When I was away on my journey to the Bear Flag Empire my house was broken into a couple times and a lot of stuff was damaged (though very little was actually stolen). This combined with the fact that I had been neglecting my living conditions for a while in my less than fantastic state of mind meant that the place was a hellish mess. I therefore had begun cleaning, organizing, and trying to get ready to purge some stuff and get out before the basement mold killed me.
This was not going quickly.
My mood combined with the sheer weight of the stuff meant I spent a lot of time shuffling things around, then staring at it…
Then this arrived.
Pictures are best taken directly into the sun!
In any case…
It’s huge and empty and the empty thing has got to change! I am motivated, inspired, and there is a deadline!
So day one!
Followed by day two… cut short by freezing air and light snow and hail…
In another week and a half or so I hope to have a much more manageable life.
So some time later I am finally getting to this…
The end of my California adventure came in the form of a train journey back to Indiana. I cannot imagine any better way to travel and from here on out it will be my first choice for any long distance journey.
Highlights of the trip include Passing through Black Rock at sunset, very odd conversation with a celebrity trainer and kickboxing champion, being woken up at 4am by a sherriff and a small army of thugs busting the guy behind me for pot.
I would like to take the journey often enough for taking pictures to be a priority, but this time around it was all about experiencing every mile so no documentation.
Getting back has been an odd mix of crushing isolation and depression matched with an explosion of creativity.
I finally retired my rough cut cardboard and duct tape phone/tablet stand and made one out of dead tree and lasers.
I followed that up by making a box for my friends awesome card game.
Then, since I need to sculpt a little Shoggoth to go with the game I made another box based on the same design for my sculpting tools.
THEN I made a little backdrop for photographing miniatures on and painted it up.
And for good measure cyberpunked up a keyboard for a quick trip to New York.
And these are just the ones that are not in progress! Wheeeeeeee!
I also rescued my instagram account from whoever was using it and started posting pics of things and stuff there.
So I’m back, Hi! More making stuff and distracting myself from the cold cold void to come.