If you've been looking at my work for awhile you know that I like to keep paper and scraps of things by my table, actually all over the studio, to draw and paint on. They are change of pace, little joy drawings to remove me from the depths of painting so I don't get stuck in one forever. I really enjoy doing them and they make nice little pieces for an exhibition. These, and many more to come, are drawings about joke and novelty items. I worked for a time as a magician in a novelty store as a youth. I still remember a shipment of rubber toilet turds. A great day for the store.