January 29, 2009


i've been working quite a bit lately. double dipping some days even, as a consequence there hasn't been much craft work going on. what has continued is my comic book research. i was looking at comic book covers the other day in preparation for the first web issue of my book and i came across this doozy from a comic version of an old t.v. series. damn that's creepy and wrong on so many levels. i'm nervous the f.b.i. is going to come knocking on my door just for posting this picture. check back soon for more blogjamming.

January 22, 2009

bona fide

for those of you who do not yet know - seems impossible since three people read this blog - papi just got a lot closer to being full-on bona fide. how is that you ask? because this girl:agreed to marry this guy:congratulations papi, you're legit!

January 20, 2009

not the post you might be expecting

tomorrow i'll pass along the news on how papi became bona fide - legitmate - if you will, however today i just want to comment about an experience i had during president obama's inauguration. a few months ago i came across this photo of me as a child.then today i saw this and my world was shattered.memories of my childhood will never be the same.

January 15, 2009

skating party

sorry there has been so little blogjamming lately. i promise i'm not just resting on my laurels after that brilliant papi-is-a-triangle-with-a-line-sticking-out post, i've just been teaching quite a bit lately. i'll be doing my regular friday at e.i. tomorrow then i'm off for a skate in central park with my lady. with the three day weekend coming i'm sure there will be a lot of arts and crafting going on. see you in a couple of days with some surprises.

January 12, 2009

papi... the icon

i was laying in bed this morning watching papi stand perfectly still like a bloated statue, staring off into space at who-knows-what and my mind snapped into some sort of graphic design mode. over breakfast i was doodling on a scrap of paper and came up with the graphic essence of papi. this is not the perfect picture of papi to illustrate his resemblance to my doodle - the camera angle, the tail curl and the humiliating effect of having his toys piled on top of him - but with a bit of imagination you can see it. i'll be teaching every day this week so there may not be a ton of craft postings, however there were so major breakthroughs with the comic book this weekend so the first few pages shouldn't be too far off.

January 8, 2009

teacher man

no craft work today, too busy getting my spanish on. i'm back at e. i. tomorrow for my regular friday art classes. tune in tomorrow, i might be inspired to do a little watercolor with my class. p.s. someone should tell these schools to keep tacos on hand for spanish classes, it shouldn't be underestimated just how inspiring a taco can be for both students and teacher.

January 7, 2009

señor french is back

i finished the heavy work on my magic spoon today. no picture yet because i want to slap some lacquer on it so it's chili ready. i figured everybody would prefer to see it with a full glowing sheen. in other news i'll be subbing in a spanish class tomorrow; i'm not going to allow myself to get too excited - no one likes to be disappointed - but i hope there's tacos. till tomorrow, adios amigos.

January 6, 2009

magic chili spoon in progress

this is the magic chili spoon so far. it's carves from a piece of 1" x 3" pine. hopefully it will be done tomorrow.

January 5, 2009

back to school day

holiday vacations are over. i was back at allen-stevenson today co-teaching an after school program. we have 13 fourth and fifth graders and we are studying design and aviation. it went great today. the students are starting with gliders and will go on to build airships and hovercrafts. i would have killed for programs like this when i was a kid. i get to work in the woodshop which is always a thrill for me. check back tomorrow to see my magical wooden chili spoon.

January 2, 2009

happy new year!

sure it's a day late but new years day is an official blogging holiday. nobody but nobody blogs on new years day. anyway, hope the new year treats everyone to something delicious.