Weight and balance challenges, bike art studio trailer update

I’m guilty of getting too excited and forgetting what I told myself about packing. I knew the drawers needed to be empty and yet I filled them. I knew all the weight had to be in the bottom and yet I packed extra things on top. Too heavy to bike uphill. Too light in the…

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Inspiration from nature, Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais

These photos are from traveling in Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais. On this summer’s road trip I’m tuning into the van life community of adventure seekers who live on the road. Their miro mobile homes allow them the ability to work and enjoy recreational activities in the most remote areas. While I’m far from…

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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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Photos from north east Italy and Slovenia

I visited the capital of Slovnia after having lunch in Bled. Bled has a beautiful lake. I also visited many places in north eastern Italy. The cities included Trieste, Chividale, Venice, Gorizia, Palmanova, Lussari, and Udine. These are some random photos and reflect some of new things I noticed on this trip. I’m becoming more…

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Posters for mobile art studio in progress

The mobile art studio is taking shape! The details are taking shape and launch date is July 1st. These sketches were made on recycled brown paper and three layers of ink: black, white, and gold.

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The power of nature 

Devils Tower earth mandala  a meditation and prayer  for the land that  all beings be free.  Everywhere I look ants march out of their underground labyrinth through a small dark hole in the center of perfectly round mounds of fine dirt.  This patch of land was bare, save the grass in the center. I clear…

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Surfing and Snorkeling in Northern California 

I love visiting with my friend Michelle and enjoy the cold Pacific ocean! This visit we also created a website using the Adobe mobile app called spark, to show off her hand made hanging pots and glass jewelry. Michelle and I have been friends since high school and collaborating on art and sport adventures. Here…

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Landscape Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Rose Valley Hiking in Ojai, CA

If you take your sketchbook along on a hike then your sure to find a inspiration in the landscape. If your not able to go out and actually draw from life, a video might do the trick. I like to sketch and take video while out in nature, and then archive what I have on…

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#BurningMan #Schwag 2013

  People always ask me about the burning man gifting policy. It’s basically the idea that when you go to burning man everything is free. It’s suddenly like you have 50,000 friends who invite you over to their party. You bring gifts for the host and the guest get giveaway bags that are really creative.…

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