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Monday, December 12, 2011

Great time at the Art Against Hunger Show

A truly wonderful show for us. Winter was a trooper giving smiles to passers by and hardly fussing at all. Not bad for a 1 month old. Weather was perfect and my wife sold quite a few necklaces and earrings and I sold a painting, some sketch cards, prints and stickers. All in all quite a success. I was also painting live at the show and  below are some step by step shots and then the finished piece called Girl & Her Dragon Wagon.

Also sitting next to us was Jim Soldo and his style really amazed me. He would draw standing up with 2 different colored crayon type pencils looking down so basically upside down. The time it had to take to train yourself to do that is mind boggling I tell you. He was a lot of fun and gave my sister and I a drawing. She got a dog and I got the girl face (kinda reminds me of Pat Benetar). Go check out his web pages here (he was doing the ambidextrous drawing so check out that tab for sure)

Friday, December 9, 2011

3 New Paintings & a Much Needed Update

Here are some new paintings I finished this past week for the art / craft show I will be a part of this weekend called Art Against Hunger (Sat Dec. 10th from 10am - 4pm). I also updated my Spaceman Mcgee painting. Always thought it was missing something so played around with it and now I think it looks finished. Come on by my booth and say hi. Help support your local artists and also help out a great cause! Read more about the show here http://www.examiner.com/visual-art-in-tampa-bay/artists-come-together-to-feed-local-children-at-art-against-hunger-live-art-fest#ixzz1emhF3tFe

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Art Against Hunger - Live Art Festival

My wife Bethanee Bartrand and I will be a part of the Art Against Hunger - Live Art Festival http://www.facebook.com/events/261934493850944/ on Dec. 10th in St. Pete put on by ArtOn Central. Come on down and support your local artists. Every artist donated some stuff for the cause and it will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the charity. Get your Christmas gifts here instead of buying corporate stuff that doesn't give back to the community! Thanks for all your support!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Virus Comics Banner

My quote made an appearance on Jason Crawleys' Virus Comics promotional banner for his 2012 shows. The banner looks amazing and I'm honored to be on it. If you like great horror comics go to their website here http://viruscomix.ning.com/ and check out all that they have to offer.
You can also see my review of his comics here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipROTZKSJlo

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Respect for the Dead

Respect for the dead is a new book by Lindsey Beth Goddard with some art by yours truly. It is filled with all kinds of great horror stories that are sure to please even the worst critique. I really love her writing style. Always fun and filled with great visuals for your imagination to explode like a volcano. Pick up a copy for your reading pleasure here http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615567797/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_qcr0ob1PK81B7 and thanks so much supporting your local artists. Would make a great christmas gift for that horror lover that you know.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wookie Rescue

I found a wounded and seriously depressed wookie at the flea market a couple weeks ago. He was missing an arm and the other arm wasn't connected to his body. I felt truly sad and had to do something for this poor injured wookie. I brought him home for $1 and began construction on his new limb. Here he is after the operation. I even made him a new bandoleer belt with sewing help from my mother in law. He is truly happy with his new cybernetic arm and threads and can get on with his life as a normal wookie. If you have any similar wookie rescue stories please share. One step at a time we will make this a better world for wookies.

Winter Rose Bartrand

My baby girl was born on 11/11/11 at 9:14am at 6lbs 10 ounces and 19 inches long. She is truly amazing and I love her tremendously. Still can't believe I created something so awesome. Never really thought I would have a kid but now that I have I am super excited and glad that I did. Love you winter!!!!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party at work

Great time today at work. Most everyone came in costume so that was cool. Lots of great food and treats had by all. Oh and we did get some work done which makes the day a success. Oh and I'm the demon priest.