a farewell picnic

A coworker gave his two weeks 13 days ago and tomorrow, yes tomorrow, leaves with as much ceremony as a small studio can muster. It's inevitable that people at work leave, but it feels very strange. Bear with me as I get wordy here; I'm near the beginning of this journey into corporate America office culture. Coworkers as it turns out don't become family, they become statues in one's life. No matter the weather, no matter the time of year, you know where they will be located (any given workday and sometimes weekends). Every Monday morning one returns to spend hours and hours in this forest of cubicles filled with office statues. Then suddenly it happens, overnight one of the statues vanishes. It is a shock. All that is left behind is a coworker shaped hollow space (and probably a jar of mayo in the office fridge). I say, the thieves that steals our precious statues better have a good idea of where they are bringing them. Well, that's neither here nor there. Here is a flash doodle for my recently to be departed coworker. Thank you for all the flash tricks and vegetarian food. This feels like an obituary. *tear


painting for sarah - asking for directions

Pirate captain stops to ask the locals for directions.

Been working on this off and on in my freetime lately. (Mainly when my computer is loading and I have a minute free here and there to draw some lines.)

A friend of mine let me stay at her place in Seattle for a couple of days while I was out on her coast for a wedding. I gifted her with this as my small way to thank her for the accommodations. My friend works at Microsoft on the new Microsoft/Yahoo collaborative search engine at bing.com. Check it out if you haven't yet.

Small painting, 3 x 4 inches. Acrylic on a little gessoed block.

I had this idea for a painting ages ago, but it sat in the back of my mind waiting patiently to be made.


note2tab icon

Icon for an iPhone app called note2tab. Here is a link to Jon's site for more information about the app. This is a music app, much like the other icons I did recently. http://jmlay-music.com/blog/2009/08/note2tab-now-available/
This was a neat little icon to make. I got to take the 5 lines of written music and turn it into 6 lines of TAB. Made in flash.