There’s a sandwich shop here

…called “Which Wich” here. Their gimmick is that you go in and write your order in a brown paper bag. If you get it to go, they (obviously) put the sandwich in the bag. Their other gimmicks are that if you take a photo on top of a > 14000′ mountain here in Colorado with one of their bags, and bring the photo in, they’ll give you a sandwich. And they encourage you to draw in the back of the bags and hang them on their wall instead of just throwing them away. They had some good art tonight.

Forward Movement

Things are happening. I’ve got a FB book page up (Not Our PTS) and purchased the domain name notourpts.com. Some incredibly kind fellow veterans are doing a great job of helping to get the word out about the book. And the submissions are starting to come in. Thanks so much! And keep getting the word out and sending in the photos and stories!

Playing Around

Just goofing around with layers in Autodesk Sketchbook.  It’s really freeing compared to old school sketching on paper and being worried about erasing things later.  Still trying to sketch more.  Interesting to learn that I’m not really a doodler.  I’m not sure if that’s something I can pick up or not.

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Halloween is coming

Want an easy way to make your own costume parts? Vacuum Forming!

There’s a video here and when you watch it you can see it’s pretty easy:

Weekend Project: Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former from Make: on Vimeo.

But in the video, the guy’s mold didn’t come out super great because he didn’t drill holes into the form to suck the plastic to it tighter. Download and read the .pdf for more details on how to make it better here:

Frida Kahlo

This group has been launching Kickstarter campaigns to make action figures of artists.  The first campaign was for a Vincent van Gogh, which I supported.  I haven’t received it yet, so I can’t speak to the quality of product/packaging, but I’m excited about it.  Their second figurine is Frida Kahlo.  I don’t know that I’m a big enough fan to purchase but you might be!  Check it out here.