PlushBot 1138-4

I made a new robot today while watching baseball. It's is available on Etsy.


Introducing PlushBot.com

I've been working on putting up a website to showcase my newest creations: PlushBots. Go check out PlushBot.com.


Johnny Cash Printed

Johnny Cash
I finished carving the Johnny Cash block today and got it printed. I like it!


Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Linocut
I'm carving some linoleum this morning. Johnny Cash has always been a favorite of mine.


Remington Final

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Photo Friday: Circle

Photo Friday - Circle
Photo Friday Theme: Circle

Remington Prints Completed

Remington Prints Complete
Remington prints completed! Here they are drying on my makeshift drying racks. I ended up with 29 of them. I usually try for an edition of 32 but I'm still getting used to printing with a press. I'm learning how to adjust the tension of the rollers. What I've found is that if printing large, solid areas it's best to set the press tighter. If printing something with more detail loosening the tension is better, otherwise you get blurred lines.

Remington Linocut

Remington Linocut
I carved the final block for my Remington linocut this morning. This print will have three colors created by two different blocks. I used the first block for the background. The second block was first used for the base color of the gun and now that I've carved it further it will be used for the gun detail.


Finally, a Printing Press!

Printing Press & Prints
After spending all these years doing all of my prints by hand, I finally bought myself a printing press. I don't have very much money but I found this little etching press for just $159.00. After a few simple modifications it works great! I'm working on a three color linocut of an 1875 Remington Revolver. It's been nice to be able to design something without thinking about the trouble and time of printing it by hand. This press is really the best thing I've ever purchased for my printmaking!


Skull & Rose

Another tattoo inspired painting! The crackle really crackled well on this one.

Illustration Friday: Monster

I want to try experimenting with more textures. I used a wood grain for this little guy.


Updated Website

I spent all day yesterday redoing my website. There were all kinds of weird files and pages on there that I don't even remember creating! Maybe my website started spontaneously generating it's own content. My new design is much cleaner and hopefully easier to navigate.


Boston Terrier

Hurray for Boston Terrier! I've been refining my technique for these retro look paintings and I think I'm getting it down now. Today I tried a coat of clear matte finish which comes out much better than the gloss.


Skull & Top Hat

I've been painting like crazy this week. My newest piece is inspired by a tattoo design I found in a book. I've been watching Miami Ink on the Learning Channel so I think I'll be doing more tattoo inspired stuff.


Good Coffee

Another coffee painting.

Fine Wines & Liquors

A new painting based on a vintage matchbook ad.

Free coffee today at Starbucks! You can get a free tall until noon. Luckily I have two Starbucks coffee shops in the same parking lot near my house. Hurry up you have less than an hour!



RIP Zeppelin

Zeppelin was born at my Grandma's house. My mom adopted him and he lived with her for awhile. When he was about 9 or 10 years old he came to live with me. Yesterday I had to put my loyal cat friend to sleep because of renal failure, he was 16 1/2 years old. I miss him terribly.


Somtimes I just feel like painting something cute. Like this purple deer for example.



Another new painting today! It's been gloomy outside so I decided to hang out in my studio and paint. Now I am going to watch The Oscars and eat Orange Creamsicles.


New Workbench

I've wanted a workbench that I could stand at for a while now. It was killing my back stooping over my table to work on my block prints. The problem was I couldn't afford anything, until I got the bright idea to use cinder blocks under the legs of my old table! For a mere $7.00 I finally have my workbench. Why didn't I think of this sooner?


The Hottest Spot in Town

I finally printed my latest linocut. That devil is quite scary.


I really liked the techniques I used yesterday so I did the same kind of thing today. I just love these paintings.



I decided to paint today and created this cool coffee piece. I was going for a weathered folk art type look. I used some crackle medium and then antiqued It. I'm really happy with how it turned out!


The Hottest Spot In Town

I didn't get anything printed today, but I finished carving my newest block! I have lots of printing to catch up on tomorrow.


Lion Lino Part II

Lions! I printed a couple of blue ones yesterday and some red ones today. The red ink went down a little thick, but I'm still pretty happy with the prints. I plan on doing two more color variations tomorrow.


Lion Lino

Here's my newest linocut in progress. It's going to be a lion. I plan on printing it using different colors and some nice paper I picked up yesterday.


Beach Goodies

Since I've moved to Capitola I have a weird compulsion to gather interesting objects during my morning beach walks. Today I found a broken sand dollar, a crab shell thingy, some kind of vertebra, a neat clam shell and a group of three shells fused together. I will add them to my collection.


Meet Your Maker Part III

Meet Your Maker has been printed! My friend said it creeps him out.

Limited Editions

So just what does limited edition mean? It means when I finish creating my prints I destroy the carved block. No other prints will ever be made using that same exact design again!


Meet Your Maker Part II

I didn't finish the Meet Your Maker linocut yet. I did get more carved today, but I took a break to watch a movie and bake some chocolate chip cookies.


Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday topic: song.

Meet Your Maker

Here's my newest linocut, it's called Meet Your Maker. I should have it carved and printed by Monday. It may be hard to envision right now in the beginning stages, but it involves a naked woman's torso devouring someone!


Stop Motion Animation

I just finished watching Corpse Bride. I loved the highly stylized characters and the gothic look of the sets. I've always loved stop motion animation. The United Airlines commercial, Dragon, really inspired me. The use of cut paper figures is amazing!


Painter's Corner

Creating block prints and working with digital artwork takes a lot of precision. It can get frustrating so I decided to set up a little corner of my studio to work on some abstract paintings. There's nothing quite like flinging some paint around and letting it tell me where to put the next stroke of color. I painted this four paneled piece today.