HERE YOU WILL FIND THINGS ABOUT MY FAMILY, ART AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN . . . WELCOME TO MY BLOG . . . " I DON'T HAVE TIME TO SHAVE MY LEGS "
January 2016 - BLOG 1
"Hungry Hungry Hippos Anyone???"
When my design team and I are not working on projects we are are playing old skool games . . . just wait till I break out the "Commodore 64 or the Atari" . . . but for now we will stay and master the board games !
All right, little sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious game day with the Littles! A day in the Little Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Littles! !!! All right little sweethearts get on the ready line! Get hot! One, two, three - GO! Aaarrrrr, absolutely badassess!
January 2016 - BLOG 2
"It's called a sense of humor - you should get one - they're nice."
Pretty in Pink to return to Theaters for 30th Anniversary- My wife and I are going . . . how I miss the 80's and being a kid . . . I had the best of times in school and around the neighborhood . . . staying out playing in the streets until the street lights came on and we would have to be home inside or on the porch playing board games . . . when I see my boys playing outside and having fun I can hear the Queen song "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" in my head . . . as I am watching them laughing and running around . . . it is such a wonderful feeling watching my boys create their own childhood memories . . . HIT THE MUSIC !!!
"Hey, how come Jude gets to get up? If he gets up, we'll all get up, it'll be anarchy !!"
The boys bringing back the cut-off jeans 1980 style . . . on these hot Arizona days and nights . . . when out and about you still have to dress in style !!
Once the temp hits 105 it is safe to step outside . . . we all stay in when it hits 115/ 120 . . . the pool water is HOT !!!
Now the monsoon season is here which brings rain and sand storms - haboobs . . . Soon I will have to dress them like Jawas !!!
July 2016 - BLOG 4
‘If you want to catch a mouse, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a slice of cheese.
My little Mu-monks loves to draw and I love to see what he creates as it always helps me be creative.
This is "The Mouse" . . . One step beyond !!!
June 2016 - BLOG 3
"Try some more. The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries."
Got my little garden up and running . . . we grow strange things but fun and well you can eat them . . . one early morning we had donuts . . . yep straight from the garden . . . they taste like real donuts . . . The boys could not believe their little eyes to see I grew them . . . We are the music makers... and we are the dreamers of dreams . . . everyone wants a donut tree !!
September 2016 - BLOG 6
"We are off to the FARFISA BEAT . . . SQUEEZE Live !!!"
YES it was a very special night for the mu-Monks and I heading off to the SQUEEZE concert . . . back in 7th grade I started listening to SQUEEZE and now at 42yrs old I design for them & Mr. Glenn Tilbrook . . . so awesome to call them friends and it is always great to see them when they are in town . . . on this night I took my little Jaxson to his very first concert (with his Limited Edition Squeeze t-shirt) to see and meet the band . . . Simon even took Jaxson to see and play the drums . . . Thank you Simon that was so nice . . . it was very special night to share with my Jaxson . . . I remember my first concert at his age (5 going on 6) I went to see Daryl Hall and John Oats and was right up at the front . . . Jaxson loved staying up late and was so excited to see music LIVE (yes he had ear plugs) . . . he was the only kid there and a lot of people stopped to talk with him . . . on how cool his shirt was . . . in the car on the way home he did not last and was out in 2 mins . . . I turned around to see him sleeping at the red light and I just had to smile . . . I hope he remembers this night when he gets older and knows how much I love him and got to share this together . . . Dads favorite band !!!
My wife Kelly just saw Cyndi Lauper, next will be Stevie Nicks and Journey before the end of 2016 . . . soon Jaxson and Jude will be going along . . . music my wife and I grew up with is the best . . . I will always be stuck in the 80's !!!
It still feels like a dream that I design for Squeeze/ Glenn Tilbrook . . . In the video yep I designed the bass drum cover :O) and you can see more SQUEEZE AND GLENN work on my "WORK" page . . . something new is coming very soon and happy to design again for Glenn and Suzanne . . . wait for it!!!
October 2016 - BLOG 7
"Hey, Desiiiignnners . . . OOO TEAEE DEE !!"
Halloween 2016 was a blast . . . My Mother "Diva Dee" and I worked on creating "Jawa" costumes for my two boys and nephew ( you know from Star Wars ) . . . yep that is right three little Jawa's walking down the road with custom blasters and glowing eyes yelling "Trick or Treat" . . . Like my buddy said "If you can't find it, Jason will make it!" . . . running to the fabric store I felt like I was on Project Runway . . . I could hear Tim Gunn say " Your really rocking Halloween here . . . Make it work!"
I had to make the mask with LED's and blasters . . . the front part of the blasters is just a cup from the $1 store . . .the ammo magazine is made out of foam board, just cut to shape and painted to look like old metal . . . I also had to make everything lite for the little Jawa's . . . I mean they also had to carry candy.
Now to get more detailed into the outfit and have both ready for Phx Comic-Con 2017 . . . I can't wait to take some photos of them and create a series of Jawa posters . . . I also need to figure out how to hook-up a voice recorder to them with the Jawa voice . . . just so they also sound like "REAL JAWA"S).
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
A Little Jawa Music
November 2016 - BLOG 8
"I know that I'm Bonkers !!"
YES . . . Demo 5 "Upon The Rocks" by Glenn Tilbrook is now hot off the press . . . Once again thank you to Glenn and Suzanne and the wonderful friendship we have built over the years.
I hope 2017 brings more exciting music designs and I can't wait to see what I come up with . . . now to enjoy some demo music . . . "Introvert" one of my favorite !!!!