Here at Mecca in Eugene, OR, I am teaching a Collagraph class. Here are some examples of what can be achieved with the process.

The original collograph matrix- a eugene landscape

The original collagraph matrix- a eugene landscape. I taped and glued elements to the surface and carved away with an exacto blade.

A black relief print.

A black relief print.

a color relief print, I put blue )straight out of the tub) on the top and mixed a green on the bottom

a color relief print, I put blue (straight out of the tub) on the top and mixed a green on the bottom.

A colored pencil rubbing of my matrix. (notice, it is not reversed.)

A colored pencil rubbing of my matrix. (notice, it is not reversed.) I put in a sunset and little cars on the bridge.

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The VOODOO Organist

With eerie spooky songs about vampires, zombies and the coming apocalypse, the Voodoo Organist, aka Scott Wexton has been touring the states for 20 years. He decorated the stage with Tiki Tiki masks and played an hour+ set of fun dark music. I was impressed that he can make his drum machines stop suddenly and pick up again, really giving the feel of a live band while operating the bass pedals with his feet and playing the theremin with his right hand sometimes.

Voodoo organist, I salute you. (why wasn’t this show sponsored by voodoo doughnuts?” also, why doesnt he have voodoo dolls for merch? He has a shop called Hoodoo in Yucca Valley California which is advertized as a comic book store that sells exotica, ephemera and presumably voodoo dolls and tiki tiki decorations. I must go sometime.


Eleven Eyes and WIl Blades

Eugene’s best jam band! ELEVEN EYES


They opened for young Organist Wil Blades, who plays with Stanton Moore and Billy Martin and many many others! I made the error of spelling his name with two “l”s but I fixed it in the second drawing… colored pencils… nice tools.100_3586 100_3587

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I learned many things at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Festival

Primarily, that i’d like to attend more Renaissance Festivals! I drew more drawings but gave them away without snapping pictures first. I hope to make it back next year, it was really magical in the woods and how nice that all performances were 100% acoustic! No microphones!

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Ophelia Woody, Olive Delsol, Taylor Maiden, Bayou Bettie and Dandy Pie!

When I get a chance I go to burlesque shows, I like to draw the dancers. Here are a few of my drawings, hope you like them. Hands are hard, so sometimes, for the sake of the drawing, I leave them out, saying to myself, “I’ll just draw the hands in later… and then I ink and color and post without drawing in the hands… HA. 100_3584 100_3582 100_3578

Chrstine McKinley

Today I went to the Eugene public library and got to hear some sexy chemistry jokes from Christine McKinley. She also played us some lovely songs about physics in promoting her new book “Physics for Rock Stars.” She encourages girls to go into fields in the math and sciences because its awesome and they can make real money. She was certainly inspirational and quite funny. and she liked my quark joke. Maybe its time for me to begin performing again my old staple about heat death, “Only time will tell if intelligent life will survive the inevitable collapse of our universe,” in my live shows.  100_3531

Kan Wakan and Mother Falcon

KAN WAKAN kicked ass at Cozmic pizza. Their epic shimmering, glamorous and dark 80s-influenced pop was gorgeous and the sound was done so well.

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Mother Falcon played a tight set, they had 10 members present, and played a dozen beautiful songs.


I liked the pained expressions of joy on the drummers face. Also extra points because his name is Isaac.

100_3519Their cellist/mandolin player might have remembered me drawing them at SXSW.



Here’s to the current trend of chamber pop! It would be a blast to bring them to Alaska someday. According to their site, they sometimes have “rock camps,” like Cello Fury! COOL! If they come near you, please go see them. It will tug your heartstrings and enliven your sensibilities!



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