Monday, March 30, 2009


I am going to get another tattoo in two days! I am excited but also afraid. Why afraid you ask? Well, I am getting it on the top of my left foot....OUCH!! I know it is going to kill me...but I want it in a spot that I can see and enjoy it more! The other 2 I have I cant see as on my back (never get to see it) and one on my ankle (can see if I turn my leg) this one will be front and center to me when I am lounging back in my recliner!!! Yes, occasionaly James stops being a slave driver and lets me rest in my recliner...haha

Obviously I cant show you a picture of it you will have to check back often until I get it done and the pictures posted.

I can give you a hint as to what it will be..... it is sort of an acknowledgement to my kids.....can you guess what the subject matter might be????? If you know me well, you probably can figure it out.....give it a guess, I will tell you if you are right....

Well, keep an eye open and it will be online soon!!
She Boss

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kilter's Car

My son has his own car now. Scary isn't it. He is 15 1/2 right now. His birthday is in July. I recommend you all stay off the roads in Glendale after that.

Not really. I'm kidding about staying off the roads. He really is an OK driver. He has his permit and has been driving quite alot.

His car is a 1991 Toyota Camry. The car is older than he is. We bought it for $850 (the kid paid $450) from a lady in Tempe who was too old to drive it anymore. It seems to be well maintined. New tires, clean interior, no dents. All-in-all the car looks solid and I think it was a good buy.

It's an easy car to drive with automatic, power windows and doors, and working AC (an absolute must in this city).

Don't worry, he's not getting off easy. While he is learning to drive I am also making him learn to drive my 5spd Kia Sorento. He hates the clutch but I think it's is easier to learn now than later.

He has already put a stereo in his car. It was an inexpensive stereo from Target but it is cool because it has a USB port. He loads up his flash drive with music and never needs a CD. I wish they had that kind of thing when I got my first car. I had to be satisfied with the good ole cassette player.

I'm really proud of him for saving up money to put toward his car. It is a strange thing for a parent when your child starts driving. I don't know how to explain it but I have this feeling of no turning back.

Well like I always like to say, it is what it is.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fabulous Red Stripe

This is called Fabulous Red Stripe.

The reason I called it that is because the painted originally didn't have any red at all. It was a totally monochrome black and white painting. The black and white painting was really good but when I added the red stripe the painting came to life. I said to my wife, without the stripe it's good but with the stripe it's fabulous.

This is the painting I sold on Friday. The buyer asked that I create another similar painting to go with it so I agreed. I actually painted two new paintings and will give her the choice of whcih one she likes.

Fabulous Red Stripe

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Black and White Ball (Father/Daughter Dance)

HI Everyone,

I thought you might enjoy seeing this picture of James and Johana. It was for Girl Scouts. They had a "Black and White Ball" for the girls and their significant guy. Johana was soooo excited to get dressed up and match daddy for the dance. She especially liked the flower corsage Daddy gave her...I think she was the only one that got flowers!

Apparently she did not want to stay at the dance very long....Daddies dancing was embarrassing and she really was looking forward to going out for dinner ALONE with her daddy! AHHHH isn't that sweet.....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Burning Love

Burning Love was painted for a birthday present.

I created the flames first. It was my first time doing any kind of flame but I think it came out OK and it was pretty easy to do.

I then poured the paint to make the hearts. After pouring the hearts I tilted the canvas to make the runny look.

I wanted it to look like the hearts were melting.

I think it came out really cool.

What do you think?

Burning Love

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bec's Flowers

Here is my latest painting, titled Bec's Flowers. It is acrylic on MDF which is framed out in the back with 1x1 lumber. I made these as a two panel set. Each panel is about 10 x 24 inches.

I really struggled with these paintings. Mostly because the two different panes involved. I wanted them to be different but at the same time I wanted the colors to be the same. I originally tried a blended background having one color fade into another. I just couldn't get the two panes to match so I gave up on the idea.

After many attempts I finally arrived at the finished product you see here.

I hope you enjoy.

Bec's Flowers