I had the good fortune of taking photographs inside a giant 30 foot inflatable Santa. It was a bitterly cold winter night while I was photographing the well-lit exterior of this mega-Santa on a Christmas tree lot. To my surprise, a man came out from the trailer at the end of the tree lot and […]
Santa is flying through a window to deliver his gifts. The reindeer is saying, “Open your windows, he’s not using chimneys this year.” The card was photocopied onto transparency sheets, then covered with a stiff laminate followed with the hole being cut out below Santa’s feet. The cards were mailed postcard-style. One of my illustration […]
Here’s a cropping of my desktop while cleaning in prep for an OS upgrade. The full screen capture is on Flickr.
The Chicago Cubs today moved the “caretaker’s house” also known as “Bobby Dorr’s House” which was directly adjacent to northwest side ofWrigley Field. It was built in 1923 for the grounds superintendent. The building looks familiar, but I never really paid any attention to it. I’m sure 99% of Cubs fans have the same experience. […]
Ever wonder what material is used for parking lot lines and street lines? Today I found out. My boss and I were just talking about it this morning. He wants to do custom lettering for out front parking lot “reserved” and “guest” spaces. During my lunch break I saw a crew putting lines down. I […]
vitriolˈvitrēəl,-ˌl/~nounnoun: vitriol 1. cruel and bitter criticism. 2. sulfuric acid. Originlate Middle English (denoting the sulfate of various metals): from Old French, or from medieval Latin vitriolum, from Latin vitrum glass. definition via google.com Where I came across the word: “The ecumenical councils which gave rise to the Creed were stormy events, in which truth […]
The very essence of buffet-style restaurants allows for creative development of available food items. Here’s a few tips when visiting Sweet Tomatoes. 1. Pass up the crackers when getting soup. Instead get a handful of the super-mini cones by the ice cream machine. Fill up the cones with your favorite soup (chili for me) and […]
Do you think anyone would buy a painting with the words, “Don’t Forget the Cookies”?Why the initial caps? Not sure. Mysteries abound. For the record, I have a Post-It Note on my computer with those words. Leftovers from a company lunch included cookies. I receive more joy in sharing a cookie or two with my […]
“I try to frame in terms of what I want to include. I don’t think about pictures. When I’m photographing I see life. That’s all there is in my viewfinder. There’s not a picture there. You’re not a picture.” -Garry Winogrand
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