Having Fun With No MoneySometimes joking around with your friends yields positive results.
I made a preliminary version of this last week, but I had some time on Friday to improve the design (and Sunday to re-cut it out).

Nobody's Baby NowI don’t know why, but it took me forever to make this. Having a horrible cold most of last week  and getting everything in order for my last week as Postmaster this week didn’t help. I was listening to ‘I’m Nobody’s Baby Now’  by Reparata & the Delrons a few weeks ago and thought of this. It’s basically about living life alone.

Nobody's Baby NichoNobody's Baby Nicho Nobody's Baby Nicho (back)What do you do when your cold is preventing you from using a razor blade to make new things?
You use chop saws, scroll saws, drills, scrap wood and spray paint; much more safe.

Nobody's Baby (detail)This is a very small detail to a much larger piece. I had to determine how small I could make this squirrel kitchen so I could determine how large to make the rest of it. This ended up being 2″ x 2″ so the finished papercut will probably be 21″ x 11″.

Paradigm Coffee & MusicThis will be the new t-shirt for Paradigm Coffee & Music  in Sheboygan, WI.
They should hopefully be available mid-August for Earth Fest Sheboygan.
Thank you so much Kate for asking me to design it.

(The grey background and white highlights are my doing and may have nothing to do with the finished shirts)

Smile And The World Smiles With You

This is just me screwing around at work. I dug out my Looney Tunes DVD box sets the other day to show to a friend who hadn’t seen very many of them. We mainly watched Pepe Le Pew and Daffy Duck which often feature gas masks. This is pretty much a stolen idea from an episode with Bugs Bunny. Since vinyl is black and I’m painting them black I often have to first paint the record with a base color and then paint over it. I always use the same red or light blue because the dry fast and they look good in contrast with black. Due to all the humidity lately, the red didn’t completely dry when painted the bunny. I liked the record label red stain the paint left on the back side so I decided to post all three. I wasn’t sure what to name this so I went with the song title on the flip side since it appropriately fits my usual style.
(you can click the image for a larger view)

Ursidae Boy SpiritI am the featured artist on the 365 Artists page today.  A big thank you to them for asking me to do it. http://365artists365days.com/ or www.facebook.com/pitandgallows