Thursday, March 29, 2007

Walking Baby

Here is the latest Jemma movie. She is a fun little helper.

Blended Circles

Here is my latest 'painting.' I tried to blend swirls of color together.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Halfway to Potty Training

This weekend we discovered that Jemma is very interested in potty training. Every time we took our eyes off of her, she would make her way to the bathroom. Although it was just to play with the toilet paper, we think that is half the battle.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I love to collect these great miniature chairs by Vitra, but they are just so expensive. Since I once had a disposable income, I was able to acquire three of them over the years. The other day I thought it would be interesting if I was able to photograph them close-up to give the illusion that they were full-scale. This was the end result.

Friday, March 23, 2007

I guess it could be called art

I found some colors that I thought went well together and then tried to blend them together. Very splotchy was the result.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I call this Tentacles...

You can call it whatever you'd like.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Media for the masses

It is so interesting how everything on the internet can be connected. Through links and tags, your photos can be posted to Flickr, or videos to Youtube, then attached in Blogger, then sold through CafePress as T-shirts or as art through Etsy. For someone who knows what they are doing, a viable business could be had. For me however, I just like to figure out how all this new media works so that I can stay on top of it.

Oh, here is a new image...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Back to Painter

After spending some time working in Photoshop. I have once again gone back to Painter for some new pieces.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Today we had sod installed onto our front yard. It is an amazing concept -- muddy yard then instant lawn. There was no need to wait for all the seeds to germinate and then have to re-seed all the spots where the grass did not take. All in all, a process that can take several weeks before it starts to look right. So this is when I had my fabulous idea. They already have fake teeth and Davinci Veneers for adults, so why not have instant teeth for kids? Jemma is still waiting for teeth to come in after nine would sure be nice to give her some choppers so that she can partake in some ribs with dad.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Debate Settled

When you have a child, you can't stop all the unsolicited comments you'll receive on who the kid looks like. Is it the mom or is it the dad? One eye is the mom's and the other the dad's... the nostrils look a lot like the mom's.... In any case, the debate has come to the end and I'll tip my hat and say that Jemma does indeed look like her mother.

Photoshop Art Continued

Here are two more pictures done entirely in Photoshop. In the past I have only used Photoshop to digitally alter photographs, while trying to use Illustrator for drawing. It is nice to know that Photoshop can be just as powerful, if not more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photoshop and then endless things it can do

I was looking around on the internet yesterday and stumbled upon a website that teaches cool new techniques to someone with my skill levels. I learned how to bend objects to appear 3D, when used with proper lighter. The first image was made to look like a curved film strip, while the other gives an effect of a bent photograph.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Playing around with blobs of ink/paint/digital substances I ended up with this diddy

Monday, March 12, 2007

A new piece

Playing around with PopArt type images

Friday, March 9, 2007

Hunting Baby

Well, we were at it again with yet another video. Jemma was having so much fun in the tub that I could not resist making a little something. I must admit that I am running out of ideas for my next project. Any ideas?

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Playing around with lines, I thought this ended up looking like a downtown.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Photoshop Art

Today I felt like using Photoshop to manipulate some older photographs that I had taken. The first image has a sort of pop-art (almost cartoony) effect to it. I really tried to bring out the greens and yellows. The photo of the tree was distorted then covered with a fim emulsion to give it a worn look.

Swing Baby Swing

Here is Jemma's latest video. She has fun starring, while I get to showcase my editing skills with iMovie. Aren't Macintoshs' just he best?

Monday, March 5, 2007

Trying out a new art program

I heard of this program called Zbrush that allows a talented artist to fully sculpt a 3D picture. I downloaded the trial version and was able to play around with some very cool tools. My assumption is that when your work in 3D, the pictures end up looking futuristic.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Jemma's Stair Climb

It took so long to crawl, now in a matter of a few short weeks, she has taken to climbing stairs! This video was shot while on vacation in Sunriver, Oregon. My art making paused for the week, but I was able to snowboard on the most amazing powder day I've ever seen. Thanks Bubbe and Poppy for watching Jem.