Mar 15, 2019
learned about this from someone I trust
Feb 15, 2019
Jan 11, 2019
these started with the little wrapper papers from a sampler box of chocolates - flattened, folded, a few scissor snips - the paper stayed sort of cupped, rather than lay flat, so I put each under my water glass and took a picture - the reflections on the sides of the glass add more complexity than there actually is
Jan 6, 2019
Dec 26, 2018
the zigzagging graphic stairs on an office sign inspired this image
side-by-side billboards present a unique venue for economic storytelling and, as such, an opportunity for a large-scale homage to the multi-panel comic strip and an unexpected alternative to the shrinking comics pages of the beleaguered newspaper industry.
Embottled embattlers: Moby Dick and Ahab. A peg-leg jpeg.
Dinosaurs are extinct. Horny projections and objectification, not so much.
Over easy, over hard. Sometimes a dozen-to-one underdog can scramble the odds.
Scientific progress. One small tweak for a Viking, one giant leap into space.
Evasive tactics. Hunter/prey/prayer.
Anty-pasta. Tongue-tied tongue-twister.
stages of a commissioned portrait of Norwegian composer and Einstein doppleganger, Edvard Grieg
Sep 7, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
some ideas pop into your head...not enough pop for the NYTimes, though - they passed on it
The way the Hamilton poster uses Hamilton's figure for the top of the star made me think, what else could top the star? A witch's hat. Who played the most iconic witch ever?
Mar 10, 2018
...yet another batch
Mar 5, 2018
After 3 years of tutoring young people with dyslexia, I'm tempted to describe it as a brain difference that makes people funnier, more clever, and better looking, but it makes reading a belittling, frustrating challenge. For them. To the listener, every sentence is an adventure, a minefield we can actually help them navigate successfully. During the moments a student is decoding a text, I doodle, on anything handy. These are all on 3" X 5" index cards. I'm posting them because one of my students told me it's been awhile since I put up anything new. My students are always trying to teach me. Sometimes I learn.
Jan 6, 2018
commissioned portraits for a gentleman in DC
Dec 28, 2017
commissioned portrait for a gentleman in KC
Jul 15, 2016
Ron and Suzy's cat
May 5, 2016
three stages in the making
Apr 3, 2016
this framed, matted original painting of bluegrass legend Doc Watson can be yours, $500
see it at Frett Shop, 4448 Belleview KC, MO 64111
Jan 1, 2016
melting snow on the sidewalk
Dec 29, 2015
rearranged rocks along a creek bed near where I tutor