Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Abstract: "Season of Doing"


Brand new abstract... check it out. Thinking of Autumn and getting back to work,... back to school and then the holidays.

http://www.imagekind.com/Season-of-doing_art?IMID=e8895058-59b6-4c36-9b75-d793dba09aa7

MC

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New painting..."Alvin's Apparition"


First new painting in over a month or two... check it out. There will be more coming soon. It's getting into that time of year where I will be inside more.
Hope you dig it!
-MC

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New 15 minute Sketch..."Salt after Pepper"


Today's result of the 15 minute sketch challenge... "Salt after Pepper"

Today's is most likely our last day of great weather in the PNW till next summer... if there is one (we had a very short one this year)...so as we get swallowed by time and the Autumn approaching, here's the result of today's 15 minute sketch challenge... hope you like it.

-MC

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Abstract: "Gutter Ball"


Relaxing post surgery on Friday I was able to finish off this abstract, which was almost done before the surgery. Hope you dig it!
-MC

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge "Damn! That is big!"


Here's the result of today's 15 minute sketch challenge "Damn! That is big!"... hope you dig it.

See you next post.
MC

New Doodle..."Diagnosis Spotty"


Slowly doling out the new doodles that I've been doing. Stay tuned for more of these coming soon.

Thanks.

MC

Post Surgery

My friend Anne just left my house. I think her for being a wonderful friend and looking after me for the last 24 hours after my surgery. I also thank my friend Kevan Atteberry for driving me to and from the surgery center. Anything I can ever do for you guys, you just let me know!
The surgery on my sinus to take out some polyps went very smoothly. Despite my apprehension prior to the surgery, I seem to be doing very well and I've got more energy then I thought I'd have at this point. I didn't sleep much last night because I sat up in a big comfortable chair in my bedroom so I wouldn't roll over onto my nose and also to help with any draining of blood in my throat.
However, I felt very rested after the surgery thanks to the anesthesia technician.
I hope to get back to normal soon. I'll take some time off from work this coming week and maybe work from home several days.
I also hope that I can breath better, not have anymore pressure headaches or sinus infections.... please!!!
It's hard to date someone when you have this problem and I would like to get back to that this coming year.
Thanks to all those friends and family (Cookie, Nick, Scotty, Kevin, Nicole... you guys are great!) of mine that gave me support about this in one way or another.
It all made me feel like I was not alone and was cared about.
Peace.
Love.
Mike

Monday, September 12, 2011

From yesterday's post on Facebook...

On this day of the 9 /11 memorial, I feel not only for those who lost their lives and the families that were effected by the terrible events of that day but also for what has happened in the ten years since that fateful day. Days of horror followed by numbing reality. Slowly, day by day, things began to move toward some sort of normalcy. Not long after that I introduced an ex-girlfriend to one of my pals and they have been married almost 10 years. Sierra On-Line, the company I worked for on that day, closed their doors mid way through the decade. I worked for a short time at a start up company while dating the lovely Holly McClue and bought a new house. After that start up closed their doors I returned to working for Microsoft on several contracts. Holly committed suicide. Throughout all of that my art work evolution prospered. I became faster and wiser about art and my career. The last several years many close friends have passed away and I've made new friends. I stand back and wonder what the next ten years will bring. Then I remember this quote from Charles Dickens:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Brand NEW Abstract for Sept...


This one is called "Most of the Time" and it's available as a print on Image Kind. Spread the word if you know someone who likes Abstracts. See you next post.
-MC

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New 15 minute Sketch..."Anything Can Occur"


Here's the result of today's 15 minute sketch challenge... sometimes aren't what you hope for but are there none the less.

Hope you dig.

See you next post.

-MC

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Last week for Super Alphabet!



Last week to pledge....SUPER ALPHABET picture book for kids on Kickstarter NOW open to "$1" pledges. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/180530905/the-super-alphabet-picture-book

Help get it funded. Only a few days left.

New Sketch..."Dominion I see"


I did this sketch for a "Sketch Pistols" meeting last Friday. Great group and fun times!

-MC

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Abstract: "Harken"


Finally a NEW Abstract. I haven't had much time since starting the new job to do many abstracts so this is the first one since then.
Hope you dig it!

-MC

Saturday, September 3, 2011

15 minute sketch challenge "Summer Beckons"


Here's today's results from the Saturday 15 minute sketch challenge... "Summer Beckons"... another homage to summer, since we here in the PNW have had very little of it this year. Today and the rest of the weekend is sunny and warm... I'm going outside to enjoy it! Hope you do as well!

-MC