A trio of belts made for the manly side of a family…
Made with heavy nickel-plated buckles.
And a commissioned painting. Of the Hamilton locale where, almost exactly one year ago, a new couple sprung forth from a bath of beer. Can you guess where it is?
I was not expecting to wake up this morning and spend money on a piece of art, but have I ever in my life been so enamored of a painting? No is the answer to that question! So I justified it to myself in two ways…
#1) I have never purchased an original painting. As [...]
I’ve got a new idea. New ideas I guess. Something to do with leather and hair. Inspired in part by my friend Rachel, and in part by Daniel Day Lewis’ awesome ‘do in Last of the Mohicans (which played while I painted this afternoon).
So far they only exist in my head, and have yet [...]
Here is a thing you must try. A peroti – courtesy of Vagabond Street Foods in Whitehorse, YT.
I ate so many of these during the four or five days I was there and I think of them every day. Finally tried my hand at making them last night and ooohhhhhhh. So good.
1) Make [...]
If I can manage to sit still and listen for a minute, I hear a buzz.
Is it coming from my heart or my head?
Ohhhhhh, there is so much to do. I need to make myself a calendar and list a strict schedule. Events. Obligations. Things that must be done each day. I generally [...]
Because I don’t know when to say when, I have started and scrapped three belts since I first posted my peacock friend the other day.
Number four seems to be going well so far. I stopped working on him a few minuntes ago. I could feel myself getting squirelly from hours of carving, cutting and [...]
I’m spent. It’s freezing cold and I spent two hours of my morning running in preparation for the Race Around the Bay.
Since then I’ve been immersed in computer work with little time for leather. By Monday however, I will (fingers crossed) have version 2.0 of my Navy Blues Belt and a new guitar strap [...]