Unhappy Acres

I realized that while the cemetery model looked cool from a certain perspective, it didn’t work for the photographic intentions that I have. Today’s song was a blast. Fender Thin Telecaster, Gretsch Lap Steel, Piano and Bass. I thoroughly enjoyed playing every part.

Lichen

I’m done painting and decorating the haunted house. It turned out better than I had expected. The cemetery and gates / fence is almost done. I need to make it look weathered. The “mitre” was a funny happy accident. I’ll be doing a Halloween photo shoot sooner than expected, so maybe I’ll do several.

Happy Acres

I got the haunted house painted black yesterday and also built the “Happy Acres” cemetery fence and gate built. I’ll use these for my next several photo shoots. I plan on having one for Autumn / Harvest Season, one for Halloween, and one for Thanksgiving. Then its Christmas and beyond. Today’s song is meant to be a soundtrack to the cemetery, again, loosely in…

Pick Your Poison!

Today’s photo shoot is about choices we make in life – good or bad. We have a lot more control over what we do than we think – but sometimes its a windy path and a lot of hard work and patience – both seem to have withered with the advent of the Internet and its “always on” and “swipe left or right” instant…

(Great Grandpa) Bishop Edward Waddington

WOW – my 7th Great Grandfather is a historic figure in England. Bishop Edward Waddington: Sunday “grab bag” …. My Mothers side of the family is turning out to be quite interesting. Exciting genealogy find today. I worked on puppet theatre set design, music and genealogy. Big fun Sunday! That was after weight lifting and cycling to and from the gym and cleaning the…

GO!

I wrote my first Golang or Go program – which is a really cool computer language that Google sponsored, and where a few heavy hitters (from my day in the field) were co-developers. The language is a really nice combination of C and Python, and by C, I mean Kernighan and Ritchie C. This makes it so easy for me to quickly pickup. Best…

Camera Eye Puppet Theatre

As you know, this series of Puppet Theatre is NOT to do puppet shows but a cover for doing still life photography. In fact, the 10 years I did Assemblage art were also to give me something to photograph. I’m now working on a puppet stage set that includes cameras as the backdrop – so it should be fun. Building miniature sets with all…

Homeward Bound

I’ve had a great two first weeks on the new job. It’s everything I’d hope for – actually even a bit better, if that’s possible. Todays song is a bit drone, dirge and full of melancholy because it was written in a minor key. I’ll have to share how I came up with this – its a totally new way for me as far…

Newton Train Station Progress

I was going to paint the trim and windows, but had too much fun building ladders, a cart and a hand truck, and oh yeah, the Semaphore signal pole. I’ll use painted wooden buttons for the red, yellow and green lenses. That one is close to being done. I’ve got a great song cooking in the song oven, so stay tuned. I’ll need to…

Chief Broadcast Engineer

Radio Transmitter Engineers are becoming a thing of the past. It seems like a career choice few would make in today’s Internet Age. I can’t even imagine my kids generation even knowing that this is a career choice. Of course, in my world, I get to make believe that Radio Broadcasting is the next big thing. Call me an old soul stuck in the…