Monday, March 23, 2015

Lake Springfield Park

It's hard to believe with weather in the 60s and 70s the past week that just three weeks ago there was a decent amount of snow on the ground. I took a short hike at Lake Springfield Park while it was still here, this is a slightly late photo post of my afternoon.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

A snowy walk in the park on Sunday.

Recent Leathercraft

I've dabbled in leathercraft a bit in the past, making a few axe sheaths and knife sheaths. I decided to branch out slightly over the weekend. Having seen a ton of hipster posts on Instagram and various other places, I first made a leather sleeve for using a mason jar as a coffee cup. It was an easy project involving a rectangle of leather and some waxed thread similar to artificial sinew used on my kayak projects, only round instead of flat.

Lunchtime project - leather mason jar sleeve.

Lunchtime project - leather mason jar sleeve.

Next, the more complicated project - a new wallet! I used leather and waxed thread here again, but this time made an inert of canvas from a packaging sack for a biscuit mix a coworker brought me back from Natchez, MS last year. I kept it to put a camera in or some other suck thing when camping, but decided it would add character to my project and it went under the knife. Here is the resulting wallet. My design and whatnot.

Since I had some leather, waxed thread of various sizes and a small canvas bag from a biscuit mix laying around, I made a wallet.

Since I had some leather, waxed thread of various sizes and a small canvas bag from a biscuit mix laying around, I made a wallet.

Since I had some leather, waxed thread of various sizes and a small canvas bag from a biscuit mix laying around, I made a wallet.

Since I had some leather, waxed thread of various sizes and a small canvas bag from a biscuit mix laying around, I made a wallet.

Since I had some leather, waxed thread of various sizes and a small canvas bag from a biscuit mix laying around, I made a wallet.

Dave Gentry Lanui Standup Paddle Boards, So Far

My friend Brian and I are working on a couple of Lanui SUPs designed by Dave Gentry of gentrycustomboats.com. We've started making some decent progress on them. Figured I'd post.

Dave Gentry Lanui SUP Board

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Dave Gentry Lanui SUP Board

Cutting all of the long bits for two SUPs - chines, gunwales, keels and deck stringers.

Lanui skin-on-frame stand up paddle boards in the making.

Lanui skin-on-frame stand up paddle boards in the making.

Lanui skin-on-frame stand up paddle boards in the making.

Lanui skin-on-frame stand up paddle boards in the making.

These will be a blast to take to the lake this summer. I'm hoping they give my wife and kiddo something easy and confidence instilling to use close to shore and something I can get out and use as a fishing platform on occasion.

Monday, March 9, 2015

A few more watercolors.

Hebrews Coffee Cappuccino

Hebrews Coffee Cappuccino

The Vienie Vagon Polish Sausage

Polish sausage from The Vienie Vagon food truck. Painted from a pic I took just before they closed for winter.

1946 Vespa 98 Model

1946 Vespa 98 Model

1946 Vespa 98 Model

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Some Artwork

Here's some more artwork to add to my "Do Over!" post.

Coffee at Dancing Mule Coffee Co.

Coffee at Dancing Mule Coffee Co.

The meat counter at City Butcher & BBQ.

The meat counter at City Butcher.