Friday, October 21, 2011

Next trip?

I know at the last Salon, the Sons had a brief discussion about our next trip for the Spring/Summer. I unfortunately had to leave early that night, but would love to hear more about this! Oregon is the destination, if I remember correctly?

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Hollow Exhibition Aftermath

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show this past weekend. Many of the Sons participated in the show and that just elevated the level of professional work represented in the show and in the Pilsen area.

We had so many people compliment not only the individual artists, but the show as a whole. Many people even came to the show, left to see the other shows and then returned to our show to say that it was one of the best shows on the street that weekend.


I may have put the show together, but it really was all of the participating artists lending their unique vision to the show that made it truly work. I owe you all a great deal of thanks, more so than I can actually ever achieve.

A very special thanks to Kristen Kernats, without whom I would not have been able to last through the weekend. She was a rock and a great companion all weekend as she helped me run the show from open to close each day. Thank you so much!

Thanks again everyone!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hollow Sneak Peak

Hollow Exhibition (The Hanging Of)

The Hollow Exhibition is an art event themed around self-image issues such as body image, depression, anorexia, insecurity and more.

Chicago Artist Month 2011

Every year throughout October, you are invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, and neighborhood art walks at venues throughout the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.

41st Annual Pilson East Artist's Open House

This event allows a rare view of the artist's creative environment. Enjoy more than 65 artist's studios, galleries, and residences at South Halsted and 18th Streets in Chicago, during the city's longest running Artist's Open House!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A very fascinatingly simple view on art. I love listening to this guy. (Two parts to this discussion, make sure to watch the whole thing!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SALON II - September 25th, 2011

Hey people!

I'm hosting the second Salon for the SoT at my place on Sunday September 25th. Here's the details:

Casa Del King
1311 Oneida Street
Joliet, IL 60435

Party starts at 6pm and you need to leave before you're too drunk to drive yerself home.

I will provide some beer and wine as well as some finger foods. Please bring something (food or alcohol...) to add to the festivities! I have a nice deck outside and plenty of room for people to hang and mingle.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

It was a hit.

Katie & Cindy Bob & Gabs

Sons of Turner - At My House


We had people from three all the way until eight. There was a shortage of cookies. Joel Pace made an appearance. Bob was handing out tacos. Katie wore polka dots and Gabs rocked blue eye liner. Nick's mom made fantastic toffee. I took breather on the back porch and was met by a doe. Tony brought in waves of people. The curator was thrilled.

Job well done Sons.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Savannah Painting

Hey guys!
So I realized that I never posted my painting here on the blog.

So this is the one and only painting that I got done while we were in GA. It was in Lafayette Square. It was definitely my favorite square. This one will be at the show this weekend, hope to see everyone there! :)


Monday, August 29, 2011

Door Study

Along the harbors of Maine....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Something Wicked..."

My surreal interpretation of the doors at Suitable Digs in Santa Fe.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thought this was funny, considering.

By an artist called Carrie Reichardt I believe.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Sons of Turner work

Here's all the work I've done related to our trips. It's a link with all my images tagged with the search word Sons of Turner. I have yet to decide what I'll be doing for the show, so any links to other Sons work might help me out!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I am proud to announce that the Sons of Turner have appointed Gabriela Mejia as our Treasurer! THANK YOU GABBY!

This was decided through a discussion thread on the SOT Facebook group page. For other leadership roles and ways to help, please check the blog and FB page often!

Calling all Sons!

Sons of Turner,


There are many truly exciting things happening for the Sons these next few months that the timing was right to send you this so that you may all be kept abreast of exactly what is happening and how you can be involved.

As you all know, the Sons of Turner are dedicated not only to our own unique artistic disciplines and visions, but also to the collective growth and advancement of the group. Several members have been working hard to take this group to the next phase of our collective journey and wanted to share with you all these new opportunities for the group

We are excited to announce that we now own the domain name “” and are in the process of designing a site that will showcase the paintings and works of the Sons as well as offer a professional look for the group. This is an important step as we continue to advance our individual careers and the influence of the Sons of Turner as an artist collective.

In addition to the website, we have the first of many gallery bookings for the Sons around the Chicago-land area this September. These exhibitions will feature works derived from the Sons annual excursions. Works that come from photos, sketches or completed during the trips themselves will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. As there is only limited room, we will need those interested to respond soon with a commitment.

