Archive for January, 2014

Mr. Urkey, first name, Tom.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Turkey illustration. Here’s the final artwork followed by my photo. Click image to enlarge.


Mixed Media – Peanut the cat!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

I had the presence of mind to take a few snapshots of the process of creating this image. Starting with the photo. (click to enlarge). This was really fun because it gave me the “illusion” that I was spending time with my cat. As if that’ll ever happen. My tablet computer has reduced 30 lbs of art supplies down to about a pound.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Meh, an attempt at water color (on my tablet).


The Healing Garden Gnome Home

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

There’s a wonderful garden near our local hospital that has the cutest little building that one can visit while pondering important things. I’ve always liked it. My recent efforts to illustrate it on my tablet were disappointing so I thought I’d try again. I’ve included the original photograph for the purpose of comparison. If you’re like me, you’ll see the mistakes and lack of realism. If you’re like my mom, it’ll be perfect and use words like “artistic license”. Thanks Mom!


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Observations of Small Town Living (OOSTL)

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Sandpoint Drug Store is unique in a few ways. 1/4 of the store is a pharmacy, 1/4 of the store is a drug store, and 1/2 the store is a hardware store. I guess they want to make sure moms and dads can find what they want. In addition, there’s a used books section right there for you to grab a book to enjoy. No cost, no signing the book out. All on the honor system.


Observations of Small Town Living (OOSTL)

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

It’s the middle of a cold winter and I found this image taken when people place their bodies inside water, as apposed to on top of ice, for the purpose of recreation. Where I come from, this would be like Halloween where that lady left a bowl of candy out with a note that said, “only take one.” I repented of this thievery long ago but the memory still haunts me. Thankfully, not everyone would keep the life