Saturday, March 17, 2007


TOTAL










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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

WIRED


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Sunday, February 25, 2007

This week's topic is COMMUNICATION




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Saturday, January 06, 2007