Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Fungus Among us (cheesy, I know!) and a New Website

I launched a new website today for creative projects.  It's at if you feel inclined to check it out.

Today I'm working on this sweet watercolor painting.  It's based off of a photograph taken by a coworker on her property. I love the creamy, lacy textures in the mushroom juxtaposed against the plum and brown decay on the forest floor. I'll add more as the painting progresses.

Monday, April 6, 2015

damn straight

her words stretched into
slow motion
sipping coffee
       running slowly over
every scenario

the neighbors dealing
nickel and dime
         for the coke dealer

the immediate vicinity
             at twice the normal pace
some bizarre optical illusion

there was no symmetry
   in her sigh

Sunday, April 5, 2015


little tornadoes dropped out
             like factory devices
compile a list
   of the 6,500 ways
                       mosquitos and baby chicks
contribute to constant change

almost any nonsense
        is a vale of equivalence
in the continental ravaging
spelled out in
    perfectly reviewed words

already we’re almost out
     of lessons
but maybe we’ll be all right

Saturday, April 4, 2015

like a fish

when Big Larry
scrambled to think
he thrashed under the
heavy weight of mutiny

glued to the seduction of
thirty days or less
and a late night with Suzie

lots of people think
      long thoughts
pondering the next morning
or just some bad dreams

Friday, April 3, 2015

why I dislike oysters

her outfit was weird
like the electrification of Chicago
   or oysters

an Italian hat and German shoes
applied to everyday life

she looked for
        reliable men
or at least believers
to follow his example

British rules with a capital letter
we heard him on the lawn
   constantly moving

Thursday, April 2, 2015

thus spake the chief

when you were a child
Pharaoh called Jose
to make the transition

we were uneasy
when the town burned
and the baker spoke his dreams

our hands were stained
with interpretations of our faults
and modified desires

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Personal Stuff

   maybe he’ll take your heart
across the parking lot
         and splatter it
                          all over
                                   the grass

        about how we get into stuff
          all the time
             you know       personal stuff
                                   Spirit Bears
           absolutely normal

like that old guy
    carving looks
                   out of the Depression
        with little discussion
   but the philosophical never
         moves to practical
                   and you’ll just look
at the ground    beating

       and wonder if maybe it’s all a little weird

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tricks and Treats

It's time for Halloween.  We got in the festive mood this year and decorated the house.  We carved pumpkins this year too.  

Here's my spooky Jack pumpkin

And Ed's dragon

After we were done carving, I roasted pumpkin seeds.  Yummy treat!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pretty in Pink

One of the baristas at my local Starbucks asked if I would be willing to knit some custom-sized scarfs for her 4-year-old kiddo.  She agreed to buy the yarn and I knitted items for a few free cups of tea.

This is what she gave me:

I had some extra purple yarn of the same brand that I added in for variety.
This was the end result:

The beret is my favorite.  I want to make one in my size. But probably not pink.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy Fall

The maple in my back yard is exploding with color today.

Friday, September 13, 2013

My obsession with Starbucks

One of my favorite things is iced tea from Starbucks - always unsweetened.  Green and Passion blended together.  It tastes pretty.

Monday, August 26, 2013


These are made from pony beads.  Crafty day with a client.  One of my coworkers showed me how to make these.  Very simple.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Cook for about 20 mins or until beads are melted.  Leave an open space for a hanging hole, or you can insert a metal washer before melting.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Personal culture project

Line drawing

Finished color

This is a project that I created for school.  It is a small market bag that I decorated with Copic markers.  The assignment was to create a culture box.  Each of the elements on the bag represents an element of my personal culture.

Monday, February 4, 2013

New art for my casa

I made new art for my apartment.  Collage work on painted plywood. This is on the wall behind my couch

And an accent piece for one of the side walls.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Here is my gun. Freeze!

I discovered this week that it isn't a good idea to tell the clerk at the hardware store that you're building a freeze ray gun...especially if you have purple hair.

These are my staring components

And, close to finished project. Still needs a little bit of work

Monday, September 24, 2012

Copic drawing for a raffle basket for work.

Friday, August 10, 2012


she’s not going to warn you
       against rushing
                   baffled and itchy

        as many times as it takes
                     to rejuvenate the soul
              and now we have

        good people
               old soldiers
     and the nonreligious

                  wars are so much harder

experienced men
in a culture of

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

chipped plaster

girl leaned back
in the chair
and rubbed an
itchy sock
against the wooden leg

she pulled at
chipped plaster
trying to memorize
two empty
cigarette packs
and the smell
of his soap

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hattie Jules

My newest RPG character - Harriet Jules Feynman, PhD.  Also known as Hattie Jules.  Designed for Savage Worlds - Deadlands.

Colored with Inktense watercolor pencils.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tree of Life

Commissioned quilt for a new baby.  I love the colors.