Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Happened


73 °F / 23 °C
51 °F / 11 °C

Sat third from the elephants on the bar side.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Groger's Western Wear

Grogers Western Wear is open again after 15 years! The building is being seismically retro-fitted and will be for lease in 2013. Rosanne Groger, after making a successful career in New Mexico's academic arts is back to get the building shape. She was gracious enough to let me take a few shots today. See Map.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Early Drawings

Fishy Toons
Illustrator and artist Allen Tsukamoto provided a fun distraction for the celebration. As a kid I loved his work in the Hawai`i Fishing News.

I mentioned Allen Tsukamoto in my post about the Salt Lake/Moanalua Library. He's an illustrator who, today, tours libraries and schools using his on-the-spot illustration talents to expose kids to the craft of being an art professional.

As a visual artist, I love to look at illustration work. Perhaps I was too lazy to read as a kid, but I would look at anything illustrated. I remember seeing Allen's comics in the Hawaii Fishing News. I didn't understand some of them but I loved the way they were drawn.

Ha, clever fish. But there's also an illustration of an apparatus of a human foot that a clever fish is using to fool a human being. I loved this as a kid.

It's an election year! Vote Taape! If you look closely at this drawing you'll see ahi, mahimahi, and a papio. They have decided rather darkly that they'd campaign, but are also illustrated as recognizably distinct species. Taape is also a feeder fish that school in large balls. They attract the bigger predators fisherman are more interested in.

I was even learning about brands!

See more of Allen's work at the bottom of the Hawai`i Fishing News, refresh the page to see them all!

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