Thursday, June 14, 2018

Soundwalk tomorrow

Tomorrow I will go on a soundwalk.  Not a traditional one but one where I will collect objects to be used as instruments, along with collecting field recordings.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Digital vs. Analog vs. Spacesaving

These past few months I have felt the need to downsize my life.  I started throwing away a lot of stuff and rethinking how I approach my life, art, music, and job.  This sounds rather silly.  I have come to acouple of conclusions, 1) it's harder than it looks to downsize and 2) my approach to art and music has switched back to creating art on a smaller scale and creating music on a smaller scale.  


So i've had this internal struggle about analog vs. digital, as most artists do, but i'm thinking digital has partially won this fight. I say partially because my love for the tactile experience of creating analog art can never be swayed, but digitally sketching is okay to me. Music creation for me is just as natural, if not more, digital as it is analog. Another problem I have with digital is if your outside in the sun it's hard to view the screen.  

I have grown quite attached to my Galaxy Tab 2 7", Galaxy III, and to a certain extent my iPad. I would even say more attached than to my sketchbooks and laptop, well maybe not to my sketchbooks.  

Android apps I use:
Sketchbook Pro
SPC Pocketband Pro
Hi Q MP3 recorder
Sythe Free
Polaris Office  

Apple apps I use:
Sketchbook Pro
Buddha machines

I think I will explore digital art creation and music creation further.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sketchbook pages

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Old Releases

A couple old(er) releases under different names:

jin men ju "01122008"

blind umizato "as the evening descends; two rivers"

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I had a weird experience this morning.  It was about 6:15am and I was sitting in the living room, surfing the 'net.  It was pretty quiet so I wouldn't wake my wife up, and as I was sitting there I heard a cat "vocalize" in the back room.  I looked around for Jazz, our only cat, and he was right behind my head on the back of the couch. 

Monday, January 23, 2012


I.  Altered guitar project.  Picked up a very used Six Flags guitar w/Superman symbol on it, a broken nut, no tremolo bar, and a chip on the neck.  Also, I have yet to try it out to see if the electronics in it works. 

Sat down yesterday and took out all the frets and filled the slots in with super glue.  Giving that about a full 24 hours to dry and will sand that down.  The neck had some rough spots where I pulled the frets out from so sanding may be a job.  Next:
  1. Moveable bridge along the body.
  2. Kill switch.
  3. 7th "bass" string made of wire stretching above the top string.
  4. New paint job.
 II.  Decided to use old films, "Searching For Something" and "A Gift Giveth", for two upcoming art shows.  One is at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, affectionately known as FW-CAC.  Finally getting a piece in there, was hoping to get a new film in there but not quite finished with my newest one, "An Ode To An Idea".  However, I built this new "box" to hold my iPad in in order to show the film.  Still trying to decide how to present the audio portion of the film.  The other show is at CUT Salon, a pretty cool hair salon, this one is put on by F6 Gallery.

III.  "An Ode To An Idea", came about as a lesson plan for my students.  We were/are going to start doing stop motion animated films and as an example I was going to make a film about how the star of my show was looking for an idea for his film.  It has grown "legs" and taken off from that idea.  I love how you can take a simple idea, as searching for an idea as a lesson plan, and it becomes this being that is "An Ode To An Idea".

Friday, December 30, 2011


Review of my visit to the museum today. 

*Update - In the past I have dismissed Kaws artwork as bad mixes of Warhol and graffiti but after seeing the black canvases and the two fiberglass sculptures at the museum today, I have a new appreciation of his work.