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".