Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tarot - Eight Of Wands

The seventeenth of the Tarot series, the Eight of Wands, was derived from the background below (taken on Easter) and the previously created wands with some scanned and altered philodendron leaves added.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Ongoing Adventures Of Heimlich

Heimlich always enjoys spending time outdoors including...

Heimlich Likes To Climb Trees

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tarot - Four Of Wands

The sixteenth of the Tarot series, the Four of Wands, was created with a background taken at the Magic Kingdom on Febrary 29 of the Beast's castle in the new Fantasyland.  A steel rod was then photographed and edited to create the four wands that appear in front of the castle.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Skateworld Showcase Program

Here's the cover I designed for a roller figure skating showcase taking place on Sunday at Skateworld in Tampa.  The four silhouettes of skaters on the cover are four of the competetive skaters who will be in the show.  If you're in Tampa this weekend and would like to see some great skating from everything from beginners to National champions, stop by Town and Country Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive.  Tickets are only $10.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Ongoing Adventures Of Heimlich

Leaving this morning for the Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.  This is from last years trip.  Heimlich got in the mood on the car drive there.

Heimlich Goes To The Hukilau

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tarot - The Hanged Man

The fifteenth of the Tarot series, The Hanged Man, combines a the tree picture taken a month ago at a former phosphate mine which is now a park with an image of myself taken this week.  I spent far too much time on the hanging man himself and still am only moderately happy with the outcome.

Note to self, don't take pictures when you are trying to pack for a trip.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Me And My Pal, The Orange Bird

Only two more days until my traveling companions and I hit the road for the Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.  I was contemplating taking Heimlich along for some new photo ops but then thought, "Hey, haven't you been wanting to do something with the Orange Bird for some time?"  For the uninformed, the Florida Orange Bird was a character developed by Disney to advertise the benefits of citrus for the Florida Citrus Growers when Walt Disney World opened.  The character had become all but extinct but thanks to overwelming fan devotion, he is slowly making a comback (a new Orange Bird sippy cup even debuted at the Sunshine Tree Terrace at the Magic Kingdom this week).  I don't want to do the same kind of thing with the Orange Bird that I do with Heimlich.  I want to try and keep all of his photos somehow related to his history with citrus or his association with the Sunshine Pavillion at the Magic Kingdom.  See a post with images from The Orange Bird record from 1971 at Disney Vacation Kingdom today.

Here's a little picture to start things off of the Orange Bird and I (in my Orange Bird shirt) that I snapped around midnight last night.  The late hour might explain the mildly psychotic look on my face.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tarot - Ace Of Wands

The fourteenth of the Tarot series, the Ace of Wands, combines a picture taken this week specifically for this card with a background taken in 2009 in Tulum, Mexico.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Ongoing Adventures Of Heimlich

After a long day of trying not to get squished, it's nice to relax a little.

Heimlich Likes To Lounge In The Pool

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hukilau CD Cover 2012

It's Hukilau time again and I completed this year's cd this week.  The cover was created from a photo of our little group at the Mai Kai last year.

Check out last year's cover here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tarot - The Moon

The thirteenth of the Tarot series, The Moon, is a combination of a 2009 picture of Max the Airedale and a background taken recently at a local park.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Ongoing Adventures Of Heimlich

This is a series of photos I began back in 2002 or 2003 featuring a plush Heimlich from A Bug's Life in various everyday situations.  I started doing new pictures last year after a 7 year or so hiatus.  I will be posting these one or two at a time sporadically.  Today....

Heimlich likes to post letters.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Adventures In The Florida Wilds - Loyce E. Harpe Park

Loyce E. Harpe Park, Lakeland, Florida

Sports fields, dog park, hiking, biking...this park has everything.  Best of all, it has lots of creatures.  On my first trip here several weeks ago my partner and I spotted almost twenty different alligators and numerous turtles, squirrels and various different birds.  The last trip there yielded only about half as many alligators. The biking trails are not for the faint of heart so we hiked them affording better chances to spot the animals and photograph them.