Monday, July 18, 2011

Twilight Criterium - 2011

This is one of my favorite events that Boise hosts. The athletes are amazing, the weather is perfect (this year especially), the people are respectful and in the thousands, our town is alive!!! Here are a handful of photographs that I made at the Twilight Criterium 2011!

Abstract - 01 circles

This caught my eye... so I had to catch it....

Friday, July 15, 2011


New Painting Project!

Amy and I have had this idea brewing in our brains for a few months now...
This is a saying that we were both raised with...
It might look familiar to you!
What you will find out, in time, is that of course I tossed a little SACS Spin on it.
View on to see the beginning stages...

This is where I work! Pretty nice light shining in right:)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Black Cat Tattoo - new additions

The human body is one of the most beautiful natural canvas's that exists. I have been intrigued by the whole tattoo process since I can remember. In college my senior project was all about Tattoos and Body Modification. My appreciation for this genre of art is so high I have a hard time describing it with words...

One of my favorite shops in town is Black Cat Tattoo! Owner and artist Sean Wyett has been an inspiration to me since the first time I met him years ago. The team of Black Cat Artists are extremely talented, very well educated and welcoming. Thank you all for everything you create! I can't wait for my next addition... Whenever that may be!

Here are some photographs of a simple but powerful new tattoo that a great friend
got a couple months ago.

Final cleaning and it's complete!

Social Distortion matches on display!

I made this painting and gave it to Sean as a thank you for being such a huge inspiration
for me in my creative endevour!

You can find it in the bathroom of Black Cat! Eye candy for the reading room!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer = Swimming

We have three lakes in our B-Town that are all so very convenient to get to. This particular lake is roughly a 5 minute drive from my house. Daphne, my small mutt dogger has two bad knee's so we take her swimming as much as we possibly can. She's an absolute champ in the water and loves that low impact exercise. Dazy my Pitty loves the water too but she feels most comfortable sticking close to Mom. The difference between these two swimmers is that Daphne has webbed feet, like a lab or retriever. Dazy has zero webbing, she has fingers like us humans. Don't get me wrong she's a great swimmer and loves the water but just not quite as natural as my little pup:)

In Boise, to our family, Summer = Swimming!

While Daphne is fetching her stick 25 yards out, Dazy splashes around in the shallow waters waiting to pounce on her hard working sister in hopes that she will be able to snag the stick away!

Dazy, my beautiful Pitty loves her Mamma!

   Daphne, my lil' mutt would rather be swimming:)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Daisy 'The Rescue Pup'

This pup moved into my neighbors back yard at age 2 months. I formed an awesome bond with her immediately and told her straight up... "I have my eye on you baby girl!"

She was placed in a small dirt floored space by day along with an 8 year old NOT NEUTERED stud and she was kenneled by night. She was never walked, was extremely neglected and skinny as can be.

I've been working on a plan to get her out of there for over a month but couldn't come up with anything until the 4th of July 2011. She is afraid of fireworks and clawed her way out of her pen. I randomly saw her out of the corner of my eye... We made contact and she flew into my arms! This was my chance and I took it without looking back. Me being the friendly neighbor (even if I don't believe in their actions) knocked on the door holding the pup tight. The neighbor knew before I said anything that I meant business. All I could say is that 'I have been very concerned about the well being of your animals.' My eyes teared up as I explained to the woman that I am an animal advocate (or advocate for the innocent being) and I would love to help find the pup a new home if that would be okay. Guilty as all hell, she said, yes please! Quickly I ran back into my house, grabbed my camera and posted a few photo's on Facebook hoping and praying that I would find a loving home ASAP. I knew that if I didn't find a home for her by the 5th that I would take her in as a foster. The last thing I wanted to happen to the poor girl was to be violated by the stud and become pregnant. (I'm a huge believer in getting all animals FIXED!!! It's a humans responsibility in an over populated domestic animal world we're living in). 

That next day, the 5th of July, she did find the perfect home! I got to snag Daisy away from her old horrible living situation, spent a few hours with her, my two dogs and wife. Watching her explore was absolutely amazing! She was 6 months old and barely knew a thing. She was anxious, excited, stimulated, smiling and free! She knew she had been saved!

Daisy is now in her new loving home with a couple of great friends, two other dogs and new kitty! Already on her first morning with her new owners she has gone on a car ride to the dog park where she was introduced to swimming and running in wide open spaces.

If you or anyone you know ever runs into this type of situation don't hesitate to help. Every living being deserves a good life. You CAN make a difference. You CAN make life better for someone who might not have a chance without you! Thank you for taking the time to read this.

More to come about Daisy 'The Rescue Pup.'