What’s Happening — 9.25.17

Well for the the last 3 weeks I’ve been working on wrapping up outside projects before the rains come. That all started with having nine trees on the property dropped. 4 were way to close to the house. 

Then there were 3 others whom were either dead / dying or diseased. 

And another couple of trees that we’re just in the way of the others.  The property has many more trees – so no worries for the remainder. 

I’ve spend the rest of the time cleaning up. “Bucking” up the limbs – hauling those away to be further trimmed and piled for burning season.   All the logs are cut down to rounds and pilled up for the winter. When I get time I’ll work on splitting it all. I think we will end up with around 2 cord after it’s all stacked. 

Between all that logging work … I got a chance to go to a local “Tiny House” show … which was pretty interesting… I was looking to get more ideas for the yurt.  It was cool to meet and chat with you tube stars as well. 

Lastly, I unpacked my kickstarter… “Shot Box”. Which is pretty nifty.  It has built in LED lighting… as well as a tray for my smartphone to shoot photos. 

I took some quick pictures… I plan on taking more after I get some backdrops worked out. 

I’ll need to play with the lighting – and with my manual camera apps to see what I can ge consistently. But these shots turned out well for just setting up the box. 

Alright, that’s it for now. 



This Week in Hobby – 4.25.17

Well it’s spring and I’m really feeling the creative juices flowing. I’ve gotten out for disc golf a couple times which is nice. I’m enjoying the new gig and pushing my knowledge into new things.   It’s a good springlike feeling all around. 
Hobby desk …  

I’ve finished Mongo. He was really fun to do.  And he will make a great centerpiece for the Outcasts. 

I also finished up the Outcasts Bully.  I kept him simple … I got him nearly completed in an hour. But I ended up finishing him over the weekend as well. 

I also finished these two Scuts. I did them both at the same time and had them share mostly the same palette. 

The rest of the Outcasts are coming along nicely. I’ll be banging through another 2-3 this week for sure. 


What’s Going On – 4.17.17

Well it’s been busy for me the past few weeks. I gave notice with my job of 9 ½ years and started a new job last week. Same industry (label printing / prepress).  It’s hard to move on … missing friends that I’ve made over the years … as well as that “comfort zone” of knowing your job inside and out. But there is also the need to broaden my horizons… and, frankly, knowing what is best for me. The old place wasn’t helping me grow – nor was it good for my health. 
The new job has me busy with training and learning how things work within the new surroundings and procedures. In a couple weeks I’ll get my normal hours back. Which means I’ll have my normal time at the hobby table again. 

Over the last few weekends I did get a few gaming things done.  I dug into the Warden – for DarkAge and got him (& his captive) completed. 

Here is the final with grass added …

I have also been plugging away at Mongo … he’s just been taking me longer. 

I’m getting closer to finishing him … maybe I’ll get some more time this week.