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6 tons is a lotta dirt

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I’m one tired, dirty puppy tonight.

My sweet friend Cara(professional ’scaper) is generously helping me landscape the front beds at my son’s school. The dumptruck plopped down 6 tons of soil this afternoon and we shoveled and shoveled and shoveled and hauled and hauled and hauled wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow up to the cement wall, where it took both of us to heft the thing up over the edge and dump. It wouldn’t have been quite so much work if the silly ass bed wasn’t brimfull of hard-packed ‘beauty’ bark, for some misbegotten reason deposited on top of plastic, laid on top of a nasty mixture of clay, rocks and concrete chunks-I guess they really didn’t want ANYTHING to grow in the bed, including the poor, pathetic, half-dead boxwoods we had to dig out. So, first we filled the upper bed with soil, then started excavating the beauty bark from the lower bed and breaking the rocklike chunks into spreadable mulch for the upper.

We got about halfway through the mountain when it got dark on us… Sigh. Another 3 tons to schlump tomorrow.


But it’s gonna be purty when ’tis done!


Monday, November 12th, 2007


(clickety-click the pic for mo’ bigger remorse)


Thursday, November 8th, 2007


Click to grow larger.

Curl my toes-color pencil version

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

curl my toes

A guinness and the lovely grain of the table at the local pub helped me color in yesterday’s drawing.


Curl my toes

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

curl my toes

Travellin’ sketches: ‘Orange’

Sunday, September 30th, 2007


Travellin’ sketches: ‘Consort’

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007


Ink and colored pencil.

Travellin’ sketches: Untitled

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

I drew a number of pictures on my journeys last month. Now I get to play with ‘em…


…in photoshop.

The US of A

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Just finished this map for a friend’s client. An interesting little commission. I bought these cool new color pencils to create it-they’ve NO wooden shell, just all pretty lead! They’re yummy. :) Also a .005 micron pen-oooooooooh, sooooo tiny! It was fun!


Now I just have to cartoonify the salesmen to populate it.


Flow-it’s not just about chasin’ tail.

Thursday, August 16th, 2007


I made this illustration for a party I’m hosting this weekend for my Burning Man camp, Flow.

Yay Flow! Can’t wait to flow the f— out of Seattle!