Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Peaceful Sunday Morning

I slept in this morning and, and got up to enjoy a warm shower and a hot cup of coffee as I started my day.Listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Riviera Paradise" easing into a serene mood here in Calistoga. Now, Shark Guest's "Sin the Moon is playing... another nice and easy tune to start the day. Today I will be inside painting rocks all day to increase my inventory.

My business has been doing well, and that means that I have to ramp up my production.I intentionally skipped the Glen Ellen Farmer's Market today to accomplish what needs to be done. I refuse to sell products that I would not want to keep myself.The rock below is an example of a good quality mediation rock that I would sell for twenty-five dollars along with a gift bag.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Nice Find !

My friend Veda found this sweet little animation site that was able to produce a short 30 second animation that I  can use to showcase the rocks I paint ( See link below). She is so supportive of my creative pursuits. Being an artist herself, she brings her own sensibility to these types of projects. She is also a videographer, and knows what it takes to create visually appealing  video projects.

Your Spirit Rocks !

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hot Summer Shenanigans

Hopefully, the title of this blog caught your attention.July has been "hecka-hot" these past couple of weeks.It is nice when the day starts out foggy and cool, but rest assured by 3pm it is back up in the 90's. I have replaced my air conditioner filter and will turn it on occasionally, but mostly I have an electric fan at my back which just ends up circulating hot air.

Today I hiked up to Coyote Peak with a friend, just because I have been so sedentary these past few days. I drive to these markets and sell my painted rocks only to set my display up, and then sit on my ass for four hours. Am i complaining? Hell no. This is the best gig I have had in a long time,even if I haven't been getting much exercise. I still sweat a lot, so that must count for something.

This week I spent some time coming up with a few new ideas after someone suggested that I create an endearing little creature out of one of the rocks I paint. So below is a little lightning bug I will call "Eric", after my friend in Oregon.Eric are you reading this?

Now Eric is painted green and has glow-in-the-dark paint all over his little bug body. The picture you see is what he looks like in the dark. He is about four inches long and has wings made of plastic sheeting and legs made of q-tips painted green. Notice his little toothy smile which seems to say, "Buy me and put me on your nightstand!" (Okay, I made that up). Anyway, I intend to make a few more lightning bugs this summer, so if they turn out as cute as this guy you will see them posted on my other blog...Your Spirit Rocks!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Standing by !

It seems that my Apple Airport Extreme is no longer interested in facilitating my wireless connection to the Internet. Either Comcast does not want to deal with Apple wireless routers like Airport Extreme/Express, or Apple has planned for these products to become obsolete.Either way, I have done this clown dance at the wireless rodeo too many times.I got the Airport Express to extend my network from my bedroom to my living room, and to be able to play ITunes on my JVC stereo.Now, you are probably asking… well how the heck is he even posting this blog if he has no access to the Internet?

Well Sparky, I do have access through Xfinity’s open network. I just selected it through my list of available WIFI hotspots in the neighborhood. If Comcast has a problem with this, then they can come and knock on my door and TELL ME w.t.f. is wrong with my network connection. Until then, I remain faithfully and wirelessly yours.