Life after Pi

Today has been a very hard day. While everyone else is glamming up and switching on the Oscars, I’m stuck in memories of last year. Rhythm and Hues had just declared bankruptcy and a lot of our friends had lost their jobs or were in danger of losing their jobs. Tony was in danger of …

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More Art — But What Can It Mean?!?

For your Friday entertainment, I bring you two completed pieces, both of which you’ve likely seen in an incomplete state. I can’t say a lot more about them, but I can say that I like how they turned out. The one at the top of this post is titled “Shipment Lost, Report Immediately”, and the one …

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Up, up, and away…

Last week was the Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque. Despite my never having been up in a hot air balloon, I will freely admit that I am a bit OBSESSED with them. When I used to play on my tire swing as a kid, I always pretended I was in the basket of a hot …

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Solving perspective problems, the easy way!

One might think that single-point perspective might be the easiest kind to figure out. I dunno, maybe it is. But holy mackerel, when you’re trying to find halfway points along surfaces so that you can draw windows on a building’s wall, you can hit some seriously tricky problems, especially when the perspective is especially steep/angled. …

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This is for Kelice

Earlier this summer, Kelice sent us a magical gift that creeped us out in the the most horrific way possible. TickleMonster gloves — the stuff of nightmares. By way of (belated) thanks, we present to her this performance art piece. You can click on the first image and there’s a “NEXT ->” link at the …

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Presented Without Comment

I know that when we started this blog, part of the idea was to share bits of what we were working on. I can now say with confidence that the Stirling Engine has reached “sharing speed”. To whet your appetites, here’s a sneak peek of a sketch from the project that Sara and I are …

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A Little Sun from New Mexico

I’m in the middle of intense, complicated, and often unnerving revisions for my new book,         Unworthy. And the daily ritual of taking the pups for a walk along the wooded Bosque has helped me keep my sanity and courage. Recently, because of all the rain, our trail along the Rio Grande has been invaded …

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Amalgamated Updates, Inc. — Part I

I come bearing news and gifts! Firstly, you may notice that we’ve smartened up the image links here on the site, that’s thanks to a little wordpress plugin called PrettyPhoto — it’s basically a nice little lightbox, makes images show up modally and go away whan you click away from them or hit escape or …

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Delicious Tomatoes

We finally got to enjoy some of the ripe tomatoes and they’ve been incredible…but you don’t have to taken my word for it. After a crazy hailstorm last night, I went out to check on the plants and found this guy joining in on the bounty. Like us, he’s been relocated;)

Things I almost stepped on…

So…I’m adding a new category to our blog: Things I almost stepped on. Because it’s becoming a familiar addition to our desert strolls. That moment when I’m putting my foot down and out of the corner of my eye, I see the ground move. Then I do a strange little dance, yelp, and pull the …

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