Monday, September 26, 2011

Clueless in Berkeley

So now that Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer are back in the U.S., I still wonder why two seemingly intelligent boys and a girl would go hiking in one of the most dangerous places in the world. I can also understand why the Iranians would think they were spies, after all they must be spies or utterly stupid to get so close to the border of a country that doesn’t like anybody.

 Maybe lack of common sense plays a part here, like Forrest Gump said……..“Stupid is as stupid does.”

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Self Portrait

This is what I really look like. People are always telling me "Geez, you look like a cartoon!" So I tell them  "Well, that's what happens when you spend your life having fun."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Customs

Hot Rods as art? What do you think? Here's a few rods to look at from the Billitproof show in Antioch, Ca. last Saturday.

Personally, I am in awe at the time spent pounding, molding, sanding and painting (or not painting) on these machines. To me they are a form of kinetic art.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lucille's Story

B.B. King: Lucille Speaks

Perhaps B.B. King's most identifiable trademark is his guitar Lucille. Lucille has been with B.B. since 1949. The story has been told many times before, but for those of you not familiar with the details, here it is ...

Back in the late 1940's when B.B.'s career was in its infancy, one of his stops on the road was in Twist, Arkansas. It used to get quite cold in Twist in the evenings, and in order to keep the dance hall warm, kerosene was used for heat. A large barrel was placed in the center of the room and was filled about half way up with the fuel. The kerosene was then lighted to heat the room, a practice which was not uncommon in those days.

One cold night in 1949, two men started fighting and knocked over the barrel of burning kerosene. The burning fuel spilled over the floor like a river of fire. Every one, including B.B., ran out the front door. Once outside, B.B. realized that he left his guitar, a Gibson acoustic, inside the inferno. He went back inside the collapsing building to save his guitar, almost losing his life in the process. The blaze that night claimed two fatalities.

The next morning, B.B. discovered why the two men were fighting the night before. It seems as though they were fighting over a lady, and although he never met the woman, B.B. learned her name was Lucille. B.B. named that guitar Lucille, and also every guitar he has owned since that night, "to remind me never to do a thing like that again."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Animation Insider Interview

This is an interview I did last May for the Animation Insider web site. You can find out all the scoop by going to
 Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mindi Abair Painting

This is my larger version of Mindi Abair painted with acrylics on a stretched canvas 20"x24"
This is the largest figure painting I've done thus far and was a real challange since I am used to working in a smaller format.

Sunday, September 4, 2011