Sep 06 2011

Comic book fun

As a kid, I would come home after school, open up my favorite comic books, and draw what I saw.  I spent countless hours drawing characters and even going so far as to draw copies of entire pages of comic books.  As an adult, I find myself with little time to draw, but I want that to change.  The following drawing is an exercise for me in patience and technique as well as an effort to make time to draw.  It is a drawing of Spawn created by Todd Mcfarlane (who happens to make some pretty amazing toys).  I used Todd's artwork for reference.

Aug 25 2011

How to make beer video series

I came across the following videos by Gary Glass, the director of American Homebrewers Association and thought they did a great job of walking through the various ingredients, equipment, and processes it takes to make a batch of beer.  I hope you enjoy.

Jul 13 2011

Back to Finger Painting

A quick 20 minute sketch at various stages using SketchBook Pro for iPad.  The app is great, but I have to admit that drawing with my fingers feels a bit awkward...

Mar 19 2011

A note on DotNetNuke Pro Permissions and Work Flow

For the past two or three months, I have had the distinct privilege of working in depth with the DotNetNuke Professional edition. Most notably with the extended permissions and advanced work flow options. The combination of these two very powerful pieces of functionality gives the end user almost limitless options in how he or she wishes to configure his or her website.

Dec 28 2010

Why I believe life is so challenging at times

It seems like everyone has hard times and life tends to fall apart. Sometimes things fall apart so badly that we wonder if they can ever be restored. I believe that this happens because there is an enemy in this world that we cannot see, but is no less real than the air we breathe. His name is Satan and I believe he is doing everything in his power to get us to stumble, fall, and focus on ourselves long enough for us to believe that either God doesn’t care or that God isn’t real. The scary thing is that this can happen in the subtlest of ways. Often attacking the things that we hold most dear. For example, if you are happily married, then the relationship with your spouse is a prime target. I think this has even greater emphasis if you are a married Christian couple, but that is a different topic.