Naked Bike Trailer Plans – Is my math, ​right?

Finally, I’m getting around to calculating the board feet I need to create the frame for my mini-gallery aka bike trailer aka mobile dog house. These plans are simplified to a basic box with one window and garage-style side doors. It’s a starter kit for the small scale model you see in the upper right…

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Me! Looking Back at A Year at the Wildling Museum

I’m entering my last week of service at Assistant Director for the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. I’m most proud of my accomplishment of redesigning the website and with Hannah’s help, traffic is up by about 20% this year. I also worked on adding more digital marketing tools to promote our amazing programs that…

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Dog house size trailer plans in progress – Studio & Gallery

Some ideas hit and stick. This sticking point is the start of a thread that weaves itself through years of life never gets cut loose. You might call this an Axis mundi, an image that relates to the center of the earth (perhaps like an umbilical providing nourishment). Below is an idea of this center thread as…

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Mermaid Party Ideas

My photos from today’s work on mermaid party kits. I’m learning so much by trying to make something to entertain groups of people! Today I set up a backyard party of 6, a beach party for 4, and an indoor party for 2. Do you have a favorite? They are for sale! (Click here to…

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Yes! Space to paint! Before & after outdoor studio spring cleaning 🧹

Can you tell what’s before and what’s after in the studio photos? I’ve spent about 3 hours setting up to paint. The weather is finally cooperating and I can finally work in my outdoor studio. Today included brushing away the cobwebs and ripping out the weeds that have grown over the winter and spring. If…

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Holding the line for life, art, culture

Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain. Love itself is pain, you might say -the pain of being truly alive. […] But love bears all things. […] Love itself is pain, you might say – the pain of…

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Manipulating eyes and politics

The mind plays tricks on us. You can’t always trust what you see at first glance. Learning how you see is valuable. One method is, the gestalt effect. It ‘is the capability of our brain to generate whole forms, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of global figures instead of just collections of simpler…

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Quotes from Research Design: Qualitative​, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches

Working on the structure for a research project / paper as I read Creswell’s Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. My paper is about new ways of knowing, perhaps species evolution, emerging from the mixed method research approaches now available because of technology. The abstract I have so far is: Today’s emerging research…

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Inanna, winter solstice, and darkness dreams

Inanna-Ishtar’s most famous myth is the story of her descent into and return from Kur, the ancient Sumerian Underworld. a myth in which she attempts to conquer the domain of her older sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the Underworld, but is instead deemed guilty of hubris by the seven judges of the Underworld and struck dead. Three days later, Ninshubur pleads with…

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Bike studio ziggurat sketch

I’m sketching out a concept to make a bike studio look like a ziggurat! From Wikipedia According to Herodotus, at the top of each ziggurat was a shrine, although none of these shrines have survived. One practical function of the ziggurats was a high place on which the priests could escape rising water that annually…

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