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Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope

The slippery slope fallacy is when you are in a discussion with someone and they say something like, “If we allow gay people the right to legally marry then PEOPLE WILL BE MARRYING COWS AND LAWN FURNITURE AND DOGS AND CATS WILL BE OWNING PROPERTY AND THE ECONOMY WILL CRASH BECAUSE NO ONE WILL BUY CARS BECAUSE DOGS AND CATS AND COWS WILL WALK EVERYWHERE AND POOP ON THINGS!” In other wor... »

Random Acts of Art: 4.1 Uncommon iPhonographs

Random Acts of Art: 4.1 Uncommon iPhonographs

I may have just made up the word iPhonographs, or I am using it wrong. Who cares!? I figure it is a good word to describe a series of photos I took with my iPhone’s camera while I was in Austin, Texas for the American Atheist Convention this past weekend. While I was in Austin my good friend Matt Dillahunty was kind enough to show me around town. One of the places he took me was a really coo... »

Random Acts of Art: 3.24 Astronomy is Beautiful

Random Acts of Art: 3.24 Astronomy is Beautiful

Rumor has it, a whole lot of funding is going to disappear this coming week as NASA feels the effects of huge budget cuts due to sequestration. Hardest hit will be programs designed for outreach and public science communication. It may be up to us, as artists and civilians, to lend a hand and help find private funding and to disseminate the information discovered by scientists in the field of astr... »

Random Acts of Art: 3.13 Rabbits

Random Acts of Art: 3.13 Rabbits

For today’s Random Acts of Art, I’d like to share with you some drawings of some cute, fuzzy bunnies that I then turned INTO STONE. Just kidding, I only turned them into ceramic.     Random rabbit facts: Rabbits are mammals. With proper care, indoors a rabbit can live approximately 8 to 10 years but an outdoor rabbit usually only lives one year. Rabbits are nose breathers. Ra... »

Random Acts of Art: 4.8 Paintings For American Atheist Convention Art Show

Random Acts of Art: 4.8 Paintings For American Atheist Convention Art Show

On March 28th -31st the American Atheists are having their 50 year anniversary convention in Austin Texas. I have been invited to speak on a panel at the event about women in atheism with some amazing atheist activist women. I am honored to be included. And in super-cool creative news there is going to be an art show and auction at the event too. I will have three paintings on display. All of the ... »

Random Acts of Art: 3.4 Hibiscus Flowers

Random Acts of Art: 3.4 Hibiscus Flowers

Spring is already in full force here in sunny southern California and my allergies are the proof. But even if your nostrils are clear and it is still cold and cloudy where you are, know that spring is right around the bend. And until your spring has sprung, please accept this visual treat as my tiny offering to tide you over till the sun starts beaming down in all it’s bud-blooming glory. He... »

Random Acts of Art: 3.3 The Pathogen Listeria in Mammalian Cells

Random Acts of Art: 3.3 The Pathogen Listeria in Mammalian Cells

Today’s installment of Random Acts of Art is inspired by a custom order I just finished. I was asked to create some ceramic coasters with a representation of the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes in mammalian cells. So I did. I enjoyed doing the drawing so much, I created a few extra. Click on the second link here to see a video of Listeria in action and google Listeria to learn more! »

Random Acts of Art: 2.28 Dam it!

Random Acts of Art: 2.28 Dam it!

It’s the end of February so I thought I would slip in one last random act of art for the month.   A lot of little annoying things have been happening in my world this month. I have seen some people I used to call friends, acting out in ways that have caused me to be very disappointed in them. It’s sad to see, but I know I can’t control the actions of others. I figure, in the... »

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