Playa : Revisited

November 28th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

The Burning Man Foundation sells some tickets in the holiday season presumably so tickets can be given as gifts. I, for my part, and my camp pro cuJ0, bought our tickets this week. It was a big lift for me. This last year has been the most challenging of my life, yet somehow I find myself now looking back over the year and feel very good about things. Now I can start planning to embrace the dust again…this year with the hope that more of my VT clan will make the trek. It is the greatest social human experience you can have. Seriously.

The headshot was during a break in a sandstorm, hanging with Abigail and our essential and unbelievably generous “Hair of the Dog” bar next door, then there are some other interesting photos too:

Beautiful Winged "Ring" Playa 2008

Beautiful Winged "Ring" Playa 2008

Center Camp, Black Rock City, 2008

Center Camp, Black Rock City, 2008

Hair of the Dog Bar, Sandstorm, Black Rock City 2008, pict by AB

Hair of the Dog Bar, Sandstorm, Black Rock City 2008, pict by AB


Equine Art Car

Equine Art Car

This year I plan to get some better handlebars for the bike and more lights, yeah! Lighting up your bike is critical for safety reasons on the playa, but also is a serious art form. I need to get “sequencers” this year! Maybe even audio BPM sync?

Over and Out

G

duckapeligo

November 12th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

The photo says it all, and yes, bike commuting does make it easy to stop and “see the forest for the trees!”

Fall commute, lakeside 11/10/2009

Fall commute, lakeside 11/10/2009

Liminal Thoughts :: Fall to Winter

November 12th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

croc and foliage from my roof

croc and foliage from my roof

The season of leaves past with a couple of rushes of wind around Halloween and the trees are now mostly bare.  That doesn’t stop me from remembering October with happiness.  I had a great staycation with CuJo and really was able to get a bunch done on the house.  The taste of satisfaction propels me into our impending winter with enthusiasm and hope.

I’ve not felt so excited about the winter season since my return to the east and move to VT in 2004.  Many of the goals that were set prior to that move have been met and newer unexpected goals and initiatives have also panned out.  Not that some good intentions came up short, but the overall plan has been a huge success and this November, I’m really trying to take stock and think back over the journey.

It would be senseless for me not to thank the many who’ve helped and supported me through the last five years.  Special thanks to Cujo, my mom and sister, to Propeller and NGA and to all of my friends in VT.

Namaste.

G

trebuchet

November 10th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This is the link back to this post.

Nordic

November 1st, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This is a film I made out of clips and stills from my now ancient 3megapixel sony camera.  It’s still relevant and gives me a shiver about the upcoming season. I’m excited to ski and ride!

Nordic is Rad
My best effort to make nordic seem cool…

Painting

October 30th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve been out of the studio for a while.  As you may know I bought my first house this year and that has kept me very busy.  I actually even rented out my own space in Studio-g2, figuring I wouldn’t have much time to paint.  Now that I’m getting settled in, I want to get back to creative stuff.  I have a show of paintings right now at the Starry Night Cafe in N Ferrisburgh, if you happen to be down that way.  I’m going to head down and have dinner and plan to hang two more pieces.  One is this tryptich here.

untitled tryptich, 2009, from "Shellacs"

untitled tryptich, 2009, from "Shellacs"

This collection is called “Shellac” as I took the largely black and white etudes and coated them with amber shellac.  The restaurant seems to be happy with the work and so I’m excited to bring them some more.

Interesting that Facebook seems to be grabbing my blog posts as “notes”…and I’m pretty sure I never set that up…like magic [???]

Violet

October 29th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This plant has endured both love and neglect from me and has become a trusted friend and confidant.  Yes, I do talk to my plants.

The violet tolerates long periods of time without water, which allowed it to live happily in studio-g2 while we came and went and came and went—mostly forgetting to water all summer.  Thank you. I promise to treat you better.

My African Violet

My African Violet

Wind Man

October 29th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

We went to Montreal a few times for the Piknic Electonique and kept passing this guy. I just can’t help enjoy the symbolism. My friend Tim thought he might even scare youngsters. I just think he and his artist are great. Of course, this is in Canada. In US, I just can’t imagine us getting over ourselves enough to use something so creative.

Anyway:

wind man, my favorite road sign ever

wind man, my favorite road sign ever

nature

October 26th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Gourd, found in the Abenaki traditional garden behind one of the farms in the Intervale. CuJo and I went for a nice quiet fall walk on the path down there. Not much left of the corn and beans, but the squash and gourds were still looking good.

The adaptability of nature never fails to amaze me….gourds are especially tough. This one felt completely solid!

gourd in Abenaki Three Sisters Garden

gourd in Abenaki Three Sisters Garden

new web things

October 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

It seems like I can build a set of sites in a weekend. Well, they all lack refinement, but for maybe 6-8 hours of work? I completely migrated off my old host, made decisions about what old stuff to toss, picked a new theme and moved all my data. And by Sunday PM, I was ready to chill.

Check out fixed impressions. My many times restyled but still kickin’ fixed gear blog!

rusty  chain

rusty chain