Honestly. I went to this horrible church service recently. It was awful. It was awful because it was churchy for church sake. Layers and layers upon activities and statements that didn’t sound like they had anything to with life outside of this building. They only made sense in this particular practice. And my biggest beef is that the word worship has been taken and defined to mean a very particular activity. So I decided to and my two cents in this video…..
And as always…. I made some art about it.
You should get one of these. : )
I’m finally getting up to the town I grew up in to put on a performance of my one man show “We Are Not Troubled Guests.” I’m sending in invite to all of you in that area to come for a couple reasons…..
1. I want to show you what I’m up too.
In my evolving as an artist, I’ve come to a place where I’ve realized that most of what I want to be working on is multi-medium storytelling. I will always be a visual artist…. but I know I want what I create to end at a place where I’m sharing stories with an audience. “Troubled Guests” is my first foray into this format….. and I’d love for my friends and family who’ve supported me so long to see what I’m up to.
2. I’m filming this one and need an audience!
I’m filming this show for documentation and promotional use and it would be a huge help to have a great audience there!
Venue: The Fremont Abbey , 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Date/Time: Tuesday July 29 – doors at 730pm, show starts at 8pm.
Support: suggested donation of $5-$10….. tickets sold at door.
Thx for your support. Hope to see you there!
I’m excited to release this run of 50 screen prints of one of my favorite images I’ve created thus far in my life – “Peace Out.”
This is my first run of screen prints EVER!… and I couldn’t be more proud of how sexy they are.
To celebrate the first 10 prints are for a discounted price of $30 plus shipping and can be purchased here. (update 4/4/14 – $30 are sold out)
This is one of my favorite quotes by Viktor Frankl. His book Man’s Search For Meaning had a great influence on me last year. In fact, this quote is on the front page of my personal journal. The text in the cloud is actually a copy of that text. Anyway… I had wanted to make a poster based on this quote… and this is what I came up with. You can get a print and many more products on my Society6 page.Read More»
I was recently written up on Country Living’s Blog on this thrift store painting (pictured above) that I did for some friends. I’m fully aware of the work of Wayne White… who’s humorous approach to remix thrift store paintings is such a delight. And I guess… in this season of life… I just needed to work on some projects that just make me giggle.
With the landscape paintings, I mostly want to image the scene being a place where a party just happened… and you’re coming across the left souvenirs from that gathering. Tree houses were built. Banners were hung. A fire was started. It was a fantastic time for all. And of course…. killer beez on the flowers.
Apparently Portland is a treasure trove of thrift store paintings. So as I continue to find them… I’ll just keep making them. You can find them for sale on my Etsy site:
Here’s a sample of some of the work…..Read More»
Oh Pittsburgh. I love you. Even when you are in the 20’s and snowing all week.
Guys…. so much happened in 6 days that it would be dumb for me to write it all down. So maybe I’ll just list the things I loved this time around.Read More»
I didn’t know how much I’ve grown over the last year… and even over the last two months…. but I was surprised what came out of my mouth as I talked with Blake Stratton of the Life In The Woods podcast.
It’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever shared… seriously.
Thx Blake for digging in the dirt with me.