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Running Weather

on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

    The weather is changing and this is my favorite time of year for running. I have had a few good runs and that is in part due to my playlist. I listen to a variety of things but I have one playlist, my “Running” playlist, that I generally keep the same, occasionally adding or removing a song. Recently I just made some major changes and I am pretty happy with where it is right now… 1.) Water Me by Lizzo 2.) Running by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX 3.) Root Down (Free Zone Mix) by The Beastie Boys 4.) Generals (Feat. Roscoe Umali) by DJ QBert 5.) Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels) by DJ Shadow 6.) Start A Riot by DUCKWRTH & Shaboozey 7.) Let’s Go (feat. Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon) by Travis Barker 8.) Mean Demeanor (Explicit) by Run the Jewels 9.) Welcome 2 Hell by Bad Meets Evil 10.) Rap God by Eminem 11.) Down (feat. Joi) by...

Doomed…I mean, a learning project

on May 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  It is a good thing I can learn from my mistakes because this project has been doomed from the jump.     I finally bought a router. I’ve wanted one for years but couldn’t really justify buying one. Looking back at the last year or two I decided that I could actually put one to good use. I have been consistently producing new art and I have made a couple frames so now was the time. I bought a base model, without any bells or whistles, figuring the things I have planned are pretty simple and I still don’t know how much I am going to use it. I also grabbed a 2×2 for my first project.     I am lucky I didn’t seriously injure myself or break the router. I did not have a good handle on how a router works. Maybe a nicer router would be able to do what I was trying but I found out pretty quickly that patience is key when using it.  ...

Changes

on May 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  http://knitdogproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_0618.m4v   Things have been weird lately. We have a new addition to the family and she is quite the spitfire. It has been a bit of a struggle trying to figure out what our new normal is. Sorry for the lack of posts…  

Free Water

on Mar 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  When I was a kid all I wanted was freedom and independence. I didn’t know that was what I wanted and I definitely couldn’t put that in words. All I knew was that I wanted to do stuff and go places. One of the first ways I started interacting with the world was by ordering water. Ordering water sounds weird but it is one of the first things you can actually do as a kid. I didn’t have any money but that didn’t matter because water was free. Anytime I was out in public, especially at a mall, I would tell my parents I’d be right back and then go to the closest food stand and ask for a water. Most of the time they would treat me like like any other customer but occasionally I would get a, “buzz off kid.” I quickly learned what kind of restaurants would and wouldn’t give me water. It was an important step in learning to navigate the...

Plays and Product Photos

on Mar 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

    Kids wreak havoc on your emotions. My oldest was just in her school’s play, Annie. She came home a few weeks ago with the news. It was surprising because she has never expressed any interest in plays or the theatre at all. She told us that she won a part with lines and a short singing solo. Confused, I offered to help her with her lines but she refused my help. As the play slowly approached Annie started to overtake our home. The soundtrack or movies always seemed to be playing. My youngest now starts to involuntarily shake anytime the word “tomorrow” is uttered.     I know she was practicing but she refused to rehearse or even tell me her lines so when we sat down in the theatre my stomach was in knots. I could not believe how nervous I was for her. I would have been less nervous if I had been the one up on stage. When I looked at the program...

Feeling Lightheaded with a Drifloon

on Mar 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You know how many times I checked and re-checked how to spell drifloon? The answer is SO MANY TIMES!     So far this one is my favorite. I was a little disappointed with how the tentacool turned out but after finishing this one and laying them out together I was much happier with them all.     I left the bookmarks on the kitchen table and my youngest immediately grabbed one. “I love these. They are my favorite colors and I love hearts…did you make these for me?” Of course my answer was, “Yes, yes I did.”     And I took some product photos that are a little too artsy to be actual product photos but you won’t see those until next time…  

More thoughts on The Lion King

on Mar 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    I’ve been thinking about my daughter’s experience with The Lion King. When The Lion King came out I saw it 5 or 6 times in the theatre. I really liked the movie, and still do, but it wasn’t until I started thinking about my daughter’s devastation that I realized how much it affected me too. I think deep down it might have traumatized me a bit.     When playing with my girls I refused to play dead. Don’t get me wrong, I have died a thousand deaths, some of which have taken upwards of 3 minutes to finally take hold, but I never lay motionless while they try to shake me awake. I never really realized why I found it so heartbreaking until now. It has always been a strange fear I carry that something like that would happen. Weirdly, I’ve been thinking about it alot lately and the more I ruminate, the more I realize that this was...

The second bookmark is Tentacool

on Mar 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Here is the second one. I’m having fun doing these. There is something satisfying about knocking these out every couple days. I’m probably repeating myself, but I really like some of these character designs. They are simple yet interesting. They have just enough going on that I can play with them creatively while focusing on things like coloring and line.     I had déjà vu with a twist the other day. I mentioned the incident involving my oldest daughter and her introduction to Sarah McLachlan, well this time I came home to my youngest crying her eyes out. My wife was sitting on the couch comforting her when I walked in. She was hugging her and talking her down. I asked what had happened and my wife told me they had watched The Lion King at school. When I replied, “The Lion King?” My daughter burst into tears again. My youngest then went...