Sunday, May 31, 2009

To match the pillows

I created this painting on a coffee table that we found at a garage sale. She had a lovely porch deep enough for party's we need a table where we could put our wine glasses of course.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Back In The Day

This is some of my art from high school. Teenage Storys

Framed Red Peppers
Red Hot another angle of the peppers

The story began when I wasn't much older than 8 years old, my grandfather liked to paint. I would go over to his house on the weekends. One night he asked me did I want to help him paint? I jumped up in his lap while he painted the centerfolds of the playboy magazines he had collected. I had a paintbrush an began mixing paint creating colors and helping him just like he taught. I was often time embarrassed when my childhood friends would come over to his house to play. It was kinda weird how he had the pictures he painted in his on the living room walls. But each time I since my friends felt uncomfortable I would tell'em I helped create a few of them. My Grandfather encouraged me from that day forward to Paint whatever I felt passionate about. My grandpa kept that painting on his wall we both painted together that night for years and years. (I guess until my grandma got sick of looking at it) There isn't a day I pick up a paintbrush I don't think of him....Thank you Grandpa Exhausted Energy

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 23rd Paseo Arts Festival

I met up with my dear friend Carolina Elizabeth this weekend where she was showing her amazing hand painted oil jewelery. We had a wonderful time laughing as always and exploring the diverse Art in Oklahoma inspired by a Laura Nugent

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beverly Hills California

As I said in the last blog, The Los Angeles times interview generating more jobs. I was called upon a family who's daughter had asthma. All her toy's had to be removed from her room. So the mother wanted to do something special for her. I created a secret garden. I was finished this unique project in nearly three weeks. A sunny yellow water line at the top of the room. Paying close eye to detail to even the plug ins at the base of the wall.

Los Angeles Family Shelter

I am a firm believer in Karma. What goes around comes around. In 1998 I sold EVERYTHING I owned. I was living in a small apartment with a dream and the ambition to get there. I packed up shop in a duffel bag and road from Norman Oklahoma to Los Angeles on a Greyhound bus. Spent time in the bus station a night or so I didn't say sleep cause I am unsure I did any sleeping. Began walking the street homeless and no where to go. Hungry and agree at myself. I stumbled upon an emergency shelter in North Hollywood. I was there for a little over three month it came to mind to give back for the center for the three meals a day, a bed to lay in, Shower to bath in and a washing machine to do laundry. So given the gift I was born to give. I donated my time and energy to a 19x15 foot mural going up the stair case in the preschool childrens library. I was featured in the Los Angeles Times July 28, 1998 after the mural was complete. This generated more jobs for me a promising outlet to my dead end.

I often time imagine & still what to give more. I would give again. If you can imagine or donate in anyway contact maybe your in the area stop in an paint a mural for me........I was blessed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Alice And Wonder Land

I am unsure if anyone else feels like this after a long day. This is something I drew up just to relax an unwind the other night before bed. Nothing special just some water color pencils and ink looks something like a comic book or tattoo...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Many colors

Introducing Otis McGee this is our lovable family dog. When Otis was a pup we nearly lost him to parvo. I visited him every day at the vet. He came home two long weeks later. This isn't your average dog. He goes every where with us and lays in bed with us each night. He is our lil boy.