Friday, December 19, 2008


VOICES. "Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel"
Merry Christmas everyone! John

Friday, December 12, 2008


I think we would all agree that there is hardly anything on Earth more rambunctious than a young, headless horseyman. (I hope this is in complience with ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY's stringent requirements).
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!- John

Friday, December 05, 2008


Similar witch-sisters, for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY, based on one little girl I saw at a school awards program.
Hey! Have a great weekend and week! Be optimistic... it's worth the effort!- John

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


"Opinion" is a pretty boring topic to me... so here's a fun painting instead! I call it "Halloween Harbor"... It's like a little Lego Halloween Fantasy.
Hey! You have you a good Thanksgiving... you hear? Take care!-John

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Have a great day or two till I see you some more! - John

Friday, November 07, 2008


Here is an image for Illustration Friday where the topic today is "Wise".
I hope you have a wonderful weekend... ignore the news, enjoy Autumn! - JOhn

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


My friend Phil Lacy was over today and this is a quick sketch

Friday, October 31, 2008


Here's a vacant house for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY for Halloween Day! I can hardly express how much the image of a proverbial "Haunted House" means to me, and I can't explain it. These old Halloween metaphors are comforting to me, maybe because of the childhood memories.
Happy Halloween!- John

Friday, October 24, 2008


A few repairs are needed in this old house. Have a great weekend/week! Early Happy Halloween!- John

Friday, October 17, 2008


This is a little painting I seem to be working on and this is just a camera shot. It's "The Fairies' Halloween Tree". (It's getting late)
Hey! Have a wonderful weekend and a great week!- John

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Wonderful Month Of October

This is my favorite month, it starts with my birthday and ends with Halloween, that spice called Autumn is in the air and I really savor everyday. This just fun stuff that I enjoy reliving.

Here is a remarkable place called The Village Bakery in my town (Tyler, Texas).
Look at the wonderful stuff they bake everyday!

My wife came home at lunchtime and brought this... a cake from The Village Bakery! I miss this cake very much.

I finally decorated the big Elm tree in our front yard for the festive month
Here's how I did it!

Even Blerpy got into the fun! (She reminds me of Totoro)


Friday, October 10, 2008


YEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! "Strings" is the ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY theme this week! Y'all have a great weekend and a wonderful week!- John

Friday, October 03, 2008


SuGaRy The theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY! Please forgive me for using a picture I have used before but it IS very sugary. I hope you have a wonderful October weekend and week to follow!- John

Friday, September 26, 2008


Packed! The theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY
I hope you are well and I hope you have a great weekend and following week! I've got a birthday coming this week and (I hope) a huge chocolate cake! Take care! - John

Friday, September 19, 2008


LOOK! A Vampire Clique! -for Illustration Friday
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a memorable week to follow!- John

Friday, September 12, 2008


I'm not an "Island" kind of person... I'd hate to be one one today and I hope my fellow Texans in Galveston and other coastal sities get out safe and alive. Here is the best I can come up with at this juncture, a pumpkinhead (I should have put wings on him!) fairy-thing riding a snail on a beach. Boy, he needs to pick up some speed!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week! John

Friday, September 05, 2008


Illustration Friday is about "Clutter" today. I find comfort in clutter. I love stacks of books and piles of art supplies and interesting things spilling over onto curious shapes... and the scene isn't complete without a cat on top of it all, asleep.
Have a great week! Autumn is coming! It's 65 degrees in East Texas... that's cool for us!
Take care, God Bless You!- John

Friday, August 29, 2008


Here it is Friday again! Fall is on the way and my memories go there! ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY.
I hope you have a great weekend and week!!!- John

Friday, August 22, 2008


It's the old "Sword Swallower Routine", as seen on ILLUSTRATTION FRIDAY!
I sincerely hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great, pre-Autumn week!-John

Friday, August 15, 2008


"Detach" is the word for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY and I can think of no more fitting subject!
I hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week! John

Friday, August 08, 2008


"Sail" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY - I got a lot of great ideas as I searched for things I've already done like this. This is a few years old and done pretty quickly. Now I am loaded with plans for a large painting. Have a great, GREAT weekend (and week)! John

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Halloween Actor

Warm colors, huh? Halloween is coming, again. I anticipate the tinme of year and enjoy looking forward and backwards.

