About Me

I'm Dan: A forty-something guy with an uneventful but enjoyable life in the Willamette Valley. I go to work, spend most of my evenings at home with the missus, and putter around with various other activities as the mood strikes me. I'm what you might call a part-time creative. You know, the guy who margin-doodles during meetings at work, sketches the stapler or tape dispenser that sits on his desk, and carries around books like Learning to See Creatively or Drawing the Living Figure.

I can't say I have any desire to be a full-time artist, per se, but I am someone who enjoys the process of creating. In fact, I get a little cranky and/or depressed when I haven't created something for awhile. So I draw, take pictures, write things, just often enough to keep me smiling.

Wanna know more?

Well, I've got a wife who's all you could ever want, and three dynamite step-kids. The house I live in was built in 1978 and my car is a 2007. I work eight hours-a-day, five days-a-week, like most of us are want to do.

You say you still wanna know more?

Hmm. Well, I...
  • Sleep in a queen sized bed.
  • Buy jeans 2 pairs at a time and wear 'em 'til they're mostly holes, then buy two more. (I don't know why.)
  • Can do some things better than average, and a few things a lot better.
  • Don't drink.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Love red meat, but eat mostly chicken.
  • Would rather read than watch TV.
  • Make a mean peanut butter sandwich (this is not a joke).

Ah. Now you're wondering what I look like.

Well. You know the guy who played Superman in the 70s and 80s, the (late) Christopher Reeve? I look quite a bit like him, except shorter.

And thinner.

And balder.

I do wear glasses and have an enigmatic smile, though. Just like Clark Kent.