Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Nate and Salli put my recipe on their site: theydrawandcook.com today. This is a cropped image. To get the recipe or many other amazing recipes visit their site. Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
As a kid growing up in Chicago, we always heard stories of the Great Chicago Fire. It was said that Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern and caused the fire that destroyed almost all of Chicago in 1871.
A few buildings were spared including the Chicago Water Tower which still stands today as a reminder of how Chicago rose from the ashes. Amazingly, because of a wind shift, the O’Leary home was spared and the cow was saved.
I always had a soft spot for the cow. She took the blame, but what idiot left a lantern on the barn floor anyway!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Jason's mother gave him 7 pieces of silver to go buy a cow. Jason spent the coins on a hockey mask, a butcher knife and 3 magic beans....well you know the rest of the story. However Jason's mother was never seen again!
Thought I'd stay on the fairy tale/movie theme since Ben Hare got a favorable response :o)
Thanks for all the great comments. You guys ROCK!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Friday, October 22, 2010
As a kid, one of my favorite scenes from any movie, was the chariot race in Ben Hur.
For the Illustration Friday prompt this week of RACING, I was torn between Ben Hur and the Tortoise and the Hare. Hey! Why not do both!! So I give you BEN HARE.
I have to admit, depicting the mild mannered tortoise as the evil aggressor, left me a little rattled. After all, he was the underdog. He was the wise and patient hero/victor in the original.
Then, upon closer observation, I noticed something protruding from under the tortoise's flow-ing red cape. What is that? It looks like a...a....wolf's tail! Has The Big Bad Wolf made another appearance in yet another fable, disguised as the tortoise and anticipating the post-race victory feast of rabbit stew?
OK now I feel much better.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I was in St Louis over the weekend for a Children's Illustrated Art Museum event and a book signing at a St Louis Borders, so when I got back tonight, I had to incorporate their famous Arch into my IF submission.
Friday, September 10, 2010
This explains Snoopy's unusual habit of sleeping on his roof. This proverb always sounded funny to me. It Really IS in the Bible. Look it up :o) I hope his made you smile because...
Cheerfulness keeps you healthy (proverbs17:22)
Apologies the late, great Charles Schultz
Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thanks Andrew for the Smart Car info and for the Australian influenced inspiration! I've submitted it to Outsmart. The art director said it will be posted on their site in a couple days.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Ahhhh! I finished this book for Guardian Angel Publishing. The name of the story is Sh Sh Sh Will the Baby Sleep? It is written by Kathy Stemke. It's about a boy who dreams of great adventures while trying to keep everything quiet so his baby sister can sleep. It should be out early next year.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Due to a bad cell phone connection, Andrew's mother misunderstood what he told her.
Can you figure out what Andrew told his mother. I will repost on Wednesday with Andrew's words in the empty balloon, or before.... if someone gets it correct. ..........CLICK TO ENLARGE
A big CONGRATS to Bethanie! She figured it out including the hamper. Check out her blog. She has a very fun style and a delightful imagination. Click here.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
In the early days of film, actors like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin did all their owns stunts.
When the actors became too "valuable", the studios started hiring stunt doubles.
Now DreamWorks has begun hiring stunt doubles for their "valuable" animated characters.
What next?? Really... I just wanted an excuse to come up with my own version of Shrek :o)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I always loved Max Fleischer's (1939) animated feature Gulliver's Travels. My favorite part was when the night watchman Gabby tries to convince the town that "There's a giant on the beach! There's a giant on the beach!"
In the 1980's a popular comedian named Gallagher would smash watermelons on stage as part of his act. The front rows would always get covered in watermelon at his shows.
After one of his shows, he was so exhausted from all that smashing, that he found a secluded beach and fell asleep..... the rest is history ;o)
I "borrowed" the original Max Fleischer's background for this piece..... and doodled up my own version of Gabby.
Friday, June 25, 2010
In the early evening hours of June 26 1827, Nick Brimmly rode his trusty pony, Old Sputterfly through the old west town of Kettle Junction. Mr. Brimmly was showing off his latest invention, the saddle-light. The saddle-light however, never became the horsehold name that he hoped it would.... and here's why.While swatting the moths that were circling the saddle-light, Old Sputterfly's tail got too close to the flame and caught fire! Nick held on for dear life as the two of them shot through the town like a rocket, flaming tail and all! Nick Brimmly and Old Sputterfly were never seen again.
Legend has it that they were jettisoned into space and can still be seen at night circling the earth to this very day.That is why a smaller mass that orbits a larger mass is now called a satellite. (saddle-light)
interesting side note: In 1957 the Russians launched their first satellite into space. They named it SPUT-NIK ( after Sputterfly and Nick Brimmly).