illustration is art



Butterfly Caught in a Time Storm




The Shore Watchers


Baby C


This morning, around 6:30am, I noticed how nice the light falling on my beautiful baby Creaturina looked, and took several photo’s… this is the best one. I did this in 2012, it’s acrylic on canvas. It is my beloved Creaturina as a baby, still being nurtured by her mother, the insane planet Nightmare. She looks so peaceful, dreaming her sweet little, embryonic Creaturina dreams (:

Through the Looking Glass

In her recent travels, Seraphim discovered a gorgeous build called ‘The Looking Glass’… there she found a fabulous, derelict, partly flooded theatre…


… the architecture, lighting and textures made it feel very much like we were in a set from ‘Bioshock’, one of my all-time favourite games as far as gorgeous, rich, lovingly created sets go…


… this place even had the watery/damp ambience going, as well as the luminous fungi…


… the skill of SL builders never fails to astound me; can’t wait for virtual-presence tech that makes SL fully immersive (:

Postcard From SecondLife


There are some truly amazing places in SecondLife… I took this picture of Seraphim visiting one of them… I have done nothing to this photo, other than put my name on it (:


CyberBabes_smallThis would have to be the most gorgeous, heart-warming, amazing, and just plain fabulous image I have seen this year (:


For a while, now, I’ve intended to teach myself how to frame my art. I finally started doing just that, a week ago, week 1 of my 3 weeks of glorious leave from my horrendous, soul-destroying, 100% non-creative (as in, not a job for a sensitive, artistic creative), appallingly physical job (I’m 58 years old, this job physically ruins 30-year-olds) as a general hand at a pre-cast concrete plant.

As a test, I made an A4 sized frame for a print of one of my recent images a friend liked, and gave it to her for xmas, she’s going away, so I gave it to her today… she totally loved it… it came out really well, so I used everything I learned from that to create some A3 sized frames for some more of my work I had printed.

Below is super-cute Tanyabat, a Suicide Girl I did a painting of back in 2015 (…


… the frame is made from recycled rimu (a gorgeous New Zealand native hardwood ( flooring… I love the nail holes. Making the frames involved ripping the flooring in half (on the bench saw at work), using my gorgeous Bosch router to put a slot in the back to take the picture, my gorgeous Makita planer to de-arris the outside front edges, and my gorgeous Bosch, multiple-compound saw to cut the angles. There was then much sanding, then varnishing. I used non-reflective glass.

I’m super-pleased with the result, and already have enough pieces prepared to frame two more of my works (: