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Online Scammers: Will The Real Gary Allman, Gary Brooks, Rick Brooks, Fabienne Duval, et al. Please Stand Up?

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Think you have been scammed by Gary Allman, Gary Brooks, Rick Brooks or others who have an uncanny resemblance to me?

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A Seaside Walk and Afternoon Tea with Keith, Andrea, and Felix

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Vacation Day 5 – With work nearly out of the way (or so I thought), it was time to spend some grandfather time with Felix. [13 Pictures]

I’ve been Busy in the Workshop

I’ve been kept busy with a copy of projects in the workshop this week [4 pictures.]

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [3 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (Color)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (color) [4 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

Chihuly – In the Gallery + In the Forest

Photographs of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art [17 pictures].

Wall Drawing #880: Loopy Doopy

Yes, the colors really are that bright. Artist: Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [4 pictures]

The Bubble

I couldn’t get the camera to brace for a long exposure in portrait orientation (I’ve since worked out I need to rotate it until the eyepiece is against the wall / corner, which is a bit awkward to use). So… Continue Reading →

Sappho – Alone in the crowd

Art galleries and museums are often dimly lit places. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is no different, and working in the dark provides challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was. I wanted… Continue Reading →

Late Night Self Portrait

I’ve not taken a self portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

Leatherman Skeletool CX

My new everyday carry knife / multi tool. It weighs less than my Milwaukee Fastback or Swiss Navy knife. It has a carabiner and pocket clip – which was a must have for me. The tools include pliers, side cutters,… Continue Reading →

Small Product Photography Set-up in a Closet (Our ‘photo closet’)

Back in June Ginger moved her studio to another of the bedrooms. She asked me to build a small product photo studio in the room’s closet. Below the photography area I fitted shelves to either side and there is room… Continue Reading →

Cellphone Stand

A nice, simple project. I made three cellphone stands, one for Ginger, one for my nightstand and one for my desk. It took a couple of prototypes to get the depth just right so that the fingerprint sensor can still… Continue Reading →

Procrastinating In The Workshop

There are lots of other things I could be doing, like yard work. Instead I’ve chosen to make three cellphone stands and a couple of bench rollers. It’s amazing the number of tools needed and the amount of mess created… Continue Reading →

Paper Napkins

Earlier today the light on the kitchen table caught my eye, and I wanted to take a picture but was too busy. Fortunately the sky has been heavily overcast all day, when I stopped for lunch it was still looking… Continue Reading →

Function vs Form (II)

Function vs Form – Knives. When I first wrote a few thoughts about Function vs Form I used my lighters as an example. This time I’ve been pondering over the knives I’ve been using for the past 30-odd years. I… Continue Reading →

Armadillo Belt Buckle

During our Fathers’ Day weekend visit to Jim and Carol’s, Jim asked me if I wanted a belt with an armadillo Buckle. well, actually I’m pretty sure he said arma-dildo but we’ll gloss over that. Much to my surprise the… Continue Reading →

Jim’s Pickup – Black and white

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]

Flower Frog

I had not heard of the term ‘Flower frog’ until a few weeks ago when one was suggested by Ginger as a good way to store / hold / display fountain pens, whereas normally a flower frog holds the stems… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus – Color

And the same picture in color … When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus – Black and White

When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the… Continue Reading →

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