These first few shows will introduce the Sons to the public as working professionals. The website will offer us a professional presence from which group and individual opportunities may arise. As such, it is vital that we all find ways to get involved. One way that we ask you to get involved is by contributing financially to the group. We are asking all Sons to contribute a yearly $50 “dues” in order to pay for gallery showings, website maintenance, web hosting, etc. A few of the Sons have paid out of pocket for the domain name but we still need to come up with the money for the September exhibition. We want to stress that though we are not requiring anyone to pay, those that do will have priority for exhibitions and the website over those that either will not or cannot contribute.

Please consider your role in the Sons of Turner and decide what you are able to contribute with your time and finances. We look forward to working together with you throughout the year, not just on our trips.

Thank you,

Caleb King


Hello Sons!

I am requesting all of you send me your most recent contact info. Please email me ASAP at with your email, telephone, address, as well as your website or online presence and profession (ie: Illustrator, Fine Artist- Watercolor, Graphic Designer, etc.). I will be posting your email and website link on the SOT website once it is created, but all other info will remain private unless it is requested by a gallery or potential employer.

Thank you!
-Diana Terry

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hey lets get some reviews on the Bold Colourful life website

Got the following from Melissa our hostess in Maine. I'd love for us to respond. Maybe you would click her links and respond to her directly, or should we collate and send her one big review? Either way we also need to send her a photo link or two with us working at the table or in the grounds and maybe some of our work. Lets jump on this before we are forgotten! MBK

Dear Mat,
What a wonderful time it was, having you and your two groups here for your artist's retreat. The place is not the same since your departure. You were a welcome addition to the 'team' and are much missed!!

I hope that your trip was smooth sailing and uneventful, and that you are happily back in the arms of your family. 

Meanwhile, while your memories are bright and clear, would you be willing to write a review for the various websites that advertise this place? And would you have one grad from each group do the same? I would be SO grateful.

And I'd love the link that will show me the work you all did while here. I'm curious--the glimpses I got of yours and others looked terrific. I love the pirate raft you left on the back table. Thanks!
I like to think I'm #5. I've got #9 down to a science. I need to work on #18. I REALLY need to work on #33.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Details for Inquiring Minds

I love polka dots.

Here is said item in gift wrapped form.


The iPad relaxing in MBK's Studio.

Gabby's beautiful cards.

Gabby's adorable little laminated sentimental collection of SOT messages.

The Title The Dedication. The Content

MBK did not just receive an iPad today. He also left with a booklet full of apps and tips to help him get started, and shown here are the first three pages. I was completely delighted to contrast traditional type on the first page with a 3D graphic on the second. The colors splashed beneath the type all come directly from The Zocalo.

Not pictured here are a slick and trendy Pogo stylus and also a collection Starbursts (for just in case the whole iPad idea didn't work out).

Gabs and I left the studio.  After weeks of organizing, planning, and scheming our goal was met.  When all was said and done I got into my car and this is how I felt.  Job well done Sons of Turner.  We made it happen.  I see so much potential in this group and I can't wait to see what else is in store.

Oh my!

Its now 1. 30 in the afternoon and Gabs and KK left the studio about two hours ago and I'm still shaking. I really put this up alongside winning the Turner medal in 2008 as a major event in my life. Seriously.

I want to say that you have no idea what these words of affirmation and this gift of generosity means to me but actually it is precisely because you DO know that you were excited to do it. You know me well enough and recognise enough of yourselves in me to be able to give such affirmation. And your gesture is something that I used as a teaching point for my children, using you as the benchmark, the examples of the kinds of people that they should look to and admire.

There is a difference between coasting and surfing. staying alive and being alive. Handing something in and thinking something through. Meeting expectations and exceeding them. You prove that. Lets keep proving it. Thank you for GETTING it and for modelling it. And thank you for the incredible surprise.

I'll post something later from my iPad.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sons of Turner cocktail menu

The Classy dame
The Turd Burglar
The seven and seven
I think there was another, like the TB but without the pickled gherkin

Recipies please. I believe Caleb has most of them and Tony has the seven and seven which is always pronounced with two handed smoking pistol gestures

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My favorite.

First painting started in Camden. For me, Camden was my most productive painting day. I did 5.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sons of Turner go to Starved Rock

Sons of Turner go to Starved Rock FB Event Page
A few of us Sons have decided we need another painting trip ASAP. All Sons are invited. Depending on how many Sons attend, I am contemplating making this a "call for all painters and photographers" who are dying to come along on our excursions and Salons - some people that I know would come - I think the Sons would benefit from having around on these mini-trips. Let me know if you're not comfortable with additional guests. Hope to see everyone there!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

2nd Best Idea We've Ever Had


The Flying Dutchman anchored in Camden

 They say she is haunted and she is able to appear and disappear in an instant when the mist rolls over the silent still sea.

