Doodle Session with Mom

I’ve grown up taking drawing classes from my mom.  Before her recent retirement, my mom was an elementary school art teacher, for like 35 years or something.  As you may know this is not the most lucrative profession, and she always had fun ways of making extra money.  One of which was having art camp and drawing classes at the house.  I grew up taking these when I was young and my first few jobs were assisting her with the class during summers.

I haven’t doodled or let alone really draw anything in what feels like years with life and how easy it is to swept away by the mundane hectic flow of it all.   So I approached my mom with a proposition that I knew she wouldn’t be able to turn done.  I come over once a week and we drink wine and draw and or paint, in exchange for computer classes for her. And as we go we would both recruit to see if others would like to join in on the fun.   Sweet little deal, right?

The first session was great!  Not the most productive, but great to sit down with all the necessary materials and go.  This first time there was no instruction, we just had free time.

Mom is obviously the pro

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and me just having some fun

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This ones for my boys

Valentines Day is right around the corner and I just wanted to give it up for my boys.  We usually don’t do anything crazy for this epic holiday, just hangout at a friends house eat heart shaped pizza, drink regular shaped beer and play games.  This year isn’t going to be any different, but I am in the process of making some fun little cards and crafts.  Those photos to come.

I took this photo last February on a camping trip to Inks Lake with my Lomo, and had the film cross processed.


“Brian and Murphy” 2013


Happy V-Day!

Gift for Dana

My best friend’s mom, Dana, is celebrating two years of not smoking, and we are all super proud of her.  Over the summer she had talked about wanting a photo of Barton Springs Pool. Which is a local natural spring, thats in the neighborhood.  I took the photo back in August and kinda forgot about it.  But now that this big day is coming up and we are all going to celebrate next Monday, I’ve pulled out the image done a little editing to it and am having it stretched to canvas and ready for her on Monday.



While I was working on this I got a little distracted and started playing.  This next one makes me laugh because when I was little I was convinced this dude lived in there.




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This year I am starting my New Years Resolution off a little late.  My plan is to start keeping up with my personal creativity.  With a 9-5, time for creating becomes lost to the desire to just sit on the couch and veg.  This blog is intended to be a motivational device for keeping me actively making and doing.

During my week days I work as a Photo Editor at, and I do the occasional freelance photo gig here and there.  Lately, I have been missing those college days where the majority of my time was devoted to shooting, working in the lab, painting, drawing, building…just flat out making stuff.  So here’s to getting the ball rolling on that again.