Getting Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed (Now In Technicolor)


getting-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed(tm)-thumbGetting Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed (Now In Technicolor)

Color Pencil on Strathmore Paper Cut 14 x 11



After a long night sleep, you groan and rub your eyes and wonder what you could of done the night before to leave you in such pain that morning. You slide one foot, then a leg followed by another leg out and off the side of you bed in an attempt to slide or pivot yourself out from the warmth and comfort of your bed and into the real world. Finally giving into the reality of life, you lift your heavy head, roll it on the popping and cracks of your neck and with one last sigh, you put your feet down and lift your body up on your hands only open your eyes to see all too late that you are on an edge of a deep canyon.


Allsea Surfer Dream


surfer-dream(tm)-thumb“Allsea Surfer Dream”

Color Pencil on Strathmore cut 11’ x 14”

May 2014


As he stands wearing his board shorts, his surfboard resting on his head, the surfer looks out at the ocean and dreams of the tall waves that that deserve to be ridden, the sea air in his face as he is splattered by a ocean mist. With the Allsea bridge behind him, Waldport at his back, the surfer looks at the ocean and dreams of waves large enough to actually ride.

– T.B.




Color Pencil on Strathmore Paper cut 11”x14”

April 2014


As he listens to his girlfriend as she discusses and explains her day about the argument she had with one of her friends and how unfair and it seemed how her friend’s boyfriend had not listened to her, he looks passed her at the car pulling up beside them and says: “Uh-huh…”

– T.B.

The Day Erle W. met M.M…..

The Day Erle Met Mary Margaret… Digital Painting February 2014The story of my grandparents meeting:

My tribute for the moment that they met

My tribute for the moment that they met

On a sunny day in the 1930’s, in Lemont Oklahoma, the downtown was the very embodiment of a vibrant small farming town.  The Adams General Store was on the main street through the town and its owner, Robert Erle Adams, was inside tending to his family namesake’s business and asked his son, Erle W. to sweep the sidewalk outside  Stepping out into the sun, Erle did his job as two young ladies happened to walk by, one of who paid little attention to the young man but the other did.  The sisters, Nell and Mary Margaret Santee were spending the day in the town when they passed the general store when the older sister, Nell, turned back over her shoulder and said to her younger sister, Mary Margaret, that there was a handsome man behind them.         Out of chance, Mary Margaret turned back and saw the man that would be her husband of over sixty-five years.