Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mystacidium Capense, Orchid

I thought I'd take a break from the art and share another interest of mine: orchids. 
So, I'm a total amateur at growing orchids, but I have a few plants that are willing to work with me and my space. One such plant is my Mystacidium Capense. From what I can remember, this plant is native to South Africa, and is often found growing on citrus trees. It is pollinated at night by moths with long curly noses, hence the long spurs growing off the backs of the flowers.

The flowers are pretty cool. Each is roughly 3/4" wide with a 2" spur hanging off the back. They take a long time to develop (a few months), and then all pop open at once.

They have an incredibly strong floral-coconut fragrance at night.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Party Rats: The Fun Way To Have Fun

This is a real product that we received as a gag gift last year.

There's a market for just about every crazy idea out there —
now go out and sell yours!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Skeletons Playing Poker (2006)

The idea for this painting was not my own, but I received permission and went ahead with it. To have been completely true to the original idea, the skeletons would've had to be playing poker in an obvious underground setting. It could still happen one day — I would like to get it right.

A nice lady offered a fair price to buy this back in 2006, but I decided to hang onto it. I'm so glad I did!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


We have a show!
Dan and I will be selling at the Bike Kitchen on Sat., June 11th from 5-10pm.  

We have not had a show at this venue in quite some time, but our last was a real hoot! As usual, we will be selling our shirts, stickers, patches, prints, etc. I have also made some nice new art cards from my old photopolymer prints, which will be selling for $4. We may also bring some original drawings and paintings. Oh, and there will be beer and live music! 

Also, two of my artworks were recently published in the Suisun Valley Review: "Bat Forest," and "Mad Scientist." Never heard of this publication? Stop by their page sometime and take a look. Great stuff!