The Conscience

This has been a tough one… the blog, not the bug. It’s always difficult to tear myself away from the clay to sit in front of the computer and the week I decided to begin THIS post was the same week Robin Williams died AND the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. My boat tends to stay fairly…

Dapper Ant

As a fella who digs functional art, the last thing I would have ever thought a robot NEEDED was a hat and a cane. It was my sister’s idea. I’ve made a few mechanical insects (and a hermit crab) ready for display in the Steampunk museum’s entomology collection. I’ve done some bug collecting of my…

the Bots and the Beasts

I finally showed my art in a public setting! All thanks goes to Lauraly Atria for the invite. Turns out it doesn’t hurt at all. Unity 88 (Facebook/website)is the venue and if you’re in South Florida, you should check it out sometime. They’re next door to and affiliated with Sublicious Farms. It’s photo is in…

V-day Shake!

As with most gift giving holidays, I am unprepared. Such was the Valentines Day “holiday”. My favorite thing about Valentines day is that my wife’s birthday is right around there. I can disguise a beyond-late birthday gift as an on-time Valentine gift. In fact, maybe as a global community we can employ my vehicle in-dash…

Steampunk bugs

Yay Steampunkery! I’ve always been a bit enamored with Steampunk things whether it be fantasy, fashion or functional. Basically, the concept is a melding of design from yester-year with technology from tomorrow. I’ve wanted to make steampunk stuff for a long time now, but I get too caught up in creating designs with “actual function”…

Glue vs. Epoxy

(cont. from previous post) Because I molded the horns of the Triceratops as separate pieces, they had to be attached with glue. I didn’t sweat it since I have a super crazy glue that promised “amazing” adhesion. The goofy thing was that when my son got ahold of the knocker, he snapped a horn off…