Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

Life gets hectic as we know and experience. It is amazing how at times it feels like just a blink and time passes and passes and it gets away.

Resolutions maybe this year, who knows. What is the intent? Not the will do's and will not do's but how to live life. should be interesting to see.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ornament Making

I got a Contour Head Cam last week. It is an extreme sports type camera that mounts. I made an ornament last night as a test run. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Google +

I have a google plus page for the studio now. Looks like it may be a good resource.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Well I turned 44 last week. At twenty I did not expect to be here now. It is really pretty good.

I have been working on my finances. Getting things in order. Saving a bit. Put some into a Roth IRA. Paying a bit more each month on the house. Starting a new truck fund. Hoping by having some in savings when the time comes for a new vehicle I will have a good start.

In my mind the next thing I really need to focus upon is health. Getting healthy. Get rid of some excess weight. Walk and ride a bit more. Eat well.

Spiritually I believe I am a pretty good place. Keep doing those things that bring peace.

Keep on keeping on I suppose.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ice Cream Social

It is that time of year again. Celebrate anything with use this Sunday at the Almost Annual Ice Cream Social. October 30th 2 til 5. Bring your family and friends.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FIELD NOTES COLORS Limited-Edition Memo Books

FIELD NOTES COLORS Limited-Edition Memo Books:
I like the new Fire Spotter Field Notes. The dots are great for drawing. Makes for great guidelines without over bearing the drawing with lines. I highly recommend Field Notes and it is something I look forward too coming in the mail. Keep up the good works.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Want vs. Need vs. Don't Need

I have got it in my head I want a motorcycle. It is one of those things that becomes a focus and consuming. Think about it. Look for one. Desire. Weigh cost/benefit analysis.
It is like wanting an Apple Computer. Wanting a new hunting rifle. Wanting a convertible. Wanting a Viking Range. The wants flow through to pass and rise again.
Learning to take action on need and want? Probably not. That one fellow said it leads to suffering. Desire.
Interesting stuff.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


The Tree and Leaf Clothing Grow a Beard contest is in full growth. The first three weeks were slow moving and made the days seem to linger. The past two weeks have picked up the movement to the what has become normal pace of crazy. It seems we are all moving so fast it is hard to keep hold. The wheel is turning you know. Can't let go, can't hold on, can't go backward, can't stand still or something like that.
Keep an eye out for the thunder and the lightening.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Blogger has a new look. Very nice interface. More streamlined. Looks like it will be easier to use. I believe with all the social media options in life Blogs really have to struggle to keep up. Twittter is easy for an idea. Facebook and Google + for contact and interaction. The blog is the history, the backstory, the breeding ground for thought and movement. Cultivate it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Google has opened Google Plus to the general public. It is a facebooky, twittery, evernotey kind of social network system. Could be cool. could be lame. Who knows?

Friday, September 09, 2011


Steve Lackmeyer posted a twitter a bit ago in response to Downtown OKC twitt about coffee and Startbucks and meeting folks. Great post.
"Dear - Starbucks sometimes ends up as the pick. But & The Buzz far better"
Great post. Got me thinking tho. Maybe Starbucks is going to become like the Crayon. It is a brandname but there are other crayons out there. So instead of people saying lets go to the coffee shop they will say lets go to Starbucks, but really mean lets meet up at coffee slingers?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Amazing how I try to ppractice letting go, don't let the external forces sway the inner, release the life issues pulling down. To wake up half way through the day to discover a dour heavy weight.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Its friday night ...have a little fun!!!

You're invited to the


Come See My Collection inspired by my trip to Asia!

When: Friday , August 26th, 2011,5:30pm – 9:00 p.m.&

Saturday, August 27th, 11am-3pm. (stop by anytime)

Where: A Date with Iris, 4201 N Western ave

Call us if you get lost at:
(405) 604-5959

Check out a few new things at:

Don't forget to bring a friend!
We will have a few fun bevs for you to start your friday night off right!

I'll be raffling off a pair Earrings to one lucky winner! You don't have to be present for the raffle.

