Monday, January 23, 2012

Who is Sloth Man?

 This is Sloth Man.
 This is Sloth Man slicing some fresh pow pow.
 This is Sloth Man catching some gnarly air.
This is Sloth Man hanging with the Snow Bunnies back at the Lodge.

Now you know a little about Sloth Man.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I've been working directly in ink with no pencil under drawing lately.  I love the spontaneous results I get.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


2011 is over and 2012 has begun.  It's time for me to look back a little and reflect on where I've been, and what I've accomplished.  First off, I blogged more in 2011 than ever before!  Which means I made more drawings, paintings, and designs in 2011 than any other time in my life.  That is quite the accomplishment for me.  Woohoo!  Yet, unfortunately blogging my images has not reaped in the riches and the acclaim I had hoped.  In fact, besides making my work available for viewing to family and friends I'm unsure if anyone beyond my small circle is actually looking at my work.  I can only hope they are.
I hear about alot of people joining facebook, promoting themselves on Esty, and networking on Linkedin, but I see very few people finding jobs and success with those avenues.  I'm beginning to suspect that social media is trying to do too much.  Or people are expecting too much from internet networking sites.  Perhaps it shouldn't be used as a way to find work.  Maybe it's only worth is posting snarky comments and embarrassing photos.

The internet is so huge with so many people promoting and posting that it is unrealistic to expect much.  For an internet site to be any good it needs to be supported with good ol' fashioned hand shaking and friend making.  Nothing, not even facebook, can replace face to face real world interaction.  Especially for a working artist.  Art is something that should be seen live, in person.  So one of my goals for 2012 is to get out to and be more social.  Meet people, make friends, and develop relationships.  I can post all the images in the world but until someone has seen my face, and heard my voice I don't think I am going to get very far. 

It's time to get out of our social media caves people!  Take the digital blinders off!

So what is my blog good for?  Well it gets me working, and that's what its all about.  Things that get me drawing and painting.  The blog gives me something to shoot for, even if I'm just shooting my images off into a deep cyber void it makes me feel better.  It's also nice to have the blog as a digital archive of my work.  And when people do ask me about my art the blog is a nice and convenient place to direct them to.  And yet, I worry I devalue my work when I post it digitally online.  So my second goal for 2012 is to keep more of my artwork for myself.  It sounds funny, but my new plan is to keep some of my work secret.  Un-reproduced, and only seen in original format.  That's right!  If you want to see the good stuff you'll have to come to my studio and see it in person!  I think keeping some of my work offline will keep it sacred, and more of a personal experience when viewed. . .More valuable.

2012 here I come!  I'm ready for you, I think.

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