Wednesday, July 28, 2010

R/Co. Project: Push Project

You never know what you got until it is gone, Right?...
Since moving away from SoCal to the P.N.W. I find that to be so true when it comes to some summer time beach action. When we lived down in Venice Ca. we would be at the beach almost every Saturday and most evenings / nights after the 9-5 and thought nothing of it. Even though we now live in a state with a full west boarder that sits right up in the Pacific Ocean it is well over an hour drive to get to that coast. This sudden obsession and longing for the single fin wave sliding is just killing me. It does not help much having a wealth of online content to fill ones days with images, posts and video of others having slide time while the closest body of wetness to us is a big ol' lake or a large salty sound... that has... tides...??? Enter my other water board sliding activity that filled no swell days at the aft mentioned beach time in SoCal... Skim Boarding. I guess when the tide goes out in the sound there is several options of thin pools of funtimes waiting to be had.
When we moved I left all the boards with my brother and went north empty handed. Long story short I miss pushing around on the wet stuff so doing what we do best here at REDCROW in our garage, why not build a wave slider of sorts?
Not wanting to get to far from the real desire of Surf riding decided to build an ohmage to a little fat fish.
Did a little ruff shape'n on the ol computer.
Printed out to size and pasted it all together.

Cut it out.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Somethin To Think About...

"The fifth and final Lopez rule: The best surfer in the water is the guy having the most fun..."
 Gerry Lopez.   
"Surf is where you find it"

I think this relates to a lot of things in life. At times it is so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing or what they might think. It is also very easy to get caught up in trying to "be the Best"and out do or better what others have done....I know I fall victim to all of this at times as I am building things, it kind of sits in the back of the head, especially when something is not perfect or not working out quite the way I would like.... Really we should just go out do our thing, whatever that may be, and have a blast doing it, living in the now and not worrying so much about who it's going to impress.  Just enjoy the act of doing, and building. Everything will fall into place as it should. And oddly enough it will show in the product, be it art, fashion, or catching a glassy wave.  Remember it is all in your perspective and how you look at each situation. At the end of the day it is up to you and no one else on what you are going to do with the hand that is delt. Only you can 'make it FUN!'

Have a good week.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

R/Co. Project: The Start of Something.

Started work'n some raw materials for a new project in the works.
More later. What is it? Well some rawness for sure!

Back to it.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Take a Trip.

Hopefully soon the little family and I are all going to pile into the toyota packed with our goodies and gear and head out for the first camping trip since moving to the Great Pacific Northwest a while ago. Being in the P.N.W. there are quite a few options around to just pull up and enjoy nature and all it's beauty. It has been almost a full year since we went out as a family and spent some time away, just our family. Last time was a few day stay over on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.

I recently went back and took a peak at the foto's that I shot while out there. It got me stoked to go out and have another adventure. Since I did not post them all before I am just going to load them all up for all to see. Enjoy....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Somethin To Think About...

"If any of you who read this aspire to a writing or illustrating career (*or design or music or fotography or surfing or skating or bmx or anything else in this short but wonderful life) and are looking for guidance, I offer only these few words of advice:
Read everything. Experience everything.
Get to know and like yourself. Build up your own history, then
Persistence is always rewarded and I devoutly hope that it rewards you."

Jim Flora,
Artist, Illustrator, Writer. The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora, By Irwin Chusid & Jim Flora

*My own addition to the quote...

Monday, July 12, 2010

R/Co. Project: Hanger

For some reason I am just never satisfied with what you can go out and buy so like most things pertaining to what we are doing with REDCROW it is only natural that instead of using readily available hangers I had to go off and build some....

A long piece of 3/4" thick wood, a skil saw, a wood rasp, sandpaper and not enough time on my hands and we are ready to go to work late into the night...

Have this old wooden hanger that I like so decided to start there for a pattern to build from. Of course made a few modifications to fit what I was after.
Sketched it out on a scrap of Oak Tag and was ready to go.
Lay out the pattern on the wood.

Sunday, July 04, 2010