Archive for December, 2009

Wreck The Halls

Posted in Angels, Art, Christmas, Photography, Santa, Thrift Store, Virgin Mary on December 15, 2009 by Thomas Allen

Another year/another look at some of the finest holiday trinkets a thrift store has to offer unload!


I’m almost certain that the face is based upon that of another fictional, stand-in mom.


It was difficult trying to choose just one image from this ‘spread’. Click on the picture to see my other favorite (YES – It’s BONUS DAY!)


Click image for detail.



Posted in Art, Older Work, Printmaking on December 13, 2009 by Thomas Allen

I found these etchings that I made in graduate school the other day (while searching for something else). I feel very lucky to have learned from a master who not only taught me how to hand wipe (a technique that seems to be fading away out of fear), but was as compulsive about consistency and fine craftsmanship as I am.

Fear and Flying

Posted in Commissions, Freelance, Magazines, Photography on December 2, 2009 by Thomas Allen

This image was commissioned for the November issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine for United. You can see it (and read the accompanying story) here.


Here’s the version that I preferred. However, the one published required a bright background to fit into the magazine’s layout.

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