When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language..." (Paul Gauguin)

Archive for June, 2009


Thursday, June 18th, 2009


Grackles, 11 x 10 inches dry pastel and graphite on paper

Grackles, 11 x 10 inches dry pastel and graphite on paper

The Dallas area is notorious for its Grackles. In some areas they gather in flocks by the thousands – I’m not exaggerating – especially notable during evening just before sunset; bird parties I call them, lined along telephone poles and wires, sitting perfect wingspans apart from each other, and packed full in the trees. Photos can’t capture it all, because the experience also includes their loud calls. They are fantastic to see and hear.. I love it, but they’re a nuisance in public places like near restaurants and malls. Park your black car under a tree if you don’t mind driving away with a fairly white one when you leave.

More Roots garden sculptures

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


Rootosaurus gardenicus African Mask profile Frog

Rootosaurus gardenicus, African Mask profile, and Frog. See more Roots Garden Sculptures

Takin’ it easy

Friday, June 12th, 2009


 The driver of a semi, Hwy 40 near Nashville, TN

There is a time for work and a time to relax…wow. This truck sharing the road on the way back from North Carolina was not parked…this guy was driving 70 mph down the highway! I’m just back from NC then up to Alberta soon, so no new artwork to post until about the end of July.