Friday, June 30, 2006

Sticky


Stick Key
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Now!
If you had a cabin in the forest and this cabin was made of logs. And on that cabin the door was also made of logs. You just might (Wait for it) Use a Stick Key to open the door. BWAHahahahahaha!!!!

Now the down side of this arrangement would be that if Hanzel and Grettel showed up they just might be temped to get your Stick Key, (Wait for it) Sticky!!!

BWAHahahahahahaha!!!!!

I kill me!!!!

Make of it , What you will!!

Later

Sorry


Sorry
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I am not too handy with body parts. BWAHahahahahahaha!

But maybe the flowers will make up for it.

Gonna try to take the Scareshow on the road. We will see how that is going to work. Me and the Babe are going to see Joyeliz.

There will be fireworks in the graveyard!!

Make of it, what you will!!

Later

Monday, June 26, 2006

Open Studio

Barn

This is the barn that I built to keep all my junk in and to have a place to hang out. It is kind of like a giant mixed media.

Work Space

This is my work space. It is in the loft of the barn and looks out into the forest in all directions. I built a work table out of scrap from the construction. I have my books and all of my favorite things in my lofty space.

My Color

This is a piece that I created in my lofty space. I call it, My Color, is a little less green.

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Return of the Guest Artist


Columbine Watercolored
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Columbine Watercolored
We didnt have to wait long for the Babe to do the deed. We must have held our mouths just right.

She is a quick study and picked it up right away. She is pretty excited about the results and it is a good thing that it is not bed time because she wouldnt be able to sleep.

I think we will see great things from her in the future. But dont hold your breath on her getting her own Blog.


Make of it, What you will!!!!!

Way to go Babe!!!!

Later

Rain


Rain
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Rain drops
It feels like rain drops
Falling from my eyes.

Not sure if I got the words right and who knows about the artist. You should get the idea anyway.

One time me and my dad were on a cross country bicycle trip. A terrible storm came up just as we were at the top of the mountain. There was no shelter so we did the best we could. We crawled in under some low bushes just as the storm hit. Wind, thunder, lightning and did I mention rain. The storm lasted about 20 min and when we crawled out of our burrow we were completly dry. What do you suppose the chance of that happening?

Make of it , What you will!!

Later

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Guest Artist


Columbine Flower original
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Columbine flower!

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

After much prompting from Joy and myself ,we have convinced the Babe to try some artsie stuff.

This is the first attempt other that computer graphics and card making, since grammar school.

Pretty cool HUH!!!! Do you think we can talk her into putting some color to it?

Maybe if we all hold our mouth's in just the right way and say, PLEAAAAASE!!!!!

Make of it, What you will!!!!!

Later

1 2 3 Go!


1 2 3 Go!
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Where do you suppose we would be if it had just not started?

You know! Rrrrr Rrrrr Rrrrr, Click ! Rrrrr Rrrrr Rrrrr, Click, Click!!!
Oh Shit!

Rrrrr Rrrrr Rrrrr, Click Click!! Now what do you suppose is wrong with this thing?

But that' not the way it went.

Rrrrr Rrrr, Bang!!!!! ( Wow I didnt expect that!!) Whirrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Purr! Now thats more like it but I wonder what's gonna happen now.

It is gonna take some work to get to M TV and Bloging.


Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Monday, June 19, 2006

In Good Time


Flowers
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I am afraid that this is all that you get in 35 minutes. I started the clock with an idea and a blank page. I worked as fast as I could.

This is a modified dotstract using paint pens amd markers for the flowers and watercolor for the background.

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Pilgrim


Pilgram
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I was a little kid and it was around Thanksgiving.
At school they were going to have a Thanksgiving play. You know, pilgrim's, indians, turkeys and stuff like that.

Well they had talked about it for weeks and I really wanted to be in the play. We all set around as the teachers made the cast selection. At the end of the selection process all of the spots were filled but there were a bunch of us still sitting there. We were disapointed and feeling bad about the outcome.

I was really disapointed because I had really had my heart set on being in that play. We set there and oviously no one was worried about our feelings. I stood up and the kids around me looked at me. I raised my hand, no one noticied. I wiaved my hand, no one noticed. I shouted out, Hey!. Everyone turned to look at me.