They also say it will be sunny tomorrow. 
People talk a lot of nonsense dont they?

Gallery Space

UPDATE 6-4-11

We have booked a show.  The reception is at the Ontarioville Art Center on September 3rd from 3-8.  Pieces should be delievered to Chez Kernats the week of August 28th and will be hung on September 2nd at 11 in the a.m.  All good works require a wire on the back of the frame.  The gallery retains a 30% commission so price accordingly.  We are responsible for providing little cards with names, titles, prices, and such to post near our work.  If we wanted to serve wine we would have to obtain a permit of some sort.  Pieces should be picked up from Chez Kernats on October 1st after 1 p.m.  Also keep in mind that there is a Metra stop two blocks from the gallery for any Chicagoans who may be willing to attend.  In addition, located three buildings away from the gallery is the Prairie Station Pub & Grill.  Parking at this gallery is scarce, so the day of the reception all Sons of Turner should report to the Kernats Manse at 1 p.m. for tea and cakes, and endeavor to car pool at the appropriate time

But all that's not even the best part.

This show will be held in a little room on the first floor of the building.  The curators have offered, pending the success of aforementioned show, to rent the entire first floor to the Sons of Turner for a yet undisclosed monthly fee.  They are looking for people to help them run the gallery.  They are looking for people to teach classes.  They have studio space galore.

So there's that.  Just putting it out there.


UPDATE 5-28-11

Today was a day for checking out galleries. I stopped by the Ontarioville Art Center to see if it'd be a good place to hang our work. It is very very very very modest. The room is very tiny and we'd surely be able to fill it up. The benefits of doing a show here are that they'd be able to host us as soon as September (as opposed to sometime in 2012), and it is very close to a Metra stop for all of our Chicago fans. Also, the curator is looking for someone to work at here on occasion and there is even a little studio space for people to paint. I'd really like to get some feedback on whether or not we should do a show here.

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Next I went to the Schaumburg Township District Library. Since no one objected I dropped off paperwork confirming that we'd hang our work there in August 2012. We can always cancel if we decide not to do it so I decided to book it while I had the chance. Using this space basically means that we get one long wall to hang things on.

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Finally I stopped at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. This space is very nice. And very large. I know for a fact that we can fill up one of their rooms... but I believe we can handle both rooms. They'd be able to host us around December 2012 which gives us lots of time.

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UPDATE 5-23-11

I just got off the phone with Tom Javorcic from the Schaumburg Township District Library.  He is ready and willing to book us.  The only question is, do we want our work in a library?  I will say that this is a very high traffic building and most days it's tough to get a parking spot.  It would not cost us anything and the earliest they could fit us in would be August 2012.  They would not throw any reception for us, and if we threw our own we'd have to be mindful of all the people in the library.  Let me know if you guys want to do it and I will send him the paperwork.  Also, people are asking for examples of our work.  I've plucked a couple things from your blogs to give them idea of what we can do, but if you could all send me good recent works from SOT trips I think it would improve our chances ten fold of finding a great space.  Shoot them over to  Thanks everyone!


Listen up people.  I've been poking around the suburbs looking for places to host us and I've had a couple bites.

The Ontarioville Art Center would love to have us.  I've talked to Anita Komorski on the phone and emailed her examples of our work and she seems quite thrilled.  I have not seen this space yet but if you guys are interested at all I can go and check it out.  Apparently the building is a renovated farm house and the gallery is one room that can hold 20-25 small to average size paintings.  It would cost us $100 to use the space for one month.  The gallery retains a 30% commission of any sales that are made.  She also mentioned that she was not interested in hanging any nudes and I told her that most likely wouldn't be an issue.  The gallery is unavailable in July, but she's prepared to host us any time other than that.  In my mind I'm thinking we should sign up for September or October to give people who cashier or wait tables or work in Boston all summer time to do some snazzy pieces.  Also, this gallery does not throw receptions so that would be on us.

