Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dinner at the Airport

While traveling this past week, I spent some time in airports. What to do but read or sketch? I chose the latter and sketched my meal. Yes, I did take my Starbuck's into Chili's and the waitress said "not a problem". I hadn't had one in 5 days and was not about to part with it before dinner. I had the Grilled Caribbean Salad with marinated Caribbean chicken and honey-lime dressing. It wasn't bad for airport food.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bedroom Interiors

In the spirit of Lauralines fabulous interior illustrations I decided to post a bedrooom sketch. For a larger view click here.

The fact that I am so far behind in my illustration goals for the month leaves much to be desired but I do have a food illustration that I will post in the next few days. I had plenty of time to sketch while waiting in airports this past week.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Beautiful Lady

Yesterday afternoon my great aunt Elvier passed away. She was 92 and had been fighting cancer off and on for past several years. She was a great source of influence in my life and we had a close family bond. We shared our faith and love of God and she was always very supportive of me throughout my life. She was such a beautiful lady and I will miss her dearly.

I'll be flying home on Wednesday for the services and funeral and won't be back until late Saturday. All posts and illustrations planned will be put off until my return.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Simple Simon

A not quite completed piece for Illustration Friday's theme, "simple".
What could be more Simple than from the poem "Simple Simon". I'll post a revision as I am able. Click here for a larger view.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Chairs, Chairs and More Chairs!

I love chairs, all sorts. I think a chair says a lot about your personality. In fact, most of my illustrations include some form of chair or another. The chair above is one in my great room. To view more chairs:
Travel (my favorite way to travel!)
Ramesses II
Starbuck's In December
Study in Blue
A Day At The Office
Starbuck's Beware

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ramesses II in Blind Contour First Friday

A poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley giving his impression of the mighty Ramesses:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And Wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
Nothing besides remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

I am fascinated with ancient history, ruins, statues and structures. There is a wealth of richness historically yet to be uncovered. The Great Temple of Abu Simbel.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Happy Anniversary Blog!

Yeah for me! Today is the 1 year anniversary of when I started this blog! I got off to a slow start but seemed to have gathered steam over the year with October and November being the largest months of postings and visits.

I am sincerly thankful to all of you who have supported me and my work over the past year and for the relationships I have developed through our mutual interests. I am looking forward to another great year and continued growth in my work and field of illustration and design, and I wish you well in all your endeavors.