Ever since we moved into our new house, the wife has been telling me that the scale of our old barn wood picture frames is not right for our new den. She insisted that we needed one large painting over the couch instead of two small ones. Well, she boughtRead more
For Valentine’s Day this year, I surprised the wife with a few bleach art T-shirts. She wanted me to show her how to make them so she can demonstrate it at a meeting of her Sewing And Craft Club. I’m a big Bob Dylan fan, so I decided to makeRead more
As I’ve said before, my family makes Christmas gifts for one another. Since my tools are currently in storage (I’m between houses at the moment), my creative output is limited. The wife and I decided that we would split the gift-making duties again this year. She made scarves for theRead more
The HTPC console I recently built replaced an armoir that had been in the corner of the den. Now that the TV is on another wall, the wife and I decided we should hang some pictures on the wall that divides the den from the dining room. The wife usurpedRead more
I bought a pottery kiln six months ago for the wife and she’s been firing it about every month or so. We’re having some problems with warping in the glaze-firing process, so we’ve been experimenting with plate molds of varying wood breeds and thicknesses. It’s been frustrating, but I guessRead more
The wife and I traveled to Albany, GA last weekend for a friend’s wedding. We got to town early enough to walk through the park and trails on the riverfront and even attended a Lumberjack Show downtown. Downtown Albany seems to have a pretty good revitalization plan in effect, butRead more
I bought the wife a used Cress L-23 electric kiln for her birthday. Does anybody have any experience with one of these things? Any tips that’ll keep me from burning down my garage?
The wife signed me up for a second watercolor class at Furman. My technique is getting a little better, but I’m still trying to add too much detail. The excess paint muddies the image and bleeds over the white space that makes watercolor so unique. Maybe I’m just not aRead more
For my birthday, the wife enrolled me in a watercolor class at Furman University. It ended last night, so I thought I’d post some pictures of my paintings. This was my first stab at watercolors since the second grade and my technique was a little rusty. Some of the paintingsRead more
The wife made a pink, velveteen rabbit for one of her oldest friends who just had a baby girl. You can see the assembly process here.