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Back to Arrowcreek trail

It’s been a while since I lasted did a post.  I have been busy working on several novels.  I am in one of those break periods when an author should spend some time away from the manuscript, so that later,

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Posted in Digital Photography, Flowers, Nevada, Photography, Travel

Update on Leather Handbag Practice Project

My fingers are really sore from the hand sewing.  That was to be expected especially when using a thick material such as leather.  Despite the special three sided needle and poking holes with the awl like tool, it is still

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Posted in Art, Goals, Preparation

Delays and how to make good use of that time during waiting

So if you have been following my blog, then you may know about a project that I am doing for a friend.  You know, the Star Wars costume project.  Well, I just keep running into walls, and I think my

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Posted in Costume, Inspiration

Wizard World Comic Con 2014

Oh my goodness! What an interesting past three days it has been. I have been to comic book conventions before, but I have never attended a three day event and worn a costume. It was good fun. There were ups

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Posted in Costume, Culture

To sell my artwork or not to sell my artwork? – That is the question.

I have two paintings that are ready to be sold. And usually my biggest problem is finding a place to have them available for people to look at. Well, there is a place that was set up by a local

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Posted in Art, Culture, Goals

Tahoe Truckee Airshow

This past weekend was the Tahoe Truckee Airshow, and since I am a big fan of airplanes, I had to go.  I had never been to this airshow before.   When we lived up in the Pacific Northwest, we used to

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Posted in Aviation, Digital Photography, Travel

Artown Adventure continues

The Artown adventure continues this month, and we have gotten our tiles back from the Clay Canvas.  They turned out pretty good considering that we had limited paint to choose from and paint brushes that would make an artist like

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Posted in Art, Culture, Travel

Chicken Wings in the very very hot street

Just got home from the Chicken Wing Fest in downtown Reno, NV. I have mixed emotions about the event since the temperatures in the street were really really hot. I started out with my companions looking forward to tasting really

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Posted in Culture, Travel

Reno Artown Events

For many years there has always been these complaints amongst the locals and the newly established locals that Reno has no culture, and every few years some hard working idealists try and put together cultural events to serve that hunger

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Posted in Art, Culture

Lower Thomas Creek Trail

When it comes to Nevada, people often think it’s a wasteland with no beauty.  And as a native Nevadan, I can understand this blind assumption despite the fact that it is wrong. When it comes to the Nevada landscape, one

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Posted in Culture, Digital Photography, Travel