The Bloomingdale Park District Museum also loves our work.  I've been to this space a few times and it is quite nice.  They have two rooms that are available for 5-6 weeks.  Each room holds 30-35 paintings.  If we hang the work ourselves each room is $200.  If they hang it then each room is $250.  Again, they would retain 30% of sales and they also do not want any nudes.  They would throw a reception consisting of wine and cheese.  The only downside is that they can't fit us in until Christmas 2012.  Who knew Bloomingdale was such a hot art spot.  I need to let them know soon if we want to use just one room or both of them.

Those are the people I've heard back from so far.  Let me know if you're interested in moving forward with this, we have opportunities out there!  Here's a list of people I've emailed or left messages with.  Any help or advice would be great, I'm feel like I'm really taking a stab in the dark here.  When 3d people showcase their work it's SIGGRAPH so we don't do much gallery hunting.  I'll keep updating this post as I get more news so please keep checking in!

Norris Cultural Art Center

Evanston Art Center

Guenther Gallery

Barbera A Kieft Accelorator Artspace

Glitch Gallery

Brickton Art Center

Gallery 28 Fine and Functional Art

7 West Studio

Poe M Arthouse

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Maine, black and white.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Num Nums

He was pretty cocky when we pulled him out of the bag and set him on the table, and then he had his fifteen minutes of fame. Then it all went horribly wrong for num nums.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I'm getting into the irony thing. Replacing the bowl of fruit, the flower, the stuff of watercolor with the terrible beauty of weapons. But I may have gotten to the end of the iPod technology. To take this furthwer I'll need to start hitting gun shows. Where I'll meet scary people.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sons of Turner Call for entries

Fellow Sons (and daughters),

I am going to try to set up a space for the S.O.T. to have a show. The guidelines are only that the pieces would have to derive from your photos or sketches from the trips. Depending on the space, we would like to have a wall from each trip.

No concrete due date yet because half of the trip to Maine hasn't even begun.

If anyone has any ideas as to where they would like to hold the show, let me know.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cute and True

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In response to Bob's previous post. So excited for #11 this week!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Does anyone know if you can post a picture in a reply to a post easily? Anyway, I saw the graphic Andy posted and thought of this one.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Special: Leaving your mark on the world

"I want my art to make a difference in the world!"
"I want my art to change lives!"

We've all made these statements, even if it was exclusively in our heads... but how many times have we been crushed by the follow up question: "How?"

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to that... finding the answer to "how" is a personal journey every artist must take. But for everyone's inspiration, here's an artist who decided to "make his mark on the world" in a very literal (and eco friendly) way.

Meet Jason de Caires Taylor. He's an artist who builds life size sculptures, dumps them into the sea, and encourages coral forests to germinate on the figures, and create new habitats for underwater life.

He recently installed a piece containing 400 figures off the coast of Cancun/ Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The piece is called The Silent Evolution:

Anyway, be inspired! Change the world! Make it a better place!

... But don't be afraid to use unconventional methods


Monday, April 18, 2011

New Work

I wanted to post this piece for you all to see my most recent work. It wouldn't fit on my scanner bed so I had to photograph it. Even then, the saturation and all way off and needed some photoshopping to "correct". After all the patient retouching, it's still a bit off, but I'm ok with it for now. I guess I say that to say please don't comment on the overall quality of the image as depicted here. It's much prettier in person...

This is a piece for the art book I am Art Director for called The Hollow Project which deals with self-image and eating disorders. Some of you may have received a call to entries form from me about it, but I would like to encourage all of you to contact me about it. I am looking for some awesome art on the topic and would love submissions from the SoT. Here is the description from my blog - -

*Watercolor, Gouache, Ink
*Rives BFK paper

This is the completed version of my earlier WIP (several posts ago). I started this image nearly a year ago and set it aside after about 2 hours of work. It wasn't until recently I decided to finish it. I was struggling with completely conceptualizing it when I began and wanted to sit with it before jumping full force into it. Suffice it to say that after many more paintings and drawings I was inspired to complete this one and I am very glad I did. It is one of my favorite paintings I've ever done and am thrilled with how it turned out.

Conceptually, my purpose for painting this one was to show that physical beauty is temporary at best. Our culture is constantly telling us how to look and often at the expense of our character. We are so focused on looking "right" that we begin to judge others based on our own insecurities. This painting is all about the eventual death of our physical beauty. We all grow old. We all get wrinkly. We all sag and most of us will get fat.

And that is perfectly ok.

If we spend all of our time obsessing about our physical appearance and forsake our inner being, the one we will never lose no matter how old we get, we are truly and unavoidably ugly. Hopefully you can see that in this work of mine.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reverse creative block

Question that I have never really talked about with any artist before.

