Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Butterfly and the Abstract

i found this butterfly at the park this evening, on the ground incapacitated by the cold snap, and brought it home.

it just happens to match the painting i'm working on. i don't know if it's auspicious or just serendipitous, but i'm quite excited.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Before and After Patriotism...

Possibly the funniest thing i've seen in a long while. The doors of a former church (now art studios) located at Hill & Chase Street with one of my Chrysanthemums on painted on it. Apparently the studio renter didn't like my flower, but he loves flags.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The history of the color Magenta is more interesting than i'd realized. Here's a link to read about it in Stir magazine where you will learn that "magenta is a mixture of red and blue wavelengths that cannot be generated by a single wavelength of light" which i didn't know but i'm not surprised. Also this excellent article by Liz Elliot in the Journal of Unlikely Science goes even further to explain the mad science behind the color.

now for something different

An old forgotten sign in downtown Athens, at the corner of Hull and Hancock.

As a fellow sign-painter, i can tell you that whoever painted this one broke all the rules.

That's just one of the reasons why i love it so much.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

photo by Jim Barsness

That Planet of the Apes guy in the pink coat (you know the one, Santa's drinking buddy) showed up at the Dearing St. Easter parade today at my friend Didi's house. He was given a chocolate and vanilla cupcake and told to be on his way.

Friday, March 21, 2008

working it

finishing up
a new batch
of paintings
this week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Santa of the Apes

photo by Doug Booher

We had quite a time that night. Santa Claus stopped by, drunk as usual, and we got this great shot of him with that guy from Planet of the Apes. What was his name, the one in the pink coat? Anyway, tomorrow is the first day of spring, and i'm going to burn an effigy of ole St. Nick in my backyard. Winter is OVER, y'all, it's time to start having fun.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Photo by Doug Booher
Me, i mean some monkey in a pink coat, and Sean Wessling after a long night of drinking
and eating bananas.

Friday, March 14, 2008

board game

compliments Jason Wecht

Thursday, March 6, 2008

free desktop pattern no.3

Miss February from my 2008 calendars.

It's the same as desktop pattern No.1, but i toned the colors down a bit. There are instructions to install this on your computer below, near the first blog postings.