Saturday, December 31, 2011

15 minute sketch challenge... New Year's Eve...

Ahhhh... another year gone! Here's to a great and successful 2012! Hope you enjoy this New Year's Eve sketch!
Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 calendar "New Century Abstracts" Two for sale...

Just a reminder to purchase the "New Century Abstracts Two" 2012 art calendar before the new year starts...
Get yours today!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Buy your 2012 Seattle Photo Calendar...

Just a reminder to purchase the "Seattle Reflections" 2012 photo calendar before the new year starts...

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Doodle..."Drop down, turn around..."

It's so insular being in the the Christmas mode, then on the day after, thrust into the everyday world again. Thankfully we have another holiday coming up later this week...


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Festivus Pole Lot

On Christmas Eve I went through Fremont, which is north of Seattle a little bit and there was a Festivus Pole Lot with two poles left. I guess they sold all the others...


Holiday Abstract

I'd been working on this abstract for the last week to have ready for Christmas and here it is. Hope you are having a wonderfully merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

15 minute sketch challenge... Christmas Eve...

I had an inkling that Santa might take a break or two at a few houses to imbibe in some of his favorite snacks...

Merry Christmas...


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone has a very nice Christmas this year!
This painting is the acrylic version of a sketch that I also did as vector art a year ago... check out this new version!

Peace and Love- Mike

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Abstract for December: "Skip the Charades"

A brand new abstract for the middle of December... hope you are having a merry seasonal

Saturday, December 17, 2011

15 minute sketch challenge "A rest before Xmas"

Continuing this month's theme of Christmas... I was thinking that Santa might need a little rest before his big night next weekend.
Hope you dig Santa's rest before Christmas.

New Doodle..."Her logic wheel"

Here comes another NEW doodle! Based on a friend's features and how her look always conveys a certain logic and you can see going on behind her eyes. Hope you dig it.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Another NEW Abstract! "Best Friends"

One more new abstract to help round out the portfolio for 2011. I expect to have a few more finished before the end of the year. Stay tuned for that...


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge "Virtual Christmas"

Today's result from the 15 minute sketch challenge is about all the tech stuff that allows us to experience things differently then ever before, including Christmas. I hope to be blissed out on some Thai food, Greek cookies and some excellent dark chocolate gelato!


Three NEW 2012 Calendars for sale!

There is still time to get one of these beauties for yourself or for a friend or loved one. Let it be a special Christmas with one of these special gifts! Make your person merry!


New December Abstract..."Six Cobras"

Another new Abstract for December! Hope you dig it!
Here's a link to buy a print:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Doodle..."I'm a plane!"

Another new doodle for the next volume of doodles. Hope you dig it!
The current volume is available on and other book sellers: "The Book of Doodles"


Sunday, December 4, 2011

New 15 minute Sketch..."A start to the day"

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge was put off one day because yesterday was busy from dawn till dusk... this one is called "A start to the day"... sometimes there is so much to do each day but before that starts it's nice to just relax with breakfast and see what's on the tube...


Brand NEW Abstract for December...

This was freshly minted this weekend. I've a few more from last month to post yet but I really liked this one and wanted to show it right away...
Hope you dig it!


New Doodle..."Night Angels"

Another new doodle for December! "Night Angels"!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

New 15 minute Sketch..."Holidays be comin'"

From this past weekend. I didn't have time to post... working on some things and going out on the town...
Hope you dig this one.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

2012 Seattle Calendar

Here's the sales pitch on my new Seattle Photo calendar for 2012:

Seattle Reflections
Buy this calendar and you will be impressed by the beauty that is Seattle all year around. Each month has a view that is not often expressed since the photographer took most of these pictures while bicycling around Seattle. You'll experience a deep sigh with each new month. Enjoy.

And here's the link to buy it!:

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Abstract for November: "Chicago, that way!"

Posting another new abstract. I'm a bit backed up on the batch that I finished this month, so I'll be posting more in the next week or so to catch up. There should be a few other surprises visually so stay tuned, come back often and tell your friends.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Special Thanksgiving 15 minute sketch challenge... "Not Turkey's best day"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thought I'd do a special Thanksgiving day 15 minute sketch challenge and here's the result. Hope you have a great day!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Abstract for November: "Not a virgin"

Hey all, I've got a bunch of new Abstracts that I've been working on and here's a new one from this batch. Hope you dig it!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2012 "Creatures in my mind" Calendar

I don’t cry during cooking shows or root upon hearing about the corruption of champions (real or imagined)… but I do dream of characters doing certain things… (real or imagined) and to that end, I’ve created a new Wall Calendar for 2012. In this calendar you’ll not only see things you’ve never seen before but you will feel giddiness and joy with each passing month… solely upon seeing the new image represented for that month.
I can’t imagine anything else bringing such joy, so get in on the joy ride through 2012 and buy yourself or someone you like, admire or think of in a good way a copy of “Creatures in my mind” Calendar for 2012. Every month in 2012 you’ll thank yourself.
Cheers to you.

Here's the link:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

15 minute sketch challenge "Hoover's G-man"

In light of the new movie about FBI's famous leader... I was going to make the toga a dress but didn't have time... (assuming that he really was a cross dresser.)

Hope you dig the sketch!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge "One percent funnel""

Today's 15 minute (I went over the 15 minutes today to get all the items in...) sketch challenge reflects the news and how I'd love to be rich too...hehehe...
Hope you dig it.


NEW 2012 Abstract Calendar for sale now!

It’s that time of year again where we look at the calendar and see it slipping away as we drink our tea and look out the window at the wind blowing, rain falling and the temperature dropping… a ghastly bit of business this time of year…
And so we turn our attention away from the misery and wonder how we can best lift our spirits. Looking to the holidays is one way. The fun times that the holidays bring and all that stuff. But sometimes one needs a little bit of brightness every day to pick up the old self and get it moving. To that end I propose my brand NEW 2012 Abstract Calendar, with it’s big bold ideas of color, style and thoughtfulness.
One look at this bold new creation and you think… by god I feel better already!
So why not purchase one now for yourself and maybe a couple more for friends at the holidays… to cheer them up, so to speak.
I thank you in advance!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Painting..."Rat as mutant"

Another brand new painting ... much easier painting when the weather is not very good outside... I should have more paintings coming soon. Hope you dig the "Rat as mutant" painting.
See you next post!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge "Did she really say that?""

Here's the results of today's 15 minute sketch challenge... Drama can be there when you least expect it to be... and can these two women make amends?
Hope you dig it.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Abstract for October: "Never lost the war, again."

Brand new abstract for the end of October... buy a copy on
Stay tuned for more big news soon!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

today's 15 minute sketch challenge "Who ate the Wheeze?""

Today's sketch has to do with eating too much... especially after getting all that candy on Halloween... BOO!
"Who ate the Wheeze?"