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Thursday, July 8, 2021

And finally a shameless dog post...

 By boy Crixus taking one of his several hundred naps each day...




And given his name is that of an Roman Gladiator I cannot contain my excitement about possibly traveling to Egypt late next year with the Planetary Society.  


A new commission piece...


 

New leather sculpture series

 While making the shield I had a bunch of scraps and do to a happy accident I am working on a series of leather sculptures.  







Leather Shield Project

 My daughter and I go to the Michigan Renaissance Festival every year.  I have worked my way up to wearing a kilt, the last time we attended I purchased my sword and for this years return (closed last year because of covid) of the event I decided to test my ability to work with leather.  Here is a full size leather shield I have been working on and will finish up next week.




Mr. D's Kitchen

 In addition to creating art I have dived full on into cooking.  I am a chef at the Ukrainian Culture Center in Warren, MI.  Since I have been off because of cove I have been cooking for private parties and work events.  Here I am at my daughters place of employment serving up smoked brisket, pulled pork sandwiches with my leak slaw and my smoked potato salad.





Thursday, January 28, 2021

New work and a few comments about the last year,,,

 Hello all, I know its been quite a while.  

I have been working on my next book called "Detroit Erotica" which is my journey through the world of erotica through photographs, art work, and my erotic writings from the last 17 years.  The writings were handed off to the proof reader yesterday, the images have been selected and I am in the process of taking high resolution images of me erotic art.  I am very excited and proud of this new book.

Here are a only paintings I created in 2020:


I had to paint Covid-19


This abstract was painted in the wee hours of January 29th making it the last painting I created in 2020


On to 2021 and my first large project A full size leather shield.  My daughter and I have a tradition of going to the renaissance festival every year in Michigan.  During the 2019 festival I purchased a sword and thought because we could not go in 2020 I would make a leather shield to go along with the sword.

Now that the leather is shaped the next step is to shape the wood slats that will be the support structure for the shield.





Now, my thoughts on the last year/4 years.

When Trump was elected president I knew he was a hate filled bungling idiot.  I had no idea how dangerous he was to this country, the constitution.  The events he instigated on January 6th were appalling and he should have been arrested on the spot the very day of it and sent to prison for treason!

The morons (and I am being nice here) that are his followers will never change unless the bullshit of Q, Fox News and other such con artists are wiped off the face of the earth.  Trump will go away one day, he will be forgotten and our memories will be wiped clean of this disgusting human.  There will however be someone else to step in and try the whole thing again.  The republicans in both the senate and congress are cowards.  They too, will be remembered for their part in the events of January 6th, history will write their stories, for all of eternity and they and their families will forever be remembered with shame.





Thursday, April 23, 2020

This new normal..

Well folks, we find ourselves in an highly crazy time.  This time around its not just me, Michigan or the United States of America, it's the entire planet.  While being locked at home, literally the day after I got my chefs coat our facility had to close.  I can cook at home and when I do I cook for many, I then invite friends who are in more dire straights then I am to stop by the house and take a to go package of hot food off the porch while I stay behind protective glass.  I am one of those with pre-existing conditions that if I caught the virus it would probably kill me.  My lungs are permanently damaged because while in Morocco in 2011 I contracted the Bird Flu and after nearly a 5 year battle I am better but very cautious.

All of that said, I still feel the need to help in some way so I obtained a 3D printer and for the foreseeable future I will be building items to help with first responders.  In addition, when I cook, I make sure my local police precinct, fire fighters and other first responders are aware they can stop by and pick up a free hot meal.  Same rules as for friends, they stop by honk and I place the to go containers on the porch.

Here are some images of the printer in action making extenders for face masks that help take the pressure off of your ears.  My plan in to deliver 60 of these every couple of weeks, the rest of the time I use the printer to help me create some of my more complex art pieces.  Images later on the art stuff.




This last image is of an invention I created years ago call a common PEZ interface, you can use this to create your own PEZ heads.


I really want to stress how important ALL of you are to me so...Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives it would be really wonderful to see you again and if I have not met you it would be wonderful to meet you and toast to surviving this horrid thing.  We will get through this, I have faith in that!

To my international fans, we despise the orange buffoon as much as you do and I am confident that come November he will be removed from office, hopefully kicking and screaming while being dragged out of the White House by the capitol police!!!