Sunday, February 09, 2014

New Lunch Bag Designs

380 Wells Verne Tesla Bag
Spent part of this weekend designing and illustrating a few new lunch bags for my etsy shop. Among the new designs are lunch bags featuring portraits of Jules Verne, HG Wells, Nikola Tesla. My etsy shop is currently filled with over 100 quirky and humorous lunch bag designs. These lunch bag designs make perfect gifts for co-workers or yourself.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sammo

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Re-purposed Cardboard Paintings

Cardboard Paintings
With severe winter weather baring down on Michigan lately, spending time indoors creating art has been a pleasant way to pass the time.
Specifics: Acrylic paint, Permapaque Pens on 6.5" x 13" repurposed cardboard.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

A New Batch of Artist Trading Cards for 2014

Artist Trading Cards - 2014

I haven't drawn any ACEO (art card editions and originals) or ATC (artist trading cards) in awhile... so here's a recent batch of nine. 

Size (each): 2.5" x 3.5" Media: Copic Pens on card stock

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Etsy Shop Reopened! Specializing in Humorous, Inspirational and Quirky Lunch Bags

380 Promo Images (4)
After a four year absence from etsy, I decided to open my online storefront again. At the time, it was a lot of fun selling and designing lunch bags, but life became way too busy, forcing me to close the storefront. However, this year felt like a good year to reopen. So for the past month I've been adding new designs/illustrations bringing the total to over 100.
 www.etsy.com/shop/sammo

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Sunset Lake, Vicksburg, MI)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
This summer I discovered a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on flowers near the beach at Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI). It flew around for over twenty minutes allowing me to get nearly 200 photos from multiple angles. I think I can happily cross off "getting a hummingbird photo" from my photography wish list.       
Photos taken with a: Canon PowerShot SX50HS

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Images from Recent Photo Walks

 Squirrel
Garter Snake
Red Tailed Hawk
Yellow Dragonfly
Great Blue Heron
OxBaby Muskrat Close Up
Here are some random photos that were taken during numerous photo walks during the month of July. All photos were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Author Drawings - Guerilla Art Project

 Author Drawings
This is a new batch of author inspired drawings done on pages from their books. I'll be sending these drawings to Southsea (United Kingdom) as part of a guerilla art project where they will be placed in public places for people to find and take home.
Drawings from top (L to R):
Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea), Henry Thoreau (Walden), JRR Tolkein (The Hobbit), John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath), T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), Robert Frost (A wishing Well), Stephen Crane (Red Badge of Courage)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bird Portraits form Recent Photo Walks

Crow Portrait
Crow Portrait
Grackle
Grackle
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Here are some photos taken during various photo walks around Vicksburg and Sturgis, Michigan.

Camera: Canon Power Shot SX40HS

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Photo and Drawing Experiment

Photo and Drawing Experiment
This is a photo and drawing experiment I've wanted to try for quite awhile. It's inspired by artist Ben Heine's Pencil Vs Camera project.

www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/sets/72157623723956821/

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Photography Experiment

Photography Experiment
I just stumbled upon this photography project while searching my hard drive. Last year I took photos from the same location and same time of day over the course of a couple weeks. I stitched them together panoramically. I found it interesting how drastic the lake ice changed, as well as the variations of sky color.

Location: Sunset Lake, Vicksburg, Michigan