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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

I’ve completed the six collage race cars I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks. These are all for The Main Line Art Center’s Children’s Book Fair this Sunday, February 8. I’ll post a picture of all six in the next day or two, or you can see them all here.
These are collage/paintings, made with magazines, the yellow pages, various papers, and acrylic paint on 10 x 10 inch plywood. They’ll be for sale at the show, but I’ve yet to settle on a price.
I’ve written this before, but I haven’t enjoyed making stuff this much in a long time. I hope to make more of these, and I hope to find ways of incorporating this technique in my books and illustrations.
race car #5
race car #6

Friday, January 30th, 2009

driver #5
SHe may be cute, but don’t let that fool you. She will gladly blow your doors off and put you into the wall.
Sacha suggested that one of the race cars needs to be driven by a lady driver. Here she is. Materials used: acrylic and part of a GapKids ad on yellow pages.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Finished two more of the race cars. Each one is closer to what I had in my old head when I conceived of these things. I’m spending a bit more time planning them, and being a little tighter with the craft part of it.
I’ve two more to do for the show on Feb 8, and then I’ll see where to go next.
You can see how these are made on my Flickr page here.
race car collage #3
race car #5

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

race car #2
Two down, four to go.
I added some logos and stickers that I made with a laser printer on this one. The driver is from the Yellow Pages. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009


Started race car #2 today.
All the blue is from magazines and the driver and windshield is from the yellow pages.
Note as well that I’ve sanded down the gesso, revealing the wood. I like this. I’m gonna do it on the rest of the collages.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Here’s the first of what will soon be six, and eventually more, race car collages. This is 10 x 10 inches, is done with magazine and other pages, acrylic paint, and it’s on birch plywood. The first six of these will be for sale at the Main Line Art Center’s Children’s Book Fair on February 8. As I get the other five completed I’ll post them here as well.

race car collage no.1

race car collage no.1

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009


race car 5

I’m taking part in a children’s book fair at the Main Line Art Center the first weekend of February where they’re offering some space to sell a few pieces. I’m taking this opportunity to further some work that I’ve been wanting to do away from the computer. As you know, I’ve been offering some digital prints on Etsy for a couple of weeks. But it’s my new year resolution to get my hands dirty in 2009 and do some painting and printing.

Therefore, I’m attempting to get six collage/paintings done in time for this festival. I’ve had these race cars in my head for weeks and before starting on the finals, I wanted to do some test drives (ha ha, a pun!). So what you’re seeing here are small “sketches” at 8.25 x 5 inches. The finished ones will be 10 x 10 inches on wood, and will be lovelier, cooler, and all around better than these.
If this works out, expect airplanes, space ships, monsters and robots to follow. Pricing to be determined. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I’ve been urged by a few to get it together and start selling stuff on Etsy.com. Little paintings, maybe some screenprints (you know a good screenprinter?) and that kind of thing. I have a thing coming up this February at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford where I have some space to sell a few paintings. So I’m going to put together a series of monsters or robots for that event.
My question is, and you don’t really have to answer it, is whether people would buy such a thing as a painting of a monster. Or a robot. Or a car or funny airplane. Or birds or octopi. You know, that what I make. Acrylic on wood or hardboard.
I’ll post it here when this gets done and you can start spending your money at me. Likely just in time for the New Year. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

A year or so ago, the amazing Keri Smith dropped me an email asking if I’d take part in a project that her husband, Jefferson Pitcher and two of his friends, Christian Kiefer and Matthew Gerken, were working on. It’s a collection of 43 songs, each about a different president. So, you know, there’s a song about Eisenhower. And one about Lincoln. And Reagan. Etc. I asked if I could have the one with the sideburns. And so I was asked to illustrate Chester Arthur, our 21st president.
So then yesterday, Oct 8, I hear a story about the project on National Public Radio and I find that they included my Arthur in the nice slideshow. You can read more about the project here, with links to buy the thing. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Kid\'s Guide cover
This is the cover illustration that goes with the robot and the stegosaurus on the previous post. Kid’s Guide is a publication in the L.A. area for parents. The article here is about getting kids organized. The solution was in my head from the start and went right through without a hitch. Fun project.