Earn more tickets: get 2 tickets for RSVPing, 3 tickets for making a purchase, and 5 tickets for if you set up a time for a trunk show at your home!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


I have been following Kurt Sutter for a while now. I really dig his television show Sons of Anarchy. His blog is often just as good or better then his show. His insights into living are interesting and often shocking. He is not for everyone and those easily offended might not want to explore his writings but he blows me away. Looking forward to September and the start of the new season of SOA.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coffee and chocolate

There is much in the world non seen or comprehended. Understanding escapes us and we are left to flounder taking solstice in the spirit. The daily movements and motions and prayers wonderous really in the moment. Little things pop up in the day to bring out a smile.
Opressive heat today. Strange how sweat dripping down my back makes me feel alive.
Remembering to enjoy the moment. Savor the flavors of the day and bask in the glory. Must also remember to do something each day to become healthier.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Linch at Nic's

The grill is full of juicy burger goodness. Slammed at 11. Gotta get here early.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lily at the Ritz

Little miss Lily serving us lunch at the Ritz Carlton in Vail. Her bdaddy Scott was the executive chef of food and beverage there. Delightful menu designed by him. and he is memorialized by them with the lounge being named Elliott's.


It is time for renewal. Time for implementing change to become better every day. Stagnation needs to end and allow for growth to continue. Odd that tragety brings about change. Reflection I suppose. Knowing that better care of the self can hopefully lead to better living. Just a little futher just a little bit more.

Monday, July 04, 2011


I good deal of who I am today comes from a time years ago when my life changed and I was a drift. I fell in with some of the most beautiful people. Beautiful. Friends. Brothers. We lived together and worked toegther. We bought a bus and went across America.
scotty was the man. He was the cohesive force in our lives. Bright and beautiful he shone.
I had a dream a long time ago. Lights or stars of heaven coelised together. Knowing those stars were souls and brothers and sisters swirling in harmony across the universe.
A light has been extenguished here on earth. A star in heaven has been born.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fwd: OKCMOA - Opportunity for art students

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is looking for juniors and seniors who love art to become a Youth Arts Advocate. Please forward this to anyone that can get the word out so we can give this opportunity to as many students as possible.  I attached a small email version of the poster and the poster in case anyone wants to print it. Please write me with any questions.

Thanks you!

Sheila Hallett
Community Outreach/AmeriCorps Member

 415 Couch Drive | Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Friday, June 24, 2011


Press vs. Espresso. Time and movement. There is no sound with a press to relieve anticipation.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


So far a great weekend. Glass, ludivine supper, coffee slingers lattes, glass today and hopefully some wedfe for dinner. Beautiful oklahoma days.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pitcher set

Set of glasses and pitcher created this week for the Tusla Glass Studio fundraiser.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I went to see Thor last night. It was a toss up on working some or relax a bit. Went with relax a bit. It was a good movie. Not great. Dragged a couple of times but storyline was good and the realm of Asgard was explored nicely. Definitely worth watching but not out of this world.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


We walked over to Coffee Slingers for coffee on Sunday. From there we headed over to Pichinko Parlor for Brunch. On the way we passed Mel's Towing and it recently received a paint job.
Come to find out today that it is to become a new gallery/art space hosted by Mr. Wayne Coyne. It should be a hoot.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The thunder does roll down the plains. Sweeping up all in awe and wonder.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Istvan Gallery Art Opening and Artist's Reception 5/13/11

