Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pushpin Miniatures Launch

For the past 2 years, I have been experimenting with developing a new format for the delivery of art. One that would be so affordable that artists could easily give them away, and patrons would be willing to pass these small masterpieces along to others, all so that artists could gain exposure for their work.

I have launched the Beta phase of the Pushpin Miniatures Project
, and of The website offers what I think is the most exciting aspect of the project, the ability to track what happens to PPMs after they leave the hands of their creators.

Visit for more info...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Feeling the love from Baby Gadget

Thanks go out to Justine at Baby Gadget for such a nice feature. Being an artist is very rewarding, but never more so when someone so thoroughly understands what you are creating. Thanks Justine!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Electroman gets painted

It's always fun to revisit some early subjects and try a different approach, mixing what new styles I have developed in the meantime.
So...Electroman, one of my early Golden age of Sci-fi robots gets scuffed up a bit in this new series. Others will come as well.

I have always enjoyed using typeforms in my work, and also putting messages in that aren't easily deciphered.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Swimming across the big pond

In the next few weeks, I'll be sending lots of fish prints to England, to be looked after by Tracey Tucker at . Tracey is an amazing artist with a focus on the sea, and my fish prints will be available on her shop site,
This may make it a bit easier for folks in the UK to get my prints.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

This new work is for the birds...

Alright, I probably shouldn't say it like that, but hopefully it grabbed your attention. These sweet little birds are inspired by Japanese paintings, and are available on Etsy. Chirpitty Chirp!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Enamored Moths

This one is a companion piece to "The Enlightened Fireflies", and it was a tough one to get right. Now...tough is a relative term. Digital is certainly faster than traditional techniques, and it was not tough in the traditional methods sense. However, it took many, many attempts to get it right.

But now I am finally happy with it. I eventually realized out that the amount of light put out by a light bulb isn't not as low as that put off by a jar of fireflies. Once I got that idea, I conceded that I would have to make that bulb brighter, and that I could make it brighter and have the print still match the fireflies.

Anyway, this one is available in my Etsy shop.

Big thank you's go out to Christi Jensen at for featuring the piece, and she now holds the world speed record for featuring one of my new pieces. She blogged about it before I could. Once again, I am blown away to be included with such amazing artists.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hello Seattle...I come in peace...

For all you folks out there in beautiful Seattle: You can now find some of my reproductions locally.

The folks at Bluebottle Art Gallery have a slew of my Lunastrella and Quelstar Tin Toys series, ready for consumption by the Seattle art buying public. Please stop by and support these folks.

Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store is an art gallery and boutique located in Capitol Hill, Seattle. We exhibit and sell artwork and handmade functional items from local and national up-and-coming artists, designers and crafters.

Bluebottle is open Tues-Sun 12pm-7pm and is located at 415 East Pine Street.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Flitter Critters?

Okay, so I am on a major critter kick, what can I say?

Here is my latest. It is the first in a new critter series, tentatively called flitter critters. It's gonna be insects, maybe nocturnal insects, which may need to be it's own series.

Here's "The Enlightened Fireflys", available on Etsy.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Another Critter...

Ah, the sensible owl. Before long I will start a barnyard critters series, a yard critters (cats and dogs), a crawly critters series (bugs), and probably a jungle critters one too.

This is such a fun style to work, and we have some nice recycled barn wood frames on order, which look really god with these.

This one's available at Etsy.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Best Birthday Ever....

May 3rd marked a milestone for me with another birthday, and my lovely wife surprised me with an overnight trip to Bald Head Island. The idea was for us to travel over by ferry, and for me to spend the entire time taking photographs. My wife went along for the ride, and I came back with 250 pictures taken.

My kids gave me a Holga camera, which I am enjoying quite a bit, but have yet to see any of my results yet. It was really interesting to be using a film camera again after a year of nothing but digital. The first 4 shots I took with the lens cap on.

Even more thanks...

I must thank Degan Beley for including me and my work in her article on Etsy for the Canadian magazine Ion. I had a very nice discussion with Degan about Etsy and the Etsy community, and the mag saw fit to include 4 of images with the article.

As with Decor8's recent article, I am honored to be included among some of my favorite Etsy artists.

Many more thanks are in order

Lots of folks have been sending out the good word about my work into the blogosphere, and I am grateful for the exposure...

Sundry Buzz

Bankrupt Artist v.3

Fabulous Shopping

Alpha Mom

Enthusiastically Human

Sea and Sky


We Heart Prints

Any press is good press...

But press is especially good when it is generated by Holly Becker over at Decor8. She has written an online exclusive for Domino Magazine featuring myself and several of my fellow independent artists from the Etsy community.

Holly's blog is a great resource for finding new art, and I owe her a debt of gratitude for getting the word out about Etsy and its artists. As usual, she has done an outstanding job. Please visit Decor8 when you have a chance...