Pocket Journals

The creation of the pocket journals was probably one of my favorite projects in the time frame of my journal and greeting card business. I was always saving and collecting scrap paper from all the products I was making. My standard …

Cat and Monk

This is one of my favorite silhouette compositions created for the "Global Pop" series. A series of 21 silhouettes which I designed in 2002. The silhouette of the figure was pulled from a photograph in which a group of Budhist monks are walking…

Obey Giant Journals

My history with Obey Giant dates back to around 1994 when my friend Buster came back from a college break and gave me a little glow in the dark sticker. "Andre The Giant - Has a Posse" "You can do this Shields," he said to me. I wasn't…

Earth Turtle

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An appropriate image for a first posting on my new blog here. The Earth Turtle was one of my first and most magical creations. Created in the summer of 1997 I was sitting at my kitchen table in a small rustic cabin along Dead Indian Memorial…

What Do You Think Wiley’s Hair Really Look Like?

This project has a funny story. At the time I was actually making noodles as the pasta maker at Wiley's World in Ashland, Oregon. My dad had come to visit me and we were hanging out in the restaurant and making some jokes. Terry Wiley,…

Sticker Mania

Back in 1993, I had dropped out of school. I was alone, depressed. My parents had gotten a divorce and I was living with my mom. My salvation... stickers. Buying a ream of 500 sheets of label stock paper, and having access to 3 cent photo copies...…