In my effort to get better at painting and generate more art for our house – I tried painting a snowy scene. I tried paying attention to shading, and color. The weakest point (in my opinion) is the execution of the barn.
Above my interior stairs I’ve got a large wall that is shamefully unadorned. We’ve looked at art in the past but it’s been too pricey. So now we are making a 5×10 mosaic of several painted pictures. Can we paint? Kinda? Will we be able to paint better after making 50 pictures? Most likely! The […]
My daughter, Hazel, wanted to be Puss in Boots for Halloween – and so to coordinate, my wife (Sarah) and I were Kitty Softpaws and Death respectively. Sarah created my cloak (poncho?) and cut out the pieces for a paper craft mask on her Cricut (I assembled it). And I made his dual sickles – […]
I don’t normally like creatures building nests in my stuff, but this nest constructed of moss and twigs in the wheel of my tractor was just too adorable. Granted what ever lives there probably doesn’t appreciate me driving around in the tractor. I love the contrast between the grungy industrial exterior and the cozy natural interior.
This Summer I have been making little guitar loops almost every practice session. I wasn’t quite trying to mimic the style of a certain song though I suppose if I was pressed to do it, I could draw some parallels. This was my first time recording using the mic. There are 3 backing parts all […]
The last few weeks I’ve really pushed dinking around on the internet / phone out of my repertoire of things to bide my time with. But from past experience I know that plan implodes if you don’t have easy things to put in their place. One of the replacements I picked is sketching cartoons. I’ve […]
One of John Frusciante’s most beautiful guitar-driven tracks is “Ramparts”. It has tons of interlaced guitar parts, it sounds great. So today while I was dinking around, I tried creating something with a similar feel.
I was looking to upload something to Soundcloud, and it turns out I already had an account, and I stumbled upon this recording from 5 years ago. I quite liked it and thought it was worth sharing.
For a couple years my dad has been working on a Thew Type-O Steam Shovel from the early 1900s (you can read more about it HERE). Today I was home to help replace some of the structural components of the boom. These pieces were severely eroded after being under water for almost 100 years and […]
My daughter is going to be 3 in a little more than a week! So I figured it would be nice to make a decoration to help get the little one excited (not that she really needed any help). I came up with the idea and made the base, but was having trouble with the […]