I have always been facinated by totem poles. There is something about documenting your heritage in this way that I am attracted to. I would love one day to carve a large totem pole. This is a watercolor applied heavily to a large moleskine page in my journal.



Watercolor pencils on small moleskine. While the moleskine paper is not always conducive to watercolor, watercolor pencils work really well on the paper.


Everyone's dream, right? NOT! Micron pen and watercolor with little water, making it opaque like gouache, in a large moleskine.

This is an abstract image with figurative references in my small moleskine. Micron pen, watercolor paint, and glitter gel pen.


Mixed media with micron pen, water color pencil, and a sticker. Aurora means "new dawn," but it has a significance deeper than that for me. I was in a treatment center of that name in my early adulthood. Again, in my large moleskine.


This is a mixed media in my journal using a photo of myself and a thought I was having at the time. I can't remember what insired it, but it reeks of self pity now.


This is from a small moleskine cahiers notebook I jot notes in. I had nothing else with me to doodle on so I used this notebook. This is prismacolor pencils.

Again, in my small cahiers, a glued photo of David Hockney (from Vanity Fair magazine) with glitter gel pens filling in the grid squares. I find Hockney a very interesting artist. I don't always find that his work has a lot of visual depth, but he does have a deep knowledge of making visual a 3-dimensional world in a 2 dimensional space. I find him facinating and inspiring. The other page is a drawing of a layout for an abstact painting.



This is a watercolor and ink reminder to myself in my moleskine journal.


Two mixed media pieces inspired my Tibetan teacher The Venerable Third Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, and others who have taught me through their dharmic writings.


Here is another moleskine journal page with quick watercolor images.


This is a pencil drawing of the head of Chenresik, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, an icon of Tibetan Buddhism. The line drawing structure that is called a tigsa, and is drawn first using an ancient formula. It's a traditional grid used to proportionately draw the image of Buddha or deities. This tigsa is of a 3/4 face of Chenrezig (Tibetan Buddha of Compassion). The original is 14" x 17".


These 2 watercolors were done when Frankye and I took a class at Cheap Joe's in Boone, NC with Don Getz. It was a plein air sketch/paint class and we did these painting in Blowing Rock and in Valle Crucis, NC. It was good fun.

This watercolor was done while staying at a rented house in western NC with our friends Christie and Sue. This is an abstracted vision of the and from the back porch of the house. It was a lovely vacation in a beautiful place with good friends.


I got into using gel pens with glitter for a while. This was done in a moleskine and was more about playing with the ink than doing the absract.


This was done in watercolor in a small moleskine. I have used a cropped version of this little painting on my other website.


The First Post

This is a collage I made in a large size moleskine. I think it was my first moleskine.