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Missing Matt

Missing Matt

Matt would have turned 40 this year.  Back in 2009 we made a mix CD for him and I was inspired to do it again this year. So here's a compilation of songs that Matt might have liked to listen to or make fun of 🙂   I will miss you With no warning I will miss you...

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Molly and Ryan’s Wedding

Molly and Ryan’s Wedding

This weekend Ryan and Molly tied the knot in a beautifully relaxed wedding in the Santa Ynez valley. Click here for a slideshow of iphone photos from the celebration...      

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Ryan’s bachelor party

Ryan’s bachelor party

Fun weekend up near Lake Nacimiento to celebrate Ryan and his upcoming wedding. Lots of guns, food, drink and stories around the fire.  Click here for more bachelor party photos...   (Also check out these old photos of Ryan when he turned 21 and this portrait...

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Joshua Tree camping with kids #4

Joshua Tree camping with kids #4

The 4th annual kids 'n dads camping trip to Joshua Tree was a blast!  It was Stella's first year and she rocked it! As in years past we left early and spent the first night at the historic Harmony Motel  where U2 stayed while shooting photos for the Joshua Tree album...

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Lifesize giant Angry Birds slingshot.

Lifesize giant Angry Birds slingshot.

The 4th annual kids 'n dads camping trip to Joshua Tree was a blast!  It was Stella's first year and she rocked it! As in years past we left early and spent the first night at the historic Harmony Motel  where U2 stayed while shooting photos for the Joshua Tree album...

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Silver spoon herb garden markers…

Silver spoon herb garden markers…

I built a giant Angry Birds catapult for our Joshua Tree camping trip this year.  The kids had a blast pelting one another with the Angry Birds and there were almost no casualties 🙂 Below are some videos of the Angry Birds in action and you can see a slideshow of...

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Joe Curren Art!

Joe Curren Art!

  I made a set of herb markers for Janice and Paul's garden with some old silver spoons... These are easy to make, you can get silver spoons for a few bucks each at an antique store. DIY: 1) Flatten spoon with rubber mallet. 2) Flatten / texture stem with flat...

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Shaun and Skyla’s wedding

Shaun and Skyla’s wedding

  Ever since I saw some of Joe Curren's framed photos at a gallery in Laguna Beach a few years ago I have wanted to get my hands on one! Somewhere along the way I must have mentioned this to Chris Orwig who just gave me, not just any, but THE Joe Curren framed...

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Bill Adkins’ playground

Bill Adkins’ playground

Color Services has just launched a beautiful new web site which was designed in-house by their own Gabe Cano and produced by NDIC.  Gabe used dozens of my images throughout the site, it is really fun to see the familiar faces on almost every page. 🙂 So head over to...

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Black Death Vodka Label – high res

Black Death Vodka Label – high res

I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with Bill Adkins at his workshop/studio/playground today while he cut a piece of steel railway track for me to use as an anvil on my ring-making workbench. Click here for more photos of Bill in action:  

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Dan and Mo’s 80th birthday party!

Dan and Mo’s 80th birthday party!

I needed some props for my 80s party Slash costume last weekend so I made a Black Death Vodka shirt (iron on) and bottle label. (In the 80s Slash was sponsored by Black Death Vodka. No one has heard of BDV before or since, however...)   If you are looking to DIY...

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Fire Lanterns on New Year’s Eve

Fire Lanterns on New Year’s Eve

After a fruitless search for cool moonshine labels for a project, I gave up and made my own. Using a scan of some paper from a 1890's document I downloaded from the Library of Congress as the base, I  layered fonts and textures to end up with a pretty cool label....

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Alcatraz Prison Overnight

Alcatraz Prison Overnight

I have been enjoying the awesome new Hipstamatic Disposable social camera app for the past week but did not notice the little gem that Gabe pointed out to me last night... The splendid Synthetic crew built and named a camera after me! How cool is that!   The...

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Remember: life is epic!

Remember: life is epic!

The 4th annual kids 'n dads camping trip to Joshua Tree was a blast!  It was Stella's first year and she rocked it! As in years past we left early and spent the first night at the historic Harmony Motel  where U2 stayed while shooting photos for the Joshua Tree album...

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Web development projects

Web development projects

I built a giant Angry Birds catapult for our Joshua Tree camping trip this year.  The kids had a blast pelting one another with the Angry Birds and there were almost no casualties 🙂 Below are some videos of the Angry Birds in action and you can see a slideshow of...

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2011 AYSO – U8

2011 AYSO – U8

Fun weekend up near Lake Nacimiento to celebrate Ryan and his upcoming wedding. Lots of guns, food, drink and stories around the fire.  Click here for more bachelor party photos...   (Also check out these old photos of Ryan when he turned 21 and this portrait...

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2011 AYSO season – U10

2011 AYSO season – U10

Matt would have turned 40 this year.  Back in 2009 we made a mix CD for him and I was inspired to do it again this year. So here's a compilation of songs that Matt might have liked to listen to or make fun of 🙂   I will miss you With no warning I will miss you...

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