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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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Family Barbeque

Blended families produce large extended families. And that’s great! Today we were gathered for a barbeque for Mikki and Kyoka who arrived early this morning from Japan. There was lots of good food and company. And, lots of corn –… Continue Reading →

Forty Feet of Blue

Work on Ginger’s display shelving is finished. That’s a lot of blue glass! [4 pictures]

My Weekend – Forty Feet of Shelving

I have my office, Ginger has her studio and my former office space. The office space has been due for remodeling for a long time. My first job has been to install forty feet of shelving to provide a home… Continue Reading →

I’ve been Busy in the Workshop

I’ve been kept busy with a couple 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].

Crystal Bridges Restaurant – ‘Eleven’

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. [8 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]

Twentieth-Century Art

Unfortunately this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

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 →

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