The next one, I plan to be a little more intricately layered. This proves I had the right idea on how to make one, though.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
I plan to do some more of these in the near future. I like the medium and want to do some more intricate designs. I certainly have plenty of old drawers and cigar boxes laying around, just waiting to be upcycled.
This weekend, I'll be headed to the hardware store to see about putting a thin plexiglass front on the box.
Monday, February 12, 2018
I may make a push in March to do a shitload of pencil sketching. Much like I did a couple of Februarys ago. I think I knocked out 54 sketches in 28 days that month. Lots of fun and I improved greatly over the course of the exercise. Depends on if I start the full-size banjo build I want to attempt. So, no breath holding.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Fumbling my way along with this instrument thing. It's really a lot of fun. Hoping to build up a good repertoire of campfire and backyard fire pit tunes and ditties.
Boil the Cabbage Down
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Over the weekend, my friends Brian and Darren and I, we drove south about 3.5 hours to White Rock Mountain Recreation Area, in deepest, darkest Arkansas. It was quite a drive down, with our GPS dropping out periodically and very nearly hitting a large owl that flew across the road in front of us. We got down there just after dark. We set up camp and I went about smoking a tri tip in camp, while Brian cooked up potatoes and black bean corn salsa.
Saturday morning, up cold and hungry. Breakfast of some nice Papua New Guinea coffee from Dancing Mule Coffee Co. and bacon pepper jack sausage in potatoes via the cooking hands of Brian D. We farted around camp for a bit before lazily tackling the short, but exceedingly scenic White Rock Rim Trail around the mountain.
We saw a few pileated woodpeckers, as well as this primitive little guy (nine-banded armadillo).
Sunset Saturday was pretty awesome. See the vid below for a time-lapse.
Brian knocked out a beef stew around dinner time. Good stuff! Overnight, coyotes yipped and howled in the valley around us. In the morning, we woke to mist and rain and a hearty breakfast by yours truly.
We hung out in the cold and rain for a while, before calling it and heading homeward. Well, Brian and I. Darren, at the time of post, is still down there. He's on a solo week of vacation, hiking, mountain biking and camping. Great weekend getaway. We ate more then we hiked, but still fun. Good to just hang out and shoot the sh!t around the campfire.
Monday, January 15, 2018
With Climate Change, we don't get the snow we used to. So, if and when we do, I tend to want to be out in it. Yesterday, I made a point to find someplace pretty and just walk around for a while. Here's what Nathanael Greene Park in Springfield, Missouri looks like with a dusting of snow.
And just for good measure, the kiddo and I went sledding.
Friday, January 12, 2018
I received Aaron Keim's "Clawhammer Ukulele" book in the mail, today. Ordered from Elderly Instruments, online. So, in theory, I can now expand my playing past roughly plinking out "Cluck Ol' Hen".