28Mar

so i certainly need to go to more places….hmm need a road trip. This application is created by interactive maps.You can also have your visited states map on your site. If you see this message, you need to upgrade your flash player. Make your visited states map JavaScript charts

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26Mar

At the visual art center on sunday we used a steam roller to make prints of carved wood!  it was a little difficult because of the rain and the amount of ink needed so mine didn’t come out exactly as i would have liked but I still had fun and will be trying it again!

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22Mar

Last fall I got to go visit my brother while he was in San Francisco. Today I got this amazing tool that adds my watermark to images and resized them quickly for my blog…I will never edit without it again!  Here are the pics from the trip! Enjoy!

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20Mar

The stained glass is nearly complete, or so I hope…  Last week I had to recut all the tiny white pieces that line the exterior of the lemons & re grind them! I failed the first time and cut them all awkwardly.  Luckily, this time was much quicker and the shot here is of the

20Mar

A few weeks ago was my friend jon’s birthday. His wife amanda is my close friend and surprised him every day of his birthday month with a present.  I was fortunate enough to help out with one of those gifts (and make a matching copy for myself in the process). Jon saw this flask online which

14Mar

Last night I decided to print one of my favorite lines from a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien. The poem appears in The Lord of the Rings and its titled “All that is Gold does not Glitter.” I found some drop cap letters that were rather hard to lock up with matching type. Once it was done

06Mar

My coworker Angela had me work on this print for her new house. The final size of the paper is 15 inches by 15 inches…I laid out and locked in all the type and printed it first in Willamsburg Brown on both brown & cream paper. When that was done I realized it greatly needed

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06Mar

This is the grinding station where I worked on my dad’s stained glass piece. Each piece has to be ground along the edges. These are fast powered circular grinders that work amazingly well to smooth the edges of the glass that you didn’t cut quite perfect.   Then you foil it. You have a copper

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05Mar

first test print on my morgan line-o-scribe… still gathering some supplies for it. need magnets, some test polymer, oil based ink, & thats about all!

05Mar

I’ve decided to keep track of locations in the world where people buy my artwork! Obviously I know the majority will be here in the USA, but its still fun and easy to do!  Here are my first sales mapped out. Click on the map to increase the size.