Primary Election Playlist

June 14, 2016

Primary Election Playlist Taking that turning lemons into sweet, sweet lemonade game to the extreme.

2016 on it’s own has been rough, but add in the primary election season that led us into it and will eventually bring us near its end, the year so far has been almost unbearable.… more

Moleskine Mailer Project

January 09, 2016

Moleskine Mailer Project 100+ Moleskine Postals at Tempus Projects

Tempus Projects selected 100+ artists to fill pocket-sized Moleskine Postal Notebooks.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Moleskine Postal Notebook, is an 8-page, roughly 5x7 inch hybrid of sketchbook, journal and… more

They will offer you…

November 07, 2015

They will offer you… New piece for 23 Deck Salute at The Bricks.

Full title of this piece is They will offer you deceit and pull at every strand of your kindness, but true grace will never die.

Pardon the seemingly negative tone of this piece. Although the… more

CL Best of the Bay Award

September 25, 2015

CL Best of the Bay Award It’s not all about winning.

Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay issue is kind of a big deal to people in these parts. When BOTB season opens up, everyone is all “vote for us” on every social media platform. I… more

Meet Carl

July 30, 2015

Meet Carl He is a human, not a problem.

Stating that he is human seems to be an obvious point to make, that is if you have a heart and some compassion.

Carl has been in the neighborhood longer than any other resident… more

Flower Days of May

June 01, 2015

Flower Days of May April showers bring May flowers, for sure.

Flower Days of May was my second attempt at social media as a creative outlet. This time, participants had to photograph and post flowers they see. Again, the aim was to find the beauty around… more

Coral Castle

May 30, 2015

Coral Castle The place gets a little more weird when The Ghost Child appears.

Visiting old-time Florida attractions is one of my favorite activities. Coral Castle has all the trappings of a classic Florida tourist stop. It’s quirky, it has an interesting and mysterious back-story and it’s in… more

Honesty Day 2015

April 30, 2015

Honesty Day 2015 Making Connections: Sometimes you need to feed your soul, not your ego.

“Making connections”, a phrase I have heard many times in my life. It’s a phrase that makes me cringe a bit, not because it’s a bad thing, but because of how people choose to define… more

Celebrating the month of Fabhueary

March 01, 2015

Celebrating the month of Fabhueary Not a typo, I just love color.

I like to encourage people to be creative in whatever way possible. Some say they just aren’t creative and leave it at that. Some just say they don’t have time, then others have the “I’m… more

Cemetery walks

January 07, 2015

Cemetery walks Putting things into perspective, but not in the way you’d think.

Cemeteries are favorite places for taking daytime, mind-clearing strolls. Specifically the older cemeteries with dates from the 1800’s-mid 1900’s. Although the function is the same as any other cemetery, the age makes a difference. Gravestones… more

Burning away the negativity

January 01, 2015

Burning away the negativity and making room for more positive.

2014, it’s been a year. I made some wonderful memories this year, but have also formed some not-so-hot ones…to say the least. I’ve always known that without experiencing the bad, a person cannot appreciate the… more

Introduction to Elfmas

December 24, 2014

Introduction to Elfmas Bringing thoughtfulness and creativity to the holidays.

I have always celebrated Christmas, merely because it was tradition. When I say Christmas, I’m referring to the holiday with the toys, the tree, elves and Santa. I am not referring to the religious holiday.… more

Talk about design…

November 05, 2014

Talk about design… This building is amazing, even after almost 90 years.

Carousel No. 4 was the kick-off of Tampa Design Week 2014. In my opinion, it couldn’t have started in a more fitting venue.

A few months back, I wrote a post after walking… more

A Halloween Month for the Books

November 01, 2014

A Halloween Month for the Books 31 days filled with holiday spirit.

When people talk about spreading “the holiday spirit”, they typically refer to Christmas spirit. I get it, the whole good will and cheer bit. Why on Earth people only say that for a holiday instead… more

Why I am the way I am

October 11, 2014

Why I am the way I am I guess there is truth to apples not falling too far from the tree.

I’ll admit, I know I’m a little different than most. I embrace it and love that about myself. I’ve always played by my own rules, even as a little kid. Now that I’m a “grown-up”,… more

Resurrecting the art of fort building.

September 20, 2014

Resurrecting the art of fort building. Teaching the youth how to use their imagination.

This morning, I was explaining to a child how kids played without smartphones and video games, without fancy toys and television. I was explaining using imagination and to that I got, “Well, when I play… more

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (DAY)

September 18, 2014

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (DAY) This is what it means to me.

Today is Respect Day, so here’s my take on it…

Respect is central in my world and is a huge factor in how I function. It is the cornerstone of any relationship I establish, whether… more

You can polish a turd.

August 27, 2014

You can polish a turd. Well, the receptacle at least.

They say you can’t polish a turd. I guess that’s true, depending on what definition of turd one is using. An actual piece of feces, that would just be messy and impossible (depending on… more

Exploring my world

July 20, 2014

Exploring my world ...one green at a time.

I am a color nerd. I don’t just see color, I experience it, I feel it. For me, color is tied tightly to emotion. Some colors provide positive feelings, while others cause negative sensations. This… more

Beauty Beneath the Grime

June 30, 2014

Beauty Beneath the Grime Tampa’s old-time charm still shows through the dirt and decay.

Sometimes I walk around Tampa and wish that many of the vacant, unused building would be fixed up and occupied. Then I realize what “fixed up” would look like and I hope it doesn’t happen.… more

A giant dose of chill the hell out.

June 14, 2014

A giant dose of chill the hell out. Nature just jammed that horse pill down my throat.

People tell me I don’t know how to relax and I agree. It’s no secret and it’s not something I’m super happy about, but I try and that’s what counts. I was born stressed and… more

The impact of small gestures and kind words.

May 28, 2014

The impact of small gestures and kind words. Way bigger than most people imagine.

I try to offer a kind word and send out positive vibes to people at random moments, not just when times are tough and I know they need it. Sometimes, I start to think that… more

Going back to the basics

May 23, 2014

Going back to the basics Well, maybe not as basic as I used to go.

I’ve been working with paint and colored pencils for some time now, with the occasional ink and watercolor number mixed in here and there. I enjoy the way I work, but I also like getting… more

Up from the 36 chambers, minus 32

May 17, 2014

Up from the 36 chambers, minus 32 Getting creative for a bit of animal project motivation.

Kids get school projects all the time, it’s just part of life. More often than not, they will get handed a worksheet and be asked to merely fill in the required information. This is exactly… more

Gifts for Unicorn Day

May 08, 2014

Gifts for Unicorn Day Apparently, someone thinks this weekend should have an extra holiday.

Everyone gets crazy around specific holidays, usually out of obligation. Christmas, it’s always the rush to get that “something not so special” because of the obligation. Mother’s Day is another one of those holidays. I… more

National Honesty Day 2014

April 30, 2014

National Honesty Day 2014 I rarely dole out my opinion, but in the spirit of being festive, I will.

Any grand gesture or good deed can be done for selfish, manipulative reasons. Sometimes acts done with the most solid intentions and logical reasoning can be perceived as malicious if one lacks the insight to… more

Insane attention to detail

February 21, 2014

Insane attention to detail I love small details and love it when people pay attention to them.

My step-father is an artist in craftsman. He can pretty much make anything out of a chunk of wood, seriously. I have always admired his attention to detail, but he finally blew my mind. I’ve… more