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Catching up with sketches

It’s always nice to complete a sketch and be happy with it.  Artists know that’s not always the case!

Here’s a few of my recent works.  Do I have a favorite? Yes, as a matter of fact I do.  Do you have a favorite of these three?

Tools I used

A few tools recently used to connect a new dryer

 

Rock cairn at Watkins Glen

A rock cairn seen on a hike in Watkins Glen

Kitchen display at CupaJo

Sketch of kitchen utensil display at a local coffee house/restaurant Cup a Jo

 

Flights of Fancy journal and 2020 calendars are in!

2020 is just around the corner, and you can order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!  All pages are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding and a hole for hanging.

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.  Carry it with you to have it handy for those moments of inspiration!  The front and back covers are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding.

journal lined pageJournal back coverBoth come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.  Let me know how many you want!

Ready for 2020?

2020 is just around the corner, and you can pre-order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.

Both come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.

Let me know how many you want!

Flooring it and taking it for a ride

Not “flooring it” on the ride, haha.

We finished laying the 1/2” polyiso, after taping the edges with house wrap tape, and then fastening 3/4” plywood over it.  Finding the existing bolt holes was a little tricky, but thanks to neighbor Jim, they are all in place.  A couple of the holes do need to be re-threaded, that’s how they came from the factory, as the original bolts were shorter, so they worked okay.  We’re using longer ones to attach the plywood and include the polyiso depth.  You can barely see the polyiso in this shot, but it’s all there!

Plywood flooring

Jamey doing the ‘final’ install of plywood over the polyiso.

Flooring is down!

Flooring is down!

I also got Reflectix, some heavy grey fabric on sale, and fitted them to the door windows.  Spray-glued them together, then finished off the edges with grey duct tape. They friction fit right into the openings, but I got several heavy duty small magnets that can be added if needed.

Window cover fitted in door

Window cover edging

I tried a narrower black duck tape first, but changed it to a wider grey one after

Finished products!

Finished window covers!

We then brought the van to Elmira, where a relative with a large garage can take care of installing the Maxxfan, Mach 8 air conditioner with heat element, solar racks and panels and an opening window on the side. We hope to be able to help with it, and get some pics along the way.  So the driveway will be empty for a while.

Hoping the next post will have lots of good updates to share!

Skirmisher statue

Blues on the Bridge

Blues on the Bridge is a day of free outdoor concerts, with food trucks and vendors in downtown Binghamton.  This was my first year going, and I brought my sketchbook to give the Skirmisher statue another try.

I wasn’t happy with the first attempt, here:Skirmisher statue

But after walking around a bit, and running into a few family and friends, I sat for another try.  Pretty happy with this one, especially as I just put ink to paper, no pencil outline first.  Calling it a day!Skirmisher statue

Passenger swivel and windshield cover

Passenger swivel, noise and insulation

After the floor removal, the passenger swivel seat was installed, and I got an inexpensive windshield cover to block the afternoon sun. Passenger swivel and windshield cover

And we have been putting in the noise reduction and insulation, both polyiso & thinsulate. Thinsulate for walls and doors

 

Noico on the ceiling

Putting the Noico on the ceiling, then thinsulate over it

Insulated! Except for around the fan and AC installs.

There’s even more after this, but that’ll be a new post soon.

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