Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dial-a-Drunk

Dial a Drunk


Vintage Intoximeter - a/k/a the “Dial-a-Drunk.”  

In the 70‘s, 80‘s and into the 90‘s this machine was the standard in Georgia and elsewhere for measuring whether a person would be charged with DUI/DWI.
The suspect would blow into a tube sending a breath sample into a chemical ampule.  Light was transmitted through the ampule and a  photo-electric sensor measured the amount of light.  A needle moved, a dial was turned to center the needle, a gauge on the dial was read and Voila! Dial a Drunk.
Defense lawyers loved this machine.  Legal challenges, operator error, corruption... just a good old time
Suspects always complained. “I blew into a tube, the cop turned a dial and I got arrested.”    This machine was decommissioned around 1994.

Pen and Ink, watercolor, 8 x10

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trader Joe's - Norcross, Georgia


Trader Joe's - Norcross, Georgia


Trader Joe’s Norcross, GA
This place should be declared a crime scene.  Selling so much chocolate, and particularly chocolate covered almonds,  should be a crime.  I am also known to frequent a another Trader Joe’s crime scene on Monroe Drive in Atlanta.

I am pretty sure my dog Tinker Bell does not understand the concept of a grocery store.  She does however, have the humans she adopted trained to buy plenty of chicken strips from this place.

Pen and Ink with watercolor in a spiral bound sketchbook.  8 x 10.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

College Street Playhouse - Norcross, Ga

College Street Playhouse

The College Street Playhouse - home of the Lionheart Theatre Company, Norcross, Ga.  This is the old Methodist Church circa. 1876. 

Prints available in the gallery.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Billiard Hall - Auburn Avenue

Tapp Out Billiards
Tapp Out Billiards, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
Pen and Ink, watercolors in a small Moleskine sketchbook.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Party

The Party
This is an old pen and ink/acrylic on canvas I did in 1997.  The party was at a late friend of mine's house. 

Dollar Bill Art


Chef Boy R Georgie and Pirate George.  Dollar Bills disguised as art or art disguised as dollar bills?