Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Self-portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.  In need of an image for my illustration work, I spoofed the time-honored RCA Victor logo, "His Master's Voice" (also known in French as La Voix de Son MaĆ®tre, in German as Die Stimme seines Herrn, in Italian as La voce del padrone, and in Spanish as La voz de su amo). Always alert to new tricks, this old dog is listening carefully to a Grammophone cylinder phonograph.  The original painting, used by RCA since 1899, was by Francis Barraud. 

Friday, March 15, 2013


An "painterly" illustration for the PCC Natural Markets. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013


The Kensho Tramps by Bob Rini

The Kensho Tramps have settled in for the night on the edge of nowhere. You may recognize some of these enlightened hobos from your travels, but the dog in the foreground is the late Lily. The snake is unknown, but it might be the proverbial Kundalini serpent, with each coil signifying something, gunas I think, or it might be just a garden variety snake, or even a highly deadly coral snake.  Whatever the case, Lily seems to have it under control.  In Zen, "Kensho" refers to an awakening--a glimpse--seeing through illusion into the true nature of things.