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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“I know you and I know that bag!”

So I’m still working on my GLF Quality embroidered burlap bag, and hopefully I can get it done in time for entry into Competition Season 2018.  Maybe even find a way to break the #syracurse with it. But embroidery is one thing.  Now I have to figure out the taxidermy part of the project –…

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Some eye bleach for the day…

There are moments in my life where I need some eye bleach. No, I’m not planning to wash my face with Clorox. In internet parlance, “eye bleach” is watching something cute and sweet and calming after dealing with horrible, miserable moments.  You know the ones … where you can’t stop watching MSNBC and hearing all…

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A drive-in flea market brings back great memories…

I love this idea.  Love love love love it. According to this news report in The Saratogian, the Malta Drive-In will host a flea market on select Saturdays in 2018.   It will start this coming May 12th, and then appear three more times during the summer.  There’s even an upcoming “Malta Flea” website. This, plus…

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The GLF Embroidery Project, Part 3

Yes, I’m still plowing through my GLF gunny sack embroidery project.  And I’ve gotten past most of the difficult parts of the project.  Yes, it took a couple of weeks to stitch up that GLF Quality logo of days past … but I’m making progress and that’s important. As you can see, I’ve completed the…

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