Thursday, November 24, 2005

Gobble Gobble ... Gobble up some yummies for your tummies

Happy Thanksgiving ! ... this is from the full-page newspaper ad , so it is too big for my scanner to scan it ...bla bla bla ... but you get the idea... this is what it looks like in color

Thursday, November 10, 2005

everything you say is amusing !

1969 - Sometimes you climb into my lap and say; "Let's Laugh !" and you proceed to get hysterical, and so do I, it's contagous!
(written by my Mom)

Birthday !

well ... Yesterday was my birthday ... I had apple pie for breakfast, went out to lunch with my sister, and ordered pizza for dinner (1st time since 1997) so, I did spoil myself a little. I dug out my "baby book" of birthdays and christmases and other important holidays ... so I am sharing a few pages from that book ... I belive my Mom has all the pictures of holidays after 1970, I'll hunt around for them and post some later if I find them ... in the mean-time... I hope you giggle along with me

Birthday 1970 ... this is the only birthday party I remember as a child ... the next was my 18th Birtday (over 100 people showed up for that one) ... those sure are some ugly cupcakes , I wonder what flavor they were

Birthday 1969 ... GITARINA!

Birthday 1968

1967 ... Belive it or not, this was my Birthday suit (not Halloween) ... mom says; " turned out so cute, but you then proceeded to bound from one chair to the other til we swatted you for jumping on the furniture!"

1966 ... I'm the little bugger striking a pose up front ... what a beautiful family !

oh ... my sister showed me this ... see my pictures are being used for other things besides Rockin' Rudy's ... I just wonder if they know who the artist is ? ... I feel happy that someone has chosen one of my pictures to represent their event, of all the billions of pictures in the world ...

Halloween 1966 ... my Mom always had great costumes for Halloween ... this is one of many favorites, I was afraid of my own ugly face

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Happy Halloween !

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sunday, June 12, 2005


well .. I feel 19 yrs old again ... I got the Gene Loves Jezebel CD yesterday and I am loving it too much , I feel pretty silly loving it so much, but it holds a lot of great memories 1984 and 1985 were good years for me ... and this was my first "goth" album, so it opened the door to other swell bands like Bauhaus and Shriekback ... here are some pictures from those great years , I hope you don't laugh too hard

oh dear !

Just for fun ... and just to embarass myself ... LOL ... a little love for Jezebel

Me ... in 1984 ... My brother (Billy Strange) gave me the cool hair-shave-mohawk ... if you look close, you can see I'm wearing a Gene loves Jezebel T-shirt

This is me ... Back in 1984 ... Don't you think I look like a "Gene Loves Jezebel" FAN !!!

Gene Loves Jezebel .. and I love Jezebel too

Friday, June 10, 2005

What a week !

I can't believe a week has past already. My how time flies ... I've been out running around all week. Farmers Market is always fun but I truly enjoy "out to lunch" at Carras park ... I made it out Wednesday for some free music and good eatin', although I didn't see any of my old friends and didn't make any new ones, I still had fun by myself... Then I topped off the day with a trip through Rockin' Rudy's and bought a fun "a Perfect Circle" CD (eMOTIVe) a collection of cover songs done in that special Maynard James Keenan style ... And I got the new N.I.N. (with teeth) ... And I was told that the Gene Loves Jezebel "promise" CD will be in tomorrow ... ooooh I can't wait!
and then there is the farmers market again tomorrow ... So if I don't get rained on I expect to have another splendid-spiffy day ! gleee !

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Happy Birthday Dori !!!

it's my sisters Birthday today, I thought I should share some pictures of her growing up, but I couldn't find any of her birthday party pictures ... so here are some just to show what a cutie she was/is .. and a sweetie too !
I love you Dori !

Happy Birthday Sis ! ... it's a funny picture from the early 70s ... you look like Kristy McNichol ...LOL

Dori ... back in the 70s

Dori and I

Dori has been more than a sister to me , she has been my best friend through out my entire life ... She has helped me make it through the hardest struggles, held my hand in the emergency room on several occasions, held me and comforted me through dark sleepless nights, took care of me at times when I couldn't take care of myself, she has stuck with me and unconditionally loved me when the rest of the world rejected me and unjustly judged me ... Dori is a woman who cares about her friends and family so much that she will sacrifice her own comfort to help others. I am blessed to have her as a sister, As anyone is blessed to have her in their lives.

