Saturday, December 29, 2012

Silver Lake View

I was in Silver Lake (between downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood) where I parked on a hill, in a quiet neighborhood, thinking I would walk down to Sunset Blvd. and order an expensive coffee from a hip cafe.  I waited a moment before getting out of the car, a mother and infant walked past.  This allowed me to inhale and enjoy the view.  The sketchbook opened, marks were made.  The seat went back.  I napped. I awoke thinking that this was the best expensive hip coffee that I had ever had.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Beijing Experiance

For 5 days I worked with Art and Design students from China developing their projects.  It was an intense, rewarding experience.  I had very little time to draw, but I managed to sneak in a few.   

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Random Fragments

Man enjoying cigar. I was enjoying a vegetable juice.

The inner paranoia finds its way into  the margins when I'm not looking.

Thoughts of a Octo-Character and an Octo-Toy.  
The flow of life is rushing, rushing, rushing forward.  I want to stop, but I'm in the middle of the pulling, pounding, turbulence.  These are some fragments of the journey.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Philosophy in Barrel

The Greek philosopher Diogenes lived in a Barrel, well really a jar, and gave us the Cynic philosophy. He would carry a lamp in daylight and cry out, "I'm looking for a honest man."  His response to Plato giving Socrates' definition that men are featherless bipeds was give Plato a plucked chicken and say, "Behold! I've brought you a man." 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


There is this tree I can see from the window above the sink in the kitchen. It is my connection to beauty for it is ever changing, the leaves come and go with the seasons, the light dances with it from dull muted tones to full blown fire in the November evening.  When life is frantic or confusing or just too ordinary, catching a glimpse of the tree brings me back to quiet, peace and wonder: if only for a nano second. Wanna see another tree? Check this out:

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Somehow shy is often thought to be something to be fixed.  True shy can get in the way of doing the things you want to do, but shy is undervalued for the shy person is often the most observant, thoughtful, insightful person.  Trouble is that the celebrated Big, bold, loud, rarely stops to notice.  If big and bold sees it’s only to tell shy to "not be shy" which of course only makes shy retreat.  In the quiet are where the solutions are found and the course can be corrected to a true setting.  So, be kind to the shy and listen for if allowed to speak they will tell you amazing things.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012


It bubbles up when there is time and space and when the pressures of the world are to great to bear.  Oh the world is so dry when it leaves for a while, but, like the tides,  it  flows back in just when you need it the most.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

San Diego Reader Cover Art

Here is the cover art done for the September 6, 2012 issue of the San Diego Reader commissioned by Howie Rosen.  The story is about the fight to save and clean up the Rio Alamar which is being encased in concrete by the Mexican government.  The river starts in the United States crosses the border into Mexico, then feeds the Tijuana River which pollutes both Mexico and the United States.