procreate pocket-new drawing app for iphone

December 20th, 2014

The makers of Procreate,my favorite drawing app for the iPad, just released a drawing app for the iPhone. It’s called Procreate Pocket, and it is a pocket sized version of the original.

drawing with procreate pocket

This little app has enough features to be useful without taking up too much of the phone’s precious screen space. Just playing around, i sketched 2 dogs.

gif animation of drawing 2 dogs with procreate pocket
The tools were easy to learn, since I am already used to the iPad version of their app.

iphone drawing of 2 dogs

I expect to do a lot of sketching with this little app. I don’t always carry an iPad with me, but I ALWAYS have my phone.

If you aren’t familiar with Procreate, here are a few links to some of the artwork I made with their iPad app.

ipad drawing of chickens beside a kumquat tree ipad painting of the Johnson Creek Covered Bridge ipad drawing of farm with a pond

Experiments with Opaque Watercolor

December 4th, 2014

I’m going to travel a lot in 2015, so I’m looking for a way to make art without having to lug a lot of equipment. I picked up some of my opaque watercolors and made these. They are on colored paper, and I really like the effect.
Pigs In Love

Bear Cycle


Rainy Day Sheep

The Chicken Lady

A Day At The Lake

November 12th, 2014

I have a big respect for folks who make video: a combination of acting, photography, storytelling, audio, lighting and visual art (graphics) all bundled into one package. I’m trying to get better, and i learn best by doing…so here is my latest video–A Day At The Lake!
Thanks Mike Cowden for helping with the camera.

The Moose Is Loose – GIF animation

September 10th, 2014

This animation needs a little bit of explaining unless you already know my dad.

He writes about bicycles and these two mascots are recurring characters in his articles.

For his birthday, I brought his drawing of the Moose and Tortue to life with a little bit of animation.


my first attempt at projection mapping – video

August 25th, 2014

I was first introduced to the idea of projection mapping last year at Cincinnati’s Lumenocity event at Music hall.

Two days ago, I premiered a series of animated projections for a live performance featuring Sarah Wood.

Since then, i’ve been fiddling with the projector, and trying to ‘map’ an existing room, to see if i can use colors and animations to transform the space.

I mapped a VERY crooked painting that was on my wall…so that the painting is illuminated with light…and then i placed an animation in the background. I cover the projector with my hand a few times, so you can see the wall without the light.

I think this test is a good proof of concept, and soon, I will map an entire wall at my gallery, and do something amazing. Stay tuned!

One May Morning – Concert Poster

August 6th, 2014

We have our poster for upcoming concert, and the closer we get, the more excited I am about sharing my animations on a stage while Sarah Wood  makes beautiful music. I hope you will be able to join us for this groundbreaking art event.


Dreadful Snake 2 – bouncy

July 31st, 2014

Here’s a second animated snake for the ‘dreadful snake’ song. hopefully this guy is a little less creepy.


Dreadful Snake

July 30th, 2014

I have been working with Sarah Wood to create animations to play during her live concert.

One song is about a ‘dreadful snake’-it took me a few tries to get the snake motion right but i am pretty happy with this motion, even though snakes creep me out:


If you want to see the performance live (and you do!) , mark your calendars for August 23 at 8pm in Morehead, KY.

Riding/Sketching Flemingsburg, KY

July 1st, 2014

You might remember from last month, I was talking about wanting to use my car none, and my bicycle always.

Today, I rode out to Flemingsburg for a meeting.

It was a hot day, but I had a great ride.


I some time to do a little sketch of this corner that gets my attention every time I pass it.


if you ever wonder where I got my talent

June 26th, 2014

My mom has always been artistic. One of her talents is quilting.

She has been interpreting my artwork in fabric with her quilts.


This is a piece she is working on for my sister’s soon to be born daughter.

And if you wonder where mom gets it…HER mom is a quilter too! Here’s a little video I made awhile back while Granny was quilting.