Thursday, April 29, 2010

Too Much Caffeine

As is known to me, my body is ultra sensitive to caffeine. You would think that this would have occurred to me last night as I was downing my second can of diet coke with lime. Nope. Or hey, a couple warning bells may have sounded in my head as I was finishing the chai I'd purchased earlier in the day. Nuh uh. I greeted 4:00am with a rousing hello as I struggled to stay in my skin. It was awesome. ---.---

That said, there is new art, a lucky by-product of caffeine saturation. I've been working on the pages for my upcoming sketchbook, and I'll be darned if I didn't churn out a whole bunch last night. Go figure. Yay caffeine!

Look! There's one now!

Pirata! This inking thing really gives me a charge. I've really been having fun with it. I had an outing with Chip yesterday and found a perfectly timed sale at Blick Art supplies so I got a new pen.


I spent some time inking the pirate after the caffeine had moved from my hands :)

So, to sum up...
- When you can feel your skin, you've had too much caffeine, and do not expect sleep until at least 4:15am.
- Inking, yay!!
- And last but not least.. Argh, you scurvy dogs.

The Caffeinated Scallywag.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Morning

I'm sitting at the computer looking out over the back yard, it's been raining on and off for a couple days and I'm ready for a little bit of sun. The Farmers Market started this weekend, but not even the prospect of a steaming cheesy wiener and all the fresh flowers in the world could entice me to walk around shoulder to shoulder with people in the pouring rain, so, next week it is :) I really did want a cheesy wiener though...

Even without the jump start of Farmer Market, I did accomplish a couple things yesterday. I finished the base art for my new sketchbook, I'm not clever enough to tell you the name without offering up a huge, allure busting explanation, you are so very curious now.. aren't you? So, you will just have to wait with eager anticipation until it is revealed. Mwahahahah! That said, I will tempt you with the image. :)

Coincidentally, she is wearing my current hair style. I know.. where do I come up with these things. Oohhh, and look.. boobs! That's right, your little girl has grown up and is drawing breasts. (thinks) Actually, what that might mean is that I am growing ever closer to being a 13 year old boy. Hmmm. Food for thought.

The doggy news...
Coming soon to a book store/amazon/dollar bin near you, there will be a story about The Goose. Yay!!! I've been asked to take part in an anthology of children's stories. I'm really excited about this, you see, I was looking for a way to introduce Gus in some kind of short format to see if the population of the world loves him and is as entertained by him as I am How could they not be? :) We'll see. So look for it. I will tell you when.

I finished up two sets of cards for Sadlittles , Damsels and Dinosaurs, and Rantz Angels. I had a blast with these cards and am looking forward to starting on the upcoming sets. Here are some samples. Damsels first, they seem to have a harder life.

Now how about some Rantz Angels. I know! I can hardly wait myself :)

To find out all about these, go to the Sadlittles web page. You'll also be able to see what's coming up. You should go now. you know you wanna...


Well I didn't mean RIGHT NOW. :)

Hugs and kisses

Oh, one more thing.
Gus likes bunnies.

...tasty bunnies.

(I kid...mebbe...)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The banner question....

I've been putting together elements for the new show season and I've come to the question of a banner. Usually, one or more of my current paintings can be seen behind my table but for several reasons I've been considering a banner of sorts. My question lies in whether I should concentrate my banner on something fun and Gussy such as this...

Or something more along the lines of my traditional work, like deeeesss...(though not this exactly.. something new and shiny. )

I would love it if those of you watching.. >.> might offer up an opinion. Help me Obi-Wan, you're my only hope. (DORK!)

To Whom it may concern:

The person responsible for that last statement has been sacked.
Marlon the Wonder Llama will now be handling correspondence.

Our pardons,
The management

- Pictured here.

Marlon the Wonder Llama
aka. Spunky

Made some nummy fish tacos yesterday. Who knew I could make fish tacos?

It turns out that even though they powers that be say there will be people at the farmers market before the 'Official' start date, those powers do not know the truth. The actual story is that on a beautiful, sunny April morning, there is exactly one guy down there with several tubs of flowers. Very disappointing. Farmers Market cannot come soon enough for me boy oh boy.

Working on Damsels and Dinosaurs...I will post some later if I can.

Fact of the day: One package of noodles... not quite enough. Two packs... always too much. Just saying.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Returned home last night in the mid-wee hours of the morning. Happy puppy face is the best welcome home, most especially the Goose face. Admittedly, there is a very tiny chance that I could lack objectivity, but I really doubt it. There is just something about walking through the door and having 150 pounds of wiggling cow dog rush toward you with the the only goal as becoming your lap dog that washes away any grumps you might have. Yeah, best thing ever.

I'm gearing up to jump back into cards, as I took the weekend for other things. On the table this week, TOPPS ESB 30th anniversary, Sadlittles: Dinos and Damsels as well as Rantz Angels. Somebody crack the whip!

Oh - Ee - Oh.. I'm do-ing cards.. :)

More interesting things when I am feeling... more interesting. :)