New iPhone Covers

We’ve had to take an unplanned break from the blog lately, but just thought I’d post a quick little update on some iPhone covers that were recently made featuring my artwork!  All are compatible with 4 & 4S models.  :D


Volo Classic Auto Museum (part 1)

I spent a good bit of time this past Saturday checking out classic American cars at the Volo Auto Museum. Here are a few things that caught my eye- I got a lot of good stuff so I’ll break this up into two posts, more next week.

Specimen Horn Speakers

Specimen horn speakers- made in Chicago.



John Jacob Omenhausser, Civil War Sketchbook

John Jacob Omenhausser was a Confederate soldier imprisoned as a POW at Point Lookout, MD for a year, between June 1864 & 1865. He documented his time there in a sketchbook full of watercolors, this sketchbook can be seen here. Here are a few of his drawings.

Our Drive to Georgia

Well, it started with some of the worst weather I’ve ever seen (we drove through Virginia & North Carolina not knowing over 60 tornadoes were occuring), but the days after were beautiful.  And we ended up having a great time on our last minute roadtrip!  He’s a bunch of random snapshots..

It’s Creepy Quiz Time!

A friend of ours posted a link to this strange & eerie test which I just had to take, since I’m inclined to both.  I have to say, I was even more creeped out how bizarrely accurate it was. Check it, it’s fun!

Iowa Baby Eagles About to Hatch!


This is pretty amazing!  Three baby bald eagles in Iowa are about to hatch (due today!), live on the web. The Raptor Resource Project in Iowa has set up two cameras perched 80 feet high in a cottonwood tree where the mother eagle has her nest.

I am absolutely glued to this video!!

(thanks to my sis-in-law for the heads up)

Brooklyn Motorized in The NY Times

So excited!  The electric motorcycle that Wes has been helping design & create for Brooklyn Motorized is being featured in the NY Times today! I’m so proud.

Read the article HERE.

images via NY Times

General Curtiss Lemay’s Silver Wing Box

From the Wilson History & Research Center:

“This silver box featuring pilot’s wings belonged to United States Air Force General Curtis Emerson LeMay (1906-1990). LeMay organized the strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII (1939-1945), organized the Berlin Airlift (1948) and restructured the Strategic Air Command of the United States.”

I think LeMay had an eye- this box is great. I hope the polish stays away because this patina is beautiful. It’s worth clicking on these photos for a closer look.

Crazy Quilt, 1885

American, from NY, 1885, via the Met

Beverly Hills to Las Vegas

Here to There #18.   3 cities in 3 days.

Hidden Paintings (from the depths of my computer)

I’ve been in the process of completely redoing my illustration site, and weeding through the disorganized image folders on my computer.  Needless to say, it’s taking me forever.

The only fun part about it is rediscovering images of older paintings (all since sold) I never or forgot to post on my site/blog.  It’s kind of like pulling out that box of old clothes from you closet and finding a few keepers!  Here’s a few:

The Travelers (aka: The Hairy Curtains), acrylic on wood, sister to this

Indian, Elephant, Bird, Dog, acrylic on wood

Whippersnappers, acrylic on wood

Seven Minutes of Heaven, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin (not a great scan of this one..)

Oral Surgery, acrylic on wood

Bomber Cap, USAAF

Powdered Iron Slugs For RF Coils Set

I was doing some very belated powdered-iron-slugs-for-RF-coils shopping tonight, when I ran into this complete set from the 1940′s.  This set is so complete I’ll be set for a couple of months. Surplus Sales says: Stackpole Carbon Co., complete engineering set of powdered iron slugs for RF coils. 40 different types with 10 – 15 per tube. Various grades, screw sites & body diameters. We suspect Circa 1940′s.”

The Big Snow, 1967

It sounds crazy, but I kind of wish I wasn’t missing out on this giant blizzard that’s sacking my friends and family in Chicago.  Minus the complaints about shoveling their driveway, everyone sounds like they’re kind of enjoying it.. drinking coffee, playing scrabble, baking, and sitting by the fire reading a good book all sound like a great way to enjoy a record-making snowstorm like this.

Reminds me of a small booklet my mom once showed me called The Big Snow, which contained all sorts of amazing pictures from the Chicago Blizzard of 1967.  Here are some photos I scanned:

all images from Chicago Tribune
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