the last days of summer

Here are some of the last photo's i'll be posting from my Diana Mini summer collection. These all turned out pretty great; some are from camping, some are from picnics at devils lake, and some are from family vacation. More to trickle in soon. Enjoy.



Robert Frost was one of those people that just understood life. This is one of my favorite poems by him; although this poem feels more suited for the fall to winter season, I none the less haven't been able to stop thinking about it lately. I hate the end of summer. No one says it better than Frost - enjoy.

Reluctance By Robert Frost.

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last long aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?



This is what happens when I’m left alone for the weekend – It happens very infrequently that all of my friends are either out of town or busy and yet this was one of those times. So, I decided to try out linen canvas instead of cotton for my robot painting I referenced a few posts ago. This protesting robot was my company for the weekend, and my mind is now free of the phrase “I AM NOT A ROBOT.” Unfortunately I have no open space in my apartment anymore, so this one will be hangin in Nik’s new apartment. Enjoi!

Acrylic and marker on linen; roughly 2ftx4ft.


Goodmorning Sunshine

Since this last January I have had the phrase 'Good Morning Sunshine' stuck in my head. I thought it when I woke up, I thought about it when I went to bed and any time I started doodling, this phrase would be written out in one form or another. So - this is for Niklas. He is my inspiration :)
Mixed media, and acrylic on canvas. Something like 4ft x 3.5ft.
(as usual I apologize for the poor picture quality, the true colors look the most like the first picture posted. There is hardly any purple in it like the last few pictures make it out to be. urhg.)

in the process

I've got this phrase stuck in my head - "I AM NOT A ROBOT." I've been thinking about it, and doodling this phrase constantly for weeks now, and I'm finally getting around to creating a painting about it. However, during my design process I got a bit bored (tee hee he). This is the font I'm gona use for the painting, it'll be done in a few weeks, I'll keep ya posted.



"Load the car and write the note
Grab your bag and grab your coat,
tell the ones that need to know -
we are headed North."
-A. Brothers

Just spent a week in Northern Wisconsin, what could be better? My family and I stayed in a log cabin in a tourist town called Hayward on a crystal clear lake called Lac Orielles, and the last day we spent in Eagle River. These are the pictures from our trip; there are however a few lingering photos from my fourth of July weekend at my Grandma's cabin in Waupaca. Enjoy.