Archive for September, 2015


Posted in Designs, Word Pictures with tags , , , , on September 29, 2015 by alteredlines

reaperWe all make choices in life. Good or bad they are ours to make and no one can be blamed or credited for the choices but ourselves. We must take accountability for our actions, after all is said and done, you reap what you sow.
Often times people are upset with the repercussions of a given situation. The thing to be aware of is who was responsible for the percussion In the first place. If you’re the one holding the drum stick, you are the one responsible for the beat. It’s not always easy to keep pace.

I’m unfortunately good at learning from hindsight (it’s 20/20 after all), the problem being that I need to remind myself to take a step back to see the bigger picture. I could benefit by shoving rationalization aside, rather than giving him a chance to speak and entertain his thoughts. Ahh well you reap what you sow, right? It is what it is…

The above graphic represents those type of moments. Using rationalization to convince yourself that the decision you’re about to make is as pure as a freshly picked daisy. Meanwhile you neglect to dig deeper and get to the roots of the issue. Further down the road you realize that you my have inadvertently put a noose around your neck. Choices…

-Dig Deeper Ya’ll!


It’s a dark night tonight

Posted in art with tags , , , , on September 7, 2015 by alteredlines

   The batman obsession runs deep with my newest client. It was a good thing that I absolutely love drawing capes and superheroes. Illustrating  the caped crusader was a perfect fit. 
If you would like your own commission, feel free to contact me! I’d love to work with you! 

-Dig Deeper Ya’ll


Posted in art, Word Pictures with tags , , , , on September 2, 2015 by alteredlines

 There are times in life where you’re forced to see things from a new perspective. Some choose to bury their head in the sand and some choose to rise above it all. My daughter has chosen the ladder. She’s climbing up one rung at a time. 

She’s taught me a lot about perseverance lately. It’s an action word. Its not about hanging in there and weathering the storm. It’s about fighting through it one step at a time, even when back pedaling. It’s about picking yourself up when you fall and not crying about the scraped knees along the way.  Besides, scars are cool! They tell a story of the journey we were on. It’s a keepsake if you will. It’s about Digging Deeper inside yourself to find strength. The type you never knew you had… 

After meeting her favorite artist, Sara Richard at comic con, My daughter was fueled with a newfound love for gel pens. I highly recommend checking her site out. You’re welcome! 

According to Maddy, her battle with cancer is like a bird being trapped in a cage. Right now she’s slowly working on unlocking it. As soon as she gets the door open, she plans on taking flight and rising above it all.

 The Altered Lines tag line of Dig Deeper was originally conceived from a perspective of introspection. I’m a tinkerer and I like to see how things work. Which requires pulling off the cover to see what’s going on inside. This is what matters to me… It’s the heart of things that matters.  There ain’t no tin men in this family! We’re not hollow inside and we refuse to get rusted to the point where we can’t move. 

So grab your basket Dorothy cuz we’re gonna see where this yellow road takes us. And you know we’re gonna pull back the curtain when we get there. 

-Dig Deeper Ya’ll!


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