Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

studio dog/work in progress

Chapel is doing great, we try and bring her everywhere.  I love the second image, it is like she is showing off her collection.  The last three images are obviously the works in progress.  It is also obvious not much has been done in December.  I am really happy with the body change to Gino in the last image.  It shows his giant head better.
The paintings in the top image are Jens.  She appears with Chapel in the third image.  Alright, enough with the word image.  Later.

street art

Street artist Olek recently gave the Wall Street Bull a new look with this custom crocheted outfit... but she says, “It lasted 2 hours." She posted this photo on her Facebook yesterday, with the message: "Happy Bullish 2011!" By that time the bull had shed its new colorful skin, however—which is a shame because those colors probably would have really popped in this blizzard! [via Animal]

from etsy on facebook

Friday, December 3, 2010

december already?

Unbelievable.  2010 is almost over.  The first snow fall happened two days ago.  I have had a packed couple of weeks so blogging has been minimal.  I will try to post what has been going on, nothing really special, but it will give me material to post about:)  Until then, I am getting ready for Anderson Alleys Holiday Gala which begins tonight.

Anderson Alley Holiday Gala
250 N. Goodman, Rochester, NY

Friday, December 3, 5-9pm
Saturday, December 4, 11am-4pm

Friday, November 26, 2010

second storie indie market

Second Storie Indie Market
Saturday, November 27th, 11am to 5pm
Sunday, November 28th, 11am to 4pm

The Visual Studies Workshop auditorium
31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My inner BR

I cracked open the Bob Ross paint last night.  I am praying it does not yellow because it is kind of old.  An aspiring painter gave it to me a few months ago.

It was very gooey, and the oil was floating on top inside the can.  We will see what happens.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I had a really good painting session tonight.  I am a bit tired of seeing NOTHING written on my wall.   It is dim in the studio so one of the paintings I could not get a good shot of.   Here is the other.  Let me know what you think......

It still needs a lot of work,  but I like the direction it is heading.  I also switched up my music selection tonight from the usual rap on pandora, (wu-tang lately) to the Regina Spektor station.  I think that made a difference.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the Cliff Bar

I love Cliff Bars.  I think they taste great.  I noticed them because of the wrapper.  I really like the colors on the wrappers.  My favorite flavor is crunchy peanut butter.  My favorite wrapper is the iced gingerbread seasonal flavor.  That's all.....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Friday

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

And 3 more...

Go check out the full images here....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 more

Here are 3 more for the shop!    

Check them out......

yes, dogs

Here are the dogs at Letchworth.  Gino looks like a beast in the first image,  must have been the angle because I don't think he really looks like that.  What do you think?

Post #200

I can't believe I am on my 200th post.  I have shared 200 thoughts to whoever reads this.  Thanks for checking in!

I have added three drawings to my etsy shop and will continue to do so throughout the week.  Here are some details.

I brought these with me to Salt City a couple of weekends ago and received some really good feedback about them.  The event was a success and the outcome was unbelievable!  I think around 1300 people came through.

Jen and I had a Halloween party on Saturday and I will try to post some pics of that, but maybe not to save myself from embarrassment.  Keep stopping by because the momentum is shifting in my direction.  I am excited about things lately.  Uno.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Salt City Urban Art and Craft Market

Come out and join the 40+ artsits and crafters at the Salt City Urban Art & Craft Market!  There will be live music, food and beverages from many local peeps.  

Please tell all your friends and join us on: 
Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-6pm
Case Supply Building, 112 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
between W. Fayette and Marcelus Streets, in the Salt District

Off-street parking and 2 parking lots on either corner the building on Wyoming St

Friday, October 15, 2010

Don't be a......

  .......and have a great weekend!


yeah....not sure.  but I have an idea........

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ps with butter = finito

I finished ps with butter last night, but went to the studio today to see if it was really finished.  It is.  Here are two other drawings I am still working on.  I need to have a super productive week and finish things up by next weds. 

I still hate the last 2.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

drawing focused

I am in painting mode but I do not have time to paint.  I have time to make work, but I am focusing on smaller drawings.  It is annoying because I want to paint really bad.  I scraped my pallette to try and use up some of the colors before they go to waste.  Only about 2 weeks to go until my new work has to be done.  Back to drawing........

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's here! 2011 Calendar, year of the rabbit

In our first collaboration, Pistachio Press and I bring you our Fabulous 2011 Calendar!  It seems like we have been waiting forever to post this.  There has been talk about collaborating for a while now and this seemed like the perfect start.

The calendar is inspired by a trip to the west coast we took over the summer.  We had an awesome time and I think it is reflected in the image.  Did you know it is almost impossible to get a picture of a jack rabbit in the dessert?! 

The size of the calendar is 11x17.5" tall and is hand printed on an antique Vandercook No. 4 letterpress with four hand-mixed inks.  The image is hand drawn with hand written months.  You can see more at our shops:

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Monday, October 11, 2010


I feel like the only thing I can draw is dogs right now.  I really don't know what to think of that.  I am obsessed.  In the works: ps with butter and of coarse Chapel No.2.

P.S.    Tomorrow is the big announcement, bright and early!

Gino + Chapel = 2 tired dogs

It was a busy weekend for the dogs.  I think this may have been the first time they actually fell asleep next to each other.  The photos were taken by Jen who was taking a break from cleaning and painting and laundry and art projects.