Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hiking and wading at the Parklands

We took a little family stroll this evening at the park at Beckley Station. I waded in the creek a little but failed to catch a crawdad ( almost did, though), saw lots of darters, found a little toad (seen here on my daughter's thumb), caught big grasshoppers, looked at tons of pretty wildflowers, saw a big turtle and a big carp. Nice evening to be out.


I was in Oklahoma City last week and brought some games in case I had a chance to play someone after class. The last night I was able to play Carcassonne with my co-worker. She caught on pretty quickly and seemed to enjoy it. This was the board state at the end.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Giant Wings of Glory board (work in progress)

I have a big piece of scrap MDF board in the garage, and lots of old gritty house paint in rusting buckets. So I decided to start making a game board for Wings of Glory. I am just making it up as I go, but the look I am going for is an aerial view of farmlands. It is 71 x 44 inches, and very hard to carry by myself. I am excited to be working on it and can't wait to see the finished product, though it will have to wait. It won't take much time, since it is pretty abstract and does not require much detail, but I will be working on house portraits and pumpkins every chance I get for a few months.

Cross country meet in Georgetown today

Friday, September 11, 2015


Last week I finally dug up my carrots. They were tiny, but delicious--sweet and crunchy.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Pen & ink, 7 x 10 inches

This was a combination of sumi ink with dip pens, bamboo pens, ink wash, and Pigma Micron-style pens.

pen and ink- commission