Monday, July 30, 2012

The ebb and flow of nature's music.

There's something very fulfilling about spending time out on the water. This morning I had the opportunity to go out on the Delta Reservoir and paddle around with Reese's Pieces in tow (lil fox terrier). No, she's not really a big fan of sitting on my lap in a kayak...but hopefully after enough trips she will grow more accustomed to being on the water.(And at least this time she didn't nose dive into it doggy paddling to shore as fast as her little paws could carry her)
Needless to say...I've always loved being on, near and around water. And while the Delta Reservoir is no Harrison does offer a beauty all its own...and the peacefulness of hearing the water lap against the side of the boat is the same anywhere. Nature's music...a quiet stillness that causes your mind to take a deep breath and relax.

I used to think that there's not very much water around Northwest Ohio...but as I look...I stand corrected.
More to explore! Yes!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PBR Art!!

I stumbled across an art opportunity the other day that I just COULDN'T pass up!!!
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer has been hosting a "Draw Responsibly" contest of sorts since 2007. And geez...I'm just NOW finding this out? Slacker!
Anyway, I visited two days ago and decided...heck-to-the-yeah...I'm so doing this!
And is the result of side one "Up a Creek Without a....PBR".
(side two coming here-to-for)
I've been waiting to paint something cool on this fab little mini-paddle I've been toting around. I love kayaking and whitewater somehow having a mini-paddle resonated as no less than awesome to me. What BETTER thing to use as a canvas and paint a coolio "ode to PBR?"
So wish me luck! I submitted this image to this morning. Puts me in the running for a chance to win $1893 in cash, schwag and fame!
Booyah, Pabst Blue Ribbon.  Thank you for the opportunity!

To learn more about PBR Art visit

Drink and Draw responsibly.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gold Peak Tea $100K Take the Year Off, yes please!

Okay. This is just COOL!! And yes, I've applied!
Gold Peak Tea is offering a chance to win $100K a case of tea and to take the year off and enjoy life in a home-brewed fashion.
Brilliant! Now...not only do I dig the brand Gold Peak, but this also really made me think about what I'd do with $100K.
I've thought through this before...over and over in fact. Yet not in the manner that Gold Peak requests when you fill out the application. Why am I more deserving than the next applicant? Now there is an interesting question!!
I'm not sure that anyone person is truly more deserving than another...(anyone can spend $100K) but nonetheless, were I to be chosen in the top 10...the next step is to submit a video as to why I should be the one to receive the $100K. hmmmm, this shall be very interesting. And what FUN!!!!
Thank you Gold Peak Tea. I LOVE a drink that makes me think!

There's only 4 days left to apply so hurry!
To learn more go to:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The most potent and consequential words in American history!

The Declaration of Independence is a pretty big deal! It was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2, 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. (Independence Day  is celebrated on July 4, the day Congress approved the wording of the Declaration.)
Yet in this document was penned what has been called "one of the best-known sentences in the English language", containing "the most potent and consequential words in American history."  The ENTIRE document has come to be considered a major statement on human rights, particularly its second sentence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

In honor of the celebration of the United States Declaration of Independence...I painted this painting titled Justice and Liberty for All. It measures 10.75"x9.50" and is painted on aged barn wood.

Happy celebrating this 4th of July!