What I’m Working on, December 2013:
December has been a topsy-turvy month for me. I spent a two week trial period working for an artist in Dallas, which unfortunately didn’t lead to continued employment. I can’t show the work I was making there, so here is a sketch I made on Good Latimer St. looking toward the Deep Ellum train station. Below it is a workspace shot I took a while back.
Right now I’m mostly trying to survive the holidays and looking forward to 2014, hoping as always to relocate and find a new scene.
New WIWO from the QDC. I’ve been trying to get out of Cowtown for nineteen months now. Dallas wasn’t my big break like I was hoping, but it’s time to get serious about this. New Year’s goal is to get the hell out of here.
Nine Days Old, 2013. Acrylic and collage on paper, 8”x8”.
This painting is based on “Pink and Blue,” my favorite song by the Mountain Goats. It’s painted over a Texas highway map.
This painting and many others will be on display tomorrow at Arts Goggle, so hit that up if you’re in the area.
Painting up a storm over here. I don’t generally post media experiments like this, but I’ve got some painting and comic projects underway that I won’t be able to show for a bit, so here you go. Are those Texas maps?
This is a map of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, the strange land where I now find myself. The map mainly hits the big highlights of the two cities, but I made sure to include some overlooked favorites. All due respect to JFK and Big Tex, may they ever rest in peace.
This piece is posted on They Draw And Travel now. Check it out here.
Super List Saturday, February 23, 2013: 6 Unexplained Phenomena in Texas.
An article about the rumored Cat Killer (or “woodsman”) here in Fort Worth prompted me to do some research on other legends and phenomena around the state. I have to say San Antonio is embarrassing itself with the donkey lady ghost story. A woman who looks like a donkey? Is that the best you can do, San Antonio?
Super List Saturday, January 12, 2012: 6 Things I Saw in Waxahachie, TX
Yesterday I took a little drive to Waxahatchie to see Ester Pearl Watson’s show in the Webb Gallery. ‘Hachie is a sleepy little town, but it was nice to escape the suburbs, and the show was great. I also spotted enough intriguing items to make this list.
Waxahachie is now second only to Deaf Smith County in my list of most fun place names in Texas.
Super List Saturday, October 20, 2012: 9 People On the Train.
Yesterday I took the train to Dallas and back for my volunteer shift at the Dallas Museum of Art. These are some fellow commuters I drew in my sketchbook.
Super List Saturday, September 1, 2012: 9 Toilets in North Texas Public Restrooms.
This week’s SLS was drawn directly from observation; I like it when projects send me on a scavenger hunt. I made all these drawings in restroom stalls in various establishments, and fought my urges to tidy them up after the fact.