Saturday, December 29, 2007


The only way to really soar that I know of is on an old-fashion swing. I love swings that are big and high enough for adults. I hope you have a great week and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 21, 2007


Hope is on the horizon! The Dream Delivers are nigh! Anyway- it's a fun fantasy! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! From John (Random) York

Friday, December 07, 2007

Small Things

I think about the small things way too much and too often!
I hope you have a great week!

Friday, November 30, 2007


I have called up an earlier sketch for "Excess",


I hope you have a great weekend and week!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

5 Random Things

I've been tagged by Nicole Wong, whose work I admire and who has excellent taste in music, to write 5 Random Things about myself .

1. A friend once dubbed me "Random" because of the way I communicate.
2. I wanted to be a Flamenco Dancer when I was a child.
3. For my birthday once my Dad broke a raw egg over my head then presented me with a real top hat (what a guy!) (I was very young) (I still have the hat).
4. I was raised in a Zoo (my father was a zoo director during those formative years)
5. I visualize everything I hear so please watch what you say around me.
(Wow! I feel liberated now!)

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.






More Of The CD stuff

Here is an actual place to buy one if you'd like!


Friday, November 23, 2007

My Christmas Guitar CD

Here is a link to my music MYSPACE if you'd like to hear a couple of clips from my new Christmas CD (my first cd!)
I hope you like it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I recorded my first legitimate album at a local recording studio yester- it's all me on guitar and it's a Christmas cd. If you'd like to listen to "Noel" then follow this link to my site and click on the MP3 player! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Superstition declares that it is "Good Luck" to shake hands with a Chimney Sweep. Here is a Fairy Chimney Sweep for extra Good Luck.
I hope you have a great week!

Friday, November 09, 2007


Here is my post for an Illustration Friday thing I post a picture for each week... I don't know why, but I guess I will continue to do it.
I hope you have a good week!

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Hi y'all! Fairies and Witch Hats In The Wind! This was inspired by the Illustration Friday challenge this week.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
JOhn (Random) York

Friday, October 26, 2007

Trick Or Treat

Trick Or Treat! Hapy Halloween! Nothing special here- just another lazy scribble.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween A Long Time Ago

And now, for your Halloween enjoyment- here is a little story I made a couple of years ago...

(click on the open page and the appropriate page will open)


Friday, October 19, 2007

Peter Pan's Grave


This is "The Ravine" for Illustration Friday inspired by Ray Bradbury's HALLOWEEN TREE!

Happy Halloween y'all!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Here is my "Extremes" submission for Illustration Friday "13 Ghosts"!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The BOOKFAIR is coming to town! Tomorrow! It's kind of small, but this is kind of a small town so it's okay.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Open a book! Make mine SCARY! The bad news is they are cutting down too many trees... the good news is they are making them into books and bookshelves!

Have a great week!

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Blues

I hope you have an entire week free of "The Blues".

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hollow Halloween tree

Autumn is here! Halloween approacheth! Here is a hollow Halloween tree I just finished.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Happy Friday friends! I hope you will have a great week till next illustration friday arrives!

The Fair is in town- I must go check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Look who's getting married! I can't believe it! Happy "Hallo-wedding" Pumpkin King!!!

Have a great week y'all!

Friday, September 07, 2007


Behold the incredible momentum at work in this illustration! This illustrates my incredible decree of efficiency and ambition on this Friday morning... I need to gather a lot more momentum myself.
I hope you have a momentus week and weekend!

Friday, August 31, 2007


Alphabets is a good theme for Illustration Friday- I should do an Alphabet- I'm posting a "Sad Back To School Fairy" in case the alphabet doesn't show up.

Have a wonderful weekend-week... !

Friday, August 24, 2007


Visitors to a real haunted house!
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Summer- Almost gone!

Summer's almost over! I looked forward to it so much- the long days with lots of light and it is flying away from us. Here is a Summer evening sketch that was too much fun-

Here sketch inspired by Mr. Ray Bradbury's thought's about "The Ravine"

Friday, August 17, 2007


Aye-Aye Cap'n!
Here's Cap'n Jack (original name, huh?) Pumpkin Pirate!
Ahoy! 'Ave yerselves a good week, By Thunder! (ar-r-r-r)

Friday, August 10, 2007


EMERGENCY Halloween Vehicle!

Hope you have a week with no emergencies! (me too)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Missing You

What's missing?
I hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Friday, July 27, 2007


The Illustration Friday topic is "Moon" this week- I like the Moon- I hope we build a space station there soon- it's taken much too long for me.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


It's Percy Bysshe Shelley!
This is a pic I did with "Ode To The West Wind" in mind.
I hope you like it. I'm late- this is "ILLUSTRATION SATURDAY" for me.
Y'all take care. Have a great week!

