The postcards finally arrived from Syracuse … and …

So six postcards arrived in my mailbox Saturday evening.  Three from the photo discipline, three from arts and crafts. Let’s check the arts and crafts section first, shall we? The first card I checked was my Saratoga Vichy Table, a piece of furniture that was crafted from two Saratoga Vichy crates. And the piece was…

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My crafted entries in the 2018 New York State Fair are…

While I hope to break the “Syracurse” that has stymied my photographic entries in three of the last four years, I have found success in another avenue at the New York State Fair. In 2016, The Cathedral of St. Philco – a dollhouse made from an old tabletop radio cabinet – took third place in…

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I need a Saratoga Vichy table…

Last year, I built the Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project, where I took an old Saratoga Vichy wooden crate and some vintage Saratoga Vichy water bottles, and electrified that bad boy to look super-Saratoga-Vichy-awesome. That being said … this artwork needs a table.  I can’t just get a folding stand and put the artwork on…

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The Buvez Coca-Cola Table

A year or so ago, I salvaged a sad-looking French-Canadian Coca-Cola soda crate, tore it apart, and upcycled the wood into a birdhouse.  That wasn’t my original plan for the soda crate; but it worked out well in the end. But now, I want to take some French-Canadian Coca-Cola soda crates, bash them up, and…

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The Results of BUILT 2017…

Am I ready?  You bet your sweet life I’m ready. I’ve been ready since last year, when … well … Let me explain. In 2016, my three entries for the 2016 edition of BUILT – Albany Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes – achieved successful bids and attention at the yearly charity fundraising auction for Historic Albany…

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The Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project tour starts now

Remember the Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project piece, where I wired up some vintage mineral water bottles to flash and dance in their own personal crate? Yeah.  Kinda looked like this. It is complete. My Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project, with vintage @saratogawaterco Vichy bottles and @coolneon EL wire. #saratogawaterco #coolneon #crateartproject #upcycle #upcrafting A…

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My entries for Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT 2017 auction are…

Last year, my plans for attending BUILT were completely derailed.  While my three entries in the 2016 charity art auction sold for very solid prices … I could not physically be at the event, as I was stuck in a hospital, suffering from broken bones in my foot.  Argh. This year is different.  I don’t…

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My night at TRASK 2017…

And Charity Season 2017 has commenced. Three of my artworks – two framed photography prints, The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad and Milky Way at the Corinth Reservoir – and my crate art project, Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project – were on display at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, as part of the Saratoga…

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Drop-Off Day for the 2017 TRASK charity art auction

Last minute, last minute, gotta hurry, gotta hurry. Sort of my life story. See, although all three of my artworks – The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad, Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project and Milky Way at the Corinth Reservoir – were accepted into the 2017 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation TRASK charity art auction… The event,…

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