Saturday, March 29, 2008


A couple days ago I found this swatch-like collage that I had made some time ago with tiny scraps from something i was working on at the time. Tiny, tiny strips packed together never looked so good. At least not on this blog, they haven't.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pigeons and Pigs and Queens

As I don't have anything really new to post here, I thought more photos from the Solvang trip might be in order. No rolling hillsides or Seascapes here... just a few oddities found at a local "Garden Store" in a nearby town. There were many a strange object, trinket and bizarre plant arrangement that we couldn't help but pulling out the cameras and going to town... or garden as the case may be.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Post It Doodles

Whipped these up late in the afternoon. I was bored and no one was looking...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Return to Acrylic

I broke out my acrylic paints last night for the first time in what may have been a few years. Wanted to try out an idea that I had earlier in the week. I think the painting turned out a little too structured and not quite what i had envisioned, but a worthy effort nonetheless. The painting turned out to be more or less an acrylic version of one of my collages. I fully intend to try another iteration, and perhaps a little larger too.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Non-Solvang Photos

Here are a few photos that I took on our trip to Solvang this past weekend. None of the photos, however are from or around the actual town of Solvang. Perhaps next time I will find inspiration in sausage, danishes and clogs...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Doodle While You Drive

I sketched this up while I was stuck in traffic on my way to meet some friends after work. I had a flash of amorphic inspiration overlaying an extremely boring office building. The building looks leprous now, but would leave far more of an impression on someone than it's original state ever could!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Wanted to try out something different while i was doodling on the way in to work this morning. This is what came out. It was intended to be slightly figural, but left it open to interpretations. There were a few accusing sideways glances from the people packed in around me as I swirled away in my sketchbook, but I am used to that by now. Perhaps the chaotic forms were quietly evident of the day to come...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Going Large?

Thinking about doing one of these babies on a large scale. Started tinkering with shapes and method of actually making it happen.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Pre-Collage Studies

Here are a few more quick studies that I whipped up on the way into work on the train this morning. I can't say they are anything to write home about, but it is good to post something nonetheless.

Also, it is getting evident that i really need a scanner at home, so that my squares don't keep looking at rhombuses. Or would they be rhombii?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Unfinished Business

In an effort to make good on a goal to "finish what I start", I found a half-completed collage that I had begun several months ago (which had found a nice dark place to hide since then) and spent some time over the weekend finishing it. This particular collage in the series was 8"x8" in dimension, whereas all previous pieces of this nature were 6"x6". It was initially conceived as a stepping stone in development of this idea into larger pieces.