Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Zen Cow Story

Here's a new project. I guess I needed one. Gonna paint backgrounds as oil paintings, photograph toys in front of them (a plastic cow from Little Toots' nativity scene in this case) and then manipulate the photos to make little children's stories. Each story is one page. Micro children's literature. Not for micro children necessarily though. If you click on the photo it's better.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Burned Into Memory

Children's book illustrators literally colored the way I perceive the world even today. One of the really surprising things about having a child is that it has returned forgotten memory to me. On the first day of the year Carmen and I purchased some children's books for Little Toot. In looking through some used books I came across The Magic Story Tree - Fifteen Favorite Fables and Fairy Tales illustrated by Lucille and H.C. Holling. I was surprised by the memory that flooded back when I started looking at the illustrations. I had this book. Not the same one mind you, but one just like it. I still see the world in these colors and with the same little hash mark shading.

Want some cheese little fellow?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Six Shots in a Winter Wood

(Shot with iPhone using "camera bag" application set on Lolo)

Sunday, January 4th. Sixty degrees.
Old Headquarters Road.
Overcast, damp.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


This is why my life is good.