Friday, August 01, 2008


POOF! Here it is- my entry for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY
I hope the weekend is great for you, and the week too!- John

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The theme for Illustration Friday was "Canned"... I'm already thinking about fresh pumpkin bread in the Autumn!!!
Have a great week! John

Friday, July 18, 2008


"Enough" is Illustration Friday's theme today... it's different things to different people. Y'all have a great weekend and a wonderful week- don't take things too seriously- John

Friday, July 11, 2008


"A Foggy Day in old London Town!!!"... this picture is so Foggy I had to recycle it for this Illustration Friday. I hope you have a great weekend and week!- John

Friday, July 04, 2008


"Sour" is the theme for Illustration Friday today- but I'm hardly in a sour mood, it's The Fourth of July!!! Happy 4th of July! Have great weekend (I hope), I'm watching the Twilight Zone Marathon on the Sci-Fi channel. God bless you!- John

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I was thankful I had brought goggles...

This is a little picture done for fun in a sketch game started by James Gurney called Art By Committee-

Friday, June 27, 2008


"Fierce", the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY . This is Ethan, a fierce, fairy warrior!
Have a wonderful week (I hope). JOhn

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mutated Rodents

This is my latest entry in James Gurney's ART BY COMMITTEE sketch game go check them all out... I think you'll be glad you did!- John

Monday, June 23, 2008

Vampire Family

Here is a "Vampire Family Tree" I just put on EBAY.
I often get inspiration form Ray Bradbury's writing- this was inspired, in part, by his peculiar family in FROM THE DUST RETURNED. Have a great week!- John

Friday, June 20, 2008


I sure had a lot of fun with this- though I misunderstood the assignment for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY from the beginning, you know "Hoard"... yes, I thought it was like the Mongolian Horde. I imagined this "Horde" of mice... but I rationalized that they could be "Hoarding" guitars! It all makes completely perfect sense! Have a wonderful week my friends!- John

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Art For Committee

This is my entry for this week's ART BY COMMITTEE challenge on James Gurney's great blog

Friday, June 13, 2008


PUNCHLINE is the theme of ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY so here comes the punchline... (why don't YOU write it!) Take care- Happy Father's Day! Have a great weekend and week to follow- John

Friday, June 06, 2008


"Forgotten", the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY
Have a great week!

Friday, May 30, 2008


"Baby" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY (and I can't believe it's Friday) and though these aren't exactly babies I'm sure the little round shapes on the fairy on the right were learned by my observation of our children when they were small. A little one asleep is one of the most beautiful sites on the planet.
Y'all! Have a great weekend! Ignore the advice and preaching of the internet know-it-alls and eat a cinnamon roll or a bowl of ice cream and watch TV! Life is too short!- John

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day 2008... we remember you! Thank you!

Friday, May 23, 2008


As you may know "Worry" is our theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY this week- I chose this little guy because he looks worried to me. I made this drawing to be "Little Lord Byron"- does he look worried to you? Thanks for looking! Have a GREAT weekend! I hope you get Monday off!- JOHN (Random) York

Friday, May 16, 2008


WIDE or "VIDE" (when it involves vampires) is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ... If it looks like this was done in mere moments, well, IT WAS! I got stuck on "Wide"
I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend!- John

Monday, May 12, 2008


These are supposed to be dim bulbs, my entry for the Electric theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY... I hope you have a wonderful week!- John

Friday, May 02, 2008


"Seed" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY this week... I could hardly wait to move away from the Creepy "Wrinkle" picture I posted last week! Here's the entry this time, it should come with a warning about being careful what you plant.
Happy Weekend! Have a wonderful week- I hope you will- John

Friday, April 25, 2008


"Wrinkles", is the ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY theme. This is a thing I did of "Mad Eye Moody" from J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER saga... he's pretty wrinkled, or crusty! Take care! Have a great weekend and week!- John

Friday, April 18, 2008


"Primitive" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY this week... I call this a "Primitive Headless Horseman"- I hope you enjoy it and I hope you have a great, great weekend and week to follow!- John

Friday, April 11, 2008


"Fail" is the Illustration Friday theme. This is ball point pen, watercolor pencil and China Marker on notebook paper. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week!- John

Friday, April 04, 2008


"SAVE" is the theme on ILLUSTRATON FRIDAY this week... this is an old one, it was the closest I had that honestly dealt with the theme. Hey, have a great week!- John