Now I thought, what a mistake but it was too late. Yes! what do you want? I want to be in the play! Well there are no parts left so there is no way.
I stood there dumbfounded. My mouth opened and I started to talk.
the words came slow and painful at first but then I got in my goove.

I said that I had really looked forward to being in the play and that I could do a good job. They looked at me and said no part, no play.

I stood there for a few minutes with everyone looking and then I started to talk. My path was clear and I spoke with great strength and a red face.

If I cant be in the play then there is no good reason to be in school. Ok now it was out and they all looked dembstruck. With that I turned and walked out of the room. Not only did I leave the room, I left the building and walked all the way home. Oh My God! What have I done, mom is going to be pretty mad.

When I got home and told my mom, she didnt say anything, she just gave me lunch.

After a little while the phone rang and guess what. They had found a part for me and that I should come back to school. The kids thought that the whole event had been pretty funny.

The part they gave me was a non speaking part, just part of the background which was good for me.

As you can see from the picture that my mom made me a pilgrim suit and I was happy as a clam.

Make of it, What you will !!

Later

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Happy Fathers Day


Happy Fathers Day
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Well, you have heard of the King of the Road.
You may have heard of the King of the hill.
Or King Kong or King Arthur.

Well this aint none of these.

This is what we call the King of the Commode.

This is a Father's day card that me and my mom made for my dad. You can probably see the hint of a really warped sense of humor. I think it must be inherited. DUH!!!

So here it is, a Happy Fathers Day, to father's all over the world.

Make of it, What you will!!!!

Later

Boomerang


Boomerang
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
These are a pair of boomerangs that I made for my Dad. He doesnt fly them much anymore because when he trys to catch the return he gets knocked down. And then, you guessed it, he cant get up.

The black one is a good flyer but the grey one is a non returning boomerang, commonly refered to as a stick. When I first made them I took them for the test flight and the black one came right back. I was overjoyed. All full of myself I threw the grey one, it sailed out about 3 feet off the ground and then just kept going. Clear out of sight! I was dumbstruck. After much cursing and rooting thru the weeds I found it. I gave them both to my dad, thinking that he couldnt throw them so far that he couldnt find them.

Bomerangs were developed by the aboriginal people probably in more than one culture. The boomerang probably started out as a throwing stick to kill game. One of the sticks may have had a flat profile which made it come back.
What an advancement in tech.

So you have got your boomerangs and your sticks.

Make of it, What you will!!

Watch the return!!!!!!!!!

Later

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Day at the Beach


A Day at the Beach
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here we are on the beach. Thats me on the right and the Babe on the left. Wiggling our toes in the sand and soaking up the sun.

We are on a date, see us still holding hands. It is going to take some doing to get the sand out of our shorts.
The color didnt show so good but thats the way the cookie crumbles.

Make of it, what you will!

Later

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mother Earth


Mother Earth
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is a dotstract, (new art form) representing the earth with the sunlight streaming down on it. That is me and the Babe standing in the grass on the earth. We are holding hands and wearing our Crocks. I have the orange Crocks and the Babe has the yellow.

I guess that you could look at in a different way but Mother Earth would need a shave.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Show and Tell


Didgeridoo
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I have always thought that aboriginal artifacts, stuff, was really cool. Musical instruments and art, stuff.

I have made boomerangs, bullrorars and didgeridoos. I make these things out of whatever I can find laying around and then paint them in the aboriginal style. I have a lot of fun with this.

This is a Didgeridoo that I made out of 2" PVC pipe. I found that a 4' section gave it just the right sound. Since this is just a hollow tube I had to make a mouthpiece . The traditional mouthpiece is made from bee's wax. I went to the hobby store and found a block. Now the trick is to get it soft and before it gets hard to form it into a comfortable mouthpiece.

Now using automotive primer I painted it and for the finishing touch I painted a small lizzard in the middle. I realize that the picture is not very good but you can look at my flicker pictures to see a larger size and a detail shot.

Now the piece is finished, I am satisfied with the way it looks and I think I will give it a try. This should be easy, NOTTTTTTT!!!!
The idea is to keep a tone going while still breathing. So it is kind of like a bagpipe that uses your cheeks for the bag. Blowing thru the tube and breathing thru your nose all at the same time. I finally was able to master this.

Now I have two stories for you.

