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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Afraid

Reduction Poetry (The Afraid)

It says:

"Doesn't It Make you Nervous?  I mean JESUS, WE'RE JUST FUCKING!
The Distinct Feeling That She Was Watching Someone Else Inside her.
Now She Was Scared Of The Guy.
I am Afraid She Said."

Friday, May 27, 2011

Reduction Poetry ( The Evil)

It says:

"Voices And Footsteps Approached Rising From The Floor.
It Followed Walking Straight Back To Bed That Left Three,
Boys To Huddle In Fear.
Let It Grow, On The Other Side It Been Accused.
The Dark. Gotcha, The Evil Had Called, Watched And Laughed
With Glee."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reduction Poetry (Smoking Switchblade)

It says:

"Blame The Permissiveness For The Smoking Switchblade.
Arguments Interrupted And Total Silence Idling Better 
In The Dark.
He's Just Human As He Smiled.
Sacrifices Must Be Made After Taken."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Feral

Reduction Poetry (The Feral)

It says.

"People Act Out On Impulse And Desire.
Blind To The Simplest Facts About People.
Dwelling On Casual Statements And Throwaway Jokes, 
Turning Them Inside Out Until They Got Angry Or Felt Betrayed.
Banished Screaming Naked, Crawling And Essentially Feral"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chapters End

I did it? What did I do? I finished the 1st chapter in my book. Well the first chapter the author of the book decided upon anyways. 63 pages isn't that hard hard when I am creating double page spreads for Reduction Poetry. However when you think about I had to draw at least 32 illustrations for each poem I created that is rather impressive.

So I thought that I would call this one "Chapters End."

It says:

"From The Black Hole Of The Living Room The Dark Clung Like A Shawl. Comforting Even In The Heat Feeling Those
Memories Drifted Away Evaporating In The Ever-Thinning Air"

I Think that my illustration is very fitting for this poem.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Silent Killer

Reduction Poetry (A Silent Killer)

It says:

"Tonight...Like Always There Were Streetlights.
...You Could See People Coming And Going.
His Mouth Opened Then, Or So It Seemed.
There Could Have Been A Speaker, The One
Who Made The Movements, The Speaker
Possessed A Voice.
DON'T FORGET ME! Voice Came Out Of
The Dark Just Touching The Base Of His Cravings.
Who Is That Guy?
A Bad Silent Killer.
It Was A Horrible Enough Life."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

End Of The World

The Ingredients For Life.

Reduction Poetry (Ingredients For Life)

It says:

"Tighten Birds Wings Echoed Off The Musicians Sneers'
Never Remember Their Names.
He Celebrates, The Art Of Rock Is Ingredients For Life."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Frontiers Edge

Reduction Poetry (The Frontiers Edge)

It says:

"The Edge Of The Frontier, She Yet To Find A Thing.
Any Object Would Have Satisfied Her.
But Found Nothing.
She Been Afraid To Ask For Other Possessions.
But Sometimes She Had Rescued The Death.
The Long Forgotten Customer.
Her Touch Had To Be The Most Neglected.
She Yearns For Fuel For Life."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Broken Items Never Found

Reduction Poetry (Broken Items Never Found.)

It says:

"Many Times...THE ONES, Exploded Into Tears.
You Could See, The Obedient Ones, On The Edge Of Reason.
They Gathered In Pain, Shedding The Light.
Or Watching The Trail Of Pilgrims To Their Final,
Imbalance With The Dawn.
They Are Broken Items Never Found"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

So this drawing and art journal is about the little girl I saw at the grocery store. When I was bagging my groceries I saw the girl and her mother told me that she had attended her first communion that day.

Great lady I thought. Be proud that you are condemning this beautiful girl to an entire lifetime of Catholic Guilt. Be proud that your daughter did have to do anything but turn 7 years old today and eat a stale cracker while you stand there so proud. HOW FUCKING TRITE. Be proud of all the guilt your daughter is going to endure just so that you can dress her in a beautiful dress and watch her eat crackers.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Do you know what the great thing is about bitching out somebody that doesn't deserve it?  Having to apologize.

Dear Mr Richard Jennings I am very, very, sorry for calling you a FB Douche Bag, For calling an asshole.  I am equally sorry for dragging your name through the mud. I am sincerely apologetic and remorseful for my actions.  And to prove this to you please everybody that reads this click on this link.

Richard Jennings contacted me and addressed my concerns personally.  The CEO FOLKS!  YEAH ! Thats right, the CEO OF OF FREAKING FORZA COFFEE called me and he wanted to apologize for the way I was treated. But the problem was it wasn't Richard Jennings that called me the previous day. I was angry at the branch manager that called me the previous day. And I wasn't happy with the way that this manager talked to me, nor was I happy with the way he addressed my grievance. Richard Jennings had nothing to do with this.

Let me tell you about the professional manner that Richard handled my grievance.  Richard made my problem his problem and he handled it.  I just wanted somebody to listen to my complaint as a paying customer.  That was it. Richard did that for me.

So the the link to my drawing and blog http://shanesartjournal.blogspot.com/ that is my way of making up for saying all those things about Richard Jennings, CEO of Forza Coffee.

I am really sorry Richard.

Shane Lees

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Forza Coffee

Hello Mr Richard Jennings

Is this the appropriate outlet to file a complaint Richard? Well I decided to take it a few steps beyond just this outlet.

And here http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1809732081195&set=a.1671970597244.2087455.1176767830&type=1&theater  but you can't see that becaause only fans of my art which is currently like 2000 people can see that. But I would never add a FUCKING DOUCHE BAG LIKE  YOU.

You fucking douche bag, you fucking dick. You were never even interested in offering customer service or anything like that were you?  You were only ineterested in giving me lessons in submission of complaint etiquette. 

You know I would expect in this age of technology that companies, managers, CEO's and business owners would all be extra concerned about CUSTOMER SERVICE!  Well that just isn't the case with Mr Richard Jennings, Owner of Forza Coffee in Washington State. I mean this guy is so incompetent in customer service that he when he called his wife was yammering in the background. Then he continued to give me lessons in proper etiquette while sub,mitting complaints.  I mean don't I dare leave a complaintv with a staff member. I should email him.  Like his staff was not handling a customer service issue.

Mr Richard Jennings, owner of Forza Coffee. You just pissed off the wrong customer. I am not only educated in technology, I also have talent. And I have an awesome outlet which I use to exploit my talent. I also have a huge fan base on Facebook and and my Blog. All of these people watch my art and read my art journals.  Now all of these people know exactly

WHAT KIND OF FUCKING DOUCHE BAG YOU ARE!  And I am just too happy to make you the object of my Art Journal entry Richard.  Congratulations to you. You can now find information about you while looking up these key words. Forza Coffee, Richard Jennings, Douche Bag

Warm regards.
Shane Lees