Thursday, November 29, 2007

Something you 'Crave'

It can start as subtle stimulation, like a sports car ad on television, the scent of a freshly baked pie, or the tantalizing touch of a lovers tongue. That tingling feeling within grows into a wanting, a yearning. Though you may try to quell your desires, the intensity can sometimes build until nothing can seem to stop it. Ultimately you reach the point where you gotta have it! But after all, it's sometimes best to indulge in the things you crave.

"Crave" is available from my www.studio1088.com website as:

* Original (image size 22.5" x 17.75")
* Gallery Prints (on 28" x 24") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 50).
* Studio prints (on 19" x 13") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 100).
* Portfolio prints (on 11" x 8.5") open edition.

During the 'Day of Issue Sale' they are 20% off. Sale ends around midnight Midnight (EDT) November 30, 2007. Framing is also available.

[Click to order]

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Work & Playlist: November 23, 2007


  1. "Amazing" - Seal
  2. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  3. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  4. "Take My Time (ft. Cindy Wilson & Kate Pierson)" - Junior Senior
  5. "Hey Darling" - Ace of Base
  6. "I Want Your Soul" - Armand Van Helden
  7. "The Mating Game" - Bitter:Sweet
  8. "Reveal" - Roxette
  9. "Lollipop" - MIKA
  10. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
Green indicates new top 10 entry

Friday, November 23, 2007

On The Drawing Board: Eyes of Desire

I haven't been posting much since I got back, but it's a busy time of year. However, here is an update on my latest. I am loving the way it's turning out, and it should be done in a few days.

If you haven't been to my website (www.studio1088.com) lately all my prints including framing are 20% off - until Monday night. It's my way of 'giving thanks' to all those who buy my work and make my art career possible. Thank you! Hope you all had a great holiday!



Saturday, November 17, 2007

On The Drawing Board: Back to business

Showing just enough of my next piece to tease you.


Well it's taken me a few days to get back into the groove of things. Jet lag was not too much of a problem, it's just been more a matter of getting my bearings back in order. I am working though. Along with shipping orders I've got a few other projects I am busy with, one is the companion (behind the scenes) book to "Summer Moved On" the other is adding a selection of greeting cards (besides my holiday ones) to my inventory list.

Though I've needed to add an art project to my routine to really feel 'normal'. I did spend a couple days working on a commission piece, but while I am waiting for feedback to proceed, and I don't like sitting idle, I have jumped ahead and am beginning a new one. It's a little more sexed up and dirty, but heck I'm overdue.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Back from Ireland

Jenny, Edward and I had a really great time in Ireland. We started out in Dublin for 2 days where we went to Dublin Castle, St. Michans Church (where we touched the finger of a mummified 800 year old Crusader in the crypt), the Guinness Brewery, Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), the Book of Kells, plus restaurants and pubs.

From there we rented a car and drove to Cork, stopping at Kilkenny Castle along the way. From Cork we drove the amazing and narrow roads of the Ring of Kerry, then visited Blarney Castle. Edward was the only one willing to risk Irish herpes by kissing the stone, plus restaurants and pubs.

For the last two days we were in Lehinch, a golf and surfing town on the west coast. On the way we met friends Lelia and Adam at the the Shannon Airport, who flew in from London where they had been vacationing. In Lehinch we splurged and stayed at the luxurious Moy House, a manor house situated right on the ocean cliffs. From their we visited the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the stark and beautiful region known as the Burren. We explored the Ailwee Caves, stopped at 5800 year old neolithic sites and meandered the rocky terrain to find the middle of nowhere Burren Perfumery, and of course hit the pubs.

Below are a handful of the nearly 1000 pics Edward and I took during the week.




Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Emerald Isle

Edward and I and our friend Jenny are traveling to Ireland tomorrow (which happens to be my birthday). I am looking forward to the trip. I've never been and have only been to Europe once before. We arrive in Dublin then are driving to the west coast spending a couple days in Cork then ending in Lahinch with beer, food and sights along the way.

Jenny initially was planning to go and somehow Edward and I got invited along. We had airfare vouchers from giving up our seats on a previous trip so our flight is basically free. It was about 8 months ago we started planning and I've been stashing a little money away each month to cover my share of the hotel, car etc. It was also partly what gave me the inspiration to create "Patrick" back in March. Perhaps we'll encounter some fine Irishmen like him along the way. I know Jenny would like that! I'll be back in about a week and hope to have some good pics!



Work & Playlist: November 2, 2007


  1. "Guess Who Ran off with the Milkman" - The Pippettes
  2. "Amazing" - Seal
  3. "I Want Your Soul" - Armand Van Helden
  4. "Reveal" - Roxette
  5. "Storm in a Teacup" - Erasure
  6. "Whine Up" - Kat De Luna ft. Elephant Man
  7. "In the Stars" - Madison Park & Sunday People
  8. "Hey Darling" - Ace of Base
  9. "Grace Kelly" - MIKA
  10. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  11. "The Mating Game" - Bitter:Sweet
  12. "Dark Road" - Annie Lennox
  13. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  14. "Message to Myself" - Melissa Etheridge
  15. "Big Spender" - Dame Shirley Bassey
  16. "Lollipop" - MIKA
  17. "Leave Me Alone, (I'm Lonely)" - Pink
  18. "Holy Ground"* - A-ha
  19. "On The Verge of Something Wonderful" - Darren Hayes
  20. "Take My Time" - Junior Senior ft. Cindy Wilson & Kate Pierson
  21. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  22. "I Like Music" - Junior Senior
  23. "Better Get To Livin'" - Dolly Parton
  24. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
  25. "She Wants to Move" - N.E.R.D.
  26. "Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Full Mix)" - Darren Hayes
  27. "Pictures of You" - The Last Goodnight
  28. "Tired of Being Sorry" - Enrique Iglesias
  29. "Walk Away" - Tony Moran ft. Kristine W.
  30. "Ain't Nothin' but a Heartache" - Freemasons
Blue - Moved up from last week
Green - New entry
* Not available on iTunes