Monday, March 27, 2006

Garden Path


Garden Path
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
As you can see, I have a garden path but no garden. Every thing I do is starting from scratch.

Right now I am trying to start a lawn. Now every place that I have lived there was something about the lawn that really ticked me off. Lumpy, wrong type of grass, rocks, who knows what all. Well I have got nothing to complain about here (I got nothing) It will be up to some other sap to do the complaining.

Later

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Dance


Dance
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
OOOHHH! Love to love you Baby!
Get down! Get down!
Love to love you Baby!
OOOHHH! Shake your booty!
Get down, Get Down Tonight!

I was never a dancer and the Babe can confirm that. But, be that as it may, This is what showed up in my sketch book.

I guess there could be other explanations.

Holy Cow, we got roaches.

Yikes, I hope those things are not ants.
We got enough grapes for a couple of gallons, get busy.

Well, that's plenty of this foolishness because I got work to do.

Gonna finish up the garden path and then plant some grass.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Friday, March 24, 2006

Monster


Monster
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
There be's monsters in them closet's!

Years ago, before it was proven that monsters did actually lurk in closet's (Monsters Inc.)

I was called upon by the wee ones to do battle with a particularly evil monster. This monster had been, for some time upsetting my wee ones and despite my best effort to dispel the beast, there he lurked.

This night I decided to end this problem forever. When I was notified of the presence I immediatly launched into battle. Throwing the door wide open I dove right in. Scuffeling and cursing and knocking things about. Armed with a plastic baseball bat, the clothes came down in a heap and all the stuff that was in came out.

I emerged a wink later and declared the monster vanquished. The wee one took a look and indeed the monster had gone.
Although we remained at a heightened sense of readyness, The monster never returned.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

After


After
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Where has the time gone?
These before and after pictures are,
How you say, FREAKING ME OUT!!

We were kids just yesterday, and now here we are 41 years later.

Oh! to heck with it, I think we will just continue to be kids. We are so good at it ( 41 years practice)

Today is a party day. Me and the Babe are going to have a big meal of stuff that isn't good for us in large quanities and then we are going to Sam's Club and buy large quanities of stuff tht isn't good for us in any quanities.

Life is good!!!

Later

Monday, March 20, 2006

Dirty Feet


Dirty Feet
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
We went for a walk in the park
In the park after dark
In the park in the rain

We got mud between our toes
In the park
In the dark
In the rain

Our feet were dirty
It wasn't pretty

Something must be done

We washed those feet and hung them out
We hung them out to dry

I just couldn't resist.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Dirty Feet


Dirty Feet
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
We went for a walk in the park
In the park after dark
In the park in the rain

We got mud between our toes
In the park
In the dark
In the rain

Our feet were dirty
It wasn't pretty

Something must be done

We washed those feet and hung them out
We hung them out to dry

I just couldn't resist.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Before


Our Wedding Picture
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
41 years ago today.


When we were married just 5 years we said, where has the time gone? Well, after 41 years, Where has the time gone?

Life is good!!!

Later

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Chillin


Chillin
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Me and the pups are sitting and relaxing in the sun.

It is cold and wet so I found this picture to cheer me up.

I will have to work inside today. Plan on finishing up the second work bench in the garage. This will allow me to get the tools where I can find them. That will also allow us to start getting the utility room finished up. That place is the last pile of junk.

The Babe will finish painting the edges in the dining room, we are about half done with that project.

Later

Friday, March 17, 2006

Feet


Feet
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This could be the track of a very large green man walking is dog. I got the idea from my birth certificate, which has my little paw prints on it.

I wanted to post just the prints from the certificate but the Babe said that wasn't a good idea. She seems to think that someone will steal my soul and my identity. I guess it could happen. Who knows these days.

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Anniversary

Today, St Patricks day, is the 41st anniversary of the day that the Babe and I went for our marriage license.

Now that don't sound like a earth shattering event, but let me tell you!

The day started off pretty nice, not too cold and it was sunny. My dad went along to validate the process.

Well off we took. It wasn't long before it clouded up and started to snow. So there we were blasting along the expressway in the snow. Great big wet snow flakes that took only three or four to cover a windshield.
Oh! Did I mention that the windshield wipers did not work.

We did survive the trip but still had to get the license. We found out that we needed a birth certificate, I guess to prove that we were born. I had mine but we had to stand in several lines to get one for the Babe. All of this excitement behind us we were issued a marriage license and headed for home.

The clouds went away, the snow melted and we didn't die in a horrific crash.

What a wonderful start for the rest of our life.

Later

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Trouble in Cyber Space


Champion
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Who ya gonna call?

Well I got this weird problem with my blog page. When it comes up there is absolutly nothing on it. Now I ask you, How in the world will that work?

The last time it happened, the page came up just fine but I could only see one post. I got past that by making a post and then all was revealed.


Well here goes, nothing to loose.

Later, I hope!!

Bella Luna


Bella Luna
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I did this one yesterday but now I think that it needs a little more work. The camera flash in the foreground was not part of the picture but it fits with the theme and is in the right place, so what the heck.

The day before yesterday it was 85deg, now it is 29, yikes. I keep watching the weather but usualy forget before the weather gets here. Planning on a sailing expidition tomorrow. We will see.

Make of it, What you will

Later

Monday, March 13, 2006

Overhead


Overhead
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I know just how DaVinci felt as he painted the chapel ceiling. This job is giving me a pain in the neck.

I lay down just for a few minutes, Honest! The Babe was gone and I was doing my own thing.

Today is a let down because it is 40deg cooler than it was yesterday. It is a little bit chilly for lounging in the shade.

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Here's lookin at you, kid


Here's lookin at you, kid
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
There I was having my morning scrambled egg patty. La la la, putting on the hot sauce, la la la, eating la la la.

