Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Few Calendars Still Available

I have 5 copies of my calendar left, if you want one for the new year you should get it now!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Last Picture of 2011

I guess this will be the last picture I will get done this year. It is just a small quick picture I did from a sketch I had laying around. I still have tons of paid work I have to do so I am sure the first pictures of 2012 will be commissions I finally get to. The background is not how I hoped it would come out, but sometimes that is how it goes. This is "Blue Jay Jewel", 8 x 8, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, Copic marker, Micron marker on scrap booking paper. Picture 54.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Easy Come Easy Go

For Christmas I asked for money to help me get the BJD (ball jointed doll) I want.
I got more than enough and had planned to order him asap!

Well, as I think I told everyone before, my son's mother is dieing of cancer, he called because she has had a turn for the worse and had no way to get to see her. So, the money I got for the doll has now been used to buy him a plane ticket to Wyoming to see his mother while he still can!

It's what a father does I guess...having just lost my own mother, and knowing how much Joe and his mom need to reconnect and see each other, there was no real choice.

I will get the doll eventually, this was more important!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Son and Me

I just rescanned this photo of me and Joe at Pennsic. He was 7 or 8 at the time! Normally I hate having my picture taken and hate how I look in them, but this one is nice and I am glad I have it!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Monkey Done

Finally something finished. I will be thrilled to see this as an actual tattoo once my friend who commissioned this gets it done! "Hanuman Tattoo", 5 x 7, Acrylic on Bristol. Prints may be available if the commissioner allows. Picture 53.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hanuman Still Waiting

I had hoped to be done with the Hanuman tattoo design by now, but due to the time it takes to get feedback and work out details to make it exactly right for the person it is for, it is not quite done yet. Maybe I will have it finished and post it tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Relaxing Doll

Here is another picture of my BJD (still have not settled on a name for him) with his dark hair (a much better wig than the red one though I like the red color better). Here he is reclining on his couch in his new Japanese garb.

Blessed Solstice!

I have been to Newgrange, I have stood before the huge carved stone that blocked the entrance! I have been IN this tomb and touched these stones! It is one of the most truly sacred sights I have ever been to. Standing on that ground was a religious experience like no other! This site is roughly 1000 years older than Stonehenge! Very cool!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monkey Making

This is not done but I wanted to show something new and it will be done in a day I hope! This is a tattoo design for a friend. "Hanuman", 5 x 7, Acrylic on Bristol. Work in progress! (updated 12/21)

Monday, December 19, 2011

No Longer Naked

I had a friend make clothing for my BJD. She did an amazing job! Here is a picture of him in some of what she made.

Happy Holidays!

I posted the art before but not with the lettering. So since Yule/Christmas is this week I thought I would post both this years cards as they look printed! I hope everyone has a Joy and Peace filled Holiday! I know mine is better than I could have dreamed already because of my son being back in my life and knowing I have a grandson!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Can't Resist

My grandson is SO cute! Thankfully his mother posts lots of pics so I can see him even before I get to meet him (we hope to go out to see them in the Spring). This close up of his adorable face shows his amazing eyes and that hair so well I had to post it here!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Its Spreading

Here is an update on the jaket I am decorating. It is done in  dark blue marker (which I hope is permenant enough) and the silver is fabric paint!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2011 Christmas Tree

This is our Christmas Tree this year. Except the lights everything on it is hand made mostly by me and Don. The Santa star was made by my son Joe when he was in grade school!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Clothing Art

This is a bad photo of a jacket I got from a friend, sorta 18oo's/pirate style. I am covering it with dark blue and silver decorations. This is just the center back (all I have done so far). But I plan to cover the whole thing in decorations.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Overworked or Not

OK, so here is the picture I was working on and I fear I overworked the background, made it to busy for the figure. I should have gone with something simple. Ah well, here is "Jykhotl Jump", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic and Pro White on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 52.

Holiday Print Special

Just for this week, for the Holidays I am offering 8 1/2 x 11 Giclee prints of anything in my gallery for half price! Normaly these are $20 so for the next week they are only $10 + shipping!

Send me a note of what you want and I will send my paypal address. Shipping in the US should only be $3. I will have to find out how much outside the US will be depending on where it is.
Sale ends Sunday!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Can't Help It

I still can't believe that I am a grandfather! My son says he can't wait for me to meet his son and he thought it was cool that he unintentionally named his son after my father's father. Here is a great picture of Logan that shows off his beautiful red hair!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Something New Anyway

This is the early stage of a picture that I have almost done. It was just something inspired by a design on Fur Affinity and I am afraid I overworked the background on the finished picture. But I like the prelim so here it is. "Jykhotl Dancer", Acrylic on Canson board, 8 1/2 x 11.