Thursday, June 29, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
*Click on image to enlarge it* This is the first of a new comic I'll be doing about my life called "The Drawing Board." I'll start a site for it, and let it be a web comic, then maybe approach a local paper with it. Just something to do 'for me.' It doesn't take too much time, and I think it'll help me in other areas. Oh, and this is a true story (except the coffee bit).
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Oooo, I luv the charcoal! Had to spread out a drop cloth and sedate the neat freak I married with golf and beer, but nothing beats the crisp 'nowness' of charcoal... thinkin' of doing Little Bunny Buckeroo in charcoal and printing it dark brown. These two are for my art show next month, I call them the Two Banditos.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Yes, it's nice that my artwork will see parts of the country their maker was too busy to go explore.
I have work in Plano right now, which I hope to drive up and see next weekend if we have time. It does feel a little strange, like I mailed off a part of myself, and people are milling around the gallery space, checking out my kneecaps, or my kidney, or my fingernail.
But then I don't feel weird that part of me is now infiltrated people's houses, either hanging on the wall or on the bookshelf.
Maybe it's the part where people come to see the artwork and I'm not there to add commentary. I dunno, but it's a neat-weird feeling. Like eating sushi, I could get to like it alot.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Two vehicles crashed head-on on FM 2222 at McNeil Drive Tuesday morning.
The accident killed James Wesley Estes, 53, dead.
Witnesses say an eastbound Mercedes made an abrupt lane change and forced Estes' car into oncoming traffic where it was hit head on by a truck. The accident had traffic closed in both directions until 10:20 a.m.
Estes was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup was taken to Brackenridge Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Mercedes was not damaged and did not stop.
Police are looking for that vehicle.
"Since the driver of the vehicle didn't stop, we don't know what the driver was thinking. The information that we [have] is according to the witnesses who saw the Mercedes attempt to pull into the inside lane," Toni Chovanetz of the Austin Police Department said.
The only description of the Mercedes is a silver 2006 model.
Three other vehicles were also involved but the drivers were not hurt.
Ok, so I drove past the silver mercedes, most likely, coming in the opposite direction I was driving, because there aren't any roads he would've turned off on on 2222. I want to say I can't believe that he drove off, but no, I have to say it is totally believable. Some person driving a luxury car figures he/she's better than those around them, and when the crash happens, do they have the moral integrity to try to help pull someone out of burning car, if it means facing the music? The answer's: *squealing tires and a puff of smoke.*
I was really moved watching people running, not walking, not trying to dial their cell phones for professionals, they were hauling ass up the hill to help total strangers, one guy even had a fire extinguisher (where did he have that, the glove box?!). I called 911, but they'd been notified. That made me proud to see Americans rushing to help each other. And it sickens me that another American kept going up the hill, and that hill's huge, so they saw it happen in their rearview mirror and just kept going.
Well, I have a new hobby on my way to work from now on. I'm calling in every silver mercedes I see heading west on FM 2222. It'll be like Where's Waldo, only I hope they charge Waldo with manslaughter and haul his butt in jail.