Monday, January 31, 2011


Is it almost Valentine's Day again?
When are us guys going to catch a break?
Here are our Valentine friends. . .

You can find them here. . .
Our garage is the man cave. Who else would want it? With bikes parked, garbage and recycling cans guarding the door, a crusty mower waiting for spring, and boxes upon boxes of the past. Who wants this junky room?
I do. I'll plant a flag in it. It's mine.
Here's something made in the man cave recently.

I'm working on my music video, and this contraption holds a Christmas bulb up to my video camera. It gives it a fish eye lens type effect, but with those scratches and imperfections that you just can't get from using digital effects. Plus, I can spend hours pulling faces into that Christmas bulb. I can make my nose big enough to smell cheese steaks in Philly.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Nice to see ya.
We finally have some new pieces finished and listed on etsy.
If the link doesn't work, just dial 911 and let them know you want to see some art. They should be more than helpful, and may even offer you a ride in a real police car!

Most days, Jo is at her table painting, and I'm at my rickety folding table in front of the computer stuffing microscopic doll arms and watching Netflix. Once in while we'll scratch our heads and wonder "when was my last day off?" So in answer to that question, I've been trying to make time recently for my hobbies. Yes, the puppet set has been unpacked, and I'm working on repairing some damage caused in its relocation from the coast to here. I didn't feed the set to the wood chipper as I had previously threatened because I've got one more music video in me I'm afraid. I'm doing something different for the puppet heads in each video, and this one will have little TV heads with ipod touches inside to supply the screen. Here's a picture of what it might look like minus the ipods. . .

I'm going to try to get more movement out of these puppets this time. I want the puppets to bleed their stuffing all over the stage. I want amplifiers smashed and heads rolling on the ground. ROCK & ROLL!!!. . .puppetry. I know. Puppets aren't very tough sounding. But when you make dolls for a living, working with puppets is living on the edge.