Sunday, November 29, 2009


One leg shorter than the other.

So a couple of days ago I made a painting for a $100 Art Box Show and my daughter said she'd deliver it, but then she said that I should make a better one so I told her it was my try at calligraphy.

Then today I made a better one on canvas (above) so I wrote her and told her to bring back the other one she hadn't delivered yet so I could make it better.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gluttonly Ravished

We ate Tom, but Maya, the dog, just smiled. As we gluttonly ravished, Maya said, "if people treated their dogs like they treat themselves they'd end up in Jail!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

...but just people.

Don't know if I should make art about my wife returning after many long days (6) or about how we found the turkey roaster pan where it was suppose to be nor how my figures are neither clothed or naked but just people.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

...the size she wanted 2 B.

She bought some jeans that were much too small—just the size she wanted 2 B. She washed and ironed them and looked at them for 2 years until they would fit.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

...he finished his sentence.

So there was a big earthquake & he just sat, meditating a protective shield around him. When the earth quieted down, he finished his sentence.

Monday, November 16, 2009

No Obsession Today

So no obsession today, but I was 264 28 calories under and I will meet my goal, according to my iphone, on Jan 23. Yea. A man I didn't know found my wallet and gave it back. My dad's wallet lost and found.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh my god.

Oh my god. I foolishly misread my calorie program yesterday so 2day I ate lots of veges. I made it until I realized I forgot a sm. glass of wine so I doctored the numbers & came out ok. 388 589 Yikes!!!

143 calories

Austin Garden Tour

Good solution for stumps.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now, a real diary...

Free Food Madness

I'm a sinner, eating another free meal like there was no 2morrow. And now I have 2 enter the calories on my iphone. It will collapse under its own weight. (I just entered the meal... was only 388 over for the week... and I have Sunday for redemption.)

ERROR: see drawing for 11/15... not yet done.

Austin Pickup

Friday, November 13, 2009

So 2 make art....

So 2 make art I make a square 8 x 8 x 300 ppi & then write some dumbass thing & hope something will click.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Next time have ur wife help,....

I got a haircut yesterday. Phyllis, my barber, criticized the way I had tried 2 clean up the back of my neck. Next time have ur wife help, she said.


So I lose the map when I use my iPhone... But here is a snippet of
today's walk.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

...but wrote nevertheless.

Hemingway crawled out of bed at 6 am to write until noon. He was always hung over, but wrote nevertheless.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why? Why?

Why? Why does it get late at night everyday? Why does art wait until I'm yawning? Why? Why?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shark Eatin' Fish

I saw some kid's drawings and I was so jealous, & then my grandson drew a shark eatin' a fish and I gave up art making (for a few hours).

Good News, Bad News

I made it home with most of my walking route recorded on the map on my iphone. But I couldn't remember how to do a screenshot... and when I figured it out I had lost the map.

Tomorrow is another day.

The .lbs from the hefty bbq went away... now it is a matter of one day at a time.

Or one breathe.

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fatter Today

Getting off the Boat in Sausalito

So I'm the person with the umbrella with the three people, getting off the boat in Sausalito.

Clouds over Lake Travis

Sunset on Lake Travis


So today I splurged and got a spiffy distance app for my iphone ($2.99). It even does a map of your walk... with 4 variations. Unfortunately I messed with my 128 calorie walk before I had a chance to download it for my blog. But tomorrow, I promise, I'll give you a visual.

Tonight going to have a big dinner... so I was super good all day. Salad for lunch. 10 almonds for a snack. Etc.

In the meantime, I've been thinking about an article, "Do Libertarians Believe their own Hype?" ( and disagreeing with the author believing that they do. Let me know what you think.

Austin Cactuses for Lease


Make that 16 lbs., or else the gravitational pull on earth increased today.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Variation 7 of Single Head

My Walking Neighbor

asked how I can be both in the moment, and thinking about the moment. Thinking about the moment in the moment does seem to be a contradiction, almost as if thinking is outside of the life game. So "I think therefore I am" might be "I think therefore (for the moment) I am not."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Variation 4 of Single Head

She asked how she could read my pieces without a quote. When I hear questions like that, my impulse is to never "illustrate" another quote because I want my pictures to speak for themselves. Then I think of what Robert Frost said when asked what one of his poems said, "do you want me to tell you in other and worse language?"

Anatomy Lesson and Love