• hail album art

    hail album art

    a variety of album art treatments for my own music

  • Return to Ommadawn

    Return to Ommadawn

    I can’t imagine wanting to stop listening to this over and over again any time soon. If you’re new to Mike Oldfield, this is an ideal gateway album. That needs to be stated, because just picking up one album at random may not turn you into a fan. It also wouldn’t be representative of his work.…

  • self portrait practice

    Here’s an art challenge to everyone: get better at self portraits. Here are the rules: Time limit is 15 minutes. Paper size is sketchbook size (roughly letter size). Sketchbook must be held in hand while standing up, looking into mirror. Use only a pencil and an eraser (nothing fancy). Start with toned paper which does not count…

  • what to do with useless information?

    During an attempt to get Home DepLowe’s to repair the lawnmower from which I violently extracted the pull string, I experienced a taste of the unusual way humans and our digital overlords have chosen to use computing. The mower was purchased over a year ago, so, no, I did not have a receipt. Somehow knowing…

  • be as full stack as you can be

    This post is in response to Stephen Hay’s post Put the “designers should code” debate to rest. First of all, I think the big answer is that designers should code more. To truly design something is to consider all aspects of the subject: use, misuse, ethics, aesthetics, and so on, but definitely including the media. The…

  • current definition of art

    current definition of art

    components of an artwork A work of art has been fully realized when an artist actively participates in the actions of creating, shaping, and framing. When only one or two actions have been done, this only means that the artwork is not as fully realized as it could be. creating Since ideas can exist independently of…

  • torah stitch by stitch typesetting

    The nature of my involvement in this project has changed for the better. Putting my graphic design skills to use, I am now one of 3 typesetters for the project, and will be creating the diagrams which participants receive upon signup. I consider this to be a great honor and am privileged to have found a way to…

  • torah stitch by stitch

    This post should explain the images I’ve been posting on Instagram tagged with #torahstitchbystitch. I am part of the Torah Stitch by Stitch project, a global effort to create a cross-stitch embroidered copy of the Torah (the 5 books of Moses). Posting daily images of my progress keeps me from slacking off and hopefully will…

  • cheap vs cheap as hell

    sorry but I think the only people who will get this are late gen-x parents    

  • review: Abandoned City by Hauschka

    [amazon_link id=”B00H38JKUI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] Google Play sez, at the time of this typing, that I have listened to this entire album 17 times in the few days I have known about it (my thought is that it missed about 20 other listenings but who knows). Obviously, I am a fan. This is what…

  • sphere of fifths

    sphere of fifths

    layers of glass projecting shadows

  • beck: morning phase

    [amazon_link id=”B00HHYEOY0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] comments, track by track First off, my second favorite track is  the 39 second ‘intro’ track Cycle. What can I say; I got pretty pumped up (during all of those 39 seconds) about where this was going. Now that I’ve listened to the album several times, it’s hard to…

  • illumination 2014

    illumination 2014

    circular piece with a lot of writing

  • proof


    art as a container for art

  • 3d bitmap letters

    I made a 3d bitmap word for my dad for his birthday. This will show you how to make your own. The process isn’t difficult but there are a few things you can do to make it easier. Planning First, choose a word you want to make a 3d bitmap version of. Write it out…

  • comp tank

    The idea was to end up with a glitchy way of capturing images which would show the ghostly depth of 3-d objects scanned on a flatbed scanner. I cut some clear acrylic sheets and made a tank using my old scanner as the base. The tank was then filled with water to allow things to…

  • ceramic face tile with jawbone antlers

    This is a ceramic tile. The antlers are jawbones from a groundhog (possibly?). the assignment This was my product from an assignment I gave my class, which was basically: Make a 3″ x 6″ x 1/4″ tile with a face on it. The face must project out from the tile (as opposed to being scratched…

  • 4312 davron ln 37918

    In order to help sell my old house, I whipped up a little WP site full of photos of the place. I’m not really sure exactly why, but I made a QR code drawing / painting which linked to the site. The house was sold before I completed this piece, and the code links to…

  • self portrait in cut paper

  • recursive antecedent quick response code experiment

    recursive antecedent quick response code experiment

    an experiment with QR-ecursion

  • the four laws

    Remember the Four Laws. Remember the Order of the Four Laws. This is the Third Law. Never forget the Four Laws. Please note that this list does not include the apocryphal Fifth Law, which states, “There are only Four Laws.”

  • martian / alien painting

    martian / alien painting

    a painting full of nostalgia

  • the carnival of the animals puppets

    the carnival of the animals puppets

    paper puppets with recycled materials

  • how to make a rectangular tessellation using inkscape

    This is a step-by-step explanation of how to create a pattern which repeats infinitely on a plane using a rectangular grid. I use Inkscape in this explanation, but the principles apply to any program (or manual creation, which is also a lot of fun). This works best with line drawings. If you’re not familiar with…

  • 2006 halloween card

    For the 2006 Halloween card, we waited until Mikeal was out of town and actually rolled his house. His neighbors didn’t seem to mind that we were doing this in broad daylight. We cleaned up afterward, which I’m sure added to the shock of getting a postcard with your own house on it.

  • etsy listing 78176280

    swirl pattern 7143 stationery set: brown letter, envelope, and ink

  • pattern 7143

    Pattern 7143 is used in the following items on Etsy: swirl pattern 7143 stationery set: brown letter, envelope, and ink

  • 2001 thanksgiving card

    In the years when Mikeal Stevens was my roomie, we referred to my house as the bauhaus. We were very glad to put down the gun and the raw meat after the timer went off.

  • time-based HSB color values

    My interest in time-based color values came from reading about the concept of chromo°. Picking a point from the HSB color model proved more complicated than I originally thought. Ben Bryant helped me do the hard math parts to figure this one out, so special thanks to him. Above is a working JavaScript sample of…