Sunday, November 22, 2009

Make my wife coffee

I make my wife coffee in the morning. When she wants a refill she taps on the cup with her fingernail. We laugh and I get her more. She does nice things for me too.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


If you collect enough words in your tin bucket , and let them mellow a while sometimes you'll find a little bit of a poem. Its magic.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sometimes I sit at a table on a Tuesday afternoon and watch the rain outside. Its been a good year for rain watching all around.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Befriend Rocks & Folk

Last weekend I met up with some forest folk at a familiar Farm to make friends with some rocks. Bruce conferred with the rocks and an idea was formed. The earth, the rocks, the water, the people and one dog all worked together and a wall was made. And fun was had.

And it's a beautiful wall.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flesh Hides

Heart Beat Drum 017, originally uploaded by bruceinthewind.

Last weekend I had the experience of fleshing, cleaning and stretching a fresh cow hide with my friend Bruce. It's not an activity for the faint of heart. He is making a community drum and I plan to continue helping him.

Pretty cool, eh?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I drum too

It's been too long since my last post. I've been less than inspired I guess. I feel that might be changing. Keep a good thought!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I Make Drums from Trash

A barrel from the recycling center (AKA: the dump), a few holes, some sealer, a piece of tarp and some hot glue ...
... a couple of sticks ... and we play!

Dig it! Next: The paint.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

At the Cross Roads

I'm really looking forward to the warming days when it will be comfortable enough for me to get outdoors and do some landscape painting! Until then, I'm playing a bit in my studio and making things like this:

I call this little piece "At the Cross Roads." It is an ACEO, but I'm framing them now and I think it makes a very nice presentation. I have another on the way and more in the works, so I hope you'll come back to see them!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Winter's Fading ...

... and Spring is coming and I'm looking forward to getting outdoors and doing some sketching.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icicles and renovations

I find big icicles.

I bring them indoors to show my wife.

I bring them indoors to show to my dog. My dog was definitely the more impressed of the two.

And I make more progress on the little kitchen renovation.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More Herb Drawings

Our old cat Herb was one of the few cats that actually stayed still long enough for me to capture any meaningful sketches from life.

She was a good cat. Very large and very gentle. She was a sweetie-pie.

I've shared a painting and another sketch of her in past posts and I'll share more with the next post.

And if you love animals and can't get enough of them in all their forms, check out my friend Laura's blog, Purple Rose Musings, for her Wednesday updates from Raven's World.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Remember Summer Warmth

This is a pencil drawing I did several years back at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. It was a hot summer day, and just looking at this simple little sketch I feel that summertime warmth. It's been so cold here lately that this summer heat feels really good.

I did this drawing as a study for an oil painting that was part of an art show that the Petrinni Art Gallery did with the museum. The painting sold during the show ... another warm feeling.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Build Things and Renovate

Much prepping and some priming and even some painting is in the works for our kitchen renovation. But yesterday the old 1950s kitchen countertop was removed.

Today the new custom built hickory countertop was installed. I made that countertop from pristine hickory flooring "scrap" that was being discarded. Go figure.

I'm pleased with outcome. So is my wife. Now ... the saga continues with the completion of the cabinets, the walls and then the floor. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, January 9, 2009

When Fish Dream

My latest silly little ACEO print, When Fish Dream.

These are such fun to create!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Silly Drawings

She Dares You ...

The Bearded Sun ...

Both are available for purchase as ACEO prints at Rick's Gallery of Creative Play.