Tuesday, November 30, 2010

They were a family of dreamers

There's a beautiful tribute on Waldo Walkiria World- one of those works you look at and it seems so simple, yet you've never seen anything quite like it before.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Something Horrid

On redubble. This must be the Antiguardian of Dreams, or the Bringer of Nightmares. I wonder how far back the Punch and Judy show goes? He is the little homunculus in all of us, the reptilian brain which it's well to sing to sleep.

Softly, softly.

Link to Jan Svankmajer's Punch and Judy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Something Pretty

Something I made for Mina's shop. I like this narrative cartoon about the creative process.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Paper blooms

This is a detail of Bryan's lovely 2011 calendar
there is a larger detail on Tinytheatre 
along with more about of the studio visit. 
The detail shown here is about 3/4 of an inch across.
These are made on a letterpress, 
a traditional printing technology which  
impresses a metal plate into damp paper.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Commissioned work

Happy Monday - here is another commissioned piece.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brought to you by the Department of Wishful Thinking

I suppose you could get into some interesting discussions in a bar wearing this...

Edit: it occurs to me that when we are contained, we long for freedom, whereas when we are completely free, we start thinking about the wee little cottage with the light in the window. This is, of course, hardly an original thought, in fact I believe there is a classic song involving a red bandana along these lines.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Fall Down

Looking for that still space in the middle...not much time to make art lately, health issues of my remaining parent taking up a lot of time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A digit is not always a number

Illustration for a Berkeley Monthly article about a teacher explaining the term "digit" to middle-school students. Unfortunately, this particular teacher confused "lie" and "lay" unintentionally in the text of the article - gnashing of teeth, rending of garments here.  Sigh.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Guardian of Dreams

Another t-shirt, this was based on a stuffed lion I had as a child. The sale at redbubble (see Nov. 4 post) ends on the 14th.

After I had made this, I visited Spirit Cloth and saw a sibling of this character (not the first time Jude and I have been looking at the same page in the book of dreams). And there is a more cautious cousin of these two on fiberrainbow.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


"In winter," Grandfather Trout said, "summer is a myth. A report, a rumor. Not to be believed in".
                                              - John Crowley, Little,Big
Edit: See comments section for selections from readers' favorite winter-themed poems ( add your own if you would like).

Monday, November 8, 2010


For film buffs in particular, there is a post about racial and gender strereotyping in film/television followed by some very thoughtful comments at Razored Zen.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sale at redbubble

Above, the Ancient Mariner as a t-shirt buddy. For the next week, through November 14, all my t-shirts,prints and calendars are 15% off ar redbubble with the code below. Just saying...
And here's the link to look at all of my work:
I'm going to make this an illustration friday entry for the prompt afterwards-
in the sense that this is after the phantom ship sails away, 
and the Mariner is left with the consequences of his actions.
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Monday, November 1, 2010


Cassandra was given the ability to see the future by Apollo: when she refused him, he cursed her with the provision that her prophecies would never be believed.