Down the Road

After nearly 50 years in the graphic design field, I am interested in pursuing some other activities. I hope to share projects, artwork, music and a story or two!

Places for the Heart

Liz's found chair

Keeping it out of the landfill

  • A chair for my best friend: Liz found a faded, red, badly oxidized plastic Adirondack chair at someone's curb and dragged it home. It's comfortable, but it wasn't much to look at. I'm a big believer in brush painting things, but this was a topological challenge. But, it now has a fresh coat of our blue-gray house trim color. And a blueberry motif for my favorite person. I'm not concerned about the durability of the paint, it's Miller Paint. Plus Liz tends to wear out shoes, not chairs.

90 Year Old Window Restoration

Window before

Window after

Keeping it out of the landfill

  • One of many projects that have waited years for me to get around to it: This casement window had only minimal upkeep and care over its lifespan from being made in 1930, so I pretty much started over with a good scraping, gluing, paint and all new glass. The wood is something we don't see much of any more. It is dense, clear, vertical grain fir. With no rot whatsoever.

Good Reads

Tahoe Jade book cover

Great Publisher

  • Thriller Press: Unique publisher that started 20 years ago and publishes the mystery thrillers written by Todd Borg. There are currently 19 of the Owen McKenna novels, all set in Lake Tahoe, although Owen often ends up in Hawaii, Italy, New York etc. The books have achieved critical acclaim, distribute far and wide and are super fun to read. Thriller Press takes advantage of traditional book printing, ebooks and print-on-demand. Plus, I enjoy the pleasure and privilege of doing the book covers for them.

Music for Fishing Trips

Catch and Release band

Cover of Riverbound CD

Disc art of Riverbound CD

Fly Fishing Band

  • Catch & Release Band: Chris Santella, Sloan Morris, Doug Mateer and myself have been playing music together since 2009. We can do almost half of any setlist with original material pulled from our 5 CDs. But our covers include lots of Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Dylan, Phish, Faces, Led Zeppelin, Railroad Earth, The Stones and many more...