April 30, 2010
It was a week ago today that I spent the day in a procrastination seminar. It cost my wife $185 ("Money well spent," she told me). So, to save you $185, here are the four main things I got out of it:• Ask yourself this question:
What do I need to stop
doing and start
doing in order to succeed? (I told this… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 30, 2010 at 9:55am —
April 29, 2010
Every spring we have birds who start pecking on our windows. I read somewhere, perhaps in Clay Thompson's column in the Arizona Republic.
that these are male birds who see themselves in the reflection and think it's a rival male trying to make time in their territory and so they peck at the reflection.
This year's annual male bird tango started more than two weeks ago and one bird in… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 29, 2010 at 9:51am —
Born in Liberty, Missouri, Charles Bruce Younger Sr. was only twenty-three when he took a stab at killing the political campaign of his older cousin, Fontaine Talbott Fox. Their cousins in the future Younger Gang were yet in their teens.…
Added by Eric James on April 29, 2010 at 9:33am —
April 29, 2010
Worked last night on sketches for the Digging Up Billy the Kid cover illustration. I have great reference—thanks to Robert Ray—of a dead guy sitting up in his coffin and giving his first press conference:
That, and the other photos led me to here:…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 29, 2010 at 8:57am —
Toni P. Haigh is a third generation Californian. She was raised on a cattle ranch and still works the cattle during the summer months in Montana. She now raises Paint horses,Jack Russsell Terriers and does herding with a Red Australian Cattle Dog.
Toni comes from a family of Artists,notably the English Sporting Artist,Alfred G. Haigh. She shares his passion for fine horses and dogs. She has had the privilege of painting portraits of world class and champion… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 29, 2010 at 3:00am —
April 28, 2010
I think it's safe to say, that this will be a first. This coming Saturday we are going to start the Kick Off Party for Arizona's Statehood Centennial: 1912-2012. I am going to start this party at Pages Bookstore in Carefree. Here's the inside skinny from Pages:
Bob Boze Bell will entertain you at 2 p.m. with stories of the West and his own zany kick-off to the 2012 Arizona centennial celebration.
Seating is limited,… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 28, 2010 at 5:01pm —
April 28, 2010
One of the advantages of almost dying is being able to mock up that look when needed. Case in point: I needed a good model to help me create a cover concept of Billy the Kid, freshly dug up and holding a press conference.
Robert Ray took this half dead model out in the back, behind our office and shot off a dozen shots. This is the best dead head look of the bunch, not very flattering, but definitely half dead:… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 28, 2010 at 3:10pm —
April 28, 2010
Got this in this morning from Chalfont St. Giles, Britain:
Bob ~ Something happen to your blog? -- it hasn't been updated for yonks, while your posts are available on the "Community" section of
the TW website. No sweat, but I can't believe I'm the only one who noticed this. Incidentally, and I quote you ["take the anchor, out in a small boat and plant the sucker on the far side of the sand bar, take out the slack with a
, and then hand… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
Caly Garris has a Fine Arts Degree from the California State University.She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and a Signature Member of the Women Artist of the West. Caly's artistic quest is to express the energy and spirit of her Kaleidoscopic animals. As a person who likes to experiment with color, she is always looking for new ways to allow the pigments on paper to react, dance and swirl while she creates her next fun animal image. Each painting takes a different shape and… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 28, 2010 at 12:30am —
April 27, 2010
Went home for lunch and looked through my stack of 10,000 Bad Drawings sketchbooks and found this page of roughs from March 7, 2007:
This was right after Paul Hutton and I joined Bob Brink in New York to attend the annual New York Comic Con in February of 2007. No doubt inspired (or infected) by the mucho macho Manga… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Just been watching some old movies and remembered reading somewhere maybe in TWMag ....the great explosion in all things cowboy during the 50's and 60's was called "Buckaroo Fever". Really makes me reminiscent for those days. Thank goodness we have DVD's. of old TV shows and movies.
I guess trying to watch some recent sitcoms triggered it. I couldn't imagine my parents seeing the vulgarity and sexual innuendo on TV today...geez!
Added by Danny Meadows on April 27, 2010 at 11:28am —
April 27, 2010
Thanks to the Googling expertese of Meghan Saar, I finally located Richard Lingenfelter, the author of "Steamboats on the Colorado". He lives in San Diego and on the phone answered a critical question for me about one of the techniques that the early Steamboat pilots used to get over sandbars. When these intrepid men, like Jack Mellon, would encounter a sandbar they had several methods for getting over them (all they needed was two… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 27, 2010 at 10:44am —
April, 27, 2010
As I mentioned yesterday, we received a ten page letter from Belgium raving about Johnny Boggs' current column on "The Ten Best Westerns You've Never Seen."
Here is one of the pages from Peter Stadlbaur of Maubray, Belgium:
Johnny picked "Fort Massacre" (the title loosely in German, above) as his number… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Site will be presenting a reenactment of the Spicer Hearing during Wyatt Earp Days. The event will take place at 6:00 pm Saturday May 29th and 6:00 pm Sunday May 30th. There are only thirty tickets available for each evening. The cost is $25. For more information, please contact Patricia Moreno at 520-457-3311.
Added by Jen on April 27, 2010 at 8:35am —
Brent Flory lives on a manage ranch in Wallsburg,Utah.He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Illustration.Brent loves to paint the honest reality of the western experience. Whether it's Cowboys, Native Americans,Farmers, Ranchers or Animals, his goal is to bring their experiences as close to reality as possible.
Horses's are also a huge part of Brent's paintings,"He says,I think the horse is probably the most often painting subject in… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 27, 2010 at 4:03am —
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Added by John Trudell on April 26, 2010 at 4:00pm —
April 26, 2010
Here are a couple photos from my art class last weekend. My first class at Vision Gallery showed up at ten. Here they are getting ready to draw:
The kid with the quick wit, John, is fifth from the left front. All of them were quite willing to bail in, especially when I told them to take off their shoes and draw with… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 26, 2010 at 10:55am —
April 26, 2010
One of the benefits of living on the high Sonoran Desert is looking out the front window and seeing some pretty spectacular clouds. For example, this is right out my kitchen window (although I did run out and shoot it from the driveway):
That's Ratcliff Ridge in the foreground, studded with a high stand of saguaros.… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on April 26, 2010 at 9:30am —
American’s iconic outlaw Jesse James had a modern day cousin who wrote movies and books using pseudonyms. One of the names he wrote under was Danny Santiago.…
Added by Eric James on April 26, 2010 at 7:37am —
Dave Dignam is a native Californian, he was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of San Jose State University.He owned and operated a printing firm in Northern California until 1998. In 2003, he moved to the California Central Coast.
Dave combined his love for fine Art and fine Woodworking into the sculptures he makes now. After studying his craft under a few world class carvers,he developed his own unique style and techniques in… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am —