Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My nephew and godson, Noah, played Cogsworth in his school play, "Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr."  We saw his performance last week at South Decatur Elementary.  He did a great job!!!  He is seen here having a conversation with Lumiere.

We had a backstage pass and got to hobnob with the top Nob.  Here you can see him out of his boxy clock costume.  No, that's not a real mustache.  ;)   He still has clock hands drawn on his face.  But you can still see what a good looking guy he is.  I got his autograph on my playbill.  And NO, I'm not going to sell it, so don't even ask me! 
Afterward, we went to his house and hung out with him and family to celebrate Noah's 12th birthday.  Now, I need to explain that Noah has chickens and so we try to bombard him with chicken-themed gifts.  One was a T-shirt that says, "I don't have a short attention span, I just...Oh look a chicken!!"  He laughed out loud at that one, so I guess he liked it.  Noah's mom said that it was a very appropriate shirt!  I wonder what she means?

Okay, so here is a pic of the other gift, which allows me to unabashedly show off my latest little artwork (which is the underlying theme of my blog anyway).  It's a chicken bank, which originally was blank white and intended to be decorated, so I couldn't resist doing that for Noah.  Here are the pics.  I'm not sure which he liked more, the bank or the cold, hard cash that was lovingly placed in it.

Thanks to Noah, Alli, Trent, Lori, Mitch, and Joan for a fun afternoon.  And thanks for the farm eggs!!  That will always keep us coming back for more!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Amazing Guy

I was working on this drawing last night.  I've been reading Tom Richmond's tutorials on caricature, and trying to apply his technique.  Tom is an amazingly talented illustrator for MAD Magazine.  If you like looking at funny caricatures, you should check out his blog.  He cracks me up!  http://www.tomrichmond.com/caricatures.php

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Art of Storytelling

I once took a class at the IAC called "The Art of Storytelling".  We had to make a series of two or more images that told a story without words.  My little series is meant to be viewed at full size, in the order shown, so please click on each one to view it.  Tell me if it makes sense to you.  I am curious to see if the viewers' interpretation is similar to the one I intended to communicate.  Warning:  It's so powerful and deep, you might pass out.   ;)   Just kidding.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Christ is Risen! 
I missed church today, because it was my weekend to work.  But Christ was with us in the NICU today, as He is every day.
Here's hoping you all had a wonderful Easter holiday!
This is a sketch I did of a detail from Guercino's painting Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, c. 1621.       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_and_the_woman_taken_in_adultery