Pepper in Black Semi-Gloss

I planned on using the same pepper here as in my previous post but the paint(s) didn’t get along very well. Paint these days. No table manners.

About this image: lightly modified digital photograph of spray-painted pepper


Pepper in White Gloss

Crafted in a well-ventilated area. Kinda. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Another… ‘unusual’  conversation heard only here:

Me: “Hey, Annabelle, if you need me I’ll be outside spray-painting this pepper.”

Annabelle: “Out back?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Annabelle: “Oh, okay. Good luck.”

About this image: lightly modified digital photograph of spray-painted pepper

Donut No. 3

If you visited Laumeier Sculpture Park this weekend the boots sticking out from beneath various sculptures were not necessarily part of any instillation… just a dude taking random photos. More about the above sculpture below:

Fletcher Benton, Donut No. 3, 2002, COR-TEN steel

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

English Garden (infrared)

Water. You can probably guess where this is going. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Klaus Daimler: “He’s got hydrogen psychosis, the crazy-eye! Steve! They say you’ve got crazy-eye! Get him out of the f*****g water!”

– Willem Dafoe – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: Kodak 35mm High Speed Infrared film scan – lightly modified

The Penny Project

Lincoln piece number three. One thousand one hundred pennies (each different). It’s like my Dallas, Texas – November 22, 1963 painting in that it becomes ‘clearer’ when viewed from a distance (step back a few feet for Abe-ification). I wanted more P.P.I. (pennies per inch), but my collection is limited to eleven bucks and change. There’s been a significant curves adjustment on most coins (full disclosure), and I worked in quadrants to keep my computer from exploding (original is approx. 22.75″x 22.5″). And each penny is ‘heads-up’. Naturally.

About this image: flatbed scan(s), digitally combined and lightly modified

Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

When asked to join the Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups EVENT I was thrilled! I was humbled! I was… off to restock my P.B.C. supply. A few minutes later, after consuming my newly acquired research materials, I had a brief moment of sheer panic when I realized ‘participation’ likely required ‘content’. Of some sort. Anyway, random info about what I came up with above… below. Right under a list-o-very talented folks who are also Living Better today! If you have a few moments please stop over and see what they’re up to! I’ll be doing just that… as I… execute a little more ‘research’.


On this historic day, otherwise known as Wednesday, 19 of your favorite humor bloggers are staging a WordPress coup. We have banded together to address the important topic, Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Yes, you read that right. Your eyes are fine. Well, they may not be fine – I really don’t know. But it does say “19 of your favorite humor bloggers” (or who SHOULD be your favorite bloggers). We are all presenting the same topic, each from his or her particularly unique perspective.

Why this topic? Why now?

Why not?

Click on the Reese’s Pieces link to gobble up the entire, yummy bag of 19 posts.

Bon Appetite!

The Big Sheep Blog

The Byronic Man

Childhood Relived

Fifty Four and A Half

Fix It Or Deal

Go Guilty Pleasures

The Good Greatsby


Lenore’s Thoughts Exactly

Life In The Boomer Lane

The Monster In Your Closet

Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings

Play 101

The Ramblings

Refrigerator Magnate

Running From Hell With El

She’s A Maineiac

Thoughts Appear’s Blog

Unlikely Explanations

About this image: digitally modified logos, solvent transferred onto water color paper, stained and collaged onto board – acrylic ‘stripes’, sanded / distressed – spray painted white ‘halo’ – acrylic drips and peanut butter cup – digital halftones and ‘starburst’ – iron infused acrylic border – all lightly modified digitally – blah, blah, blah…

Under the Bridge

Looks like it’s time for the big Thursday show. And Chili Peppers. Red hot ones. More stuff Monday… have a great weekend, everyone!

Under the bridge downtown…

Is where I drew some blood…

Under the bridge downtown…

I could not get enough…

Under the bridge downtown…

Forgot about my love…

Under the bridge downtown…

I gave my life away…

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

About this image: Holga 35mm film scan modified to replicate instant/analogue photo

Pyrus No. 1

More creepy pears with hardware. What can I say? It’s Monday.

Mac McDonald: “Charlie, give him the pear.”

Charlie Kelly: “I can’t. I just ate it.”

Mac McDonald: “The whole thing?

Charlie Kelly: “Yeah. It was pretty gross. And…”

Mac McDonald: “The stem and the… and the core and…”

Charlie Kelly: “You didn’t tell me not to eat the stem, dude!”

Mac McDonald: “Did you eat the stickers that are all over it?”

Charlie Kelly: “Yeah, it was gross!”

Mac McDonald: “Of course it’s gross, it’s a sticker, bro!”

Charlie Kelly: “I eat stickers all the time, dude!”

– Rob McElhenney & Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified