I am going to refrain from writing for a while. I just need to take a break from it for a day or two…or three.




It’s never easy to find time to do the things I know are important, but I will always make time for those things that get me closer to what I truly desire.

Here are some pearls I have picked up:

Go ahead and ask for what you want in life. The worst possible outcome is you live the rest of your life with no regrets.

Be selfish. Don’t wait for someone else to spoil you.

You are the most important person in your life. Treat yourself accordingly.

There are many more, but it’s late and I’m tired. I will save them for another post. You get the general idea.

This sketch was just another excuse to draw a bowler hat and a skeleton.


What is your favorite color? Has it changed in your life? If so, from what to what?

My favorite color has always been red. I also really liked orange and yellow. In the past three years or so, my favorite color is now green and I also lean towards blue as well. I think as I “mellow” with age, my color preference reflects it.



Man Overboard

I don’t like leaving the house if I don’t have to.

I am, admittedly, “directionally challenged” which means I get lost very easily.
I have been this way all my life. I am too damn cheap to buy a GPS, nor will I
spend the extra five bucks a month to get it on my Blackberry.

And, of course, there’s everyone else on the road…

Why is it that people think it’s okay to cut you off and then give you the finger
when they’re driving down the road? Chances are if you were in line at Walmart,
nobody in their right mind is gonna cut in line, turn around and give everyone
behind them the finger. If he or she is, they have either something to prove or
nothing to lose. In either case, I don’t want to make it my business.

This sketch is based on a really cool painting I saw. I wish I got the name of the
artist. Here’s another amazing artist I came across while grocery shopping his
name is John Jude Palencar. He had created a dragon for a book that I saw. This guy is a graphics ninja.


This sketch is actually plain old printer paper. I wanted to get this idea down before it got away and didn’t have any sketch paper handy.

It’s the process of creating that validates who I am, not the outcome. Every single sketch has purpose in my evolution as an artist. However, I am not always thrilled with the outcome. In fact, I don’t like some of my drawings.

All to often, I hear people say, “I couldn’t draw a straight line with a ruler”. Well, neither could Jackson Pollock, but that didn’t stop him. Unless your objective requires a series of straight lines, it’s not a big deal…just create.

Art is expression, it evokes emotion.