Twain (in progress)

Friday is Mark Twain’s birthday so posting one of my author drawings seemed appropriate-ish (Poe here and Alcott here). I’ve been transferring these drawings into 3-D / Mixed Media pieces (about 95% complete) which I hope to finish in a decade or so. If I’m lucky.

Mark Twain: “Are you ever gonna finish one of these confounded ‘projects?’ I swear, son… you are slower than molasses on a winter’s morn’!”

Me: “Mole… asses?!” *giggle*

Mark Twain: *sigh* “I do declare… that boy may be a bit dull, but at least he’s plain-spoken!”

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board


Byronically Speaking…

When The Byronic Man asked me to participate in his famous 20 questions segment I was thrilled! I was honored! I was… obviously confused (my cryptic rambling made no sense – at all). Still, I had a blast – and I think you will, too. Even if I leave you face-palming, the hilariously entertaining Byronic Man makes up for any bruising.  So, if you haven’t yet, please head over and check out The Byronic Man. I know you want to. The cookie never lies.

Festival Director: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are very pleased to welcome you to the world premiere of Part 1 of the newest film from a great favorite of ours here at Loquasto, Mr. Steve Zissou. A brief Q & A will immediately follow the screening. Thank you.”

– Antonio Monda – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: digital photograph of cookie combined with flatbed scan of  paper – moderately 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…