Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Value does all the work, color gets all the credit

Joined Arthouse Co-op's Sketchbook Project 2012. Theme: monochromatic. Call it a learning experience - how best to describe the drama of dark and light without all the pretty colors.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Torpor in a Terrarium

PetCo . . . where the exotic "pets" go . . . to live what this observer hopes are mercilessly short lives behind glass. Most Red-Eared Slider Turtles destined for the pet trade are doomed to a premature death. Why purchase an Iguana that transmits salmonella and reaches 6 feet in length? And what becomes of this hapless reptile when it outgrows your fascination?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sketchbook Project 2012

Worldwide, thousands of people create and submit to The Sketchbook Project. Sketchbooks
are archived on the Art House Coop website, reside in The Brooklyn Art Library, and are exhibited throughout the U.S. once a year.
Making last year's book was a blast, so I'm submitting to the 2012 Sketchbook Project.
Come join us!
Check out the rest of my 2011 submission at

Abandonment issues

Kaiser Oakland 
Nurses' Strike 
One and a half hour wait 
in exam room . . . 
doctor a no-show, department deserted. 
No alibi, no apology; this
strike got my attention!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Arroyo Trail, above the steam trains, my favorite hike on these last waning days of summer.