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Artist Reception For Scott Henderson, Marvin Lee, Bobby Lee, Audrey Barcus and the Teen Advisory Council of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Friday May 13, 2011, 6 - 10 p.m.
Oklahoma City Artist Scott Henderson, one of Istvan's top selling artists of 2010 will be returning for the May show. Henderson's formal art training was acquired at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Henderson's work has been seen in many group and solo exhibitions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. His work is highly collectable and can be found in significant public, private and corporate collections.
The artist's current body of work focuses on collage and mixed media with a focus on fantastic themes in correlation with self identity. Henderson's work presents a dichotomy between the comfortable familiarities of our environment and the veiled nature of reality. The current work is split into two concepts; individuation and archetypes.
Individuation is expressed through symbols, diagrams, multi-layers and textural imagery. The majority of the pieces in this show were created using a print ink resistance process gridded out into sections giving each one its own unique part of the whole. The found images, painting, photography, transfers and other media are manipulated to help stir the viewer's perception of the imagery intrinsic to the entire piece.
Marvin Lee is another Istvan Gallery favorite. Calling Marvin Lee a photographer would be way too easy. The camera is one of his tools, but so much more goes into the creation of his art. Marvin is a self-taught photo-artist born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, Phillips University, and University of Central Oklahoma where he graduated with a B.A. in Education.
He settled in the Oklahoma City area in the mid-seventies after living in several different areas of the country, and is now a retired teacher living in Norman. He loves the 24/7 challenge of finding a fresh "photo-moment" as well as the even more daunting task of mastering sophisticated graphics-editing programs in an effort to enhance that moment, or even combining two or more of those moments into a new reality.
"I find that 'other side'; the shadows, the reflections, the surreal angles, the edgy colors. It's not something I go around searching for; it just has always presented itself to me. I see the beauty and mystery of everything around me, and try to convey that view through my art. I see the world as an artistic opportunity, and I dream of the perfect scene every night. I love it when my work creates an aesthetically pleasing element of surprise."
For an interesting familial twist, Istvan Gallery will be showing the print work of Bobby Lee, who also happens to be Marvin's son. Bobby Lee was born in Oklahoma City in 1984. He enjoyed being born there so much he never left. He has spent most of his life drawing, painting, taking photographs, making prints, writing music, writing words, making films and designing edible landscapes.
Lee uses art to chronicle his adventures in gardening, current events, and other people and objects he encounters. Lee earned a Philosophy degree with a minor in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2007. With the academic world behind him for now, his focus since graduating has been on fostering his creative side. He aims to create and exhibit as much art, music and film as possible.
Lee likes to experiment with a number of artistic media. Recycled materials, like cardboard, scrap wood, fabric, tile, used concrete and other found objects that would otherwise end up in a landfill are often used in his work. Lee uses these materials not only because they are free, reduce waste and are a pleasure to work with; but also because they serve as an unspoken comment on an era in which garbage is one of the most abundant natural resources.
Rounding out the featured artists is Audrey Barcus. Barcus also works in linoleum and block cut printmaking, but where Lee's work is monochromatic with nostalgic themes, Barcus' work can be colorful and often whimsical. Barcus identifies herself first and foremost, as a storyteller.
According to Barcus, "Stories, fact and fiction, have bolstered my imagination since infancy and are the driving force behind my art. I make art as an expression of stories, and as a documentation of my world. I feel that stories connect me to the world, and I hope that through my art the world may connect to me."
Barcus studied animation and illustration at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, MD, for two years before transferring to the University of Tulsa to study printmaking. While she is proficient in many media, her focus has most recently been on textiles and printmaking.
Istvan Gallery is very excited about the May project for the small gallery. Gallery Owner Stephen Kovash will be working with the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City to stage a separate art show titled "Reclaimed" featuring work from young artists in the Oklahoma City Area. All of the work shown will involve recycling and recycled materials.
Since 2007, the TAC has been a program of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City dedicated entirely to providing a comfortable arena for teens to voice their opinions, develop their leadership skills, and advance their potential as members of the community — all through the arts. The stated goal of the Teen Advisory Council is to "increase awareness of opportunities in the arts for teens, to encourage volunteerism in the next generation of Oklahoma City's Arts leaders.
Istvan Gallery owner Stephen Kovash will be working with the TAC alongside Advisors Jennifer Barron and Annie Macumber, teaching them the business of art from a gallery standpoint. The TAC will be responsible for most aspects of presenting an art show in a commercial gallery. They will be creating and distributing the call for artists, working up and distributing all the press material, curating the show, hanging and lighting the show and working with clients to assist in selling the art.
Refreshments will be available at the Artists Reception on Friday Night and Urban Art will have an Open House on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 from 11:00 a.m. 'til 5:00 p.m.  The Featured Artists and TAC show will be up through the end of July 2011.