The aboriginal story says that way back in the dreamtime there was no moon and there were no stars. the night was very dark. A man and his family lived in the bush and to comfort and protect his family at night he gathered loads of wood so he could keep a fire going all night long. This fire would warm his family ad keep the beasts away.
After one of these fires he saw a piece of log that had not burnt up. The center had burnt out of this log and left a nearly hollow tube. To clear the tube he blew into it and this was the first time that the world heard the sound of the didgeridoo. The gods or god heard the sound and wondered what the racket was. To see better they let the moon and stars shine. This is how the didge and the moon and stars came to be.

Now the second story.

After I masterd the didg the babe said that I should come to the womans club and give a demo. Well after much consideration I gave in. Mistake!!

When I walked in carrying my didge, they didnt even stop talking. The only reason they had come was for the dinner and to talk louder than everyone else. Well in this babble I set down and started to play, not a lot of intretst. But on I played till I was red in the face and dizzy in the head. Finally I settled down to play for my self.

About that time, the kitchen doors swung open and there stood a tall, dark skinned man who was obviously not from around there. He pushed his was thru the gaggle wiping his hands on a large towel. He stood before me with the largest grin on his face and then sat down and listened and talked while I played. He was from Australia and had not expected to hear the sound of a didge in this place.

This unexpected happening made my day.

Make of it, What you will!!!

later

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Jungle


Jungle
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
When I wake up, the first thing I do is look out the window. Oh! Crap! It's a jungle out there.

I better start with some coffee, so I make a strong pot and look again, Still a jungle!

Well never you mind! I have a ticket for the free ride and I am gonna take it.

On with the cut off shorts and the Tee Shirt that says " Bite Me! and the Orange Crocks and on my way out the door I grab my best, worn out ball cap. A glance in the last chance tells me not to worry.

It's a jungle out there but I am taking the free ride. The first guy that I see says "Hey! Where ya going?" Im off to take my free ride!
He says "Mind the gap" I says " not to worry Mate, I got the free ride ticket and I am sitting in the first seat.

It may still be a jungle out there, but armed with the free ride ticket it will be a heck of a day.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Scarecrow Rides Again


Scarecrow Rides Again
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I was out working in the yard. You know yard stuff, like trying to grow grass and planting stuff. Way in the distance I heard " Mister Scarecrow". Well I looked all around but didnt see anything. There it was again "hey! Mister Scarecrow" and again I looked all around, didnt see anything.

I must be going nuts, and then again Hey! Mister Scarecrow! Can we come over? Ok this time the tools go down and I start to look. Close at first and then farther away. Again, Hey! Mister Scarecrow! Can we come over?
And finaly there they were, standing at the property line. The two neighbor boys were setting on their bicycles wanting to come over. Well, come on down. And here they came just tearing on those new bicycles.

After a good game of twenty questions, I got my bike out and we had a good ride in the woods. They were surprised to say the least.

After a while, having about all the bike riding I could take, the bigger boy said. Where's the bathroom? I said " at your house" Well they started for home but then stopped by a tree. I said Hey! the Babe aint gonna like that.

I am pretty sure that I havent seen the last of this pair.

Later

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rose


Rose
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I have been off my new work for a while. Cant work up any posts or comments. What's up with that?

I was working around the place, serious about the fireplace construction. Took a break and started to doodle with my paint pens and this is what happened. I couldnt figure out where it was going until the very end and there it was. The Rose!

Mabey this will get me started again.

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Friday, June 02, 2006

Portrait


Thoughts
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Well! I really hate to admit that portrait's are not my gig. This is about as good as it is gonna get.

Me and the Babe put this digital piece together and it is about as portraitey as I can muster.

It is titled, Scarecrow at the tree museum.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Functional art


Song
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
These are a pair of Bullrorars that I made and painted.

A bullrorar is a very early musical device. They were made by the Australian aboriginies to ward off evil spirits.

I get out early in the morning and give them a whirl just because they sound so cool.

They are made of wood with a long string and you swing them in a circle around your head. The wood piece spins and winds up and then unwinds creating a very loud sound.

It is real good for cranking up the neighborhood dogs. Every one runs out looking at the sky, thinking it some kind of invasion.


BWAHAhahahahahah!!!!

Make of it, What you will!

Later