Tuesday, July 31, 2012

proof and documentation...

I have a plan and every thing I noted, proposed and pushed forward with is just a part of the larger plan. Unfortunately I can't be every where and do every thing. All I can say is that I have been 98% accurate and 100% committed to the effort and the results don't lie. Look at the numbers. Now the real question is, what is the rest of the team going to do. Time will tell how successful things go with my push forward. In the mean time, if anyone wants a project completed that requires a graphic designer, feel free to drop me a line. Things are good, turn over great and the end result is working out. - Enjoy your week.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Great people....

Years ago I was a lifeguard and lucky enough to work with some talented wonderful people. To my surprise my son requested to go for a swim at one of the more popular pools I use to work at... That is where I ran into a familiar face...
I was not sure it was her at the time I saw her... It was Natasha! What! Yes a really great and humble person with a very dynamic skill set and strong personality. She moonlights as a lifeguard still. but calls http://www.xl103calgary.com her real home. She was gracious enough to say Hi as I for one was not sure it really was her. After a brief chat she confirmed it was her. I have to say, She aged far better then I have and actually looks far better then I do all these years later. Natasha is still beautiful, and still utilizing her skills as a lifeguard - left me both impressed and glad that she took 2 minutes to say hi. Most people never would have bothered. Of course I was in the deep water with my children. I think we Both felt a lot safer knowing we we again in the same pool together. Though me a s a patron and her as a professional. Yes - I'm very lucky to have known good people. She is but one more of those few...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

funny little treat I found on-line.

i did not make this but I wish I did. It is simple and brilliant. Love the bounce too! -Ha!

Stats and stuff!

I'm not sure what all the numbers mean. Some numbers seem to be my visits and others seem to be the traffic from others. Whatever the case - They are not so clear. All I know is that I sometimes get a ton of traffic and it might be from bots and spiders, and other times it is so random. But I have never had a zero for a long time. Someone is stalking me out there. Who ever you are... Thanks, I guess. Not many people as old as I am get stalkers...Pretty funny really. I'm not sure why people find dumpsters so attractive. I mean I tend to walk past many dumpsters and never really post photos of them. So maybe the stalker wants to see how the better half live? I suggest looking into the alley. The person picking bottles from your recycling is very likely me trying to make ends meet. Now you all know the truth. No need to go stalking an old guy like me. I really am not going to take away from your greatness. I'm just trying to make some greatness of my own. Just like you I plug away and see what comes my way. I wish I could share a greater wisdom but hard work and pushing forward is all I know. It's not pretty. It is just what needs to be done. If your the kind of person looking for dirt or greatness, try a celebrity twitter. I wont bother you all there. Just let me be me and maybe we can all find greatness in our own way. till then - Enjoy the rest of the good weather. I'll leave the stats to the people who like numbers. Like Bankers... We seem to give them all our money for free. Wish they would give me a little more back in return. Heck the tend to keep more then I give them for free. Crazy world... -Cheers!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Here is a piece I submitted for publication. I should hear back soon as to whether it will see the light of day in a wider sense. Right now here is the snippet for your enjoyment! -Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Many idea's - time = 0 results

I'm not sure how or if I'll ever get all the great idea's I have off the ground. I just keep plugging away to see what will come of the effort. All I know for sure is that I always have a few million dollar ideas in production and just waiting for the right person to spin the idea off on to see it grow and flourish. While all that is happening I'm also plugging away on my little creative designs. All of the work being fun and games so long as the designs get to see the light of day at some point. I'm just not sure what the best way is to pitch to publishers. They all seem to want you to have an agent or more pro level experience... The never ending struggle of how do you get what you will not be given by practice chances or trade. Still I push forward with bits and pieces... I must really love the pain of the creative world. Rejection must be the fuel to go on. I wonder how devastated I might be if some one offers me a glorious real gig. I might just choke under the real pressure. I suppose I have to wait and see how / if that ever happens. -Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Design me up some more...

Well, I'm still a designer - Some folks want us to do more but we can't. Just so little of me, people do have to wait in line. Not to mention the amount of work I do in a day... Yes - People get their monies worth from all sides. I just hope they don't get to crazy.

Friday, July 06, 2012

art-and posts..

Why I don't post more... Well I like traditional art practices and most people are moving in a digital direction. Tradition takes time, digital can be fast. Tradition means it has to be made digital and that takes at least one extra step if not more. Rest assured I have lots of art produced for any number of projects. I just can't free them up for posting due to agreements or simply personal laziness. If you good folks want to see more the best way to ensure that is to request a commission or suggest a project you want me to do an illustration for. -enjoy your weekend.