December 17, 2012

Sometimes I am working. and it looks different than when you are working. I mean. What do we all do anyways.

I drink hot beverages. and think. 


I often feel stressed. That is because I work for myself which means... I dont relax super well on the weekends. 

Sometimes I'm like... 



And while I am up to what I am up to, I feverishly check emails and lists...

It is a blessing and a curse to be involved in several amazing projects that I am passionate about.

Because they never leave my mind. or heart.
and my mind is full

way over capacity. 

There is a really angry fire marshal somewhere.


So. with that.

Let me show you something.

I have been doing a lot of this:



and framing.

many of these guys below are ready to go to a good home this holiday season. if they aren't sold already. I will let you know.

 if interested, contact:

I was hoping my redesigned website would be available before the holidays. But it is looking like it is going to be:
New Year New Site.


as always. for your orders and interest. and general kind disposition...


It should bring you great comfort to know little creatures of mine are traveling around this holiday season. I cut air holes in the envelopes. and boxes.

Last minute ideas? email the business address ( It is worth asking.

because in the mind set of Thanksgiving dinner, what's one more side dish when you already have a 2 story plate of food happening?...
just ask.

oh, look. an original ink and thread. this little guy is sort of the best.

12" x 12" framed illustration print- $85.00.

12" x 12" framed illustration print- $85.00.

11" x 14" custom framed fine art print- $150.00

12" x 12" framed illustration print- $85.00.


and while work is picking up. So is the holiday love from family and friends.

I take decking the halls very seriously.

and. in conclusion. there's this:


December 16, 2012

Hearts can be very heavy. 12-14-12


Thinking of the sweet little babies who went to school on Friday. with big trusting hearts.

and praying that we don't forget how beautiful that kind of spirit is.


"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping'. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." 

- Mister Rogers


"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

-Mother Teresa


December 8, 2012

Shards of Garland.



The other day beads just flew off my arm. literally. and I thought. So appropriate. and just left them scattered about. Because they wanted to be set free. 

I am a mess around this time of year. Don't even try and tell me you aren't.

Maybe I am an exception. I mean I know at least a few people who are crazed about the holidays like me. I know some scrooges too. but they humor my view of the holidays anyways because their bah humbug is kind of necessary.


someone has to play the "christmas aint my thing" card. I'm not saying that isn't an honest feeling.

 i mean some people dont feel the need to walk by motion sensor lights that sing. all. day. repetitively.
in their own kitchen.
 and that is perfectly fine.

Also. I understand we dont all celebrate Christmas.
And that is fine too. but it's the whole hope. life. light. love thing that I get wrapped up in.

And whatever brings family closer together is ok with me too.


I feel the need to report back to the world about the Christmas movies on TV. because. well.
I watch all of them. There may be some I have not seen. That is because they are on my DVR and I haven't gotten to them yet. 

I tend to watch them. and if I realize they are terrible. I still finish them. I have to. I am compelled to. 
I think there are a couple I have not finished. But that is rare. 

Most of the Hallmark or Lifetime plots:
small town USA. Single mom arrives. meets hot sheriff. and saves a local business right in time for Christmas Day. give or take a side plot in the North Pole or a sick family member. and guess what .... I WATCH ALL OF THESE. 

once I watched too many in one day.


Right now. As we speak. I am rushing to get some Christmas orders taken care of.  meeting with project teams. working collaboratively on neat things. and designing my new website - OMG it is coming so soon. MY ARM HAS A TWITCH THAT FRIGHTENS ME. because I have been logging in every piece of my art. in a repetitive motion. I feel like I am writing a final paper for a class and the bibliography is 5432 pages.

no really. I cant use my right hand very well lately. it has checked out.
everyone says this is lets go with that.

I am about to chuck punctuation marks at the screen and let them land where they wish.
wait. hm. dont I do that. already?

I am fighting the urge to stop working on my site. I woke up folded in half over my computer muffling the sound of my Manheim Steamroller Pandora Station. 

That describes my current state of things. 

More later.


Remember- Live Art? 
(Live Art is an all inclusive theater arts program that rules at putting people first...through art.  powered by art. and we all just watch and smilecry.. you know that feeling right?)

... well season 2 has started. officially... classes start in the New Year. BUT we got together with the students in a couple of workshops. and I can barely even type it...


and sang. and played drums.

and it was a quick workshop. just to see everyone and to warm up with some new students.. .


it was beautiful.



P.S. When my site comes back out. and is alive again...
(and I am talking about a new website. this blog will stay the same and just be linked to it.) 
...I will announce it on here and then SCREAM MY BRAINS OUT. because yall. its sort of awesome looking. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.

so. in conclusion:

everything always happens at once.
new things can be scary. 
pass the candy corn.

wait. is that season over?.....

i miss my bed.


"It's hard to dance. with the Devil on your back. 
So shake him off."

-Florence and the Machine.


i love music. almost more than everything.