Me and Dori ... 1972

Me and Dori ... 1982

Me and Dori ... 1992

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

This is a funny post-card that Jilly Jill sent me a few years ago ... I found it when I was packing ... I think it's funny and it reminds me of the "Birthday" picture .. kinda, sorta ... LOL

Benji and Kat got married last month ... I was a "bad Dad" and didn't go ... I guess I was too busy with my depression

This is the PreacherMan who married them

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I'm almost finished moving

I only have one more truck-load of stuff to move .. I'll get it tomorrow ... It has been a busy busy week and Dori wrenched her back trying to lift my trunk full of cassette tapes (sorry sis) I must say My Sisters are terrific ! They spent all weekend helping me move and helped get my new place put together... I am very grateful to have them in my life

Well ... I love the new place ! ... I love it ! I love it ! I love it !
I was tempted to call Katie Q right away and ask her to drive up and see it hehe .. So, I was at the Wal*mart the other day, with my sister Dori, and she pointed out some yummy peanutbutter cream cookies (generic brand) that were on sale and suggested I might like to get some ... I explained to her that I can't get those anymore ... "Why?" she asked ... Well, because I'm not "trailer trash" anymore ! ... LMAO! (I got them anyway) . BUT ! I got some WONDER BREAD and STARBUCKS coffee too !
the combination of Starbucks espresso and "gateway of India" incense makes my new place smell like Butterfly Herbs Coffee house ... Mmmm... Yummmmy !

jack spratt illustrations

jack spratt illustrations
hehehe ... I'm blogging my own blog !

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I'm moving !

I'm moving accross town ... I've been packing stuff for the past few days ... this has given me the opportunity to do some invintory .. LOL ... FUN !
I have a lot more music equipment and stuff than I realized ... 3 amplifiers, 1 pre-amp, 3 recievers, 4 turntables, 3 cassette dubbing decks, only one CD player ? ... but it's a 5 disc changer, so I guess that counts for something, hmmm... several crates of vinyl LPs, tons of cassette tapes (3x2x2 traveling trunk full) and boxes and boxes of CDs ... I feel that if I started listening to ALL of this music, I would die of old age before I finished ... it is nice having such a large assortment of tunes, I'm always pleased with the "soundtrack of my life" ... gleee !
Anyway ... I'm moving this weekend so I don't know when I'll get the phone transfered over to the new place, it might be a few days ... I'll post a picture as soon as I'm back online

Look ! ... it's Ben !

Saturday, May 14, 2005

+ + + Gene Loves Jezebel + + +

+ + + + The Official Gene Loves Jezebel Home + + + +
I was looking for their first album "Promise" and discovered that their website is pretty nice!
click on AUDIO for the GLJ mp3 player ... after the song downloads you can (copy-paste) it from your temporary folder ... my favorite song is "Gorgeous" ... I guess because it takes me back to the 80s, listening to Joan's radio show on KUFM (city lights)
this one was suposed to be posted last week, for Mother's Day, but my "HELLO" uploading program wouldn't work ... I decided to uninstall the new version and re-installed the old one, so now it works... anyway ... that's why it is a week late ... just incase you were wondering

LOVE ... just because it feels good

I'm a workin'man

Well... After being on "vacation" for a few years, I am back to being a workin' man. I finally started doing some digital-editing-recording for Rockin' Rudy's , although, IF it takes off well ... and IF it looks like I can make REAL money at it ... then I am thinking of making it my own bussiness and Rudy's will contract jobs to me ... either way, it is fun to be playing with music again . I think Music is my true love and obsession ... Art comes in at a close second ... but music wins by a nose

Congrats to the Graduates ... Today is graduation day in Missoula. My Niece is graduating from highschool soon , Way To Go !

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day .. to all the mothers out there ... Dori, Jill, Nelli, Katie Q, Maree, Carol, and of corse my Mom too ... I hope your day is filled with giggles and smiles

Happy Bug your Mom Day !

