Thursday, December 17, 2015

A good old buddy turned 40 this week, so when the recycle dumpster gave me this fantastic vintage cooler I knew exactly who was meant to have it.
Even when you're so old your bottom rots off, you still have worth, ya know?
Spay-on clear rubber to hold all the old in, and to waterproof the exposed foam.
You can't really see what's going on in this one
The bottom part is 3/4" cedar that was leftover from the bookcases still waiting for assembly. The edging is a stainless steel sink trim cut to fit; the sides are spar varnished cedar(?) plywood that I found in the road, screwed into the bottom with stainless screws and siliconed onto the sides.

Aluminum corner pieces from the bit my Mr cut out of the screen door
 to put the cat flap in and more stainless screws.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


1516 map of Thomas More's island of Utopia
If you turn your head and squint a bit it looks like a face. I suspect this may have been done deliberately.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I have begun collecting items that do not take up space in my home.



Southwest City

They are all pretty great, but this one is the best because it is mine.
(Had to edit out the rust spot)
I can see it from my window. 
(not my house)
There's even a little light on top to keep the airplanes away,
which I will post a photo of as soon as I figure out the light settings.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


"why cain't yew never paint sump'n purty, like flaaars?"

I showed it to one of my moms and she didn't think it looked like me.

But that was before I added the background. You can tell it's one of mine by the ingredients:
                         Phthalo blue
                         ALL the rainbow
                         an umbra
                         stars, regardless of whether they're needed or not

The upper lip part is how I really look, but can be interpreted as an homage to Frida if you so choose.