Archive for the "art" Category


Thursday, January 31st, 2019
We live in a tiny house.  It's adorable. But oh, it's tiny. That's why they call it a tiny house. We also have 947 cats. That's an exaggeration of course. I just love that number. But we have a lot of kitties.  More than a few, less than too many, but in a tiny house.… Enjoy The Full Story...

Blowing Up the Solar System

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

It all started with Saturn. For years, before we started doing any glassblowing of our own, we had seen ornaments titled "Saturn" that were just a squished ball, usually in dark colors, with a very thick squished ring-blob around the center. Having a science background, I knew these were NOT Saturn! And it really cheesed me off.

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Big Corporate Licensing vs. Cottage Industry

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Police Box Fridge

Recently a big hoohah has come about over the Jayne hats from the Firefly series, aired so many years ago, for a single season before it was cancelled. Fox owns the rights to Firefly and they chose to pretty much ignore anything to do with it for more than a decade. Meanwhile, loving fans were making hats in a certain style similar to one that a character wore. Now this wasn't a newly designed hat, made specifically for the show. It was an old, old style knitted cap with ear flaps that people have been wearing for centuries. Enjoy The Full Story...

Making a Police Box Refrigerator

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Police Box Fridge

I've turned my refrigerator into a Police Public Call Box. The doors look like the Police Box, the cap has the sign and a working light beacon, the ice/water dispenser is hiding behind the little phone door and it even makes a "whooshy" sound when the doors open!

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Kickstarter Project a Success!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

This past spring, in order to help us pay the ticket to the National Space Symposium, we ran a Kickstarter campaign.

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Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Recently, I was commissioned by a lady to create a canvas painting that depicted a moment for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity, when it was being dropped off on Mars by the newly developed Sky Crane deployment craft. The landing is to happen this evening.

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If You Want It Done Right….

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Rocket Necklace

You do it yourself. Yes indeed, this is the bane of most self employed people, especially artists. We work in such different media that we can't just hire a guy off the street to do sections without it costing more time and energy than if we just did it ourselves. Plus, most people running their own company have a higher set of standards than someone who gets hired. Not saying there aren't extremely hard working hires out there,

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