October 31, 2011

Shelby County Clerk's Office

How's this for scary - standing in line to renew your tags on the last day of the month! It wasn't that bad, but I didn't really go on the last day.
Happy Halloween!!!

October 28, 2011


These sketches are from the opening of the Fragments show at Harrington Brown Gallery on October 7th. Because the purpose of the show was to have poets respond to the work of artists or vice versa, the opening was really an event at which the poets read their poems and the corresponding artist's work was unveiled. Due to my lack of comfort with both formality and performance, I sketched the whole time in order to feel more comfortable. Also, it was definitely a sketching-appropriate event.
Click on an image to see the details better. 

October 26, 2011

New York Trip Day 4: Central Park

Goodbye, New York City, 'til next time. I love you!

October 25, 2011

New York Trip Day 4: Mmmm... Coffee

October 24, 2011

New York Trip Day 3: Birdland

October 23, 2011

October 22, 2011

New York Trip Day 2: Drawing in the Dark

click on it to see it larger

October 21, 2011

New York Trip Day 2: Food-Related

October 20, 2011

Conquer Your Fear of The Blank Page!

I hope you'll sign up for my class, The Sketchbook, at Flicker Street Studio. It's fun!
3 Sessions
Thursday Evenings
November 3rd, 10th and 17th 
An artist's sketchbook is a bedrock for ideas, recording impressions, feelings, and thoughts.  The class will focus on shapes, mark-making and shading, while experimenting with a variety of materials.

Sign Up online:  www.flickerstreetstudio.com

Call:   767-2999

Flicker Street Studio
74 Flicker Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

New York Trip Day 2: Mementos and Water Tower

October 19, 2011

New York Trip Day 1: Total New York Stuff

pizza, Empire State Building, subway, creepy guys

October 18, 2011

New York Trip Day 1: Getting There

October 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Us

20 years and counting

October 08, 2011

New Sunglasses

October 07, 2011

Mmmmm... Breakfast

October 06, 2011


I found this on a legal pad at work. I was testing a new pen I got at a conference while I was in Sacramento earlier this year. This was my hotel room.

October 03, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Lauren Bowman! Lauren is the winner of the Tiny Painting Giveaway! Thanks to everybody for playing, and for visiting all of my sketches and my tiny paintings!

October 01, 2011

Sketching in the Sears Crosstown Tower

Sketchwork Moved!

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