My Life is a Cartoon

Maybe my life is not a cartoon, but I do like to draw little cartoons about some of the things going on in my life.

Monday, June 28, 2010


How embarrasing

I got a letter from the city about my backyard. Yes I do need to mow it, and fix my fence. My Dad is going to come tomorrow to help me and I know that they don't know that.

I think some of us just don't notice that kind of thing. I hardly ever go in my back yard. I guess I need to start going out there more often. I may have to start a garden just to force myself to go outside.

Quote: Nature poets can't walk across the backyard without tripping over an epiphany - Christian Wiman

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Ignorance is not always bliss

I was going to to do a bible verse cartoon everyday this week and I was able to do that. There are some things going on that I don't want to post about.

I found out that I trusted someone I should have known not to trust and now I am suffering the consequece of that action. People don't come with lables so you can clearly see if they are lying or just not telling something. I am a trusting person and I would like to remain trusting, but I don't want to have people fool me.

Quote: Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin

Friday, June 25, 2010


fence repair time

When I got home yesterday I had a note from the city that I have to repair my fence. I know that I do, but I still hate to be told.

Quote: Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. - Robert Frost

Thursday, June 24, 2010


sort of silly

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Wednesday Already?

I'tve been wanting to be able to do a cartoon everyday, but it's not easy to get around to.

Quote: Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian - Dennis Wholey

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Tuesday Troubles

My friend just called and was in a car accident and I have a very sore throat today. It's easy to focus on the bad stuff sometimes and sort of push all the good stuff away.

Quote: When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. Indeed life is a have to defend and protect ourselves, and with a cheerful and brace spirit we must battle; we plan and calculate in order to make progress. - Vincent van Gogh

Monday, June 21, 2010


Monday Monday

I stayed late at work and then didn't get much done when I got home. It's really hot here today and I think that Humpty Dumpty would probably not have to worry as much about falling as he would about being cooked.

Quote: A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg. - Samuel Butler

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Painting Group picture

I decided to try something different. This is more me - in a way. I started out painting something like this. It's more folk art and I really like it. The problem was that I wanted to paint like this by choice. It's not a choice if it's all you can do and so I have worked to learn to paint in a more "old masters" style which I also love.

So now I can have two styles of painting. I'm going to try to continue to develop both. And who knows maybe I will pick up another one. ;-)

Quote: I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Painting Group - June 16th

I will post a picture of whatever I end up painting. I haven't decided yet.

Also.... It's not that I haven't had things to cartoon about lately, but I have been too darn busy to get them on my blog. I'm going to have to start drawing them on a pad and then just take a picture or scan them and post them here.

Monday, June 07, 2010


Wild Grapes

My Dad told me there were some wild grapes growing outside and when we went out and looked he didn't see any on the vine. Then he said "I bet I saw them when I was up on the roof.

He climbed up a metal ladder onto a metal roof and this was in the middle of the day in the Texas heat, to pull off a branch and show me.

He will be 80 this year. I really need to be more active so that I can be like that when I get older.

Quote: The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do. - Galileo Galilei

Herfe is the proof.

Friday, June 04, 2010


Painting Group - June 2nd

I worked on this painting. I don't usually paint animals, so it's a little different. I'm also trying a little different style of painting.

Quote: If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. - cowboy wisdom