Friday, January 30, 2015

Plans underway to preserve historic High Desert stretch of Route 66

I’ve spent quite a bit of time driving old Route 66, photographing the remaining iconic places from Winslow Arizona to Santa Monica California.

There are still some of the original locations still in existence, but many have been razed. What I find sad is that some of the locations have been bulldozed to build new “modern” buildings that they attempt to brand with the “Mother Road,” but the designs fall way short.

 I hope that the plan to preserve Route 66 preserves as many of the historic locations as possible. 

Congress should immediately declare the road as a historic site.

View some of my Route 66 photographs here:

Read the story here:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sons of Liberty

I just finished watching the History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty.” Good show, but I wondered how accurate it was. 
I took to the internet to see if I could find any tidbits that might give me some insight.
Unfortunately, the show seems to be slightly less accurate than “Galavant” ( Oh well, I still like it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Working For a Living

It's been a long time since I posted to this blog. The easy answer is I've been working.

First, working a normal 40 hour per week job, and plenty of overtime. Additionally working on fixing up the house.

We bought a "fixer-upper" years ago. Still in Fix mode. And everything takes at least twice as long as planned.

As far as the art goes, been working mostly in photography. I've touched the painting brushes some, but not much.

I've also spent a little time with the lathe, turned some nice pens and bowls.

However, the big "art" project is my Jeep. Lets face it, to take great photographs (and use them as a basis for paintings) you need to be able to get to places a car just can't go.

Expect to see some updates on the progress of the rebuilding of my 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Please Help, need votes for a contest

I'm trying to gain a spot in a national television commercial with Fine Art America, if you could please take time to vote for the three images I entered.

Chance for a TV Commercial

Please vote for this image in the Fine Art America Commercial Contest

Chance for TV Commercial

Please vote for my images in the Fine Art America Commercial Contest at