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fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

Reflections on being a father, a son, and a brother. And some stuff about my favorite ninja turtles growing up.

FanExpo Dallas 2017

I recently attended the FanExpo Dallas 2017 and had a blast just wandering around taking in all the sights and sounds (and buying stuff, of course!). I had the distinct pleasure of meeting legendary artist Drew Struzan on his first trip to a Texas convention. While that was definitely the highlight of my trip, there was a lot more adventure to be had!

To my daughter on her third birthday

You are three years old today. (Congratulations, your parents managed to keep you alive for another year!) Hopefully the ride hasn’t been too scary so far.

Exhibit opening in Downtown Bryan

I am very excited to announce my exhibit, PLACES WE’VE BEEN, showing Friday, April 1st through Thursday, June 30th 2016 at BinarySpace in Downtown Bryan.

Double Creek Crossing Wedding – Ashley + Matt

The chairs are set, the candles arranged. The flowers have arrived, the decorations in order. Everything is in its place. It’s time for a wedding. Maggie and I…

The end of a West Texas era

Lubbock was always meant to be temporary, a stop in the road on the way to the rest of our lives. A means to an eventual end. We…
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Behind the Scenes – The Ice Queen

It’s been pretty cold up here for the past few weeks. Like really, really cold. Finally all the ice seems to be melting (only to snow all over…

#tb2014

Yes, I’m coining my own hashtag just for this post. #tb2014 (but yeah, a quick search shows that many, many others are already using this tag, so whatever)….
May she be given life

May she be given life

Our lives are filled with countless stories–stories we tell, stories we hear, stories we make as we live our lives day-by-day. I look at my daughter, now almost…

Saying “I love you”

Our first dance was set to “The Violet Hour” by Sea Wolf (if you haven’t heard it, why the hell not???). We spent weeks beforehand meticulously learning our…
Men of houses

Men of houses

Man of the House. The Great Provider. When I hold my daughter and look into her eyes, I feel about 85% confident that I am sufficiently fulfilling both…
Beating back the wings of darkness

Beating back the wings of darkness

This one’s been in the works for a little while now (it’s tough finding consecutive blocks of time in which to edit), but I wanted to get it…
Myka and Me (Five Months)

To the women in my life

To the women in my life, my child, my wife Mother, Father gave me no better advice
I am a crated artist

I am a Crated artist

Recently, I discovered a new website called Crated.com that was looking for talent in their initial start-up phase. I figured, why not, and submitted my portfolio for review….
Just plain ethereal

Just plain ethereal

This is what happens when I start working on something before I have a clear idea in my head (which I generally don’t like doing). I’ve never been…
Impossible journey

New fine art print: Impossible journey

Life is an interesting journey. I spent most of my youth waiting for something: to get older, to get my drivers license, to get wiser, whatever. Now, more…
Hands full

Hands full

It feels like I’ve been going nonstop over the last week with the newest addition to the family. Being our first, she’s been a lot to get used…
The moment we laid eyes upon you.

Creation in its purest form

Five days into fatherhood and I’m in a different world. So much is the same, though everything has changed. A million thoughts are running through my head at…
Let's do this, Myka.

Bags are packed. Car is stocked. Ready to roll.

So much preparation has been done over the last nine months that now, at the brink of a new chapter in our lives, it seems like only weeks…
Another year older.

Thirty three

Another year older. Another year wiser. Or at the very least, another year older. Thirty three. Twenty three-year-old me is laughing at me and calling me an old…