Category Archives: Serious Thoughts

Business as Unusual Life in Art Serious Thoughts

May 11, 2015

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I was speaking with my old high school art teacher Mark Briggs yesterday ( he just turned 94 last week and still “sharp as a tack”), and we got on the subject of branding. He said he just learned about … Continue reading

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Serious Thoughts

March 5, 2015

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Happy 2nd birthday to my son Louis. Since he’s mostly into airplanes and the moon right now, I made him this illustration for his gift. But he is a gift to us. We are blessed.  

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Animation Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

February 10, 2015

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Had a great skype with Todd Henry a couple of weeks ago, author of “Die Empty” and “The Accidental Creative” ( Two books that I highly recommend.) Really down to earth with lots of insightful advice and banter. Had a … Continue reading

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Serious Thoughts

November 21, 2014

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Warning: Heavy truth. But more people need to hear this message.

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Serious Thoughts WARNING! Political Views!

November 7, 2014

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A Spoonful of Sugar About 3 months ago, I realized that my diet had drifted into dangerous areas. I started juicing again, but I also decided to lower and try to eliminate my sugar intake. That, I found, is much … Continue reading

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Life is so Daily Serious Thoughts

October 27, 2014

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I’ve always been an outsider. Never really fit in to any group. Not part of the entertainment community really. Came in as an independent animator. Even though I’ve had two shows, I’ve never fit into any group that circulates through … Continue reading

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Serious Thoughts WARNING! Political Views!

October 13, 2014

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  Happy Indigenous Peoples Day I wrote about this on my Facebook page on friday, and got quite a response. But I want to start a movement ( already started in South Dakota and Seattle Washington) to replace Columbus Day … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

October 11, 2014

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Art and the Family Balance As artists, we’ve all been there. Choices on behalf of our art, or to feed the family. Lucky if they both serve the same master. A challenge if they don’t. Are we selling out if … Continue reading

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Life is so Daily Serious Thoughts

August 18, 2014

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Today is an Important Day Today is an important day. Not because anything monumental happened today. I’m not celebrating anything out of the ordinary. In fact it’s the ordinary that I am celebrating today. The things we sometimes take for … Continue reading

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Life in Art Life is so Daily Serious Thoughts

June 7, 2014

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Nobody Knows…. Nobody knows the private hell I’m going through right now. Some would think me spoiled. Some would call it artistic angst. Some would call it insanity. It is of the artistic nature which leads me often to the … Continue reading

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