When I looked down to get another bite, la la la, Bam! Right there at the top of my egg, he was looking back at me.

I am sure, he was as surprised as I was. I was thinking, wow! thats cool. He was probably thinking, Hey! big guy you are not really that hungry. Please dont eat me.

Well I was that hungry and he is history.

You will probably have to go to the larger size to see the little guy.

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Tatoo X Two


Tatoo
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
The topic of tatoo is a rare find since it has two meanings.

Tatoo:
Mark (the skin) in patterns by pricking it and putting in colors.

Tatoo:
A signal on a drum or bugle calling soldiers or sailors to their quarters at night.

I am sure, if you were trying to learn the language this might create some confusion. But, Hey! you only had to learn one word.

I tried to include both in this painting and it makes a pretty good period tatoo.

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Friday, March 10, 2006

Long Awaited


Long Awaited
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Today the Babe is as happy as a clam. I have been promising her own space and here it is.

This is a space where she can do her green thumb stuff and not be bothered with the scarecrow's bits and bobs.

In Texas she had a garden shed that was real nice but you could only work in it during the winter. The thing was as hot as a blast furnace. Absolutly no cool breeze or any chance of getting one. This new space should have a nice breeze with plenty of light.

Now the big task is to find all of the Babes special stuff to populate the new space.

Later

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Secret Lair


Secret Lair
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
All super heros have a secret lair. You know, where they keep the computers, bud mobile, bud wings, bud things.

Here is a picture of our super hero standing in the entrance to the secret lair. We wont even ask what goes on down there.

I am on my own for today, you know (Home Alone) Could you guess?

I have a big pot of special bean soup on the stove and doing just what I like. I guess that would be just like always.


Later

Monday, March 06, 2006

Progress


Progress
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
The Babe is on the job.
That weasley little UPS driver snuck in and droped off the paper and there are no ovious flaws. We didn't see it arrive, must have used a smoke screen and camo paint.

The Babe is all over this project. Everything has got to match just perfect or it isnt going to work. One time my dad came for a visit and couldnt find the light in the bathroom. The Babe had matched the pattern so well on the switch cover and had applied a faux finish to the switch, It was invisible. Hey! don't you have a light in here?

The weather was really nice today. About 65deg with lite wind, sailing I went. No work on the barn, no artsy stuff, just fun.

Later

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Work in Progress


Work in Progress
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is absolutly amazing. I can stop in the middle of the work and let it rest for a while. My old studio (laundry room) presented it's own special challenge. Kind of like finger painting in preschool, I had to kind of keep my work picked up, lest it get tossed into the dryer with the wet clothes.

So now I make a pot of double shots and drink them out of a half gallon cup and draw and paint till my hearts content.

The sun is shining in on the back of my neck and I am happy as a clam.

Instead of my normal 1/4 sheet paintings I have launched into a full sheet work that can be divided into 4 seperate pieces.

Today it is easy being me.

Later

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Champion


Champion
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here I am to save the day!
I looked up just in time to see the Bud Man circling the barn.

It's an old story. Superhero puts away his cape and tights because he is not needed. But just like always, he returns when needed. Righting wrongs, doing deeds, saving maidens. All of the super hero stuff.

Have no fear, Bud Man is on the job.

Later

Got Bugs?


Got Bugs?
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
The lizard was sure glad to see the dragon fly show up. He let on that it was nice to have the company, they could discuss literature and the weather. I have a sneaking hunch that Mr. Dragon Fly should watch his back.

This rock was a comedy of errors. The camera, card reader computer and help desk, all conspired to throw, not just the wrench but the whole monkey into my well oiled machine. I was, How you say, FREAKED OUT!!!

But, I was a scarecrow on a mission and finally came up with the camera/ computer interface wire. I had been using it to tie up a very unmanageable ball of wires. TA! DA!
Here I come to save the day.
Never fear the Scarecrow is on the way!

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Friday, March 03, 2006

Trestle


Trestle
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
OK! Now we are cooking with gas. I am getting ready to do some serious artsy stuff. Once I found the top, the rest of the thing is just scrap from the barn construction. This work bench didn't cost a dime in today dollars.

The light is from my art space from years ago and the top is the island top from our old house.

The top can tilt and the little side table can hold the paint and stuff. Once I find the wheel's I will be able to roll with the sun.

Later

Insect


Insect
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
It is amazing that insect came up as the topic, as I was preparing to create some for the rock garden. I have a rock lizard that will be needing some lizard chow.

My dad keeps some pearches for the dragon fly's and is always keeping an eye on them.

Most of the time there are not a lot of dragon fly's. I do however, remember one year that there were so many of them that they got in the way. They were into everything and all over the bumpers and windshield's of the cars.

Make of it, What you will

Later

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wee Beastie


Wee Beastie
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Technology Sucks!

Yesterday I painted a rock with the likeness of a lizzard. This rock has a place in the rock garden.

I intended to take a picture and post yesterday but try as I would, the camera would not give it up. We suspect that the chip is old and has failed. When talking to the help desk we found, just like always that they don't make the chip anymore. Also our camera is old and to put it nicely, nobody would use such a worthless piece of dookey. I went immediatly into my old guy funk and started to irritate everyone, the Babe wont have any of that. It aint easy being me!

Ok, I can beat this thing. I started to paint a facsimile.

The origanal was a lizard painted on a rock. The replacement piece changed from a lizard to a sea monster.
Go figure!

Now I fully intend to get this camera thing worked out, at which time I will post the real deal. We have some new chips ordered and I will spend some time today scrounging thru the large box of assorted wires and cables to find the camera computer interface cable.

Make of it, What you will.

Later