this past summer while i was on the east coast i saw my first ever porcupine in the wild. i’ve been looking for a couple years now and i’ve seen them dead on he side of the road. then driving back from my sister’s house i saw this guy and followed him into the woods a bit.
June 7, 2009
i thought i’d have to go deep into the wilderness to see these guys. but nope, just 35 minutes outside portland.
so the crunch is on here getting ready for my show opening next week. so not much time to post, but here are some videos i’ve been into today. enjoy!
famous cockatoo is subject of research on animals and their capacity for understanding music.
there’s a version of this video that includes some dialogue from the scientists conducting the study at science friday.
how to catch a flammulated owl in the wild. this is only part of the documentary. for the rest, go here.
and finally, a video of this funny cat named TJ Hooker who came and made himself at home at our house yesterday afternoon. this is him meeting the squirrel who eats from my feeder.
April 25, 2009
here are three prints i am making for my upcoming show, If I Weren’t Here, They Would Be, at Fontanelle Gallery. available now right here.
save $10 if you buy all three at once!
click the button below.
If I Weren’t Here, They Would Be
opens on thursday, may 7th at 6pm.
please stop by if you can make it!
205 SW Pine Street
special thanks to nick and fran over at
seizure palace screen printing
for helping to make these possible.
and a little note for people who are not familiar with my prints,
the black line is screen printed, so the drawing is the same, then i hand color
each individual print. so each one is unique and an original unto itself.
please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery, as i am still working hard on the show,
and will get the prints out ASAP.
April 23, 2009
so this post is a little overdue, as my birthday was the 3rd of march. i flew solo to the oregon zoo and it was great. a lot of the animals i don’t normally see where out and about. normally i start at the great northwest exhibit and work my way down and around, but this time i just sort of wandered aimlessly.
visayan warty pigs
conrad goofing with his sister tasul.
there are two new wolves that arrived to the zoo from minnesota in december. the mother is a gorgeous silver color and named cheyanne, and the pup is named yazhi.
the elk were doing exactly what they always do. sitting there.
thought this was a good promo pic if these sheep were in a baaaand. i’m sorry.
had a great long moment with this bobcat. we just stared at each other for 30 or 40 minutes. children would come up and get right up to him and tap on the glass and he would just look around them straight at me.
this bear looks so soft!
and i finally went in and fed the lorikeets. this is a lot of fun. it’s only a dollar and at one point i had 4 or 5 of them on me.
April 7, 2009
so we’ve had three consecutive days now of the most spectacular weather. 70’s, sunny, warm at night, the whole nine yards. this is my favorite. J says things will get worse before they get better. this is what is going on at 1907 at this very moment.
this squirrel is living the dream on our neighbor’s roof.
and here is my new garden we (n wong, j statz & i) worked on yesterday.
at the moment i have planted peas, beets, purple carrots and kale, with some tomatoes and eggplant starts in the works and maybe broccoli raab coming soon. here is the lattice that n and i made for the peas.
more news as things develop.
reggae all day.
Day O by the Techniques
April 3, 2009
May 7th – 30th
205 SW Pine St.
Portland, OR 97204
April 2, 2009
seeing some new faces around the neighborhood the past few days.
american goldfinches in the backyard.
and this mysterious hummingbird. i am positive i saw a female rufous hummingbird the other morning, but it was hard to see the reddish feathers in the overcast light today. so i’m not sure if she’s a rufous or a black-chinned hummingbird. either way, i’m psyched that she’s becoming a regular visitor.
and here’s gram parsons’ great version of the richie havens tune “high flyin’ bird”
March 21, 2009
my new friend carli works at the oregon zoo and was able to take me back to this area where they train animals for educational demonstrations and the wild animal stage show. i got to see the newly arrived eurasian eagle owl and also to feed a little food nugget to this amazing prehensile-tailed porcupine named Nayla. made my month.
February 21, 2009
here’s my newest book! hot off the presses.
for Ashen Ledger #003 i made drawings of the birds that i watch from my windows and porch here in portland. 1907 is my address.
Birds of 1907 contains 9 new drawings, 5.5″x4.25″, b&w, and it folds out into an 11″x17″ poster.
pick one up today! HERE.