Wednesday, May 30, 2012

long-term work

I met some great people over my four years in 
Portland. This is a painting I've been working 
on slowly for quite a long time. It's called 
"Over-the-Hill Gang" and so far I've used torn 
paper, charcoal and gouache. Still much work 
to be done. I have two more ladies still to 
add, but I'm in no hurry. This kind of work is 
relaxation only painting. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

word and image

Rough value comp for a new drawing I'm working on right now,
based on a poem I've been writing, entitled "Getting Ahead." 
I will post the finished piece and written work soon!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

last day of school

It's my last day of school at PNCA. I'm feeling all kinds of nostalgia, 
but also really excited to move on. I just wanted to give a shout to 
those teachers who have really made a lasting impression on me, 
teaching me to build on my strengths and giving me the tools to do 
what I love in the professional world. 

Click the following links to learn more about them, their inspirations, 
and to see their beautiful work:, 

Here is another illustration I have been working on. Inspired by Man's Search For Meaning
by Viktor Frankl.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How To Stop Worrying

I recently finished this illustration, which was inspired by
an amazing book I've been reading. As goofy as I think a
lot of self-help books are, this book is really basic and true,
and the advice seems quite applicable to everyday situations.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


So for the sake of search engines, I'll 
probably be typing most of my blogs from 
now on, though I do love writing them by 

It's been a relaxing week. I have been 
doing some work based on poems I've written. 
I think this will most likely turn into
a larger project, so I'll keep the blog 
up to date as I work on it. 

Here is one illustration I did this week for a poem I wrote called "Seeking More."