Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Well, folks, it turns out I'm not the only one secretly documenting the comings and goings at Our Favorite Starbucks. A Local Artist, Ray Indolos, has been quietly spreading out his paint and supplies and creating full-fledged portraits of folks as they slurp their cappuccinos. I met Ray this morning and watched in amazement as he plied his trade. "I try to make sure nobody notices what I'm doing," he said, "So if they see me, I quickly hide everything." Visions of paint blobs dribbling on the floor danced in my head. "Wow," I said, "It looks like my Spycam has a little competition!" I told him about my blog, and that he was likely to land a spot in it today, and he seemed delighted. He even painted notes while I was talking right on the portrait he was working on. As you can see from the photo below, Ray has talent, and I immediately started spreading the word. "That's great," said Howard, "Is he good with a roller? I need my house painted ...!"


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How much fun to stumble on someone with genuine talent.

emikk said...

Yeah, he knows what he's doing. Not like most of the losers (LOL) that hang out there!

Anonymous said...

Ray actually had quite an amazing career as an animation artist. He is just much too modest to mention it.