A horse with a big brass set of stones…

I swear, this never gets old.  Someone tries to submit a horse name for registration.  In order to register a horse name, the name must be submitted with an organization called The Jockey Club.  The name must be no longer than 18 letters (with spaces), and must not contain profanity, slander, or something that would…

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The GLF Quality Project – completion!

Yesterday, I resolved to finish the final stitchings for the GLF Quality burlap art project.  Here’s what things looked like in the morning. Do you see those thick white strips of yarn?  Those strips join other strips that are sewn into the burlap fabric with thinner black yarn.  This gives the project nice raised edges,…

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The GLF Quality Burlap Project – almost done…

All I can say is that it’s been a very dedicated and therapeutic run. And I’m almost done. As you can see from the picture at right, I am almost finished with my GLF Quality burlap sack stitching project.  What was originally an old burlap gunny sack was rethreaded with yards and yards of yarn,…

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The GLF Embroidery Project: Racing Against Time

Six more rosettes. Fourteen more panels. Lots of black border embroidery. And i only have two months left. You might be following my current art project, the GLF Quality embroidery project.  This 100-pound burlap feed sack, sold at GLF (Grange League Federation) co-ops throughout New York, has a nice looking pattern printed upon it.  And…

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Is the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in my future?

If you’ve read my blog for any discrete amount of time, you know that I have a tendency to work on projects.  Dream Windows.  Crate Art Projects.  Stitching burlap endeavors. And, for all intents and purposes, I’ve done all these things in a small two-room apartment.  Not exactly a maker studio, but I do get…

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How to remove bottle labels and caps without damaging them

So here’s the situation.  You’ve found this awesome beverage bottle.  And you think that the label – for a wine, for a beer, for some super-tasty beverage – would look awesome in your scrapbook or in an art project.  Heck, you might even want the bottle cap for something else. Problem.  That label is stuck…

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APRIL FOOL’S DAY: RCA Nipper statute vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti!

You son of a bitch. I don’t know when you did this … But you should be ashamed of yourself. I drove by downtown Albany last Saturday – just taking care of some pre-Easter chores and goals – and as I drove past the Arnoff Building on Broadway, home of the big fiberglass RCA Nipper…

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The GLF Embroidery Project, Part 4

So I postponed my GLF Embroidery Project for a few weeks.  Mostly because I’ve been involved with other projects that have captured my attention of late. Okay, yeah, I procrastinated.  Instead of getting this project done in time for Competition Season 2018, I got hooked on another burlap bag project – the Eastern States Farmers’…

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The Eastern States Farmers’ Exchange Art Project

I kinda kept this one quiet.   Unlike other art projects, where I chronicle everything right down to the purchase of the supplies to build the item … this time, I’m just going to show you everything at once. I recently acquired a burlap sack online.  With a little yarn and some time, I turned it…

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