Inventory of skill sets

I started journaling earlier this year. I used to do it. Then just stopped for years. I don't know why I stopped, and am really bummed I did. I used to write everything in the journals. Super personal stuff. What I was feeling at the time. I could go back…

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Drinker with a painting problem

Awhile back, I wrote about painting under the influence of absinthe. Except now, I do things differently. Now, I light the sugarcube. It makes a lovely blue flame. And it helps break the sugar down better, giving the drink a richer flavor. Highly recommend to fellow drinkers. I'll have to…

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My top ten artists in order

Yes, I wrote my artistic influences last month. But I decided to put some order to it. And note, these are my personal influences. Not necessarily who I think are the absolute best artists in the world. For example, Judas Priest is my favorite band. Do they write the best…

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What you need to mat prints

This is the first blog post that I'm co-writing with my wife. After all, she's putting it all together. I'm just supplying the artwork. Quick background. Allie and I have been working on the game recently and Roxy and I have been cramming to get ready for a second show…

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I decided to make a game

One of the regular things I do for fun - I'm in a Euro board game group. We meet once a week and play games. Unfortunately for me, the guy who runs the group likes to play a new game every week. I don't. I like playing the same 10-20…

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“Who are your artistic influences?”

The Ancient Greeks of course started the ball rolling. They're pretty much responsible for Western culture. Then you know what came next. The Romans conquered them and borrowed their culture. Rome fell. We had the Middle Ages. Whereas a lot of history happened in the Middle Ages, art took several…

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Roman’s Tchaikovsky Top 10

You hear me talk about Beethoven often. But it is Tchaikovsky who is my favorite. Aesthetically, nobody can touch him. The very first time I heard his 6th, I was 17 years old. And I thought to myself “this is the greatest piece of music ever written”. My opinion hasn’t…

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Watercolors as therapy

I've never served in the Armed Forces and would never compare my measly life to theirs. That said, I've known several good folks who have served and seen how they use painting as therapy. For instance, I met a UDT once who would paint islands from a plane's view. At…

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I enjoyed the Witcher

I don't play video games any more. I used to love the old fantasy RPGs, especially the first Legend of Zelda, Heroes 3, and Myth 2. But when I got back into music in 2007, I stopped playing video games altogether. Nothing against them. I just didn't have time for…

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