Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the big one nine



Today is my son Lex's 19th birthday (and it would have been my mother's 76th) so a special shout out to my beautiful boy and my much missed mama.

[a drawing Lex did of himself with my father]


[starting his cinematic studies young]


[tall, dark and handsome]


[my mama]


and the left



Monday, October 20, 2008

plantigrade (right)


I know this doesn't look like much just yet, but I'm building something again. It will make sense soon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

a skull a day


My brilliant friend Noah Scalin made an appearance today on the Martha Stewart Show, where he (and Ms. Stewart) carved potato skull stamps. I didn't have any potatoes, so I carved an apple instead.

Now that I've made another skull, I'm going to spend the rest of the month (or try anyway) doing Halloween and dia de los Muertos imagery. And I'd like to take this opportunity to ask for suggestions for what I can be for Halloween, as I have a "costume mandatory" event and not a thing to wear.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

the joker ain't the only fool


...who'll do anything for you. My joker originally had a waving hand, but he lost a finger so I removed the whole hand. That sounds really gruesome. I might carve another block so he can have his hand back.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

you make me feel like I'm the king of all of the world


My very clever friend Joseph mentioned that the face I made looked like a face card. So I went with that idea...



Saturday, October 4, 2008

she'll turn up her nose, and say what a fool you are


I know this doesn't look like much by itself, but if I put the last four blocks together I get this...


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

stylish disguise


I was planning to keep going with the tree/leaves/nature theme, but then my son Lex sent me his animation homework (see below). So I made a mustache.