Prayer Wheel Commission

The newest prayer wheel commission is finished and off to its new owner, my friend Wayne Marto of Beneficial Sound in Seattle. Wayne is treating the Seattle area and beyond to soothing healing sound baths with his massive setup of planetary gongs. Last I counted I think he had 12 gongs!

Wayne asked me to paint this wheel with the seven chakras represented as well as the cycles of the moon. It was a challenge to paint the small details of the seven symbols and I had to do a little research since I’m no chakra expert, but I think I got them mostly right. I’m happy with the outcome anyway. I think these things are not exactly scientific anyway and open to a bit of interpretation, like a horoscope.

The wheel itself is made of solid wood, designed and built by my friend Gordon, a retired master craftsman with many decades of experience with woodworking. He’s built a few of these now and has perfected the bearings in the base. There are two bearings in the base so that is will spin smooth and for a long time. It’s really a work of art and a true collaboration between Gordon and I. The concept for the wheel comes from Carrie Schmitt and with Wayne giving his input, this is really a four-way collaboration.

The intention for this wheel, as Carrie saw it, was to write a prayer, intention or wish down and put the paper in the well and give it a spin. May your dreams come true. I think it really works, and Carrie swears by it.

If you’d like to own your own custom prayer wheel, please message me and we can make it happen.


My Art on Remo Drum heads for Visionary Drum in Portland

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be offering up my art to Justin Potts of Visionary Drum in Portland, Oregon. Justin is doing some really cool things in collaboration with Remo to offer original art for your drum kit. You can either have the art printed directly on the head by Remo, or order a peel and stick sheet that is applied to an existing head. Both options look great and don’t affect the sound much. The peel and stick sheet will slightly dampen the sound but this may actually be desirable for many drummers.

At the moment I have 9 options available from his site. Each one can be ordered for any size Remo head. As a long-time drummer myself, this is really fun to see my art on a drum kit. I don’t often get to play a kit these days because I don’t have a space for it but I still dream about drumming often. I hope you enjoy these heads and please feel free to hit me up with custom orders. I’d be happy to design a head just for you!

Please visit VISIONARY DRUM to learn more and order your skins.

Atomic Tree: Limited Edition Canvas Prints, Custom-Framed by the Artist

This very special limited edition of only 15 canvas Atomic Tree Prints will each be custom framed by the artist, signed and numbered.

Frames will be unique and hand built from custom molding with specially designed laser-cut or sculpted embellishments. Because the frames will not be production-line-style, each one will be unique. Prices will vary depending on the complexity of the frame and the customers budget. Starting at just $375 for the most basic, with the most elaborate framed print costing about $550.

These will be lovingly built to order. Once you have placed your order and paid it may take up to three weeks to receive your framed print.

The Multi-Colored Machine

Here is a video preview of my new coloring book "the Multi-Colored Machine". It's available now for $17 shipped to your door or $15 in person if you come visit my studio Praxis Arts in Georgetown Seattle. 

It contains 22 illustrations lovingly crafted over the course of about a year in coffee shops and various arty places. The selected original pencil drawings were then scanned and "inked" digitally and brought together in this volume.

Designed for all ages and methods of coloring. You can add more line work with an ink pen, color them with pen, pencil or crayon. You can use vivid color or even greyscale... you are limited only by your imagination! 

I hope you enjoy it and please share your creations, I'd love to see what you make of these drawings. 

The Multi-Colored Machine

It's finally done and available now for purchase. 22 illustrations to be modified as you see fit. I think it turned out beautifully, I'm very happy with the quality that Girlie Press on Capitol Hill turned in, and I think you'll love it too. It's signed and can be yours for only $12



I Am the Universe Tapestries!

I'm ordering some new tapestries and the first tests have arrived in the mail. These are of the painting "I Am The Universe", a painting from 2016. They will be about 32x64" and go for $100. As I'm preparing to order the first batch, who thinks they'd like to get one? I can offer them at a discount for pre-orders. Say $85 for pre-orders? Let me know by the end of this week. Thanks, and stay tuned for other designers as well. These look great and I'm super excited! 


Coloring Book Project

The long anticipated coloring book project is underway! These are some rough early examples of what you might see on a page. I still have a lot of work to do but I hope to have this available for sale by this summer. Printing will be expensive so if you are feeling it, you can donate via PayPal to this cause. Use email Donations of $10 or more guarantee you a copy of the book as soon as it is available!