It’s been a while.

I remember when I first started blogging. I hated the word “blog,” and refused to call it that for years. In general, I’m not a very big fan of portmanteaus and silly-sounding abbreviations. I shudder when people, especially those my age say things like, “lippie” for lipstick, or “whatevs,” and my number one pet peeve: “preggo” and “preggers” for someone expecting a child. Just typing... Read More

Giving Face

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen it. I figured it was high time I updated my default photo, as well as my blog banner, since I never really liked either very much. I also wanted a photo that I felt best represented what it is exactly that I do, without being overly literal:   (Click to embiggen) Photo geeks: I used a 50mm 1.8 lens, and two Visatec solos along with available window light. One solo had a softbox, the other... Read More

Everyday’s A Good Day When You Paint

Came across this photo in my Instagram feed of my favorite subject, and knew I wanted to draw it. I posted the progress, and when an artist whose work I admire an awful fucking lot told me he was looking forward to seeing how it turned out… PANIC. And then… inspiration and motivation.   (Click to embiggen) I know I say this about every piece, but this is honestly my favorite painting that I’ve ever done. You can see it take... Read More

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