Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Robert Plant's not satanic anymore!!!

Robert Plant's not satanic anymore!
PLUS it was produced by a Christian - BUDDY MILLER!



Naughty & Good List found at TARGET!

I found this note, in the parking lot
at West Eugene's TARGET store, Dec. 23, 2010.
I don't know if Dennis, Caitlyn, Josh,
Michael and Jen got any presents this year!!
Hugger did!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lilyan B. Obit Illustration

Another REGISTER GUARD
obit-illy was drawn of Lilyan Bong.
Her thumbnail illustration,
some of her bio!
(my drawing reminds me Ruth Bell Graham!)

PLEASE know that these are drawn with the intent
to honor the reposed and their full lives.
Please forgive me if it offends anyone,
I am in no way ridiculing the reposed.
I am truly inspired by their lives and accomplishments,
so i wanted to illustrate them.
Nothing macabre, no nefarious reason, i'm
drawn to people who have had a noted presence in life.

M. Humble Illustration

Another REGISTER GUARD
obituaries illustration was drawn of
Mary Humble. Her thumbnail illustration,
some of her bio and all her
Great-Great Grandchildren!
(my drawing reminds me of my Mother-In-Law
BONITA WEST!)

PLEASE know that these are drawn with the intent
to honor the reposed and their full lives.
Please forgive me if it offends anyone,
I am in no way ridiculing the reposed.
I am truly inspired by their lives and accomplishments,
so i wanted to illustrate them.
Nothing macabre, no nefarious reason, i'm
drawn to people who have had noted presence in life.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wanda C. illustration

obituaries illustration was drawn of
Wanda Clark. Her thumbnail photo, her bio,
her husband, nieces and nephews (no kids!).
(She was born Sept. 16 like Mikaela Jaquette!).

PLEASE know that these are drawn with the intent
to honor the reposed and their full lives.
Please forgive me if it offends anyone,
I am in no way ridiculing the reposed.
I am truly inspired by their lives and accomplishments,
so i wanted to illustrate them.
Nothing macabre, no nefarious reason, i'm
drawn to people who have had noted presence in life.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Francisco C. Illustration

Last week, i was looking in The Register Guard
obituaries and was 'drawn' to Francisco Chavez,
his thumbnail photo, his bio, his wife and
kids AND decided to draw him.
(click on the pic to view it BIGGER)
PLEASE know that these are drawn with the intent
to honor the reposed and their full lives.
Please forgive me if it offends anyone,
I am in no way ridiculing the reposed.
I am truly inspired by their lives and accomplishments,
so i wanted to illustrate them.
Nothing macabre, no nefarious reason, i'm
drawn to people who have had noted presence in life.

Megillat Esther


I'm also reading/viewing another wonderful
graphic novel called MEGILLAT ESTHER.
Translated, drawn and calligraphy by J.T. Waldman.
A great version of the only book in the Bible
that doesn't mention God, or was that The Book of Ruth?
I really am captivated by the great pen & ink
work; each page is busy with details!

Red - A Haida Manga

I'm reading/viewing a wonderful NW Haida Narrative,
in graphic novel form, called RED - A HAIDA MANGA.
Written and drawn by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.
Beautiful, colorful images and style, and a nice change in
layout and design than most graphic novels.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Live Long and Vote

A doodle i drew ('cock-a-doodle-doo!') after
i voted here in Eugene, Oregon!



Monday, October 11, 2010

The Daily Zoo 2

I checked out this book THE DAILY ZOO - YEAR 2 from
our Eugene Library and it is such a great inspirational, creative book!
Written AND DRAWN by Chris Ayers who has been battling cancer
and this is his therapy...drawing some creative animal each day!
I was drawn in (no pun intended) by his battle, honesty,
creativity, insight and perseverance.
I just checked out the book YESterday!
I'll have to blow the dust on my sketchbook,
i'm such a sketch-wimp compared to Chris.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Les Paul and Mary Ford

Marx COOL ALBUM
of the MONTH (CAM)!

Double Album CD of
Bye Bye Blues and Les And Mary.
Les Paul's guitar play is/was
light years ahead of our time
- his sound was/is so captivating!