Friday, July 13, 2007


"Hobbits"- I couldn't help but think of the great discovers in Tolkien's books- I hope it's not too corny.
I hope you have an excellent, worthwhile week!

Friday, July 06, 2007


This week's theme hit's too close to home. Here is a geeky fairy.
Take care! I hope you have a really good week!

Friday, June 29, 2007


The Illustration Friday theme is "Twist"- if this is allowable- here is a new twist on the "Headless Horseman" legend- "The Headless Fairy of Sleepy Hollow". You have to look carefully to witness the drama, and it is a little bit slower since the chase takes place on snails instead of horses- but it's so exciting to watch!

Take care- don't worry! Have a great week!

Friday, June 22, 2007


Hopefully this little guy would remain unseen by anyone taking a walk on a Summer night. Good camouflage could perpetuate the myth that fairies don't exist!
Have a great Summer day and night and week!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Covetted "Thinking Blogger Award"!

Emila Yosof awarded the "Thinking Blogger" award to me- Thank you Emila! She is a gifted, sensitive artist and I always know I will be impressed on many levels when I visit her blog. I don't know if you are like me but I seem to need encouragement almost constantly and Emila has often picked me up with her kind comments- I need to follow her example. I will now pass this award on to 5 of my top favorite artist/bloggers on the Illustration Friday venue- people who make me think ( I wish it was for more than 5).

willie baronet His black and white sketches are always bittersweet treats for the eye and the soul.. I can't believe he lives only 100 miles away in Dallas!

elizabeth siegel Her vivid illustrations always make me think- they make me think "I wish I'd drawn that!" Here is her site

The Unknown His cartoons are inspired- Something grabs me when I see his pictures and it is something unexplainable. His comic ideas are fantastic.

The Enigma I love the sentimental quality of her illustrations. I feel like I open a window and breath in the air of a memory when I view her art.

Sweet Pea Sensitive, beautiful illustrations that are by no means skin deep only.

Here is what you need to if you are tagged and if you accept the award... Chose 5 other folks you think deserve the award and write a post naming them and attach links to their blogs. Also display the award on your blog. Here is the link to the award site The Thinking Blog . Okay, now go blog, think and have fun! John Randall York AKA Random AKA Randy

Friday, June 15, 2007


Rejection, Dejection... equals Alone- It's a sad subject.

I hope you have a great weekend and a week that involves none of the above!

Friday, June 08, 2007


A mighty suitable topic for Illustration Friday if I do say so myself! I sketched this guy dressed as an Anime character called "Hansel" at the Anime convention in Dallas last weekend. Here is a link to more sketches A-kon 18

I hope you have a great weekend and week to follow!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Your Paradise

I'll never be pick of the week with my choices because I keep choosing a short list of subject matter but Autumn, childhood memories of Halloween- the misunderstanding of the world around me- daydreaming- that's paradise to me (to be able to fly like Peter Pan).
God bless you- have a wonderful week!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Coffee Fairy

I don't know if I'll get the chance to post on Illustartion Friday before Sunday so here is a fairy drinking coffee to stall for time-
Take care!
Thanks for looking if you look!

Monday, May 28, 2007


The 2007 Willowwood- A Fairy Concept Car.

Have a good week- I hope!

Friday, May 18, 2007


A sketch from a story idea.

I hope your week is great!

Friday, May 04, 2007


Hi Neighbor!

This would be a dream on Halloween- a haunted house as big as the Texas Capitol building!

Y'all have a great weekend...and weekas well!

Friday, April 27, 2007


I'm going to go with this guy for "remember"-

Have a happy last weekend in April!

Friday, April 20, 2007


Here's exactly what I'd expect to see if I visited Polar climes...
I hope your week will be better than you expect!

Friday, April 13, 2007

$$$$ FORTUNE!!!!$$$

"Fortune" is our theme this week-
here's a little Halloween Fairy who found a fortune in neat stuff inside a pumpkin- not the slimmy, gooey stuff I usually find in mine.
I hope you all (all 9 or 10 people who usually view my blog) have a safe, happy weekend and week!
Illustrate on!

Friday, April 06, 2007


Green is my favorite color! I've been on a carousel horse kick lately so there may be more in the future... Here's "Green Witch Carousel".

Happy Easter... I hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week!

Friday, March 30, 2007


The slim carousel fairies hold tight on as the horse's mane snaps in the wind!
Wow! And I thought I had a bad day yesterday- it can always be worse!
Have a happy weekend- goof off and have some fun!

Friday, March 23, 2007

I Spy!!!!

I spy 40 Fairies for Illustration Friday! Have a good weekend!