Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I went for a photo walk in Scotts, MI recently and discovered this barn. I thought it looked rather Christmas-y.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Submissions to the Art 2030 project


These are my wooden plaque submissions to the A2030 art project. These pieces will be attached to the wooden bollards lining the eastern road Portsmouth A2030 (United Kingdom). Apparently traffic is frequently snarled along this road. So the idea is to create an impromptu roadside art gallery for motorists stuck in traffic.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tel Aviv - Street Art Exhibit

My submission to the ReUse Project 3 made it safely to Tel Aviv. I was thrilled to see my piece sharing space with C215. His piece is of the bearded man smiling.

The ReUse Project 3 included the cooperation of over 100 independent public artists (local and international). The art activist exhibition hopes to raise global awareness of abandoned and neglected spaces, by reusing one abandoned location in central Tel Aviv-Yafo and broadcasting the art show to international media sources and around the world via the internet.

Artists displaying works include:
Noam / Bafl / DEDE / lil lil / JAEone / por el sol / surianii / geerard / RADICAL BPN /
FALTO / dninja / IMC / donstarkell / relish / ©Eclisse Creazioni Art & Photography /
ant / Natashalatrasha / POE / AFK Crew / Seven Logo's / Gatsycakes / ZUrigo /
camila lash / Gorm / Yelz1 / Mkan1 / HOL2WEG / SKAM / Mimi The Clown /
C215 / fineartvaughn / Tarkinson / aka WASS / DOM?NIC / Ryan Seslow /
The Rat Bat / korp / ciah-ciah / Stick-A-Thing / Loki B / Just Do It Miss Kaplan /
teoz / JaxieJax / Cans Can Fly / Stelleconfuse / Simon Milligan / NOLA Rising /
Silly Girl (Paris) / Aphro / Biafra Inc. / Himbaer / dellboy / Earworm / Waattt? /
Neromonga / pHoG!L / Uno Blasé / SEAMOnster / VisualDirt / Langa / -TONA- /
psycoholics_nyno / VinylOne / ABCNT / found around / Rene Gagnon / Kevin Soto /
машка / Shameless / X-10 / Jason Mamerella / Ame72 / DeadlyDaisy /
xgrimerx / GG / Funk25 / hRODh / DogTired / Haevi Styles / bimimonsters / SINHA /
Miss Understood / ASHK / SEVEN (LOGOS) / RedRidingHood / CONTRA /
NE1 / XOCH / EXEL/AK77 / SeveN / ROST1 / dint wooer krsna / Mr Penfold /
Claudio Parentela / davaca / ICY / SOT / popay / Janene Gentile / web.werkraum /
Lisa Wells / Omino71/ Mr.Klevra / Sammo / Awn Wun Collective / INSPIRE /
KNOW HOPE / MS.AYA / SEVENS / EIKON Projekt / SneakOne / Smuggle... and visiting guest, MIMI The Clown!

Photo Credit:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I Got Wood 2


This abstract painting on a wooden puzzle piece is my submission to the "I Got Wood 2" art project.

Photo courtesy of Jack

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Lunch Bag Designs

I've been slowly increasing the inventory in my etsy store. These are a handful of recent lunch bag designs.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tehran, Iran Urban Art Submissions

Here are my contributions to the 20x20 Urban Art Project to be held in Tehran, Iran.

To learn more or to become involved here's the synopsis and link to the flickr group"
Lets Make ART .Not WAr
Installation of 20x20 cms Art in Tehran Urban Area/ An Illegal Action for peace !!!!
Dead line 10th Novemeber 2009
Event dates : 1st Dec2009
you can send in your Works by Airlmail or
Send us your digital File by email ,we are also able to print them on stickers or photo papers by a color laser print.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wild Boar Skull - ReUse Art Project


If I can find an appropriate mailing tube this will be my submission to the ReUse Art Project. The ReUse Art Project displays the works of street artists from all over the world. The works of art are often created with discarded scraps or found objects. In years past, the works of art have been displayed in abandoned buildings in Tel Aviv.

