Category Archives: Kinda Cool


Tennō Glow


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April 7, 2019 – Yesterday Satoko and I were in Toritsu Daigaku, and the Emperor of Japan, aka, 天皇 (Tennou or, Tennō), and his wife, Michiko, just happened to be driven through. It’s sort of a big deal for the obvious reason—he’s the Emperor of Japan, but also because this is the last month he will be the Emperor in this 平成時代 (Heisei jidai/period). He’s stepping down to make way for the next in line—his son, and the new period, 令和時代 (Reiwa jidai/period). This is unusual, as the Emperor usually will hold his position until death, but Akihito (his given name) may be wiser than his predecessors in that he’s willing to live out his final years as a common mortal. I hold him in higher regard simply for wanting a relaxing life. It was cool to be able to see him and Michiko •









Tokyo Solo 1 – Closed

April 21, 2018 – My first solo gallery show is coming up in a few weeks. The opening party will be on Saturday, May 5, starting at 6:30. I will be there all week until the following Saturday, the 12th, for the closing party. All nineteen pieces are new (a few are only relatively new) ballpoint pen drawings. I made the frames as well, which took nearly as long to assemble as creating the art. This is going to be fun; looking forward to it! •



Sparth Inspired

May 29, 2017 – Not sure if I’m going to flesh this out any further, but I like it so far. Knocked this out in just a few hours, which for me is unusual with this type of art. For example, I’ve been working on one piece that’s about 80% finished for nearly ten years. The trick here was to work very small, i.e., reduce the size of the window 12.5% in Photoshop, then use the brush tool to paint until a shape I liked appeared •