Thursday, June 29, 2017

lookie lookie

Light Me Up!
Getting Ready for Fullerton Art Walk in August


I got these printed on Vinyl and mounted to Acrylic and then I framed them in these Shadow Box Frames. Trevor at One Day Signs in Anaheim did a great job. The evil plan is to light them up with LED's. They have a strung set that runs for 4 hours, since you don't want them running all day, or maybe a timer. LED's burn very little electricity and last a long long time.

 

I also had some more Glicee Prints made and they came out beautiful! Thanks again to Trevor at One Day Signs.

I want to try printing direct to Acrylic and print Direct to Glass. There are other things too, like wood, tile, stone. Eventually I will need to update my Zazzle Store with some of these new images I have been creating.


eBike News: 

UPGRADE: Parts have started to arrive. The controller arrived and will go in soon. The risers are wrong so I need to send those back. I just ordered some chrome 2" extensions, they are harder to find than you think, ordering them is hard without experience, oh well. I am not making an Rolling Easter Egg, I just want it to ride comfortably. Hopefully the extensions will do that. The new handle bars are perfect. The basket for the dog to ride in seems to be good too. I am also researching suspension seat posts or maybe a bent post. The ride geometry is off, so adjusting the bars and seat is the way to make it the most comfortable.

RETROFIT: The seat post arrived, Mike DiCicco is helping me fix the new seat post, it's something custom made for a vintage bike, because the parts aren't available. We had to modify something that was just a little off size. Nice to have friends with skills. Thanks Mike. I think I found the parts needed for the Disc Brakes and I have a few ideas for making or repurposing something for the battery box. I will get some springer forks. The controller will come off of the bike I am upgrading.


Tavel:

I took the train to see my daughter graduate and that went awesome. So I have decided to take the train to Downtown LA once a month to see my Doctors at the Hemophilia Treatment Center. The first time took a few phone calls and research on the web because you need MetroLink and MetroRail to get there and that can be confusing. I wrote it all on paper and people are friendly if you feel lost, ask anyone. The last trip I tried using a app and it showed me all the times for all the transfers, so that was awesome. Except I got spun around a got nervous and lost some time getting on and off a few times feeling like I was going the wrong direction. But I got there and home on time and rested. I will continue to travel there by train. I need to get them to have better access to the hospital from the train platform. It stops right at what was the front entrance, but now it's the back entrance. Fist time the gate was open and I went right up. This time the gates were locked and I had to walk all the way around. No fun with a cane and a limp ;0)

I have plans to take the train to San Jose to visit some friends. She was my baby sitter when I was like 8 yrs old and I haven't seen her since. She popped by with her husband to say hi to mom and I was there so bingo bango bongo, instant vacation. Her husband is an old surfer and bicycle guy and likes the blues, so that should be all good.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

digits to paper

Glicee or not to Glicee
That is the question


I am getting ready for the August Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. I will be on display at Vino Nostra Winebar on Commonweath and Harbor Blvd, stay tuned for details. I decided it's time to try out Glicee Prints I have sent the files to my old neighbor and YMCA buddy at One Day Signs in Anaheim, they can print on paper or canvas not to mention all the other services they offer. 

Here are two of the images being printed. One is a Pet Portrait and the other is a photo of my friends Tiki and Surfboard. Let me make prints for you. I can use your images or I can snap my own. 

 


Fiber Art:
I also realized I don't have any fiber art pieces to show off so I got started on one yesterday. I had to rearrange the room because I wanted to use my New Vintage PFAF 130 Industrial Sewing Machine, but I need some time to figure it out. I had my sewing machine man give it the once over, I painted the lamp and sealed the wooden top of the table. For now I will use my Bernina 730 Record. 


So much to do:
OK, that's all for now, I need to ride my Electric Bike to the Post Office and get to sewing. I am obsessed with upgrading my old Schwinn Beach Cruiser to Electric. I have been shopping for kits online it is nuts how much stuff is coming out.  If you have a kid that's not sure what to do with their future the job market in that industry is growing fast. Here's a great resource for info on Jobs, eBikes and Training https://leva.org/, I have taken classes with the Light Electric Vehicle Association and I was impressed. As for you, get off your ass and do something!




Thanks all for now: cya -jomodad

Thursday, June 8, 2017

woca loca

What's a WOCA?
The Warehouse of Contemporary Art (WOCA) Show



Come see my Art!I will be showing my art along with other local artist on


Saturday June 10, 2017 

6:00-10:00 pm

One Night Only!


WOCA has provided artists a space to display their art at no charge since 2003. WOCA is built on self-expression, talent, experimentation, communication and trust. Please support the WOCA Community. Discover WOCA for yourself. WOCA is unfiltered art. WOCA is art directly from the artist to the public.  WOCA does not censor art. There is no other gallery space like WOCA.
Original Art * Live Music * Make New Friends * Support non-corporate art Organically born out of chaos, every WOCA show is completely different from the last. Explore the New. Over 30 talented visual artists: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Street/Graffiti, Collage, Illustration/Drawing and Video.

Special photographic exhibit by SNAP9!

Live music by:  Jack Pruett, Justin Scheid, Cabana Sur and The Red Leslie’s
with Live Projections by VJ Brian Aquino.

The walls will be full of art. The air will be full of music. Don’t miss this show!

Admission is free and all ages welcome.

WOCA is located at 1566 W. Embassy St. Anaheim, Ca. 92802
(off the 5 Freeway at Lincoln and Loara east of Euclid).

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COMING SOON!
The whole month of July I will be on display at the Vino Nostra Wine Bar as part of the Fullerton Art Walk. Stay tuned for details of the Opening Reception.