Memories of Michael: Mike in Costume – Halloween Time (1992)

I remember how great is was to go to a Halloween part with Mike’s friends from his group home. Everyone had a lot of fun. Mike had the occasional Tourettic tic, but he had a good time too.

William’s Rendition of the Halloween Mantle

We spent Halloween with the kids and grandkids. William asked if he could draw  in my new sketch book. I told him that I wanted something good. He went off and later, came back with the sketch you see below. He had decided to draw the mantle that his mom decorated.* *My own rendition was the […]

Halloween Mantle

This is the first entry in my new notebook. I continue my color experimenting, this time, with pencil.  The holiday dictates a limited palette of mainly orange and black. Hopefully the rest of the book will prove educational (to me) and compelling (to you, the viewer).


Today’s post is for Halloween. I couldn’t imagine anything else from my initial brush strokes. I don’t remember ever drawing like this, but as I am reading Psychoanalytic Explorations in Art by Ernst Kris, I suppose my memories have been repressed by some ego, id, or sublimation process (whatever that means).  I must have another […]


We’re here in Burbank for a few days. I’m not in my normal painting environment, so it is as good a time as any to break out of my painting routine.  In my fog, I expressed the need for ideas to my wife and kids. They immediately supplied me with suggestions. Today’s watercolor experiment: I […]


As I mentioned yesterday, I write my posts the day before and schedule them for the following day.  It is Halloween as I write this. We are in Burbank visiting the grandkids. William still remembers me. There is a spark of recognition as I sing, What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor, the sea chanty […]


[Note: I have found it necessary_to use an inordinate amount of underscores within my text due to some program which inserts unwanted_hyperlinks. I am very sorry for any inconvenience. If I missed one, apologies. each time I edit, another set of words is chosen to be hyperlinked. I’d welcome a solution to anyone who has […]

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