the music room puzzle

puzzles are a huge high for me.  i like the way they sharpen my focus to a fine point and i feel they feed my brain creatively. 

this music room themed puzzle was 1000 pieces and i finished it in about 6 hours, which is an all-time new record!

...the music room puzzle...

Mr. Mister and his Half-wits

a little birthday joke for a buddy of mine.  we both share deep affections for the 80s song, "Broken Wings" performed by Mr. Mister, so i thought this would bring him some birthday giggles.

...Mr. Mister and his Half-wits...

R.I.P. Bowie

a bowie tribute commission (a photo manipulation/collage) - this was a quick photo edit project, i'd like to work up some actual art based on this at some point when i can find the time.

the fox family puzzle

i am no stranger to the danger of addiction when it comes to puzzles.  once i start one, i am compelled to finish it as fast as possible.  plus this one had FUN written all over it.  mid-range 1000 pieces (not too hard, not too easy), seasonal theme, a family of cute little foxes...

..i enjoyed putting this one together so much, i don't want to break it up!

the Battle returns (a decade later)

i was a huge fan of both Battlefront games released on PS2 and have been waiting for 10 years for a follow-up.  knowing what Dice is capable of based on their Battlefield series, i am really looking forward to seeing how they bring the Star Wars Battlefront property into 2015. 

...star wars battlefront deluxe PS4 bundle..

the beacon

shifty weather might shake your scope sometimes.

try to keep your line of sight above the cloud cover and hover there for a while.

a beacon may draw you home.

i swore...

...back in 1994, by the moon and the stars in the sky, that someday i would come face-2-face with the classic R&B group known only as, ALL-4-ONE.

as of this past weekend, i have achieved that dream...

...ALL-4-ONE...i swear!

the beautiful ruby

this beautiful middle-aged beast landed under the dome i call home just last week!  her name is Ruby and she is a border collie/sheltie mix (or so they think).  we picked her up from a canine rescue and they found her running wild in south bend, indiana.  she is five years old and currently has about 5 teeth left in her mouth.  she was found with her mouth filled with gum disease so they had to take out a lot of teeth.

she is also the sweetest thing and i think i've fallen pretty hard for her...

...ruby and peanut...

the annieversary

a photo of a collage i did as a gift for someone who is very special in my life.  it's comprised of the artifacts i've collected over the past year and is unlike anything i do normally so i thought i'd share it here...

...annieversary...

the boo boos

these were a gift i made for my younger sister's birthday this past April.  she grew up with the nickname "boo boo" so i had the idea of sculpting a little family of "boos" for her.  to me they seem reminiscent of the Pac-man ghosts.  their names (from left to right): Boo-Barry, Boo-Nana & Boo-Blu

...the boo boos...