Monday, December 31, 2007

The Best of 2007

January: A downtown apex art dealer inquired about the purchase of this painting.

February: Grayson and I sketch the Tipper Tie water tower. Later, I create this piece from the sketches.

March: Book signing at Chick-Fil-a. The kids asked me to sign their books… and their cows and their water bottles and some more cows and…

April: Jackals Win FAHL C Division Championship

May: I go through my yeti phase, creating illustration after illustration.

June: After watching a video about spoon bending by using the power of the mind, I took on this new and exciting hobby.

July: The hunt for Pigrates. It was animal behaviorist Cole Saphone who spied the creature first. A large, orange animal was rooting through the sand, some 200 yards up the coast.

August: To be on an island… to be at a nest… to be there the day, the hour, the minute, when a sea turtle hatches. A once in a lifetime.

September: My fox painting won an award at the SCBWI-NC Fall conference.

October: My interface design made the Chicago Times. How very exciting. The interface I designed for TeleHealth Services has been installed in Northwestern’s new Prentice Women's Hospital.

November: my Computer Art and Animation students create some cool stuff.

December: I end the year the same way I started, painting large, multi-media paintings of water towers.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


This illustration is based on an actual dream I had last night.

The house in the middle is Mrs. Glass' house on Briggs Ave where I grew up. The house to the left (you can only see the garage) was mine. I'm the guy in the red shirt.

OK, I know. Now more Tim LaHaye books before bed!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Little Christmas...


Studio version of a Christmas song recorded by my old band, Karen Ray.

What Angels Came To Say.mp3

The Video


And now for my exciting Christmas animated gif :)

Friday, December 21, 2007


December is a crazy month. Every night, doing something. Some party. Some dinner. Fun. But still, no time to do stuff. Still, always doing stuff.

But not tonight.


This is a tower I snapped a photo of on the way back from Thanksgiving dinner. It's some small town in SC or possibly right over the NC border. I don't know. I was lost. Well, sort of. I knew I was heading home.

This little water tower was right on the horizon. It was the first thing you saw as you drove into town. That, and a gas station may have been all the town had. Though I do remember there was an IGA for sale in the town we went through right before this one.

Friday, December 14, 2007


I'm entering one of the last pages from my Computer Art and Animation class' book, Why Communism Doesn’t Work. I would enter the very last page, making it a truly backwards entry, but I don't want to spoil the ending.

Take a look at the book, you can download it for free, and I think you will see why it makes a splendid backwards entry.

Why Communism Doesn’t Work

The Computer Art & Animation class' latest book is finally available!!

Why Communism Doesn’t Work is a brilliant depiction of the ups and downs of life in Antarctica. A must read!

But don’t take my word for it. See what the critics are saying:

“Best book I’ve ever read. Better than Harry Potter!” ~ Anna

“Creative and imaginative. Sparked my inner child.” ~ Hannah

“A clear, understandable and unbiased look at the gritty government that is communism. A must read for kids of all ages!” ~ Mike

Why Communism Doesn’t Work
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