Contemplating Options, Art Projects and Change.

It’s been a while since I did anything with my actual website or blog. I was having thinky-thoughts this morning about some of the changes I want to make this year in my artistic practice and this seemed like the right place to start logging that process. A... read more

Sometimes I want to quit

Being a working artist.  Most of the time?  I love it.  I love being able to make things.  I love being in charge of my work.  I love the fact that I can decide what I want to do and when I want to do it.  And then there are days like today.  When I wake up in the... read more
Paleo-friendly Gluten Free Chocolate cake of doom

Paleo-friendly Gluten Free Chocolate cake of doom

This cake!  You want it in your mouth, trust me. I had an older recipe that I made a few years back for some of my gluten free friends.  This weekend I decided to see if I could modify it just a bit to make it Paleo friendly as well.  The recipe modifications worked... read more
Ground beef jerky

Ground beef jerky

Oh my goodness this came out So. Good. I couldn’t find my jerky gun so I made it a little thicker than I planned but I think I like the extra thickness!  The only thing I would change is I would make sure to get a much leaner grade of meat.  I ended up having to... read more
Just do it

Just do it

EDITING NOTE:  I posted this to my Facebook in July of 2013.  Crossposting it to my blog to save, and also updating with pictures. ******* Many years ago, I was flying in a Naval helicopter from Northern Iraq into Southern Turkey, and that helicopter crashed into PKK... read more
Being a working artist means doing the work

Being a working artist means doing the work

I was in the art studio at 7 am this morning. With luck I’ll be done for the day by 8pm or so. These are pretty standard hours for me to be working when I’m on a production push, which is most of the time from about April through mid-December. I’m... read more

This one time.. when I was wrong.

I’m not saying that I’m one to hold a grudge…. Okay.. you can stop laughing now. I mean, I guess I do have some strong reactions when I feel like someone has wronged me or been mean to me. Sometimes it takes me years to get over things. Back in the... read more

What Memorial Day means to me

I’m going to cut and paste from some old posts because “I can’t brain at the moment” and I’m already dealing with fighting off my annual Memorial Day-depression/crash. From 2011:  TRIGGER WARNING:  This is pretty soul baring and if you... read more
From firing Tesla to fire spinning

From firing Tesla to fire spinning

I took a Greek Tesla out of the kiln this afternoon.  No wait!  It makes sense!  I’ve been working on different versions of my antique Greek pottery inspired functional ware for a few years now.  My latest obsession is alternatives on the tankard (circa 750-725... read more