17 June 2010


Maybe I should not post after a couple of glasses of wine but here goes: I have come into posession of a very cool, very sexy "appliance" that i feel i should share with you all. (all of you that there are). I have struggled between feeling conspicuous carrying this around and worrying about dropping it or smooshing it under something in the studio. So here I have found a solution that both makes it mine, protects it from my hazardous lifestyle, and somehow juxtaposes its "apple magic" with just enough for me, luddite chic. It is an IPAD bound in a (set into) a wooden binding (think sketchbook). The cover is combed black over brown over wood (has a parchment panel) and was then waxed. The binding has a zinc plate with my initials and then a parchment tab with my lucky 13 homage to dewey. The inside surrounds flush to the IPAD and has a small thumb access to slip it out to recharge. The gilt lining flashes; winks at you. The inside cover is sheathed in an ancient music sheet, complete with musicians pencil scribble/notes. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I won't make you sit through one of the very cool slide shows of my pictures......Thanks again Glenn and Linda.

04 June 2010


Just finished the surfacing of the stair to the guest area. I layered black over brown and ran a strip of lead sheeting up the middle. An ode to Johnny Cash and a built in sobriety test in the same stroke.

walk the line

At the base, two clones and a very large bung.

view back down

lead strip

cabinet at the top of the stair

attic hatch

top of stair

view at mid landing

oval window

Detail of light box with old art slides mounted inside.

view up