Have you ever had a reverse creative block where you sit down at your desk and want to be working of 20 different projects but in the end get so little done because you are thinking about everything else? I know the solution is to just work hard and get as much done as you can, but at the same time I feel like I'm rushing out less than awesome work just to move on to the next project.

Help a Bob out and let me know what you think.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sons of Turner Salon

Hey everyone. I am hosting what I hope will be the first of many of us all meeting up and getting to know each other better.

The details:

Saturday. April 30th ~6pm

at 49 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Roselle, IL 60172

It'll be a potluck sort of thing so please bring some food or drink (b.y.o.b.).

All are welcome, hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Define yourselves

Every time it rains, my mind gets lost very easily, and even at nearly 11pm, my lack of sleep is making me really contemplate some things.

I guess I've thought of these things before, but now they strike me the most, on muggy nights that make me miss Savannah. What does it take to be one of the Sons of Turner? What does it MEAN to be one? I always have that slight fear of people not really liking me or valuing what I have to say when an opinion is requested, and perhaps it's nonsensical paranoia, but I occasionally have this feeling in my gut that questions just why I am a Son of Turner. It's not at all that I mind being one. But I do feel as though our purpose is not really certain sometimes. Is it meant to be a community built around deeply seeded discussions? Is it simply for the love of art and travel? Are we meant to be closer to one another than we have settled to be, or is everyone just too shy, like I am, to ask?

Well, it's late enough at night that I can set aside just a little cowardice and ask these things. Maybe there's something I'm missing that everyone else understands about the Sons of Turner, and if such is the case, I can't wait to find out what that is. If not, the summary of this is that I want to know you all better. I want to have fueled discussions about art and life and the thick relation between the two. I want to meet for coffee and have sketching nights, travel the states, even the closer ones, just for the sake of finding an adventure with people that I am close with, who find common ground with me. I hesitate to say 'travel the world' only because budget is a difficult thing to plan in the first place. I know this firsthand; I'm unable to make the Maine trip and it's literally put me to tears a few times.

I want these experiences, I want the understanding and most of all, I want to feel like I'm a part of this thing, this group, that is so diverse and intellectual and valuable, only perhaps timid like I am when it comes to this comprehensive part.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Busy week

This has been one of the busiest weeks since forever ago.
Put up the fine art show at school (that was emotionally AND physically tiring), taught three classes a day (kind of, when I wasnt in the gallery) including four days of three minute gestures, finished and framed this big commission for a client at 2.30 in the morning on the day of the hand-in
(for a while I thought I was going to miss my deadline for the first time in 21 years), arranged flights to Maine, met with a contractor about external works at the studio, paid my sales taxes for the end of 2010, wrote a pr piece for the East Pilsen Business Alliance, designed and submitted a half page ad for my studio,
hurriedly built a new website to itemise all works available in the studio,
talked with Caleb, then Tom, Rich and Duncan about an exhibition in the fall for the Hollow project, developed a brief for a competition for the school library, negotiated rehearsal space in my building for a theatre group and agreed to curate an exhibition for them, AND tried to be a husband and father to the boys.

Today I started the first of three paintings of Boston architecture that I have to submit on Wednesday.
This has been an unusually busy week and I cant say that I've done everything very well.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fallen Leaves

Since MBK said there hasn't been many paintings posted as of late, I decided to post one.
While in Savannah, I took some photos of scattered leaves while I was watching the birds pick away at them.
I'm not sure if I'm done with it, still working out this whole oil painting thing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Know Your Harbingers of Impending Doom: Boobies


Not the sea bird primarily found near warm waters - the fatty deposits that grace the chests of mature human females. Jugs. Melons. And while it's hard to imagine anything bad coming from something so good, there's an unfortunate horror movie phenomenon, Titsonics, that turns boobies into bouncy death traps.

In the Terrorverse, young women's breasts emit a high frequency sound (measured in mammahertz) that only horror movie villains can hear. The sound attracts them - not because they want a peek, but because they know that naked breasts indicate the presence of at least one highly distracted or highly vulnerable victim. The bigger the boobies, the louder the noise. And when those boobies are squeezed (say, by the fumbling hands of a young male), they get louder still.

