Sunday, May 31, 2009

EDM Challenge - Draw a Screw (eye bolt)

EDM# 166 - Draw a fish

Friday, May 29, 2009

EDM #170 + 132 - Draw a zipper, Draw a chain

EDM # 151 - Ford Model T (free choice day)

I'm just old enough to have heard some details from my grandmother about what it was like to drive an old Model T Ford. Grandma loved her new 1970 Ford. She explained that when she would drive the old Ford model T that she would constantly have to jockey the steering wheel back and forth to keep the car driving straight on the road...

Here's some other information about what it was like to drive a Model T. Apparently, there where many unusual challenges that required some expertise!

How to Drive a Model T

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Iowa Windmills

One of the fond memories of my childhood (during the 60s and 70s) were the trips my brother and I made with my grandmother to fun destinations around Northeast Iowa. Along the way, we saw many of the old windmills still in working order. Grandma would give us each a nickel every time we spotted a windmill rising above the corn fields in rural Iowa .

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jason on the last day of the ride

Here's Jason on the beach on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina immediately after we finished our 275 mile bike ride.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jason riding bike

The highway going Broad River Road was under construction in Columbia, SC in May 2009. It was so rough and dangerous riding it I decided I needed to get off the road as quickly and ride the sidewalk. Suddenly, I heard screeching brakes and then Jason laying on the pavement behind me. I had no idea he was there. Fortunately, he was more embarrassed than hurt and there were no cars behind us. We were very lucky he was not hurt.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Doug the Biker

Doug was one of the riders and organizers of the bike ride across South Carolina that I participated in last week. We raised money for a medical mission trip to Panama.

Monday, May 18, 2009

South Carolina Barn

Here's an old barn I saw during my bike ride across the state of South Carolina in May 2009. The 280 mile bike ride (starting from the mountains of North Carolina and ending at Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC) was part of a fundraiser for medical missions in Panama.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In the Attic - 1980


This is a preliminary sketch I did as a high school student for an etching plate.
The drawing was done with a Bic pen.

JoRay VanVliet's Home in London

Monday, May 11, 2009

Viki's Nephew

My sister-in-law's nephew (who was born without arms)
passed away recently due to a tragic accident.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Light Impressions (Linocut) - October 1979

Here's a linocut piece I did in 1979 for a high school art class.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sears Catalog Mansion

Twenty six years ago when I drew this home, I was told that this yellow brick mansion was built from a kit by Sears Roebuck and Company. It seems strange that such a grand place could be ordered from a Sears catalog! Indeed, it looks very similar to "The Magnolia" (Model No. 2089); ($5,140 to $5,972)

281 McDaniel Avenue - 1983 drawing

Here it is on google map with a picture included... 26 years later.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille
(August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American film director. He was renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies.