Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Who's da photobomb?

Just some random faces....My stuff is seldom plot driven. More like character driven, I suppose. It must be late as I'm typing sentence fragments. What's next? Dangling prepositions--- which by the way are a highly inappropriate thing to end a sentence with heh heh heh.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

'screaming for spring

Charlottetown PEI 2011
We've declared an early beginning to ice cream season. If we wait for hot weather or even a string of three warm days we'll be waiting a while.

Monday, 28 April 2014

With the other hand...

Some art teachers and artists suggest a number of ways to loosen up one's drawing. I like to try them from time to time, although my drawing could stand some tightening up. Anyway....I drew this opposite hand just for laughs. I didn't change any of the methods, implements or mechanics; just the hand.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Breaking trail cartoon style

Check it out--new sketchbook
I was having some fun with eye shapes. Part of the appeal of cartooning is that stuff that simply cannot happen in your grown up world happen routinely in cartoon world. That said, there are some overlaps, stray lines and the grounding is a bit tentative. Sorry no refunds.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Throwback Thursday--The Stuff of Nightmares

Sure coffee is a big deal and one of life's pleasures. Nicer still if running out of beans (and having a ready source for more) was the biggest of our problems.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Woo hoo!

Marv enjoys a spontaneous moment he scheduled for himself

Monday, 21 April 2014

NSFC--If you're REALLY religious or totally NON religious, you might be offended

Guys. Seriously. Ham sandwiches?
It always strikes me a bit odd that we eat ham on Easter, considering the origins of Christianity. I don't have anything against bacon or carolina pulled pork 'sammiches'.  Just ironic that on a high holy day we'd chow down on a food that two other major "Abrahamic" religions eschew.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Saturday, 19 April 2014

There's more than one way to make a face

Fishy faces made from my potter's wheel (2011)
Making "Calvin" faces---you know like Calvin and Hobbes? (circa 1980's)
The title of this blog comes from those injunctions I heard in childhood, "Stop making that face, it's stay that way." Who know 'they' would be right? The face making continues and these days involves contorting my own countenance, doodling, or fashioning faces from clay.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Making Appointments

These days, my boy, 'Where two or more are gathered' is a true miracle of scheduling!

Some people were talking about busy lives and how difficult it is to get together. That conversation inspired this yank and twist on a familiar quotation with a little help from our Don Martin and Herman wannabes.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Royal Flush?

"Game of Thrones"
Every third news article on-line is about "Game of Thrones". I'm sure we'll see episodes when they get to Netflix. We don't have 'regular' TV so we don't see everything in first run. I'm not reading the stories about Game of Thrones, so am left only to assume........

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Making Choices

It's come down to this for me, Mort--dental implants or unemployment

Thanks to my friend Julie who relayed a very funny story earlier this week. When someone from "Beaver Tree Removal" handed her a business card she looked up just in time to notice that the spokesperson (card giver outer) was missing two front teeth!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Time Warp Tuesday...Easter is coming

This is an encore presentation....I drew this a few years ago reflecting on an Easter egg hunt I had witnessed. it was amazing how some parents were so competitive they wanted their children to get the 'most' and the 'best' even at an Easter egg hunt.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Making up for lost faces

I'm Baaak
It's been quite a while since my last post...thanks to those who read and keep checking in. It's quite an honor to know my doodles are part of your day! I'm working on cartoons for the next few postings, so hopefully when you come looking for a toon, there will be one or two waiting for you.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Faces fascinate

I think this guy looks a little like the brother from the movie "Uncle Buck" starring John Candy.  Sometimes, I just start drawing and improvise as I go; that's what happened with this face.   Other times,  I think I might be rudely staring at people in real life. I notice an interesting face that I think would be fun to draw and start planning how I'd go about it.

I'm inspired by the "Ink and Snow" Cartoonist Jamie Smith who says he takes a sketch book to eateries, bars, and coffee shops and sketches away. BTW he did some very interesting outdoor/nature drawings during a stint near Mt. Desert Island Maine a year or two ago.

As I start making more wheel thrown pottery, I am wanting to put mugs--er faces on some of the mugs. We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Throwback Thursday

Happy for the Spring Thaw
The snow in the middle of the yard is still hip deep (bear in mind I'm  '6"3). We haven't had many days above freezing since October. Longtime residents say this Manitoba winter is the 'worst' in their memory. Now we're thinking the long lasting winter might mean little to no summer.

In this picture my brother and I rejoice that winter seems to have vacated our little town in Montana giving way to sloppy streets and more playtime outdoors. I remember that feeling...and still feel it on the days the winds are a bit warmer and the water trickles from those snowbanks.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Melange o' Mugs

Fresh from the sketchbook
You can see I'm still trying lots of styles and approaches with a bit of homage (I hope) to Jim Unger. My lovely spouse found two of his books at the local library and I'm eager to dive in.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Time Warp Tuesday

Wedding Weekend August, 1994
Twenty years ago this week, we became engaged to be married. Later that day, we went to dinner with friends to celebrate and from the restaurant we all went to our homes. I was so caught up in the excitement of it all that I drove into a strange neighborhood and couldn't quite figure out how I got there.

Today, I'm grateful for the love and laughter we've shared along the way. I'm also looking ahead a bit wondering what adventures are in store for us.