USA Today

April 7, 2006

Cower

…from the newspaper, to my watercolor sketchbook…

Some people enjoy going outside into nature to become inspired to create art. My experience with that has been that nature is full of biting bugs and is frequently very hot. I have found it much more enjoyable to be inspired from inside the comfort of my own house, in a climate controlled environment, sipping a favorite beverage, and looking at my USA Today.

The Comments

Don Jones

I too was reading the old USA Today… today and realized that the NFL has an interchangeable game deal going in the latter part of the 2006 season. Apparently NBC can pick and choose a few of the games they broadcast on Sunday evening. I was disappointed to see that the NFL channel is getting into game broadcasts. In fact, the Chiefs play on Thanksgiving night ON CABLE. Dennis… reserve my seat now in your living room. Karen… weigh up some snacks for the game. Thanks.

Doug Jones

needs more scowl… This guy has the best scowl in the NFL

Don Jones

I would have to DISAGREE there with you Douger… I believe Jon Gruden has the ultimate scowl goin’ on. Coach Cowher has the best JAWLINE in the NFL. I would like some additional comments from others on this heated little debate.

Dennis Jones

…when Marty Schottenheimer coached the Browns he had to decide whether to keep Bill Cowher as a linebacker or Sam Mills… he kept Cowher… Mills went on to become a pro-bowler for New Orleans… Cowher went on to coach with Marty… Schottenheimer said he traded the best player, but kept the best coach…

Don Jones

That’s good info there Den. But where exactly does Marty fit into the picture? Seems Lamar gave him the boot from the Chiefs… and he couldn’t quite cut it with the Redskins. He may be the best TRAVELED coach in the league.

Jeff

It’s still Hockey season ‘aint” it? Try Ty Domi he has an all star mug..

Dennis Jones

…Hey… I think you’re right… since the NHL moved from ESPN to OLN I never see it anymore… I kinda forgot they were even still playing… it’s probably almost time for the playoffs, isn’t it?…

Jeff

Not for the STARS….ha!

Dennis Jones

…are you still a Rangers fan? …they are having a surprisingly good season this year…

Jeff

I am on a self imposed black out.. N.H.L. players had no problem leaving the fans hanging for a season so I am leaving them for a season. I am sure they will survive the financial blow I have dealt them..But the sting from my action will last at least a day or two.. “evil laugh”

Dennis Jones

…I’m with you, Jeff… now that there are two of us on self-imposed NHL blackouts, I doubt whether the NHL will be able to recover as quickly from the crushing financial blow we have dealt them together… SOLIDARITY…

Jeff

I tried the hate mail thing but when you start with “you guys stink” they usually don’t respond..

bernardfromtheyard

Dennis & Jeff, Make that 2.5 of us on the NHL blackout list. I say .5 because with Sid the Kid in pittsburgh I’m entitled to at least his games. Besides my son would kill me if I didn’t follow his new favorite player. As for Cower, sorry Don, but it’s a triple threat…Jawline, Spitter and Scowl.

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Back From Oklahoma

September 9, 2008

3CrazyKid2

I just got back from Oklahoma. My youngest son’s appendix burst and he was in dire straights there for a while, but he’s all better now. Since I’ve never had any sort of “real” job, I was able to stay and help nurse him back to health.

Because I’ve been out of the studio for a couple of weeks, I have no experimental art to show here, so I’m going to post this piece of art I did recently and hope I don’t get in trouble with the art director I did it for. (I don’t think he reads this blog anyway).

It’s good to have the NFL season going again. If you’re a football fan you no doubt heard or saw that Tom Brady is out for the season. Bernard Pollard, (the Kansas City Chief who hit Brady’s knee), is from FORT WAYNE, INDIANA. Another Hoosier hits the big time.

The Comments

Doug Jones

hey, glad you made it back home OK. So did the Hoosier get a bonus for taking out Brady? Interesting the way you grayed down the outer elements on this illo.

Don Jones

Hey, the Chiefs at least made the Pats sweat it out until the final seconds. Looks like Brody is out for a while as well… bring on the Hurad/Bowe connection.

Don Jones

On a side note, I’m scratching two items off my bucket list… 1. Participate in a Jury Pool. 2. Serve on a jury.

Jason Bourne

Glad all is well.  Go Cowboys and Colts!

Dennis Jones

…I thought for sure the art director on this piece would complain bitterly about me posting it before it was published, but I guess not…

Dennis Jones

…Douger, wanna know how I grayed down the outside of this?? By using the COLORIZE technique I lernt about on your web page…

Bernard

Welcome back…hope the boy is back to 100% soon too. With the NFL’s easiest schedule ( I looked it up ) the Pats will still cruize into the playoffs…however, if the Steelers ( the NFL’s toughest schedule ) can find a way to build a brick wall around Ben I would love to see them knock off the Pats! After, we beat the colts of course…sorry.

Dennis Jones

…here’s a little something that seems to be floating around the Kansas City area… seems Steelers old coach Bill Cower has been flying in and outa that place quite a lot lately… some people say this might be the last year for GM Carl Peterson and Coach Herm Edwards… Cower coached with Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City way back when… he might be headed back there… just tossing that into the rumor mill, and after all, isn’t that what the internet is for anyway? …wild speculation and unverified hearsay…

Don Jones

I saw Bill C. at the local Price Cutter and asked if he was headed back to K.C. He replied, “Which aisle are the chips on?”

Jason Bourne

I was thinking what if the Jets end up playing against Green Bay in the Super Bowl.  That would be so ironic.

Doug Jones

I need some Geritol… I have ironic poor blood…

Bernard

…whoa! Wouldn’t Bill in KC be a scoop! You just know he has to come back…they can never retire! Ali said he wouldn’t drag it on…but he did. They just can’t leave. Of course Jim Brown did. Great rumor mill stuff form the Jones Mill. Oh, I almost forgot to fulfill my commentor’s pledge of oath…Great Artwork Denn!

Doug Jones

Wow… that must be one of those ETERNAL flames Don has on his porch…. it’s STIIL going, and going, and going….

Don Jones

I apologize for that photo… I’ve been sitting in a Jury Box for the past few days and have not been able to switch it out… I forgot the URL to the Brother Jones Master Controls.

Doug Jones

hang ‘em high…

Dennis Jones

…I didn’t know you were on the O.J. Simpson jury… why am I always the last to know these things?

Roballoo!

Interesting…the parents seem to have no legs! Also, is it just me or are your limbs getting spindly-er and spindly-er over the years? The grayed down outer bits really serve to highlight the baby and then your eye is drawn over to the parent’s expressions. Nice visual trick.