Friday, August 29, 2008


Fascinating phenomenon: The older I get, the fewer memories I have! And like many of us, the fondest memories are often of vacations. I vaguely remember having a vacation. But oh, if my luggage could only talk!

This weekend we're driving to Detroit for a wedding. Vacation? Detroit? Hardly. More like punishment for unrepentant sin. Maybe Mr. Suitcase will have a good time.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


So which Australian band is this Roo-Teen listening to on his iPod while he is texting his favorite Sheila? Men At Work? Little River Band? INXS? Midnight Oil? If you thought anything except AC/DC, you're a loser! There's no need to even discuss this. G'day.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I love eating animals. Sorry. I'm not a bad person. Just love that meat. There's an organization for people like me. I believe it's called PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


A sailing adventure on the good ship Self-Employed-Illustrator! While sailing on the beautiful seas, it is for the most part, quite a lovely journey. Interesting ports, mostly friendly natives, and an occasional babe in a hula skirt. But sometimes the days are stormy as I view in the distance that treacherous Sea of Deadlines, but nothing makes the crew more mutinous than that legendary whirlpool of No-Work! The bones of many illustrators lie at the bottom of that part of the vast ocean. To be avoided at all costs, though sometimes the cruel winds blow in that direction. After a bit of bailing, am currently cruising quite nicely. Welcome aboard all ye wish to follow! (Side note: My world really was flat when I lived in Kansas! Also to be avoided.)

Friday, August 1, 2008


"Wow... Illustration Friday, just like I pictured it, skyscrapers and ever'thang!" Well, here I am, my first entry to IF. I couldn't sleep last night in anticipation of my first word to interpret. Apparently the IF people sleep a little longer than I do, so I waited awhile for the word to make it's way. Maybe they're in a western time zone. But finally, it arrived. "Poof!" My instant thought was a magic trick. Then I thought, what would I think would be magical? Then I drew this picture. On behalf of me and my paints, I hope we pass the audition.