I started using instagram, it was really because we were integrating it with a project at work and I needed an account to get an API key. But once I got on there I realized that I’m taking a lot of pictures anyway and I never eally shared them on facebook. I think there’s something about putting a picture on facebook that seems like you’re trying too hard. But that’s all you can do on Instagram, so it takes away the guilt of being an attention whore. Plus I’m awesome.
I was procrastinating on some other things and I thought, you know why not take that wood that’s been sitting in the yard for like 2 years and cut it up and fix the trim on the shed? Cause that’s a totally normal thing to do on an overcast Saturday afternoon. And because it’s a shed, there’s no building codes, I’m not going to go to Costco and spend $600 on a shiny new plastic shed while this one is still standing under it’s own power. So a couple hours later, I’ve used every part of the buffalo. I should have probably taken a better before picture, but I remembered after I’d already fixed part of it.
None of this is the ‘right’ way to do it. I used old rusty screws to join everything together and I didn’t really measure anything. But if you’re sick of looking at something, my message is ‘just get out there and do something’!
Now I just need to take up the rotting plywood that’s in front of it and then organize the contents of the shed…
When we first moved into the house one of the first things that I noticed was that they had covered the water shut off valves in the most basic way possible. They had glued two square pieces of wood around the hole, then made a ‘frame’ out of drywall, tacked on some trim, then put two slide locks on either side and painted the whole setup white. Not bothering to sand anything. So now after 2.5 years I present to you ‘Operation Slightly Better’. Now that I think back it really is better than the beginning, but I think in my mind it was going to be so perfect that the seams would be invisible. But as I’m learning with most things it’s better to just get them done in an acceptable way and not worry about getting every detail perfect. Read more
I’m having a celebratory beer, because my design was chosen as the winner of the 2013 Floydfest t-shirt design contest. Pumped!
I decided to get motivated on a new set of sculptures. I have this idea for a new series, something about tv headed creatures wearing tuxedos.
I thought instead of drawing a lot of things this time I would just get something out thwre. I need to work on the ratios. I might make the head a little bigger and the suit a little more dynamic.
I’m also thinking of getting away from the ‘half sculpture in a plaque’ things. I might make this one into a full bust. That way it would be easier to plug into the wall and make this thing a lamp.
My adventure of buying jeans on EBay ends in spectacular failure. Size 38… MY FAT ASS!