Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Who

When I was a kid, I remember seeing the cheesy, old Dr. Who episodes and thinking, "who in their right mind would watch this excrement?"  However, a few years ago when they rebooted the series, I was up on a Saturday night and started watching the first episode with Christopher Eccleston, and have been hooked since.  I've also convinced my youngest son to be a Dr. Who junkie.
Strange things are afoot, however, with the newest incarnation of the Doctor..... I did this below a little while ago to capture my concerns:

Capaldi



Saturday, September 06, 2014

There Are No Mosquitos in Phoenix

Maybe I'm just gullible, and typically bow to the wisdom and good counsel of my elders.  An experience recently has caused me to wonder if I should be more cautious:



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Yard Work

Wow...doing yard work in the middle of summer in Arizona is an exercise of self-flagellation of sorts.  It was past 100 degrees when we started and when we ended, I had sweat enough to water all the bushes we trimmed and lawn that was mowed.  Talk about the circle of life.......




Friday, August 29, 2014

We Believe in Obeying the Law

Looks like I am teaching the little ones at church again this coming Sunday and the lesson is on the importance of laws, and our belief that we have a responsibility as a good citizen to obey the law.  The reality is that "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." See HERE for more information.

  Nonetheless, I thought I would create a fun little badge for each of the kids to take home with them, similar to the one I did last time, and see if they like it.  Here is how it came out:




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Raven

In my last post I mentioned I was working on a little project for my brother.  Tonight I continued the doodle and began on the bird in his poem.  I love the confidence of ravens.  This is starting to come together.




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bees and poetry

Recently, I was called to work with the 6 year old kids in the primary at my church.  This has been a radical change from what I have been used to for the past 20 years, yet, I am enjoying the change...even though I am still stumbling around trying to figure it out.  The fun thing is that I get to make them things to take home as part of the lessons that I have been giving.  Tomorrow's class is on obedience...so, I made these little goodies for them to take home:


It is nice to have a legitimate reason to draw an insect and to give it away...and in the Lord's name, no less!  Here's to hoping we have a lesson soon that has something to do with spiders!

On another note, my brother recently asked me to read a poem he wrote and sketch out what came to mind after reviewing it.  So I started doodling tonight and thought I would give a little preview.  When I'm done, I'll post the finished product, and with permission, I'll post his poem too...

Enjoy:





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Contemplating the Robin's Fall

Much has been said in the media for the past couple of days about Robin Williams.  I, for one, did not know the man, only some of the characters that he played (but played well.)  My wife and I spoke tonight about the impact of his life, his loss, the demons he must have been fighting, the good he did while here, and other things.  When I was younger, my favorite movie was The Dead Poet's Society.  I watched it over and over, and felt a desire to LIVE.  It's fitting, then, that in my little sketch of Mr. Williams, it is accompanied by a poem.