Sunday, June 25, 2006


With the new Superman movie coming out it reminded me of a photograph I had taken of my kids many years ago...Jesse loved wearing that cape and Becca felt pretty special in her supergirl outfit. Remember this was taken before Photoshop and CGI even existed...pretty good eh?
Talk about an icon that has lasted through the ages.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

a milestone

My son Jesse turned 21 today.

It's hard to quickly time has passed...
I couldn't be prouder of my boy...

Friday, June 09, 2006

the circle of life

Tomorrow I'm putting on a shower with a friend of mine for a friends daughter who is having a baby. I can't believe this girl graduated from grammer school in the same class as my daughter Becca. Now they are both out of college...making a life of their own out in the world. There have been marriages of some of Becca's friends...and now there are babies. The circle of life...
With Fathers day approaching in a week...I thought this picture might be appropriate.

The baby hand in this picture is of a girl who has babies of her own now. She was the first baby to be born in my circle of friends. It's always been one of my favorite images that I've taken...even though it was taken many years ago.
I've added a few new links on my website to some of my altered trading cards and some chunky books I've been a part of and you'll find some other odds & ends stuff. Check it out if the muse moves you...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

artful outing

The ARTbar in Santa Ana was bustling last night...Downstairs artists were submitting their work for possible publication in Somerset Magazine. Lots of Stampington & Company people were on hand for the Live Jury Art Recruitment and Seminar.
Upstairs, Traci Bautista, Linda Woods, Karen Dinino and I were signing our goods.
Traci was signing her just released book 'Collage Unleashed'...It showcases the most popular trends in collage, altered art and journaling...I just picked it up a few days ago and will enjoy exploring it's colorful and creative pages. Traci was so gracious and interesting to talk to...

Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, authors of 'Visual Chronicles' were also there. It was fun to meet and talk with them. I Love their 'I AM ART' t-shirts.

I enjoyed talking with everyone who dropped by and was happy to hear artists enjoy using my Artist Papers and Transparencies in their artwork. I also had a visit from Jolene, (an AC blogger)...Anita who works at Stampington & Company and is always so sweet to me when I come to visit, and Jeff...who took these pictures so I could put them on my blog...

The ARTbar has grown to include a bigger store upstairs with the workshops taught downstairs. Wish it was closer to where I live...but it is definitely worth a drive out to Santa Ana now and then for a visit.
So it was an artful outing for one and all...and a fun evening!