Friday, September 29, 2006

New Head Shot

Quiet--Illustration Friday

This is my Illustration Friday entry for the subject "Quiet". This looked like a quiet group to me.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

New Self Portrait

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Freeway Phobia IF

This is for Illustration Friday, "Phobia". This is a phobia which is new enough that it does not have a Greek name. The best I have heard it described as is "Freeway Phobia". It can be the sometimes paralizing fear of driving on a highway or freeway. One person told me that for almost two years he sat in his driveway and cried each morning before making his L.A. County commute.

For those of us who rely on our cars to get to and from work this can be a terrible thing in our lives. One can, with help, overcome it. My first step in overcoming it was realizing other people suffered from this demon too.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I really enjoyed seeing my work on the Unitarian Universalist website area for clip art. I needed a chalice for a flyer I am doing for a worship service for peace. This is an update of a piece I started some time back. Flames are the hardest thing to capture.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ellen asked for a new sign for our table at Church. This is my fantasy design. It's a cross between Looney Tunes and the DOD.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Managing my time 365

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Change IF

Change IF.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

DIG is Development in Gardening, a non-profit promoting veggie gardening in poor areas of Africa and Latin America. These are fantasy flowers. I started with the roots and grew them up to the blooms. All of it drawn September 13 and 14 for presentation on the 16th. This is one of several drafts begun with the one yesterday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

This is for a fundraiser for a non-profit called Development in Growth. They promote gardens for food in developing countries in South America and Africa.

Couple, 365 DD

I love the contrasting colors and the simplicity of design. This is 365 DD for Sept. 12

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11 is the birthday of D.H. Lawrence. His The Plumed Serpent is one of my favorite novels.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

This was my work for 365 DD for Sept 10. I also drew this on the inside blank area of a church program. Then I cut and pasted and added a few touches on Adobe Illustrator.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

This is my entry for the art project, 365 Daily Devotionals. Today, September 9 is the 156th anniversary of California becoming a state. Califia was the queen of the Amazon. The Spanish thought they had found her land when they saw Baja. Pat Califia is a writer activist. I combined the two for a personification of the best of our state---old and new.

Ant Farming on Mars (IF)

This is for the Illustration Friday theme of "Farm". I thought there had to be farms in the future. I first thought to have the farmanauts riding real giant ants. Then I thought they would just use the design of the ant for strenght and to maneuver over the rough terrain.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

There is something spooky about dark rooms. Particularly when there's a "bump in the night". Ooooooooo!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I recently found a Yahoo Group called 365 Daily Devotionals. It calls on its members to post an artpiece for every day of 2006. This is mine for Tuesday, Septem 5th.
My friend and neighbor Mark planted a beautiful catus garden in front of the house across the street. He later died of a long battle with cancer. I noticed that the cactus now has lots and lots of red fruit. This is my tribute to it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

I don't necessarily advocate it but church services are a great place to practice sketching the human face. The subjects are usually going to sit in the same place for about an hour. This is our minister during his sermon. I found myself paying better attention than when I simply sit there and my mind is liable to wander.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Safe "Illustration Friday"

I like Illustration Friday because I seldom wind up with the same concept that I started with. It's like the association test where you are given a word and asked to say the first thing that comes into your head. With IF you take that one step further by putting it into an image.
As a gardener I am well aware that I only share these plants with thousands of little critters. I thought of this poor posey "safe" behind an iron fence. That is no challenge to this little grasshopper who sees only his personal salad bar. Maybe he is feeling this is a "safe" place to have lunch.