Therefore, the only safe boobies are untouched, well covered boobies. and well covered means buried beneath enough clothing to muffle their sound (i.e., no tank tops). In fact, the ideal outfit for a young woman would be a parka over a ski jacket, over two sweatshirts, over two bras - with the nipples duct taped for good measure. But take heart, ladies. The moment you hit 23 your Titsonic profile becomes drastically lower. And once you have a kid, it disappears forever.

That covers it (haha) for Boobies. Tune in next week for: Know your Impending Harbingers of Doom: Visable Breath.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Who ARE you People?

so I'm wondering to what extent does your work reflect your generation, its values, its struggles, its perceptions? Tough question, because for some of you there may not yet be enough work that you had the freedom to direct yet, but even school projects are opportunities for your values to be expressed.
In other words, how and why is your work of today, how was work differently fuelled in the 80's or the 50's or the 1850's. Who ARE you people?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Maine Prep 101: Know Your Harbingers of Impending Doom

Hi everyone, Caleb here!

In prep for our journey to Maine, I thought I'd offer you a few more doses of survival training via the How To Survive a Horror Movie book. Today's lesson is all about light.

In the Terrorverse (where Maine happens to exist....), light is usually your friend. It cuts through the menacing night, chases away shadows where creatures lurk and blinds night-vision equipped serial killers. But there are times when light is the last thing you want to see. Especially when it's coming from somewhere (or something) it shouldn't.

ANYTHING THAT ISN'T A BULB OR FLAME: There are some things - wood, metal, briefcases, stone - that aren't supposed to give off light. If they do, don't stare in slack-jawed fascination. Run.

KEYHOLES:If there's a powerful beam of light shooting through a keyhole, you can bet there's something very, very nasty on the other side of the door.

EYES: Light only radiates from the pupils of evil creatures, and it usually signals an imminent attack.

MOUTHS: If light is pouring from your mouth, you're about to be torn to shreds from the inside out and transported to another dimension - probably a bad one.

NOWHERE: The worst place light can come from is nowhere. Only the most powerful creatures are capable of self-illumination - namely demons and false gods. For dramatic effect, they'll backlight themselves to constantly appear in silhouette.

Well, that does it on light. Tune in next week for our next chapter of Know Your Harbingers of Impending Doom: Boobies.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm Giving You Fair Warning....

So, a few years ago at Christmas, my mother gave me this little book titled "How to Survive a Horror Movie." It's a fun little book written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the same guy who wrote "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." I had not been thinking about the book recently until the other day when something very frightening happened to me....

I happened to see Kristen Kernats (KEEEEERRRRRRNNNNNAAAATTTTTSSSS!) had found me on twitter and mentioned Maine, which had me suddenly have a moment of vertigo as this particular passage of the HTSaHM popped into my head.... and all I have to say is thank God I remembered it... It might just save all our lives....


1. Rooms lit by a single hanging lightbulb
2. Rooms lit by nothing
3. Any graveyard that isn't Arlington National Cemetery
4. Summer camps whose annual counselor murder rate exceeds ten percent
6."The Old _____________"
7. Hotels/Motels that aren't part of giant national chains
8. Upstairs
9. Downstairs
10. Any log cabin anywhere on the face of the earth

S0 there you have it. Since #5 is especially poignant, I think we all need to take a small breather here and consider our options.... I know I'm packing a knife and a few grenades for the trip. I suggest you all do likewise....

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Happy afternoon

Hey, I just found some pics of our Art Bingo day at the studio. But....dont forget to go to the next post and grab Katie's widget. Thanks Katie.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Button Love

I've made a button for us Sons to use on our various websites and blogs. Simply grab the code and paste it into a widget or gadget on the sidebar of your blog, and it will be a button that links back to the Sons of Turner Blog. Let me know if there's any problems with it, I'll do my best to fix it. :)

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Maine 2011

Here's some snaps that I took in October 2010 when I first visited Maine to do a commission.

This isnt where we're staying.
Well here's the skinny.
The trip to Maine is set.
The house is booked.
The lobster is as good as in the pot. His days are numbered.

A new semester is upon us, although more than half of the Sons of Turner are now graduates!
I didnt even get to invite any new Sons this year as both trips are filled with existing members. Maybe next year I shall run three trips so that I can bring new people in.

I dont want the blog to become something for only those who are going on the trip this year, but by the same token I dont want the blog not to serve as an information point. So my apologies to anyone visiting the blog who might not be on this year's trip, and PLEASE keep visiting and contributing to the blog as much as possible. The last conversation which Dani started was really interesting.