Visit these links to learn more or to become involved in the ReUse Project:

Size: appox. 36" x 41"
Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Media: Discarded Epson Matchprint Proofing paper

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Toilet Seat Art


Found a great deal on toilet seats and spray paint today. Thanks to B&G Discount (in Schoolcraft, MI) I bought the toilet seat for only $1.50 and a can of white spray paint for .44. This was the result.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Photos From Around the Lake - Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI)

Lately I've been taking a break from artwork and spending time taking photos instead.




Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI) Photos and Video

I'm taking a break from posting anything art related this week. Instead I'm posting some photos and a video I've taken from around the lake. (Sunset Lake - Vicksburg, Michigan)

Aquatic Weed Harvester





Saturday, September 05, 2009

Free Art - Southsea Skate Park - Portsmouth (UK)


Last weekend one of my Free Art pieces made its way to the Southsea Skatepark in Portsmouth (United Kingdom). My piece was included among many artists' works from the Portsmouth Creative Movement (PCM). As this was a free art event, the general public was encouraged to take home original works of art. From everything I've heard the event was a big success and a lot of fun.

Photo Credits: (top) Leila Mahalla, (middle) Lex, (bottom) Marcus Hunt

To see photos of the event:

To see some very cool kite aerial photography:

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Free Art - Winnipeg, MB and Sao Paulo, Brasil

Recent photos of free art ready for people to find, take home and enjoy.

Top Two Photos:
Relish, from Winnipeg, placed some of my art in his neighborhood. Other artists represented include: Bonus Saves, Starhead boy, John Fogarty, Clementine, Ticky, Relish.

Bottom Photo:
Sola e a comédia da vida seca, from Sao Paulo, placed my viking piece in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the artist on whose wall my piece was placed.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

H.i. McDonnough - Raising Arizona Fan Art

Caught a rerun of "Raising Arizona" and had forgotten how good a movie it is. Plus, Nicolas Cage's hair always makes me laugh. So I thought why not do some fan art.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thoreau Painting on Cardboard

I've done more than a few Thoreau drawings but never a painting. So here's my mixed media portrait painted on cardboard. I'm hoping this piece will be selected for inclusion in an upcoming art history book.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Libraryman's New T-shirt Design


A few years ago I illustrated a couple variations of Michael Porter's Libraryman character. Today, I just received in the mail, one of his new t-shirt designs. Thanks Libraryman!!

Here's some more information on Libraryman:
Michael is a librarian, blogger, presenter, technology fan, author and PEZ collector. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has presented hundreds of times to library staff around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” and is currently the Communications Manager at in Seattle, Washington. Before heading to WebJunction in 2006, Michael worked at OCLC Western (Ontario, CA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US Library Program and the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN). He holds an MLS degree from Indiana University (’99). Michael’s professional focus is on practical technology, community, library futures, training and planning. He is currently working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions, co-authors the “Internet Spotlight” column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine and also teaches the “Technology Planning” course for PLA’s “Certified Public Library Administrator Program”. Libraries, librarians, travel, creating digital multi-media, and PEZ are all near and dear to him. You can read more on the Libraryman blog:

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Zombie Lunch Bags!!!


Here's a fairly new lunch bag design featuring one of my zombie illustrations. The new design has proven to be quite popular. It's received some mentions on websites, one of which has been

The zombie lunch bag is one of many available for sale in my etsy store:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Anton Chigurh Quick Sketch

Lately I've been catching reruns of the movie "No Country for Old Men". The first time I saw the movie I felt ripped off. I hated the ending. Upon subsequent viewings (of reruns) I've actually found myself loving the movie. I have to admit, the villain, Anton Chigurh, might be my favorite movie villain of all time. So here's my quick sketch of Chigurh.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thom Yorke Drawn on Valspar Paint Swatches

