Sunday, August 28, 2005


For Illustration Friday

I thought about all the objects and characters that have continued to make repeat appearances in my dreams over the years: departed loved ones, my old house, various creatures, etc. (Don't want to get too Freudian here.) I started trying to combine the various subjects into a collage, but it wasn't really working for me. Then, while manipulating a photo of a praying mantis, I decided it looked dream-like enough to go it alone.

I actually do dream about praying mantids fairly often, strange as it sounds. They are my favorite insect, after all.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Super Cute Stuffed Buffalo

As I view other people's Illustration Friday entries, I am often tempted to take a peek at some of their other entries and see more of their work. This was so cute, I just had to link to it.bertha79: Month of Softies: Wild West

Friday, August 19, 2005


New artwork for Illustration Friday.

I recently finished this rendition of a playing card in which the two reflecting halves are slightly different. It depicts the rivalry between my sister in law and myself. We actually have a good many things in common, and I wish we could be closer. But there is an unmistakable, (if undefined) animosity between us.

I'm the one with the flying insect, of course.

My sister in law is holding a healing crystal. Our hair is also different, but other than that, the two halves of the card are the same; a reflection of sorts.

(I really wanted to make a "rollover" effect for this, so you could see both views of the card with a simple pass of the mouse. I found several tutorials online and spent hours trying to make them work, to no avail. I just don't have the technical background to make sense of it. So, if anybody can help me out with this, I'd really appreciate it.)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Little Fantasy House-Thingy

This was an upainted plastercraft piece that I bought several years ago, and painted most of it few years ago, and I just finished it this week (finally!) after finding the proper motivation. (I decided to give it to someone.)

But before I brought it to its new home, I took some pictures to remember it by. I decided to photograph it outdoors, so it would look a little more life-like.

Friday, August 12, 2005


Old artwork for Illustration Friday

This is a poster I made back in 1975. It's an example of the wisdom of an 18 year old who had already been in love 2 or 3 times and knew it all. It even includes a little poem I wrote. I remember at the time, I thought it was quite profound:

The Constant Force is timeless
and will endure,
shining from sunlight and stars,
long after the last machine
has broken down,

Of course, 30 years later, I can tell you I don't know nothin'.... and when the Constant Force shines down on me, I need sunscreen and a good hat.

Friday, August 05, 2005


For Illustration Friday.

Just something quick and silly today: