Primum non nocere

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Jellyfish

Decided that I'd make a pen and ink for my Christmas party white elephant gift exchange.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and it looks really good all framed up.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fucking incredible.

I'll be honest I'm a doodler. I like to draw.  That's my thing. I enjoy other means of creativity too and it comes out in a lot of the stuff I do.  But there are in this world true artistic rebels.

The first time I'd even heard of Banksy was on an episode of Pawn Stars.  To be honest I don't follow the art world  and I'm out of touch with what's hip or cool, but with Banksy's current month long residency in New York and all the press it's gotten it's hard to ignore.  And after looking through what they've done I'm thoroughly impressed, and I'll be honest that's not easy to do anymore.  I think the best part is no one knows who Banksy is. Is he a man, or is she a woman, is it more than one person?  All I know is the month long pop up art show in New York has been a variety of art styles and messages and of course charity.

Check it out here at the Banksy website.  Better out than In.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Oink Oink

I had some friends get married this summer. It was kind of a surprise for most of us.  We showed up for a party and found out it was a reception.  The couple asked if I'd do a drawing for their thank you cards. I do love an assignment.  I was given a quick sketch that the couple had come up with.  It became the drawing on the bottom. I also decided to do one of my own and ended up giving both of them to the couple for a wedding present. The running joke of course was that we never thought they'd actually get married so it's when pigs fly.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wolf Eel

Anarrhichthys ocellatus not to be confused with the Wolf Fish, they are different. Anyways a commission for a friend looking for a cool tattoo design.  I hope she likes it.

Monday, April 1, 2013


I finally finished my last over due wedding present.
I've actually had the painting done for well over a month but finally got around to putting it in a custom frame I made.  I had originally planned to use a frame I had picked up years ago at the local YWCA art auction and was one of the reasons I had made such a large watercolor to fit into it, but after trying to make it fit it didn't work out so well.
Here we have a mostly done photo of the painting.  I had thought I'd taken a few more interim photos but I guess not.

Anyways I had decided to do my own frame from some I had seen at a friends house.

I think I'd use real glass next time instead of plexi, but I was afraid that a piece this big might break as I was trying to get it home.  The actual art is about 17x24 so the plexi is about an inch larger than the art and the wood is close to 2 1/2 inches larger than the plexi.