Saturday, February 28, 2009

I wanted to share this photo that I love of my grandpa, Jack W. Smith,  at age 13.   He is such a great man of character and I still today see this same little boy in his face. I think that is why I love it so much.  It is a great reminder that you grow old and grow up but you can still hold on to those child-like qualities that make life simple and light-hearted.  Love you paw paw!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

So I took a little drive to Guymon, my home town and the location of my parents, to hang out for the weekend.  My uncle and little (I believe he is 9) cousin Christopher are visiting from Midland Tx.  to hang out and take care of some business.  This is my uncle Dave who is my dad's younger brother and who is also part of the reason I am doing art.  Once upon a time he gave me a collection of "Draw 50" books that fueled the fire.  I thought more on the way home about an idea I have wanted to do that is a series of drawings of symbols that have seemed to find their way into my life.  Instead of simply drawing them I would do a series of progressive drawings as if to show how to draw the image step-by-step, just as in the Draw 50 books.  I plan on dabbling with that more later.  Anyway, I also had time to think a lot about future plans to start an Art Collaborative space and of doing a lead sculpture of 2-dimensional mixed media piece I did a few years ago called "Hope is for the Birds."  It is nice to have ideas continually flowing.  It would be even better if I had time to actually execute them.  Soon and very soon.  Here' s an image of the piece I just mentioned.  Anyway, Christopher is such a creative kid so I am looking forward to spending time with him.  Maybe I can be to him what his dad is to me.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So with the help of my good friend Dylan Bradway, I have come up with a modified version of my logo that will be printed on shirts and out within the next couple of weeks at Blue 7 at May and Grande and DNA Galleries on 16th and Classen in the Plaza District.   The image will be printed on American Apparel tri-orchid, tri-evergreen, seafoam and heather grey deep v and on light blue and slate scarfs.  I am excited to get this new image out and soon after will have the updates to my website and my new store started up at!  Don't forget to check out new work added to my website form the Mainsite show at