been waiting for this almost as long as I've been
putting it off.. my website is finally here. And let
me tell you, it's not going to be ordinary!
researched many artists' sites and found that almost
all of them have one thing in common.. they're kinda
boring. I don't mean to put down the efforts of others,
because I've seen some really good artwork on those
sites. But that's all I've seen. There was nothing
more than a gallery and maybe a blurb about the artist,
and then you're done.
not my site!
website is a cumulation of all my efforts from throughout
my life. There's more to me than just artwork; that's
only one of my many passions. (FYI - I've already
been told that my writing is better than my artwork
- go figure).
a website is a lot like building a house. You get
it finished to a point that makes it comfortable enough
to live in, and although the basement, the garage
and the yard are still being completed, you move in
and deal with the inconveniences. After you move in,
you find that the trim in the dining room is the wrong
color and needs to get re-stained, and the carpeting
in the boy's bedroom is coming up on the edges and
has to be replaced. Eventually, these and other tasks
are accomplished.. but, is the house ever done? Will
it ever truly finished?.. no, I didn't think so.
my site is not complete, there's plenty for you to
Read on to find out what's available and what's to
following is a complete overview of my site
* denotes that the feature is partially completed,
with more galleries to come)
are currently 8 galleries in this section - all
of you have only ever seen the few Bethlehem Steel
drawings featured in this newsletter. Now you have
the availability to see all of my work. This includes
portraits, architecture, illustrations, murals, digital
work, oil paintings, and my art based on the work
of MC Escher I refer to as "Escherism".
art galleries are all up and running! Certain galleries
only have a few examples, but I will continue to add
more images as well as more galleries. I'm currently
planning a gallery that features the artwork I did
from ages 12 - 18 (some pretty interesting stuff!)
- coming soon!
am currently working on 4 categories in this section:
Goose's Nursery Rhymes for Grown-ups - This
is a sampling of a book I've been working on for a
few years, which is being written by Dr Goose (a fictitious
character I created).
Goose realizes the importance of nursery rhymes to
children, and took on the task of creating the same
for people who, unfortunately.. grew older. He does
not re-write existing nursery rhymes, but creates
his own new ones. This section will give you a preview
of the coolest, humorous, easy-to-read rhymes you've
ever read, that only Dr Goose could write.
will also be including a preview of the epic poem,
"The Story of Dr Goose", written by myself.
This poem is where it all began.. how Dr Goose came
to be and where he came from.
for people who hate poetry - This was the
original title for my "book of poems" (until
Dr Goose came along and took control of it).
These are humorous, very easy-to-read poems that don't
follow the typical, poetic style that's driven so
many away from this genre.
believe that most people don't care for the intellectual
melodrama that accompanies standard poetry. I simply
can't visualize a welder coming home from work and
getting a kick out of.. "Her bountiful existence
contradicted the nurturing of her soul as the willows
effortlessly teased the sweet breath of autumn.. thus
slowly the shroud fades away".
there are some people who might enjoy the previous
prose.. but Paul the plumber just ain't gettin it!
This excerpt is credited to nobody because I made
it up. Please don't try to analyze what it means,
as it has no meaning.. it was simply some dribble
I used as an example.
Maddmann - When I was in my late teens,
I went through a phase when I was intrigued by death
and insanity. I didn't take my curiosity too far,
but I did wind up with a collection of rather unusual
poems (and sketches) relating to the subject.
titled "The Maddmann's book of Totally Deranged
Phenomenon", this collection was hidden in a
box in my closet. But now it has a venue on my website.
And though it may not be for everyone, it'll definitely
be worth a look!
- From one-line quotes and stories, to essays about
my strange theories and opinions... this is my writng
splashpan. If it's not in one of the previous categories,
it's in here.
am currently working on 3 galleries in this section:
1 gallery is available
- This gallery features some of the many
photos I've taken of the steel from inside the fence.
This is a must see!
- coming soon!
- These are photos I've taken over the years
of Bethlehem's featured historical structures. I'm
also including some shots I took during the flood
that took place in 2004.
- This one is pretty self-explanatory.
PC users have one thing in common..
they do not fully understand the capabilities their
Windows PC has.
As an artist working at home, I've had the availability
to spend thousands of hours on my pc.. and over the
past few years, I've learned a lot! So,
I decided to add "Computers 101" to my site
in order to share my knowledge with those who need
be including topics such as:
How to speed
up your slow pc.
The quickest and easiest way
to learn a new program.
How to find those
"lost files" you recently downloaded.
How to quickly
re-name multiple files.
How to configure
(without the stupid software
that came with it)
How to get your
pictures off of your camera and into your
(again without the stupid bundled software
that came with it)
and much, much more!
I'll also be including my article, The Kitchen
a complete explanation of how a computer works
presented in the simplest of terms that even Grandma
(This is a fun and interesting read you'll want to
come back for!)
the name says, this'll be the place for free stuff.
I'll be offering:
contests - I
will be hiding an invisible link somewhere within
my site that opens a popup window containing a secret
password. If you are the first person to find this
link and email me the password.. you win! You
can win prints, posters,
and other items featuring my artwork and photography.
When one contest ends, another begins. And as
a subscriber to my newsletter, you will recieve
hints and clues about the link's hiding spot. And
trust me, you'll need a hint.. my site is going
to have well over 500 pages!
contests will not begin until they are announced
please do not start looking!
be holding occasional "scavenger hunt"
contests. These contests will be available only to
my newsletter recipients. In the newsletter, I will
present a riddle or a clue which will enable you to
find a "hidden link" on my site, but this
time the link will give you another clue to yet another
hidden link, and so on until.. the winner reaches
the end of the quest first.
- I will be offering slideshow screensavers featuring
my artwork and photography, including several Bethlehem
- The best of my artwork & photography offered
as downloadable images to decorate your pc's desktop.
- I've always loved those little mind-boggler games
like the ones with the wooden pegs you have to jump
over each other, and wind up with only one peg. You
know, the kind you find on the tables at Cracker Barrel.
I wanted to add some interactivity to my site as well
as share another one of my "passions",
so I'm including online versions of these games you
can play on my site. I'll
also have some "mindless" games to play,
just in case you don't feel like exerting any brain
online activities will include a coloring book page
where you can color my artwork, and a tessellation
program to create your own designs.
- You will be able to try your hand at solving online
jigsaw puzzles of my artwork and photography. You
will also be able to download jigsaw puzzles
to your pc
that you can play offline.
I didn't learn how to write software, but I do know
where to find the very best free programs available
on the Internet. I am a download junkie armed with
a cable modem, and I'm not afraid to use it! I've
literally tried out hundreds of programs, and have
narrowed down the best
into a list of links for you on my site.
these aren't programs to sneeze at either. I'll show
you the way to graphics & audio programs, web
design software, programs to perform neccesary pc
maintainance, and much more! Did you know there's
a free office suite completely compatible with Microsoft
Office? Are you tired of Microsoft Windows? How
about a free operating system?
will be offering a wide variety of items for sale
with images of my artwork and my photography. You
will be able to pick the image you want and what item
you want it on.
be able to choose from:
I can come up with!
am going to archive all of the previous issues of
my newsletter and make them available for viewing.
As I send out new issues, I'll add them to the page.
(I will be removing relevent contest clues from
newer issues that are posted)
that ends my website overview. As galleries and pages
become available, you will be notified through future
editions of this newsletter. Please enjoy what I have
completed so far.