MADE IN PRC

Not ' MADE IN CHINA ' anymore?
Now 'they're' made in P.R.C. * !?!!
I noticed this on the back of
Isabel's new set of AIM
(Revolution) toothbrushes!

* (PRC = People's Republic of China)

New Trade term? People tired of MADE IN CHINA?
PRC sound cool, cyber and tech?
+ PLUS...i found out what the new
LS Underground album, PTSD means!
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!
(i know...i'm the last one to know)

Monday, September 20, 2010

The actual/full journal spread.

Since the journal pages were covered
in the DASH article,
here's the full journal/sketch spread!
(BONUS DUDE!)

CLICK-THE-PIC!

© BAMmGRAPHICS/illustrationISM

...DASH article on Jounaling/Sketchbooking PART 2.

Here's the inside, last page of the article.
(click-the-pic to read it)


DASH article on Jounaling/Sketchbooking PART 1...

One of my sketch-journals (a page from it)
was in THE REGISTER GUARD's,
September DASH publication!
(Sorry it's been a while on blogger...)...

Monday, August 16, 2010

MOO-vies envelope #7.

This is my 7th envelope
for Eugene's
MOO-vies contest.

(i accidently deleted the
photo of my sixth one
on the dig-cam, sooo
no record of it BUT
it was fun!)

Corner Sign #3


Found on the ground in the aftermath of the
Whiteaker Block Party,
August 7, 2010, Sunday morning
near St. John's.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Corner Help Sign #2

"Parents cursed by witch doctor.
Spare change for Voodoo Lessons?"
corner help sign #2 also found
near the main Eugene Public Library!

Corner Help Sign #1

"Just Want a Bacon Maple Bar!! or some coffee!"
corner help sign found
near the main Eugene Public Library!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This is my 5th envelope for Eugene's
The Register Guard MOO-vies contest.
(i already won a pair of tix!!)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

latest MOO-vies contest envelope...

This is my 3rd envelope for Eugene's
The Register Guard MOO-vies contest.
(i didn't get a picture of my second one)

i saw a BANDED ALDER BORER today!

While Daniel was playing golf with The First Tee today at
RiverRidge Golf Course (The NiNes), i saw a
BANDED ALDER BOARER Beetle!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Register Guard MOO-vies contest...

This is my first envelope drawn for
THE REGISTER GUARD and it's summer
'MOO-vies' contest here in Eugene!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Science Factory Laser Light Shows...

The Science Factory here in Eugene, had an AWESOME
U2 Laser Light Show at their Planetarium Saturday!
Trippy, exciting, creative and too short!
BEST LASER SONGS: SBS, The Fly, WOWY and MLK.
CD WORLD needs to collaborate with the Planetarium!

A note about ADAM...

I found this paper at the corner of
Berntzen and Royal avenue.
Someone wrote about Adam from
Shasta Middle School... :-(

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Otto Von Bismark

We learned that Otto was
'DER TOLLE BISMARK'!
Clickenspile der fotografik das openheimmer.
Das tobako, nun marijuanicher.

Friday, June 11, 2010

MEGA Cheerios box!

★ ★ ★ ★ ONLY IN AMERICA! ★ ★ ★ ★
(DISCLAIMER: WE DID NOT BUY THIS BOX!
It was seen and 'borrowed' from the neighbors trash can pile!)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Napoleon the 3rd and Eugenia

Yesterday's history lesson was the start of
Louis Napoleon III's reign
(and waxed mustache), as Emperor in France.
click the pic to view in detail

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Sepoy Mutiny!

This is the latest Jaquette Home School
history lesson, on the marker board -
about the SEPOY MUTINY in INDIA!
(The Hindu's didn't want to bite off the new
British cloth cartridges with beef fat and the
Muslim's didn't also because the British also
used pig fat to seal the cartridges. So they both said "
NO! We won't fight for the East India Trading Company!
We'll fight AGAINST them!")

click the pic to see the detail

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dave's Killer Bread SIN DAWG!

Our family had a roll of
Dave's Killer Bread SIN DAWG
the other day and inhaled it!
YUM!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Science lessons this week...

