Thursday, June 28, 2007

Black and White; Spooky

Still having fun with the camera!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Barry 1 - Mole 0

Well, the time has come to dance for joy. For the past two months Genus Scapanus (Aka Western Mole) has been tearing up my lawn, and I was starting to take it personally. I tried poison smoke bombs, repellents, and poisoned pellets to no avail. But finally the furry little bastard has succumbed to a good old fashioned trap. As catching these creatures is next to impossible, tonight I shall play the lottery.

Some new photos..

Here a couple more photos taken while walking through the Pearl this past weekend.

Loop -- Nike Product Placement

We saw this on t.v. the other day and Jordie thought it would be perfect for a presentation she's doing. I copied off the show and edited it for her and everyone else's viewing pleasure

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Jemma's Greatest Hits

Althougth there are no new movies here, I did figure out a way to showcase all the movies that I made with Jemma through out her first year of life. I hope you re-enjoy your favorite movie.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Jemma and the SLR

Here is Jemma's turn at being the subject. She and I had a fun time when she wasn't trying to take the camera from me.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Entering the big leagues

In the past, all the photographs seen here have been taken using a trusty point-n-shoot Casio. Don't get me wrong, the little camera takes great pictures, but not to the quality I like. So after years of begging, I was finally able to get my very own SLR camera! Here are a couple pictures that I have taken so far.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Not really anything to do with Jemma or Art...

but a week ago while watching the televsion show "So You Think You Can Dance," Jordie chimed in that she wished she had a friend like Mary Murphy. Looking at her as if she was crazy, I asked "why?" Jordie then laughed, and I could see that birds of a feather do flock together. So by default, does that make me a fan as well?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Swinging Babies

Here is the latest Jemma video her fans have been waiting for. Co-staring her boy Jacob, the two had a fantastic time. Unsupervised dating is still a few years away. So Jacob, keep your hands to yourself.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Latest Abstract

Here is the latest picture to be created. Hope you all like.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


David Hockney, a famed British artist, invented this technique. I simply copied it using a web-tool that does it all for you. Not inventive on my part, but Mr. Hockney's original pictures are genuis.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


To mother, to aunt, to Jemma --- This shirt has made its way around the family. Jemma is modeling it today with a pair of brown Old Navy cargo pants and accessorizing it with a dog toy. Strut your stuff you sassy little girl.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Our friend Eric....

has always been such a good sport. From the earliest days of playing with Photoshop, I have altered pictures of Eric the most. Call it boredom, or call it the urge of trying to generate a few laughs. While looking through past pictures, this was one of the better ones. What makes it funnier is that Eric loves these inspirational pictures, and was the reason the stores that sold them became successful. Alright, he might have only bought one or two of them, but that is enough for life-long ribbing.

Monday, June 11, 2007

New Picture

I have been so busy with Jemma, her birthday, and everything else that I haven't had time to sit down and 'paint' a new picture. Here is the latest piece I've finished.

Friday, June 8, 2007

America's Next Top Lucha Libre

In America we have countless television shows trying to find America's next big thing. So here is my idea -- America's Next Top Lucha Libre. If you do not know, Lucha Libra is a form of wrestling where most participants masquerade themselves in colorful costumes. The participants can go undected to family and co-workers. Here are a few volunteers for season one.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Since I am already an aspiring painter, photographer, and blogger -- why not become an aspiring inventor too. I guess I can't really be called an inventor since the crib had been around for centuries, but how about multi-purposing it for added functionality? OK, call me an aspiring multi-purposer (new word?). For my first task, I've created the self-functioning crib. It provides entertainment,free cleanings, and plenty of warmth. Although the kinks aren't quite worked out because the bigger one always seems to get catch the Cheerios I toss in.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

You Say It's Your Birthday...


How quickly a year flies by. Jemma has gone from needing 100 percent of our attention, to still needing 100 percent of our attention -- but now she'll clap on command. I still think the dog is much more advanced, but his days as the smartest are numbered.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Jemma's First Year Slideshow

This past weekend we celebrated Jemma's first birthday with all our friends. I made this slideshow to round-up her first year of life.