“To gain mastery over reality is to create a mythology worth living for. Your head is the space from which all meaning derives. It is the shaman’s – and writer’s/artist’s/musician’s [my addition] – role to shine light on that meaning in order, like a wind-up doll, to make you go.” – Thomas T. Hills


At my day job, a bunch of us did a fundraiser for Hawaii Foodbank on Friday. I brought 14 photos in various sizes (8″x8″, 8″x12″, 9″x25″ and a pair of 57″x10″ panoramas).

A coworker did an awesome job of matting 10 of them. We couldn’t matt the big panos, they were bigger than the matt boards.

We sold 10 of them. Including BOTH of the big panoramas.

Do something for charity this holiday season: you’ll both do good and feel good.

So stoked! 🙂

In lieu of taking my camera to church this morning, I brought my tablet. After all, I could take pictures with it if I wanted. But (inspired by blackpenart) I had decided to do some sketching instead. This was the only tolerable one that came out. It was sketched quickly between songs (I play keyboards in the band). The top of the music stand looks like it’s toppling over. So when I noticed that the orientation of the shadow was wrong, I decided ex post facto that the top was toppling over into the shadow. Then it would land oriented to match the shadow. As always, done using Artflow: Paint Draw Sketchbook. Anyway, was nice to sketch, I think I’ll be doing more. Hope you like it!

Doodle started after testing my wife's Samsung tablet using the pressure-sensitive stylus of my Tegra Note tablet. Turns out that her Samsung does NOT respond to the Tegra stylus as a pressure-sensitive stylus. Guess that explains why Samsung makes the excellent (but not nearly as affordably priced!) SPen instead. Was nice to be back drawing on my Tegra. And Artflow: Paint Draw Sketchbook is just plain fun. :)