Archive for the 'Art' Category

Making an Awesome Sandwich

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I love grocery shopping for myself. Marylynn’s on a crazy diet, so I’m kinda on my own for food. (it’s too tempting for her to cook for me!) So today, Buster and I made an awesome sandwich for lunch and Marylynn had the great idea of snapping a few pictures!

Buster and Daddy in the Kitchen
Buster was my little helper and he had a lot of fun watching how the sandwich was made. Buster actually was brave enough to try his first taste of lunchmeat turkey. He liked it too! Victory! Mr. Picky Eater is slowly coming around! :)

The Awesome Sandwich!
Three slices of bread (two were toasted and buttered on both sides), Mayo, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Three kinds of meat (ham, turkey, bacon), Three kinds of cheese (swiss, provolone, colby jack). All awesomeness. I made the mistake of getting sweet bread and butter pickles (barf!), so there were no pickles this time around. And don’t get me started on that Miracle Whip disaster! ACK!

Buster, Not Sure about the Cheese
Buster had fun eating cheese and meat slices. He was making a silly face for the camera. He’s really not as grossed out as he looks here. :D

Buster, Daddy and the Awesome Sandwich
Buster, Daddy and the Awesome Sandwich!

Enjoying my Lunch
Finally enjoying my lunch. yum!

Mad Men Yourself!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Mad Men Tyler closeup

OK, I know everyone is doing this, but it was too fun to pass up. Marylynn and I just started watching Mad Men a few weeks ago but like with all shows we watch together, she went ahead of me and now I’ll never be able to catch up. Oh well. :)

Make your own at

Window Markers

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Seeing as I just barely got my post in yesterday at two minutes to midnight (Iron Maiden! Woooooooooaaaahhhh!!), I don’t have all that much new to talk about, so here’s some more pics from yesterday! This time it’s from the BEFORE church. We busted out some window markers on Gramma’s big sliding glass doors and this is what happened:

Buster envisioning the clear window as a blank canvas ready to carry the messages of his heart for the all the world to see.

Click to continue reading “Window Markers”

Sunday Evening at Quang’s!

Sunday, July 12th, 2009


It’s been a great day today. Parker and I woke up this morning and got his girls ready for church and we went to his ward (my old ward too). It was cool. Everybody was really warm and welcoming there (well, almost.). Then afterward, we headed back to Christians and had a crazy lunch mixing up a bunch of different stuff. Serious this is why your’re fat action. We’re talking peanut butter and chocolate chips on top of strawberry nutri-grain bars. DELICIOUS!

Click to continue reading “Sunday Evening at Quang’s!”

Coming Soon…

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Cricket’s 5th Birthday Party!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

This year, Cricket was adamant that she wanted a Bunny themed party. A rather odd request for December, but we couldn’t deny her, so bunnies it was. Her birthday isn’t until the 10th, but we couldn’t have the party any other time. She had such a hard time grasping that concept (and got a little upset at the idea of “pretending”), we finally just let her believe it was her real birthday after all. So the bunny party was on. Marylynn brainstormed 1001 ways to make it awesome, and she executed most of them. It wasn’t a grand affair, we just had her cousins and a couple close friends over and played games and ate cake, but it was a great time!

The night before, Marylynn made the cake, and detail cleaned everything. She’s a mad woman. I helped prep by painting a bunny on our patio door for “Pin the Tail on the Bunny”. I got an image of “Sonny the Bunny” from the John K blog to copy. I’m really proud of how it turned out.

Sonny The Bunny Window Painting

Based on the children’s book by Art Seiden. It only took my 2.5 hours start to finish. (Acrylic on glass)

Click to continue reading “Cricket’s 5th Birthday Party!”


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

As I’ve been working on my portfolio site, I decided to scan a bunch of silly drawings I’ve done over the past year or two of people. Often times, during long meetings I like to draw the people around me, especially the ones doing the speaking. So if you go to church with me or worked at VMU with me, then chances are I’ve drawn you. I’m interested in faces and the different shapes and features and how I can bring them out the best ways. I hope I don’t bum anybody out with my interpretations. So, without further ado here’s a bunch of my favorites.

Cricket and Buster

Click to continue reading “Sketches”

I Manga-ized Us

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I made these at Face Your Manga. Fun Fun.

Jemma’s Invite!

Monday, July 28th, 2008

So last week I spent a whole lot of time designing the wedding invitation for my sister Emma and her fiancĂ©, Jed (hence, “Jemma”). I think it turned out rather nice. The idea was to do something like an old pioneer journal, since their names are quite 1800′s. It’s an 8-page booklet. I think it’s neat, and Jed says they look awesome. Check it out below:

Front Cover
Front Cover

Click to continue reading “Jemma’s Invite!”

Teenager me VS. Now me

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

So there’s this little internet game going on among artistic bloggers, where you draw yourself as a teenager and compare it to yourself today… I thought it would be a fun challenge for me, especially since I’m trying to flex my artistic / creative muscles more. So here’s my entry:

click for the higher-res version

I think it’s fun to look back at what a hardcore ska kid I was. I’ll always have fond memories of those days, but feel much more comfortable in my on skin at 30 years old. These days, I don’t have to plaster my taste in music all over my jacket so people would like me… That’s what my podcast is for! ;)

For TONS more entries, click here. Anyone else out there willing to take a stab at it?