8.5″ x 11″ Markers & Pen on Paper


Streets covered in peanut butter with pieces of bread jumping out of building windows. Wheat, oat-nut, white and rye. Rye? Why rye? Why not multi-grain or potato? Whatever… She walks slow because her feet keep getting stuck under bits of peanuts. Yes, the streets are cover in chunky peanut butter, not creamy. Toasters line the sidewalks waiting to get a hold of falling slices only to find that their cords are unplugged. She finds a butter knife sitting on top of the left spout of a fire hydrant. Finally she has the key to freedom. How many sandwiches does a person have to eat to get out of here? And where the hell is the fluff?




8.5″ x 11″ Pen on Paper


Last drop out the cup of the coldest water you were no more. Looking out of different eyes to see the daggers thrown. Words turned into whispers into blood. Pain that the brightest sky couldn’t cure. But the sun will always rise. It will always rise. Blood into whispers turned into words. Pulled knives from the heart let the blood flow out. Fill the cup so full it overflows onto the ground. He comes to your side. He lifts you up. Turns blood into water and you are reborn. Lift yourself up from off the ground. Find the strength. Find the fight. Find the way. Find the light. Drink from the cup. Get back up.



10″ x 10″ Mixed Media on Paper


This one started with a spray painted background on paper.  Then I took these color samples (for matte board) and stuck them down onto the page.  Next, I sat in the living room drawing, writing and watching TV with my wife, my brother Matt & our friend Joe.  While we were hanging out I would ask what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say light blue?  What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say toaster? And so on and so on until I thought it was finished.  This is a mash up of their trains of thought.  Do you follow them or do you think of something else?




11″ x 15″ Pen & Marker on Watercolor Paper


If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change. Not only because you are now viewing your environment through new lenses of thoughts and emotions but also because the change within can allow you to take action in ways you wouldn’t have – or maybe even have thought about – while stuck in your old thought patterns.  ~Gandhi



11″ x 15″ Pen & Marker on Watercolor Paper


Rise up this mornin’.  Yawn with the rising sun.  There is a bird, that’s in my mind set.  Singin’ sweet songs, to me to get me out of bed.  And get images into my head, head, head…  Singin’ start drawing… everything.  Cuz everything you draw… is gonna be just right.  Singin’ start drawing… everything.  Cuz everything you draw… is gonna be just right.  Rise up this mornin’.  I got a pen in hand.  I got some paper and markers too.  I’m gonna draw now, draw now for all of you, you, you… Singin’ start drawing… everything.  Cuz everything you draw… is gonna be just right.  Singin’ start drawing… everything.  Cuz everything you draw… is gonna be just right.  ~my take on Three Little Birds

MaKe WaY


11″ x 15″ Pen & Marker on Watercolor Paper


Now I see his face. I’ve seen him smile. Such in a lonely place. No golden mile, his eyes tell morbid tales of his black heart. His deeds through ages past tell of his part.
See his face, see his smile Time to die
An angel from below change my dreams. I want for glory’s hour, for wealth’s esteem. I wish to sell my soul. To be reborn. I wish for earthly riches, don’t want no crown of thorns.
See his face, see his smile Time to die
I was born a fool. Don’t want to stay that way. Devil take my soul with diamonds you repay. I don’t care for Heaven. Don’t you look for me to cry and I will burn in Hell from the day I die.
See his face, see his smile Time to die  ~Metallica



11″ x 15″ Marker & Pen on Paper


What would you do if there were portals that would let you travel back in time?  Would you go back and win the lottery?  Would you make sure you got all A’s in school?  Maybe re-live a moment in time a little bit differently?  Or maybe not use the portals at all?  Maybe everything that is happening now is happening for a reason and it doesn’t need to be changed.  Maybe this was written?  Maybe…


FeeLiN’ FiNe


11″ x 15″ Pen & Primacolors on Watercolor Paper



The name of this piece is brought to you by my co-worker/friend Seth.  I was scanning it when he came over and that was the first thing that came to his head when he saw it.  So, What A Dandy it is.  Hope today is a dandy for everyone else as well.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

aNoTHeR WaVe


11″ x 15″ Pen & Primacolors on Watercolor Paper



“…there was purity and there was the dream, and the adventure, and there was the counterculture aspect. It was like shove society, shove the nine to five, shove the rules… we’re just going to follow our hearts, treat each other well, eat well and enjoy the ocean. It was not for money and it wasn’t for fame… that’s what we’re gonna do… purely because that’s what our hearts want to do. That was amazing.”  -Jim Banks (quote from the Switch-foot book)

LiFe DaY 1


11″ x 15″ Pen & Prismacolor on Watercolor Paper



We only get one while we’re here and we can’t even remember most of the beginning parts.  What was I thinking about when I was in those first few years?  How were all of these things around me shaping the person I am today?  There are such high hopes for you when you are brand new.  Did my mother know that when she gave me a piece of paper and a box of crayons that it would turn into this?



11″ x 15″ Marker & Pen on Watercolor Paper



I know you’ve seen these little birds on a canvas already, but I had to finish off the sketch.  Not to mention, I think these guys are pretty cool and I love the song.  So, I hope you all have a good day and if anything is bothering you maybe it really isn’t that big of a deal.

a GooD MaN


11″ x 15″ Drawing on Watercolor Paper



Johnny was a good manWoman hold her head and cry, ’cause her son had been shot down in the street and died, from a stray bullet.  Woman hold her head and cry. Explaining to her was a passerby, who saw the woman cry. Wondering how can she work it out?  Now she knows that the wages of sin is death, yeah! Gift of Jah is life. She cried, “Ah-um, I – I know! Johnny was a good man, I – I know!  Never did a thing wrong, Johnny was a good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, Good, good, good man”, Johnny was good man, she cried – she crie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ied!



8.5″ x 11″ Digital Image and Drawing



Biff.  A great name for a bully.  Who can forget the movie Back to the Future and the character Biff Tannen?  He was the classic bully and was brought to life by actor Thomas F. Wilson.  There’s a piece of movie trivia for ya.  He also played Griff Tannen in Back to the Future II and Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen in Back to the Future III.  This isn’t a drawing of him, but he sure looks like a Biff to me.

i MeaNT To Do THaT


11″ x 15″ Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper



This is not what I wanted to draw.  This is not what I wanted to paint.  Or is it?  Is it the other way around?  This is what I wanted to draw.  This is what I wanted to paint.  I don’t know which I wanted to do or not do, but this is what I came up with.

iNTo THe DeeP


11″ x 15″ Marker & Pen on Watercolor Paper



I feel like I’m looking deep into somebody’s mind when I’m staring at this piece.  What are the thoughts in there that you don’t know you’re thinking?  What are dreams?  What is real?  Can we really tap into parts of our brain that doctors and scientists say we are not using?  Maybe we’re not supposed to be able to use them.  Maybe there’s a reason for that.