I love animals. I feel a strong kinship with many of them, even a spiritual connection. Birds are an especially powerful symbol for me. A link between heaven and earth. Sometimes they feel to me like they must be psychopomps, sometimes I wonder if maybe they aren’t guiding new or reincarnated souls into this world. Maybe they do all of that and more!

I just know I love to see them. I love to watch them fly. Here are a few new drawings of birds I finished recently that I hope you enjoy.



Teresa Flowers’ Echoes


I really like Teresa Flowers‘ artwork and photography. She is one of my favorite local artists, and I’ve collected and hang a few of her pieces in my house.

Teresa is working on a new project and series that I find very interesting, and she is asking for help with funding it through Kickstarter. I really like the concept, and would love to see the artwork realized. I like the idea of transparencies and ghost lives that you can wander through and around. I hope you’ll join me and give what you can

A person’s life purpose…

“A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.”

Albert Camus

in Just

I’ve mentioned here before about how much the poem “in Just-” has wedged itself into my imagination. I feel like posting it today. Every year at about this time, snippets surface right behind my eyes and I feel alright. Rain is falling, flowers blossom, trees are a-blooming, and the world is puddle-wonderful.

in Just-

in Just-
spring       when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles       far       and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far       and       wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and




balloonMan       whistles

Ghost in the Machine

“Ghost in the Machine” by Todd Powelson

Here is a new piece I finished recently called “Ghost in the Machine“.

You can purchase a high quality canvas print of this artwork by clicking this link.