Saturday, December 20, 2008


Who does Henry Kissinger think he is? He comes out says that the world needs to unite economically into one unitary, communal, money system? A borderless world? A global world order, without an America? BLAH! I wonder who is buying into his scary ideal...perhaps I don't want to know the answer.

New on ETSY:

4x6 Einstein. My wife doesn't like this, it creeps her out. She specifically said the word "creeps". Oh well. Sorry hun. I really like Einstein.

2.5" x 3.5"

I sure hope I don't get people upset at this one, invoking old stereotypes. By golly, that's not what this is about. He is into old school g-funk and he's black...that's it. I think it's pretty funny. I titled it "Black President".

I just learned how to use the macro setting on the camera so now I can take killer photos really close up. It's about time I learn something new about photography...thats been a struggle of mine for hundreds of years. This reel has been fun, I always ALWAYS have people talk about when they visit. But it's time she find herself a new home, it's time to babyproof the house.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Yesterday morning I had a final at 7:00. I left the house at 6:15 thinking I would get there a few minutes early....little did I know that a snowstorm came in. It was furious. It was end-of-the-world serious. Slide-outs everywhere one would look. I parked my car and was walking to the school (1 hour later) and I remember seeing my legs raise high at a 45 degree angle as I fell. That was a weird feeling seeing my head below my boots. I know several people saw me fall.

I did well on the final. I enjoy Astronomy. The final wasn't comprehensive and it focused on the Solar System. I still think it's fascinating how they came to the conclusion to declassify Pluto as a planet and instead relabel it a comet. (if you heard the explanation, you would agree with their decision)

Then it took an hour to get home when it normally takes 15-20 minutes.

Best part: it was all fine an hour later when the sun came out and cleaned up the streets.

Here are some beautiful paintings I've listed in the past two days.

Cigarette Abe: I don't know why he is smoking in this one. It just wouldn't be any other way. I am not a smoker but I think smokers have lost all their rights recently...I just needed to stick up for them. My dad says he looks like Tom Waits in this painting, I agree.

Chess Abe: I look for any excuse to add in chess themes into my paintings. I love the game of chess and it just seemed natural for Abe vs the South. If anyone is up for a game, I play on under the name "ihavethreeheads".

No particular inspiration for this other than the fact I think it's kind of funny. Lincoln never did much in the way of ecology and he is still regarded as the greatest president of the USA. Ecology was never an important subject until recently, and I suppose thats unfortunate. It's ironic that the heaviest polluter in the USA is not a private is the government. Yet we all want the government to come in and save us from these evil businessmen who pollute the Earth. If we want to improve the Earth, we need to stop trusting GI Joe. The frame and masonite this was painted on is 100% pulled out of the trash. This is genuine recycling.

Steampunk Abe: I've always liked the genre of 'steampunk'. Steampunk is a science fiction world where the industrial age comes a lot sooner than the postbellum 1870's and on. The best definition I heard of steampunk is a world where Leonardo Da Vinci focused on his inventions instead of artwork. In this world, the industrial revolution comes in the early 1600's. Very cool. We'd see steam-powered crawling cars and airships. I personally like this one a lot.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I've finally done some. They are fun to do also. I imagine I will have a bunch more of these. I did these at work last night while there was a terrible snowstorm and it was colder than sin.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lunar Abe

"Hi Abe"
"Hi Moon"
"How are you doing?"
"Not so well tonight, moon."
"Sorry fella, don't worry...things will pick up tomorrow."
"Thanks moon"
"Goodnight Abe"
"Goodnight Moon"
8 x 10

Thursday, December 11, 2008


When I was little, Hulkamania was my life. I dreamed of the day when I could get in the ring and help Hulk take out the Undertaker or pull a Figure Four Leglock on Kamala with Hulk doing his leg drop on the back of his head. I would imagine robbers coming into the house and threatening the family, only to be rescued by the Hulkamania which subdues the robbers and instills fear into their mind. Hulkamania was as cool as it got. It still is.


8 x 10 acrylic on board, framed

Latenight Lincoln

When I painted this I was working the Northwest Unit at the State Hospital. It was quieter than i've been used too and was not prepared to have the whole night to paint. The ladies I worked with talked about going shopping on "Black Friday" for hours and hours. They were online looking at different store openings, talking about how poor they were, then ultimately convincing themselves they had to buy that Xbox 360 for their husbands. Funny ladies. Anyhow, I am not a talker and was not interested in talking about Black Friday, so I painted how I felt....tired. I ate the greatest meal of my life for Thanksgiving, just a few hours earlier. I was hopped up on Triptophen. Me and Abe were one in the same.

"Latenight Lincoln"

11x14 Acrylic on artboard, framed

Reflections of the Abe

One thing i've always liked about beards is that they are all different. Some of them make the chin more pronounced than others, and Abe is no exception. It is impossible to get two beards exactly the same...I suppose they are a lot like fingerprints. This Abe in particular has a very unique beard shape that I like. I also like how he's thinking. It's an action painting. This is a painting in motion. Whoa, slow down!

Unfortunately, I keep trying the photography improvements to no avail. But alas, one day I will triumph and blow the lid right off the camera. I will figure the photography out! mwuahahaha. (The picture is fuzzy because of all the action of thinking by Abe that blurs the image)