Thursday, May 05, 2005

A bird in the hand ... ??? ... I dunno ... another one of my early drawings found in a dusty box of stuff .. hmmm

let me in , let me out ... I was digging around in my old drawings and dusty stuff and found this , the first idea-sketch for "let me in, let me out" this one ended up on an album cover for a band called "Spag" (Karl Rogers) ... I wonder what ever happened to him ???

Unicorns ... I thought this was a nice Springtime picture ... A lame attempt at water-color ... look at the date (1990) wow! that was a while ago

Friday, April 29, 2005

it's my Mom's Birthday ... I guess she is pretty old but I dare not ask

Happy Birthday ... I made this old looking because my Mom is pretty old ... I don't think they had color back in her days

Easter Bunny

I can't find the original of this picture ... this is a scan of the one posted in the news paper so it's a little "grainy" and the back-side of the page bleads through .. but it is a pretty darn cute picture and I needed to share it .. Happy Easter ! ... HaHaHa !

Happy Easter ! ... I know, I know, I'm a little late ... but spring has sprung , the sun is shining, and I am feeling happy .. so here is a happy picture

Ha Ha Ha ! ... messin' around with photoshop

Owl .. my sister used to collect owls, but now she collects dragonflies

Owl .. I sketched this for my sister a few years ago ... I like the eyes

Friday, April 01, 2005


I feel the need to say "I'm sorry" to everyone ... This past month has been sickeningly stressful. Along with being sick and tired, I have slipped into a slump and as depressing as it sounds, I don't have the strength to claw my way out at this moment ... I don't like to be at the mercy of the weather but I am hoping that spring will arrive soon and the sun will wake me up again.
My guests have over-stayed their welcome and it is time for them to leave, but I have a big dumb heart and I can't kick them out into the street with no place to go. The dog was sick all last week and now the cat is sick, which is sad because he has found a sweet spot in my heart and it hurts to see him suffering ... He is a big blob of loving-kindness who likes to have his belly rubbed ... Of all my guests, I will miss him when they all leave.
Hopefully next week things will look better ...

Saturday, March 26, 2005

I seem to have lost my head

I managed to get two pictures put up this month ... I don't know what is going on . I do know that I have been stressed out to the max this past month and I can't get motivated to do anything creative ... I have about ten pictures started and can't seem to finish any of them ... Maybe it's the medication ? ... Maybe it's the weather ? ... Maybe it's not having any time to myself ? (I can't even get this typed out without being interrupted) "what 'cha doing?" "what's a blog?" ... And anyone who knows me, knows that I can't draw with someone looking over my shoulder. So, since I can't seem to get anything done, I am posting pictures from other artists that I admire ... I hope you like them too (I know Ben will like them ...hehehe)

aaaw well ... LMAO ... happy holidays ! ... need I say more ? ... this is by Todd Schorr

one of my favorite artist, Ron English, Did this morbid set of pictures ... I guess it has a bit of an Easter theme to it ?

Easter ? ... I just hope you can see the humor in this ... it makes me giggle

Easter ? ... because I'm in a snotty mood

Happy Easter ... obviously, this isn't one of my drawings but I sure like it a lot ... I've been in a "dark" mood lately so I felt like posting a picture of the darker (biblical) side of Easter rather than the fuzzy (pagan)Easter Bunny with colorful eggs ... the artist is

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

kinda hippy... kinda flutey...kinda groovie... kinda sunnyday sittin' on a rock by the creek ...

Thursday, March 03, 2005

and now, for something completely different ... a weird lady enjoying a carrousel ride , just for the fun of it

Monday, February 28, 2005

I posted this one last month ... but I went to Rockin' Rudy's and found the original and it is a lot clearer and sharper... much nicer !

I was inspired by Jan Sadeck's photography back in the 80s ... I thought this was a great way to "tie" together two extreem versions of beautiful women

another nude with no name ... I think this my first "real" drawing , that I accually spent time on when I was learning pen-ink

RORSCHACH ... inkblot nude ... this was originally a study of light and shadow. the design of it always reminded me of an inkblot test picture ... it looks creepy from accross the room ...heeheehee

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Nude ... a naked lady ... every artist loves to study the human form ... but does every viewer love to look at pictures of nudes ? ... I belive we all have a desire to see the secrets hidden behind the curtain