Saturday, June 30, 2007

Journaling on Saturday, June 30, 2007


I spent some time in the moleskine again today playing around with color, gauche, watercolors and some strange ideas. I don't necessarily know where this one came from, but I actually like the way that it came out.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...

I drew this the other night when I couldn't sleep. I stayed up sketching and watching politicians on the news channel.....


Saturday, June 23, 2007

mouth that runneth over....

Here is a sketch that I did while watching t.v. the other night. Who is she? I don't really know. Maybe a typical high school cheerleader who's 20 year, post-school stint, hasn't been too kind. The hair is nice, but it's the rest that needs work....
Or, maybe it's Chelsea Clinton in 20 years, (like mother, like daughter).
You decide....


My kids and I have been sketching together quite a bit. Here are a couple that my daughter did while we were on a Saturday afternoon "sketch hunt."

McKenna's Coke

mckenna's flower

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I have been looking at a few web sites where there has been some amazing caricatures of various people. Caricatures that don't poke fun, but that are masterfully done. I decided to try my hand at it. I've been thinking a lot about religious leaders, and the ones that I deeply respect. Consequently, this gentleman came to mind and the challenge was to do a sketch, caricature style, that isn't demeaning, but that still comes across as a caricature. I don't know if I succeeded, but it was a good exercise nonethless.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Plague

I've been reading a book entitled "The Plague" for the past few weeks and have found myself thinking a lot about sickness and pestilence. Some of Camus' imagery in the book is gripping, and prompts some pretty in depth introspection.
On a similar note, with the sickness that has been occuring in our home recently, I have reflected on our own mortality much more than I normally do. I suppose that a good reflection on the brief nature of this mortal existence is good for the soul.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Journaling for June 9 and 10

Yesterday in our attempt to wash away some of the heat, we let the kids run through the sprinklers in the early evening. They enjoyed getting muddy, wet and sprayed. Unfortunately, while they were running around, Mom and Dad got eaten by the opportunistic mosquitos. I did a little sketching while they were playing.
Also, I did a teensy bit of doodling after studying the scriptures today.

June 10, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Lost Sketch Book....June 7, 2007

I am either very unlucky, or simply a fool...(it's likely both). A few days ago I got a new Moleskine and started doodling in it (3 pages worth), and have lost the thing. I looked all night, and all day and it has vanished like a fart in an air conditioner (so to speak). So, I broke open another brand new one and started in it today. I will try to be more careful with this one....

Here is June 7th's journaling doodles:

June 7, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

June 4th very first MOLESKINE

I decided, after hearing everyone else rave about Moleskines, to buy a couple for myself. I started using it yesterday and I do enjoy how flat the pages are for scanning. The ink from my pen seems to be a little runny on the paper, but I'll get used to it.
I took the week off from work to spend time with my family while my wife is under the weather. The kids and I went on a "sketch hunt" today in the mountains. We went to one of our favorite places and just hung out doing doodles of this and that. This is what I filled my two pages with.

June 4, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Responding to a "tag"

A few weeks ago I got tagged by Juj, wherein I was asked to tell 7 things about myself that not many people know. I decided to do it as part of my journaling for June 3.

7 lesser known things

I can't find another person who hasn't been tagged in our group, so I will be searching and will revise their post with their names once I find them.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Journaling, June 2, 2007

Here is my journaling for today...thinking about last night.

June 2, 2007

Another Superhero of JOY!!!

Keeping with my promise, I'm posting another one of my son's drawings from our sketching game. He's coming up with some sweet ideas. Where is this super hero when you need him?


Friday, June 01, 2007


I've been journaling the last couple of days, to improve my consistency of getting behind a pencil. Here's what's come out....

may 31 2007

June 1, 2007