Saturday, April 30, 2011

oh rill-ay?

this rod's been getting a workout...

wait...that's not a rod

old news of sorts

this place is cute

it's also tiny

they make nice pies...

pepperoni and jalapeno pepperoni and mushroom (I like mushrooms) pepperoni

right next door is the sierra vista motel
w/ four rooms it is arizona's smallest
I've stayed there about half a dozen times and the rooms are very nice
as are the grounds

the price is right too
highly recommended

my favorite shot from the night in question...

it looked like that to everyone involved
that's why we filled that motel

Thursday, April 28, 2011


so now I've got a half dozen
good thing too
since I'm tired of tying them

you can't see two of the time consuming details
involved in tying these
that will show up in the water

I need to get my fly tying mojo back

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


we'll be putting these into action...

which reminds me
I should prolly tie up some zonkers
I have none

**I have some now - tied a half dozen this afternoon - pics tomorrow**

the usual band of idiots

on yet another local goat track
we may have finally wrestled control of this one from the snowbird canadiens

oh yeah babe twelve dollar tuesdays are back
and tomorrow?
it's twelve dollar thursday!

tuesdaze and thursdaze are pencilled in

billy dimitri and I coming up just short of the green on the 350yd fifth
none of us made birdie - tough green to putt

billy finds a bit of trouble
considers mating w/ a tree

ej w/ a long putt

turtleman displaying anything can go wrong at any time form...

what he was trying to do...
a controlled swing

twas a beautiful day
27 holes and nearly a twelve pack

Monday, April 25, 2011

a day late and a dollar short

but happy easter or as I prefer resurrection sunday
I'll leave the preaching to the professionals

nothing'll make a chiddler smile like a holidaze hot dog
sparky likes it

 well except maybe candy
she got that in the morning

lunch today - leftover burger and home-made fries

just look at those fries!

Friday, April 22, 2011

behind the scenes pt II

working w/ my graphics guy
(you wrock bill!)
on some preliminary artwork for business cards
which apparently I need...

a sample...

I'm guessing these can barely be seen

all designs are far far better in execution than my crude and simple idea
that's why it's wise to consult the graphics guru

I kinda favor the right side samples
especially the vertical one, but...
standard card format may prevail

what you think grasshopper?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

behind the scenes

nothingmuch happens at all

and it works beautifully
go figure

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

or something like that...


my woodpile is growing

vivid carrots

crispy refreshing bright celery

end result = one kickass pot of  homemade from scratch dumpchix

oh one from the shoppe
we're working

Friday, April 15, 2011

endless depth

hackneyed and arty - HA!

the backyard is a riot of color this spring

the herbery
lemongrass parsley thyme lemon thyme chives tarragon cilantro nasturiums

rose blossoms nearly big as mah head!

planet orange

couple rotations later equilibrium is restored
or not

it's a tough life
someone's gotta live it
life is good

Monday, April 11, 2011

tools of the trade pt II

nodemaster 5000 makes a breeze out of gruntwork

claro walnut reelseat
w/ blued rec n/s hardware

gorgeous eh?
slated to be fit to poore girls rod #2 this afternoon

*note the blood on the planing forms*

Friday, April 8, 2011


poore girl rod #2 being dipped
soon to be done...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


wherein we offer a huge shout out and sincere thanks to bill pridgen
of electric bill communications, inc
for the great job refining my crude idea

a shout out and thank you to jim lees of palewatery as well
for the original artwork

you guys are great

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

tools of the trade

built these wrapping stands years ago 
back when I began assembling plastic rods
they're still in fairly constant use
even though I currently have nothing to wrap

we'll need to do something about that...

wherein we go behind the scenes

to solicit the voluntary services of a professional graphic artist

artwork included soon...

we want the old school letterings

I feel like a dog chasing his tail

Monday, April 4, 2011


got the sample hat in and I like it
though I may opt for khaki in the end
only so the stitchwork will be more visible...

furthermore, I needed to alter the design a bit
as the one pictured below had too much detail when shrunk to size...
so we'll go w/ something like this

unless I come up w/ a better idea...

I like this better

still not entirely happy with these...

I think I'll go w/ this one...

I've also made a small handful of stickers like this...
presumably to pass out at the desert dirtbag bamboo bash II this weekend

trying to do graphics work from the seat of yer pants is a pain in the ass

the whole famn damily

one side of it anyways
twas a fun though hectic weekend

I will not name names 
to protect the innocent...