1218 North Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-6824 • Phone: (405) 831

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fill er up

The Shell Station at Bryant and Danforth. I much prefer the 7-11 by the house at 10th and Western, about 20 cents a gallon cheaper. Did not notice the gauge being so very low until it was too late in the drive and by the time I got off the Interstate the little yellow light came on...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Social Security

I was thinking the other day. Folks are worried about money and the budget and social security and all of that.
I tried to find how much money is in the Social Security Accounts right now but could not find a number.
What if the Social Security folks took all that money and gave everyone the amount they have paid into the system at this time. No interest, no extra, just the raw amount equal to that paid in. That would be it. The System could then close down and we would pay no more into and all the benefits from it would cease.
Would that work?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catch Up

Things are moving along so very quickly. It seems strange at the pace. One week really flows into the next and while each moment is savored and enjoyed and mostly productive, there seems to be no time between the moments. I look up and the moon is full. I look up again and the moon is a sliver.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Physics Games - Clowning Around

Physics Games - Clowning Around
Doing something different. Seeing the patterns is sometimes easy sometimes not. Continuing to do something the same way over and over and it is not working. How to change the perception enough to do something differently? Try and make that work. Continue until exhausted trying and try something different.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gigi's cupcakes

The icing was good. Tall and lots of it. The cake was just so so nothing special there.

Up north on May and memorial

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011


Tomorrow is the last day to visit the OKCMOA Chihuly Exhibit for nearly a year. Head that way after church if you have the inclination.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Norman, Oklahoma – Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation

Norman, Oklahoma – Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation

America's Weirdest Restaurants - CNBC

America's Weirdest Restaurants - CNBC
Found today while surfing. The number 10 restaurant is sure to be a fav.

UCO: CFAD - Galleries and Collections

UCO: CFAD - Galleries and Collections: "Blue Skies
Opening Reception: 4:00-6:00 pm, April 7, Donna Nigh Gallery, 4th Floor of the Nigh University Center
Showcasing the works of UCO graduates: Debra Luber-Myers, Clint Stone, Mary Hines, Denise Wynia-Weidell and Zina Gelona; and the works of UCO instructors: Dr. Bob Palmer, Cletus Smith, Dr. Terry Clark, Larry Hefner and Rob Smith.
Show will continue through May 15, 2011"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Lenten Season

Not being sure of giving up anything for Lent I am thinking today I am going to start doing a little different. Eat healthier. Walk daily.

Monday, March 07, 2011


I have been sort of following the get out of debt philosophies. Trying to get everything paid off. Don't buy anything on credit. Save and save. With a bit of money in the bank and not too many expenses it is time for focus on some type of retirement plan. The Roth IRA looks good. Nothing is safe and that is disturbing. Rates on return are so very low making any type of long term investment just does not seem wise.
Not real sure what course to take. What are you doing to prepare for the future and for your retirement?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


I am just wondering, why is Muammar Qaddafi just a Colonel. I mean the dude is the leader of a whole country and he is still just a colonel. Why does he not make himself a general or admiral or something like that. Klink was a colonel and look at how inept he was. Anyway I was just thinking about that.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011


testing 1, 2, 3

Google Voice

So podcasting is great fun. There used to be some cool free tools like GCast that would allow the user to call in and publish a podcast directly to a blog or else where on the web. They all seemed to go out of beta and start charging.
So looking at Voice you can embed a voicemail message. I have not tried it yet but in theory one could record a message and then post that message as a podcast on their site.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Google Voice - Features

Google Voice - Features
I have sort of rediscovered Google Voice. I have been using it since it's introduction. It converts voice mail to text and sends it as an SMS message and email. Makes it very easy to check voice mail. It allows calls to be made from the computer. New is porting where a mobile number can be used through the GV system instead of needing a wireless carrier.
Cool stuff. Check it out when you get the chance. Some things are a bit hinky. Being able to select all in the Inbox like in GMail is not a feature.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



I got a new phone. My old one started being real hinky a few months ago and just kept getting worse. As a result I am looking at more of the new Google products and updating things. I need to update my blog layout and things here. Always makes me nervous to think about doing it and the possibility of losing things. So we shall see what happens.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Entanglement - by Gopherwood Studios

Entanglement - by Gopherwood Studios
This is a crazy cool game. My brother had a game similar to this with tiles.
I just figured out you can spin the mouse wheel to get the tiles to rotate instead of clicking on the rotate arrows. Best score thus far is 183 with 83 as my longest path.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

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