Monday, May 28, 2007


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Here is my Boston Terrier, Dauber, looking very happy and satisfied after playing a crazy game of fetch. We had a really good time running around the backyard on this Memorial Day holiday.

I love my dog,


Saturday, May 26, 2007


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I have been so busy lately..... my job has been kicking my butt and I really have not been that motivated to post here on the blog. I have felt that if I have any extra time, I should apply it elsewhere, somewhere more constructive. So, I have been drawing, sculpting, reading, selling off my Japanese kaiju toys on ebay and starting to collect Hot Wheels again. I didn't realize how much I missed collecting those little cars.

I used the Pickled Bart image up above for practicing my coloring skills and image manipulation using the Wacom Tablet. The more I use the tablet the more I am starting to feel comfortable with it. I am still not up to the level where I can actually draw on the computer with it, but I am starting to realize the some of the benefits it has for my day to day work.

My wife and I are starting to think about going to Japan in December. We need to resolve a few things (money, time away from work, and money) before we buy the tickets, but it looks like we are 90% sure that we will go. This trip should be very exciting for us, it will be our first trip back since we got married, it will be during New Year's holiday, and my wife's sister-in-law is pregnant and her projected due date to deliver the baby is while we will be there visiting.

I am going to try and post here on the blog a little more often, my wife has been kicking my butt with post counts on her blog..... and she won't let me forget it.



Tuesday, May 01, 2007


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After I updated the header for this blog, I became curious as to what my signature would look like "Pickled". The image above is the final result.

This also marks my first attempt at computer coloring with a Wacom tablet.

Coloring this with a tablet was a very humbling experience for me, and it showed me that I have a lot to learn...........