Art I Made in Q3 2020

Really just some cozy stuff around the house and a couple big pieces for events.

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I drew this dinosaur during a meeting, based on someone else’s dinosaur. The top is ok, but proportions are weak.

Bedroom Art Projects!

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I removed the door and painted the jambs.
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I scraped paint, sanded the door, and repainted it this nice darker grey. Then started adding a few stencils and now have washable markers to add more stuff with!
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It is nice to just throw things on here from time to time. The washable markers are great, though I had to buy a few kinds before settling on the absolutely basic Crayola Ultrawashable Markers. No frills, but they do the darn job!
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Redid my curtains pretty substantially and tighted up the wire at the top.
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I’m using t-shirt yarn to hold the curtain in place AND as a way to drag it to and fro on the wire.
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Put together this funny thing to go near my bed. Turns out it’s shelving?
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Bright, and friendly too.
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Repainted this old dinosaur skull
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Figured out a nice way to reorganize the objects on this wall and realized I needed to add something too.
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Looking much more clean. The white is crisp (two coats of proper house paint), redid the outline (magnum sharpie) and repainted the teeth (spray with lots of masking work). Also I added this shelving unit on the left. No sweat.

Little Things to Give People

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Got a 50 pack of good lighters so I didn’t have to lend my lighter to anyone during COVID-19. Spray painted the back and then threw on stickers and little drawings. Fun!
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I also started making slings to hurl stones with.
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Scaled up my operation and realized knots aren’t very efficient way to mass product things. So I used zip ties, which are great in this application!
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I don’t have photos of these strung up as sling targets, but basically you tie them up in trees and then hurl rocks at them!

Sculptures

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One of my favorite summer art festivals had a livestream Sunday of its usual weekend, so we hung out on at an empty industrial area beach and built this with a few friends. All bailing wire and handsaw, I believe. The saw was used to cut in notches, which really helps prevent the wire from slipping around.
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COVID coaching archway. Easy to put together and a nice semi-monumental piece.
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Here is a plan I sketched with pencil on a folding table.
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Using that sketch, I built this dinosaur with a bunch of friends. My biggest yet, 20' tall
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Also added electrical tape to this abandoned freeway sign. So glad we finally did this, because we’d been talking about it forever. Gene and Renee collab.

That’s it. I didn’t do much art during this time, I’d say. I did get pretty decent at using the sling, though, and can now hit a tree pretty reliably.

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