| 24 April, 2012 21:37
I am currently working on a commissioned painting with a custom chopper in front of a Chevy SSR for I client I have done a similar painting for in the past of his other custom chopper and his Corvette. I will be adding images soon of the current paintng and the first one I did several years ago.
I am also working on concepts for two sculptures for "The Caucus Room" in 801 Steak and Chop in downtown Des Moines. I have created two Golden Bull sculptures for two of the other restaurant locations, in Kansas City and Omaha. Now I will be creating and elephant and a donkey to fit with the pollitically themed room. These will probably be made out of foam then given a hard coating of some sort and painted to look like they are bronze.
I also have another sculpture commission for a 4-5 foot tall red rabbit to sit in a garden of a clients home. This will be a fun and playful project and will be a great subject of conversation as well as giving the grand kids and fun prop for taking family photos and so forth.
I have also been busy doing some Corvette themed artwork do display at a car show put on by the Corvette Club of Cedar Rapids. As a kid I wanted to design cars, but then in college decided I'd rather just make cool paintings of cool cars. I haven't done a lot of automotive stuff for several years and it is nice to get back into doing something I grew up doing. Drawing cars.
Of course back then a lot of the time it was done in the margins of my notebooks in school while I should have been paying attention in class. However, I have never made a penny off the stuff I studied in school, but I have made a good living doing things not all that different of the drawings I used to do in my notebook margins all those years ago. Funny how that worked out.
| 08 April, 2012 22:19
I don't care to sit a the computer if I don't have too. I'd much rather be playing with paintbrushes or powertools. Actually I'd rather be out in the yard picking up the steaming piles of lawn fertilizer my dog strategically deposits from day to day. But, I figured maybe I will give this blog thing a try. I actually have another website, kazzoinks.com. We manufacture kids chairs in the shape of letters. Fun product, it's just taking forever to actually get the thing to start making money, do to my lack of business skill and the shallow depth of my pockets. I keep digging and digging to see if there is any more loose change in there to keep funding manufacturing expenses, design work, promotional stuff, all the things that need to be done, which aren't free, but it seems I only keep coming up with a handfull of pocket lint.
Anyway, that business and the website also has a blog which I don't keep up with regularly do to my preference to keep the yard dog doo free and my dogs ubelievable abilty to eat a small amount of food and turn it into Volkswagon Bug sized piles of aromatic brown stuff.
Back to business, since working on the computer is like pulling teeth I don't spend the time I should actively promoting either of my businesses online. If I was independently wealthy I'd just have someone do some of the stuff for me, but since I am not, at least not yet, I will just keep plugging away in the studio doing the stuff I am good at and like to do, and actually makes me money from time to time.
Occassionally when the mood strikes I will get on here and write some words and maybe add a photo or two when I figure out how to add a photo to my blog. It is probably not hard, but then again, there are a lot of things that aren't hard to do that I just don't do. Like trimming my back hair, It is not particularly hard, I just don't do it since I'd rather so something else, and besides I can't see it, so what is the point. I am kidding of course, I do trim my back hair. Actually I have a hired back hair trimmer who does an excellent job. Now that I think of it....If I fired my back hair trimmer, I may be able to afford to keep paying for manufacturing for my other business or I can put the money towards a professional typing person so I don't have to sit here pounding on this computer machine with all these labeled buttons that make words on a screen when the appropriate buttons get punched in the correct order so the letters on the screen actually spell words. By the way....I don't have back hair........at least not much.