My kids are sorta digging the SPIDER lessons
this week and sorta NOT DIGGING the lessons!
Another Jaquette Home School marker board drawing lesson!
PLUS we took a walk around the yard and found an ORB WEB, a TUNNEL WEB and a
TANGLE WEB or COB WEB, but no SHEET WEB...yet!
We have to be alert because there was a
TANGLE WEB near the wood pile
and Black Widows make those!!!

latest illustration...

latest inking (with a COPIC MULTILINER BS)
(sorta in honor of the band REVELATION,
SALT and RANDALL BRAMAN; if any1 can give me
what the real word/lyric is, instead of 'HAPPY',
i'll send them an
illustrationISM post card!

OZ, CROCS and STEVE preview... . .

This is a draft/review cover of our Jaquette Home
School
graphic novel 'OZ, CROCS and STEVE'!
(involving Reptiles, Australia, Steve and Teri Irwin and
Marty and Sal Richardson)...stay tuned...
[ CLICK ON THE COVER TO SEE A BIGGER VIEW! ]

Favorite Family Album of the Month: CAPTAIN BOGG & SALTY - Pegleg Tango

This is our favorite *Family 'Pirate' Album of the Month:
Captain Bogg and Salty - Pegleg Tango
click HERE to go to thar deck!
*Captain Mark, Grub-cooker Becky,
Mikaela Cutlass, Isabel Shin-kicker and
Daniel Dagger!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I see LIFEGATE in our Future!!

We're planning on having our 15 year old join LIFEGATE
JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL
next school year. We've already taken a tour,
she's spent a day sampling classes, and my wife and i
went to a family/board meeting recently and ENJOYED
(AND I GENERALLY HATE BOARD MEETINGS)  it!
The staff, board and parents really love and want to
nurture every student. PLUS, it's encouraging to see
the Lifegate graduates/students are winning scholarships,
state and national academic contests and acing test scores!
I'm cheering for Lifegate Jr./Sr. High School and
my daughters not even enrolled yet!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2 American Writers and an English Writer

We learned about all the writers in the U.S. &
England during the 1840's...
R.W. Emerson wrote about his travels in England
and Charles Dickens wrote about his travels through the U.S.!

ANOTHER JAQUETTE HOMESCHOOL MARKER BOARD LESSON.

Annual Spring Photo

Isabel         Daniel        Mikaela

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

JAPAN in 1837

It's been a while since i posted a
Jaquette Home School History Lesson;
we learned about Japan in 1837.
Do YOU know what a PALANQUIN is?

Ice Shaped Oregon!!!

The kids and I went for a morning walk
the other day and saw this sheet of
ice...carefully picked it up AND...IT WAS
THE SHAPE OF OREGON!!!
[HOW 'COOL' IS THAT?!]
(THE ICE SHAPE OF OREGON WAS ENHANCED IN PHOTOSHOP
TO PROVIDE THE VIEWER A CONVINCING ASSESSMENT!)

FREE KIDS at HOLLYWOOD VIDEO!

FREE KIDS at HOLLYWOOD VIDEO!
A real sign seen on a closing Hollow-wood
video store here in Eugene, Oregon!
That's why i take my digy-camera with me
everywhere i go!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TOPSY & TURVY: Obama & Lincoln...

Isabel gave me a great book for my birthday
today - TOPSYS & TURVYS. Daniel and i drew some
of our own and this is mine!
(IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT
'TOPSY & TURVY', GO TO  illustrationISM.net
['REfresh' the page if you need to]

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Jury Duty ga$ money reimbursement check!

I had Jury Duty a couple of weeks ago and this is
my mileage/gas reimbursement check!!
It probably cost more to print it and mail
the $1.20 check!

(can't wait to get my jury duty check!!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Daniel Jaquette has some of his art at the Eugene Public Library!

Daniel Jaquette has some of his art,
on display, at the Eugene Public Library!


(proud father time and
his art teacher is
Stephanie Tsuchida)

The Maori...The British and New Zealand!

We had a fun and revealing lesson about the history
of the Maori and New Zealand
when Britain (pahikas) decided to 'annex' more land!
It seemed like the maori were a smart (still are) bunch of ab-originals!

The Alamo...Mexico and Texas

The lesson here...never take a siesta when you in a war!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The year of THE TIGER!

I made this mask for a Chinese neighbor/friend,
it's their New Year of the TIGER!
Who's behind the mask?!