Nov 25, 2014
This is a drawing of me done by Butch Belair when we were out drawing together one time. Butch is one of the few artists in the world that I can go out and sketch with. He takes as long as I do to make a drawing, like 5 hours. Many of the sketches in my new book were done while Butch was a few feet away doing his own painting. You can pick up my book, An Excuse To Draw, anywhere in the world at bookdepository.com or in Europe at Waterstones. Also it is finally on AMAZON.
Nov 24, 2014
I sat on the street drawing the Guggenheim Museum. What I was really thinking about was, sneaking my Sector 9 longboard inside. Then going to the top floor and skateboarding down all the circular ramps to the bottom and then out the door. Of course, I would have to Gopro the whole thing. I'm getting old so I will have to attempt it soon. My limbs are not as durable as they once were. It might be wiser to use a Razor scooter instead.
Nov 19, 2014
I recent went to the Open Studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It is a weekend when all of the art studios in the area are open to the public. You get to see where and how artists work. One person we visited was artist, Curtis Wallin. He had some pretty funny work which depicted him as the King of a fake country. A goofy demagogue of sorts. I noticed a handgun painted pink on a cut-out piece of wood. I asked if I could be photographed holding it. It was a true case of life imitating art. Here you have proof, 2 squirrels holding fake guns.
Nov 17, 2014
Wherever I go, I must visit the famous sites. So in Berlin, I went to the Brandenburg Gate. I went early in the morning because it was close to my hotel. In fact, I was the only one there at first. The morning sun was streaming through. Within an hour it was teaming with nuts. That's the way I like it though. I'm sure a lot of important crap happened here. Unfortunately I know none of it.
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
My dad just had triple bypass heart surgery. He is mending very quickly and doing excellent. I'm very proud of him. My mom is amazing in being there all the time for him. It is overwhelming what doctors can do these days. Plus I get to draw a lot of cool things.