Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pittsburgh Pirates

Oh, and the Pirates traded Nyjer Morgan today.

And what can be done at this point?

If we stop going to games, the team will move from the area. If we keep going to games, that enables management to keep on trading.

Can't the league step in and help?

Even a little?


Does anybody in management understand the concept of building a team?

It's the fans who are paying the bills (buying game tickets, memorabilia, etc.), so shouldn't we have a say in how our money is being spent? Or on who makes the decisions on how to spend our money? Shouldn't we have the right to vote out management if we believe their managing strategies leave something to be desired?

For the last 17 years?

The Pirates are on a pace for a major league-record 17th consecutive losing season.
--Associated Press

Images 2009

My acrylic and mixed-media on canvas painting, "The Song Came and Went," was juried into the Images 2009 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts show at State College.

This would be it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Changing to all Rotty

After some soul-searching and cutting of losses, I've decided to ditch the marketing of my traditional illustration style in favor of 100% of my twisted illustration style. I still have the traditional portfolio up on my site in case there are any leftovers from past marketing campaigns who still want that style. But for the most part, I haven't had many takers, and the twisted style seems to have gotten legs.

This is the kind of stuff I want to do most. I know I've now eliminated myself from a lot/many/most markets that want more traditional material, but if I'm to stand out of the crowd at all, I have to be true to myself.

This is me.

Hello world.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Possible gorget

So last year about this time, we took a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary (we were married there at the top of Cadillac Mountain at sunrise). The first time we were there, I had found a piece of slate that I thought was interesting near the beach, and I brought it home with me.

Last year while we were there, we took another trip to the Abbe Museum, and it was there I saw a piece that looked very familiar to the piece I had brought home five years earlier. It was a Native American gorget.

I've already contacted the folks at the Abbe Museum to hear their thoughts. I've also uploaded a few photos I took of the piece I found, and I'm interested in hearing what other people may think of its origins.