Sunday, January 29, 2006


SocMo keeps up with all the Hollywood GLAMOUR at the grocery store check out line.


I will be crazy busy with work this week, so I think the best I can do is put up this pencil drawing. BUT it is baked fresh just for you! NOT one of those frozen artworks that others pull out of their freezer, defrost, and post. Nope this is made with the freshest, natural, organic materials and delivered right to you. enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2006


SocMo happened upon three CATS eating pie on his walk today. After joining them in some wonderful blueberry pie, he entertained them with his hobby of cat juggling!


I won't have much time to do anything elaborate this week... so I am going to knock out a quick drawing of the first idea that comes to mind.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

eyeball elephant

Everybody... and I DO mean EVERYBODY over at Illustration Friday is having a blast drawing eyeballs and elephants this week. I find it amusing that a majority of the herd seems to have the same idea each week. Anyhoo... I don't want to miss out on any of the fun, so here is my eyeball and elephant... combo style... hold the pickle. I have been test driving a purple col-erase pencil this week and alas, this is the last drawing I think I can squeeze out of it. I think I like it though... now I have a trip to the art store in my future.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

E is for...

E is for ENTERTAINMENT! SocMo is receiving his third "Entertainer of the Year" Golden Banana Award this year. The award was presented to him by the lovely and talented Miss Nana White.


Here are a couple of sketches from two little phonics books I am working on. These are really fun to draw... but very rare for me. Most of the time I am drawing craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and paper folding diagrams. (sigh) The phrase I keep hearing these days is "flying under the radar." I think I have mastered that technique with my art career. But I'm not complaining... nope... not me...

Sunday, January 08, 2006


SocMo likes to jump into the SEA and pretend that he is SpongeSocMo SquarePants.

Well, the new year is underway! I discovered Illustration Friday at the end of last year, which led me into the wonderful world of BLOGGING. I have found SO many blogs by SO many extremely talented folks... and I keep finding more and more. All of this has inspired me to draw for FUN again, which is something I had just about quit doing. Most of the drawing I have done the last few years was just completing rather dull assignments... which have lots of restrictions and usually NO room for anything fun or creative. It pays the bills, though... and I DO like to eat. :o)

As usual, when I first saw the new I.F. word, SEA, I went... DUHhh... But after it perked a while in the back of my mind, I got an idea. Once I get the idea... I just CAN'T WAIT to get started on it! I can usually find some time over the weekend to do the drawing. Sunday afternoon was the best time to get to work on my idea... but I got distracted reading BLOGS! AAUGH! Some really interesting stuff! I had thought about putting up a little step-by-step on how I do these using photoshop, but since I spent most of my time reading blogs, I ran out of time. Maybe next time.

Thanks to everyone for visiting JONESAPALOOZA and for all the comments. I hope to get something posted each week this year. We will see how it goes. Keep those pencils sharp!

Monday, January 02, 2006


SocMo's favorite FLAVOR of ice cream is... tuna!

My good friend, illustrator, writer, and mapmaker Bron Smith has just joined Illustration Friday! Click on this link and give him a big welcome!