I was surprised how well Sharpies work on Valspar paint swatches. I may have to go back to the hardware store and grab some more.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Note Card Designs

I've been busy creating note cards for my etsy store. I have about 20 designs so far, with more to follow.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quick Draws

Quick drawings with light colored Prismacolor pencils on textured cardstock.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Animal Skull Drawings

I don't often draw skulls, much less animal skulls, so I was surprised how naturally easy they were to draw... maybe in the future I'll try and paint some of these on canvas.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Burger King "Creepy King" Ketchup Painting

I had way too many Burger King ketchup packets sitting in a drawer, so instead of throwing them away I decided to try painting with them. I thought what better subject than Burger King's creepy king.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI) Photos and Videos

I'm taking a break from posting anything art related this week. Instead I'm posting some photos and videos I've taken from around the lake. (Sunset Lake - Vicksburg, Michigan)

Baby Muskrats

Dog Fish(es)

Turtle Laying Eggs

A Very Relaxed Turtle

Sunday, May 31, 2009

IYTI Free Art Project - Chicago - Pilsen Neighborhood


The pug and Lincoln pieces were my submissions to the Chicago "It's Yours Take It" free art Project. The pieces were painted on cardboard using acrylic, spray paint, Sharpies and Permapaque pens.

To learn more about the IYTI Free Art Project visit here:

Photos Credit: Bonus Saves

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Postal Sticker Art Submissions to the Upset Magazine's Going Postal Revenge Show

I was asked recently to submit some postal sticker art for the Upset Magazine's Going Postal Revenge Show (on May 29th) in Chicago. For my submissions I decided to vary the subject matter to keep it interesting.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reclaimed Art - Acrylic on Scrap Wood - Eagle Painting


I completely forgot to post this earlier. It's an acrylic painting I did late last year on a piece of found wood. I'd like to do more paintings on found objects but I haven't developed that "sixth sense" for knowing where to look.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Illustrated Homage to The Swine Flu Scare of 2009


Having survived Y2K, SARS, mad cow disease, bird flu, killer bees, peanut butter and anthrax, I safely assumed I'd survive the swine flu too. Since I survived I thought I'd celebrate by posting my homage to the swine flu scare of 2009.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Dharma Initiative Lunch Bags


I'm still enjoying the creative challenge of designing lunch bags. Here's a recent attributed design using the LOST tv show inspired Dharma Initiative logo.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mac vs PC Lunch Bag Designs


I thought it'd be fun to create some Mac and PC inspired lunch bags.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anthony Bourdain Lunch Bags


I thought it'd be funny to design and illustrate some Anthony Bourdain inspired lunch bags.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Street Art - Sao Paulo, Brazil


This is one of my cardboard paintings placed somewhere in Sao Paulo, Brazil by my buddy sola e a comédia da vida seca.

Photo Credit:

The much larger mural was created by Toy, Sola and Sinha (Photo credit: Toy)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Street Art - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Here's a new batch of guerrilla art. As always, guerrilla art pieces are placed in public places for people to find, take home and enjoy. In this case each painting was placed somewhere in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The top photo depicts paintings on reclaimed wood. The two faces were painted by Relish of Winnipeg, Canada. The bunny piece was painted by Bonus Saves and the viking was painted by me.

The bottom photo is a collaboration painting done on cardboard. The squid was painted by noitaN, the bunny was painted by itzy, the orange characters were painted by Bonus Saves and my contribution was the wings.

Photo Credits: Bonus Saves

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thom Yorke Line Art Drawing

My recent line art portrait of Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mail Me Art Book

Almost two years ago I submitted a piece of art to the "Mail Me Art Project" in the UK. After I sent it I didn't think much more about it. Well I recently found out my mailer art had made it into the book about the project. Needless to say, this was a pretty exciting surprise.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Winter Nature Photos

Here are a few photos from a recent photo walk I took around Sunset Lake (Vicksburg, MI).