Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I was having trouble coming up with a glamourous idea until I found
that glamour can also be a verb.

v : cast a spell over or put a hex on someone or something

This lemur cast a spell upon the bathroom and oversized fruits have magically appeared. (Lemurs are vegetarian, consuming leaves and fruit.)
Ring-tailed lemurs live in groups of five to thirty members. Females, who stay in the group for their entire lives, dominate the group. Males have a social structure that undergoes great upheaval during mating season.

acrylic and ink on an 8x8 inch board (click to enlarge)

Monday, January 23, 2006


Someone from a knitting company emailed me; she said she liked the work I post here and wondered if I would be interested in doing some illustrations for one of their products. So I made some pen and ink sketches based on what they said they were looking for, scanned and emailed them, but never heard back from the knitters.
Q. So what to do with unused sketches? And how to apply them to this week's topic?
A. Paint a picture of a woman knitting scarf and booties for her miniature cheetah.

Acrylic paint on art board.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

E is for..

Echolocation. Bats are amazing.

A bat emits a sound wave and listens carefully to the echoes that return to it. By determining how long it takes a noise to return, the bat's brain figures out how far away an object is.

The bat can also determine where the object is, how big it is and in what direction it is moving. The bat can tell if an insect is to the right or left by comparing when the sound reaches its right ear to when the sound reaches its left ear.

A bat can tell how big an insect is based on the intensity of the echo. A smaller object will reflect less of the sound wave, and so will produce a less intense echo. The bat can sense in which direction the insect is moving based on the pitch of the echo.


acrylic paint and ink on an 8x10 inch board

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Okay, they're back again. The blue woman and her odd pet.
The airplane fell into the sea. Since the oxygen bags didn't fall down and the air pressure was lethal, the other passengers and crew perished. Though saddened by this tragic fact, blue woman (who obviously doesn't rely upon oxygen to survive) took the opportunity enjoy a much needed smoke.

Acrylic on board

Monday, January 02, 2006


When I saw this week's topic, the first things I thought of were those slurpee/slushy drinks that come in so many flavors. So I decided to try to create a slushy dispenser bar in outer space. The blue woman and her pet (from my Night submission) return as slurpee bar patrons.

Acrylic and ink on 8 by 10 in board.

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