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