Friday, October 24, 2008

A Pittsburgh Sky

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Finding Time

If all the existing photographic images of people were collected into one place, and then counted; what would be the ratio to the now living...i wonder?

Time Tales

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


They must be hiding around here somewhere...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Unpacked the watercolors

this is a study for a painting i'd like to do

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

wheat paste

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

the yard sale thing

I…um…well….should we get that?
Get what?
That yellow thing over there.
I thought we already had a yellow thing.
No we don’t.
Yes we do.
No-we don’t.
I tripped over a yellow thing on my way to the car this morning.
Well maybe a yellow thing blew in the yard…and settled on the walkway.
No..I’m pretty sure it was our yellow thing.
Was it long…with little spirals?
Exactly-I told you we had a yellow thing.
That’s our dark yellow thing; we don’t have a yellow thing.
Well, I don’t think we need a yellow thing.
But it has buckles.
Well, then it’s probably dangerous.
It looks perfectly safe to me.
Why would you have to buckle a perfectly safe thing?
Well, at least it looks inflatable.
That cracks open the controversy door.
Look, that girl with the shiny shoes in gonna get it first…

… “Excuse me, does this thing blow up?-and will it stay blowed up?”

barbie legs,billy idol, and bespattering

Food Party

love,love,love a rock show

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Painting again

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Urban texture

Saturday, August 2, 2008

i have to leave by 11:50

...a conversation between the drummer and his number 1 sound guy...

"I have to leave by 11:50, so I'm just telling you that if this chair I'm sittin' in is empty it's 'cause I left at 11:50.
My sister called and said I left the electric stove on. I told her NoWay, but then I remembered I made a grilled cheese sandwich.
I thought maybe I left it on because I had to decide between provolone and muenster cheese; but once I finally made that decision, the kind of bread became an issue; so I guess I got side tracked with the little twisty seal on the bread bags or something.
Anyway, she told me she could stick around until 12 and watch the stove to make sure it doesn't burn the house down, but then she has to go help pick out the nail color for a pedicure so I've gotta be back home by 12.
So I have to leave by 11:50, I'm just tellin' ya."

i love a rock show.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

it's still there

from the envelope

One ankle on one knee,
the confidence to know what is real.

Monday, April 14, 2008

magic is everywhere

the detail is in the object

I love the amazing work of Blythe Church.

Originally uploaded by blueblythemonster

Sunday, April 13, 2008

dressed up

I found this image in an old envelope dated November 24, 1957.

some interesting links:
Face Hunter
Stil In Berlin
Copenhagen Street Style

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

fixing the brakes

I dropped the car off to have the brakes fixed so I took a few pictures while I waited.

Monday, March 31, 2008

the end of march

well march is all but over so i better post a word or two and a few pictures.

I took a walk along Butler St. in Pittsburgh a few days ago and found an interesting doorway.

and then I came across this interesting blog:

Monday, March 10, 2008

building a nest

psychotic fiction

some of my favorite mixed-media dolls from Madrid.

Find out more at:
psychotic fiction blogspot
flickr/psychotic fiction

The pump

an illustration i did while a mesh of tattered gray clouds threw sleet at my window.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pop Corn Dress

Pop Corn Dress
Originally uploaded by marmont59
I've seen my share of Popcorn Dresses, but this is the best by far!

Friday, February 15, 2008

highway patrol

I had to take a trip over the last few days. That meant getting into my road-worn, dented and dinged, missing the sun visor, turquoise blue, '93 Subaru. I love this car. Without it, I never would have seen the volcanic shore of the Pacific coast. My little Subaru has traveled from the east coast to the west, to Toronto, to New Orleans and countless other spur of the moment explorations. The inside roof is lined with postcards, coasters and ticket stubs from many of the places we have been. She has been a faithful friend for the last six years.
So, on Tuesday morning I loaded her to the brim again with canvases, art supplies, clothes and technology; and headed north. I had a 14 hour trip ahead of me.
As Tuesday evening slipped into midnight and the headlights in my side mirror no longer had many followers, the road secretly sighed for a casualty; something to stop and remember the gravel that lay pressed beneath the asphalt.
"Just one tire, that's all it will take," the pebbles within the road impishly giggled. So they reached up and plunged their sharp little fingers into my rear driver-side tire.
The road had its companion.
It was dark,
and raining,
and midnight.
A few squarely lit trucks lumbered by but the road just ushered them forward.
So I sat in the dark, waiting for the rain to stop, or the sky to grow light; hoping the road would grow fickle and want to give up the weight.
The rain blurred the windshield as I kept my eye on the rearview mirror, watching the occasional pair of unstopping headlights. The darkness concealed the road's depth.
And then I saw them; the blue lights that wouldn't flicker by. Highway Patrol.
A flashlight brought back dimension. The graveled asphalt scowled under the jack and the extra pair of feet. And with the spare tire free, my Subaru and I could finish the journey.

So a special thanks goes out to South Carolina's Route 20 Highway Patrol. Thanks Sonny.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

nine oh nine

JM, from Paris, takes a picture of himself at 9:09--everyday.
he's right here.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

more of them

the three of them under a lampost

the three of them in space

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

the three of them

the three of them under an umbrella
the three of them as vikings

birds with heart

A whole flock of assorted birds flew into my imagination this morning so I decided to try them out on some cards. There's a little bit of layering going on and I'm adding a few lines to the envelopes as well.

And in case anyone wants one, they're available here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

sincerest form of flattery

as mankind's mind expands ; creating faster, cleaner, more energy dependent, HEMI-er ways to do things; we feel the need to occupy the freed-up time that machines have lovingly left us.

So we continue to build....tape sculpture.

All this was inspired by this guy: Mark Jenkins

Saturday, February 2, 2008


sorry for the pause--i've been working on some new projects. of course Trinity has me working day and night on the backdrop. three heads: three ideas of what it should look like. here is another one i came up with.

and i've also been trying to work out an underwater piece with movable pieces. i added some embroidery thread to this one.

oh--and of course the T girl saw all the beads around here and insisted on a pair of earrings.

and finally--the cake part. i'm going to a sustainable group's party tonight so i thought i better cook up something appropriate.
don't laugh, my other cake is a Ferrari.

Monday, January 28, 2008

love stories

For all of you out there who love projects, lists of projects, lists of inspiration, sharing projects, sharing love... I found this great idea to keep you busy for a few days.


This is some of Colleen Baran's work from her Like Wearing a Love Letter Series.