Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some people are just never going to be happy.

"There's a sucker born every minute." -P.T. Barnum

"Today I'm very proud of myself." -Donald Trump

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

25th Daily iPhone Drawing but who's counting?

Good Grief! A month has passed and I've made my 25th Daily Drawing. The sun sure feels nice.

A particularly tippy tip o' the hat to Charles Schulz and to the designer of the Complete Peanuts book covers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weather or not, it's a warm one.

"Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring. Ciao." -Phil Connors

Sunday, April 24, 2011

And they said I was empty headed.

The end of a long Easter weekend and the inevitable sugar crash. The Easter Bunny has a lot to answer for...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Earth Day to you, too.

I've been on Daily iPhone Drawing break but here's my offering for Earth Day. I've read that the patron Saint of ecologists is St. Francis and the first proclamation of Earth Day was made by mayor Joe Alioto of San Francisco in 1970. San Francisco = excellent.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Taxation IS Representation

The way I see it, taxes aren't the problem, it's the irrationality of the " let's do everything we can to avoid our fair share" mentality that's wreacking havoc on our society. People don't mind going shopping for the things they need and want - the malls are filled to capacity even during this recession - but they hate to put a penny into the community pot. 

People don't seem to realize that paying taxes is how we shop for civilization.

We're not going to put together a rational tax policy in these United States until we acknowledge that taxes are good for our country, good for our society, and good for all of us - but only as long as we all participate (that's right, I'm looking at you GE) and pay our fair share.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

“You can't teach people to be lazy - either they have it, or they don't.” -Dagwood Bumstead

I was inspired to make this iPhone drawing when I almost stepped on a beautiful little green-striped snail making it's way across my driveway yesterday. I had just come from a yoga class so I was already thinking about slowing down and noticing the world.

I picked up the little critter and put him in a flower bed. This morning I checked and he or she had moved on.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coming Out of Anesthesia

Today's iPad drawing was caused by a glitch in the Layers app. A happy accident that I used as an Oblique Strategy. 

I was inspired by a photo on the front page of the NYTimes yesterday. It show a house in Pennsylvania coal country hard up against a snowy wooded hill in deep twilight with just two bright warm yellow windows shining through the gloom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What if "The Cloud" was filled with nothing?

Where would all our thoughts live?

In any case, I'm feeling a bit empty surprise...I'm fasting and listening to Steve Reich.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spirit Quilt.

I guess you had to be there.

A big shout out and tip o' the hat to Robin Winters.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

At least I'm sleeping.

This daily iPhone drawing project is starting to possess me - just a little. I'm starting to draw in my dreams.

Friday, April 8, 2011

For What? It's Worth.

This has something to do with the threatened government shutdown but even I'm not entirely sure what...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Listen up, Facebook. It's ArrghPtoo talking.

I made this iPhone drawing when I heard about Facebook changing their newsfeed to show only those with whom I've had recent interactions. The effrontery!

Monday, April 4, 2011

For all the follicly challenged...

it's not what's on the head that really matters but what's in it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I've heard it said that to a hammer the whole world looks like a nail.

It's hard to find something wrong with peace under any circumstances, and I always hope it will be our first choice. 

Happy Sunday to all.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Keep an eye on your plectrum, that's one nasty sound hole.

This was suppose to be my drawing forApril 1st but the drawing app I was using crashed and I lost all my work. How perfectly appropriate for April Fools Day...