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Monday, January 31, 2011

New works and 2 Valentine's Day inspired art shows

The Bureau of Drawers will have two Valentine's Day inspired art shows next week! First, there will be a show on February 10th at the Cafe Racer, called "Like/Like". From 6-9PM.

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Next on February 12th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will feature the Bureau of Drawers' Lovesick show for the 3rd annual Georgetown Art Attack in Seattle (from 6-9PM). Below is my new painting for the group show! I am looking into making prints of both works and have them available for the show. I'll keep you updated on this blog!

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Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.8

Final page of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Empty Bowls

I hang out with a group of talented artists called the Bureau of Drawers. It's a Seattle based drawing group that hang out at a local watering hole called the Cafe Racer. Recently we all help paint unfired clay bowls for the Seattle chapter of Empty Bowls. Here's their mission statement:
Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.

Below are two of the bowls I painted. Check out their Facebook page for more photos! Empty Bowls will be holding an auction of the bowls on February 27th at the Ballard Community Center.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.7

Page seven of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

New painting - Smokey the Cockatiel

I recently painted a small illustration for an upcoming Bureau f Drawers Valentine's Day art show at the Cafe Racer on February 12th. The theme is "Like/Like" so I chose a pet from when I was a child that was given to me for my 5th birthday, a cockatiel I named Smokey. I adored that bird! I miss him and here he is depicted in bird paradise:

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Goauche and watercolor on watercolor paper

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.6

Page six of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.5

Page five of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Our Broadcast Day - H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.4

I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays! Here's page four of HR Pufnstuf  from Our Broadcast Day to help you ease into your workday after the parties:

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