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Small Batman

After taking time off of podcasts and limiting my beer intake after hours I have found a renewed energy towards carving. I have been working slowly on some commissions and today I hit it heavy. This is actually the first time in quite a while that I did work during the day so that my kids could be there. It was my daughter who really took an interest. She started to copy what I was drawing on the wood and even asked to grab hold of a gouge and give it a shot. It was such a rewarding experience to spend time with her in that capacity. While she was sketching her Boba Fett helmet I was busy knocking out another Batman. Here are some photos of that.

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Here is the knife that I was using today. It is a Flexcut Tri-Jack Pro. I have had this knife for probably 4 years. It came sharp and remains sharp. It has proved to be a great knife for my needs and is much more portable than any of my other tools.

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Here is a picture of the Batman after paint and stain.

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Also here is a picture of the Boba Fett I am working on and the sketch my daughter did on another block of wood. She also did all of the sanding on the carved one.

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Like I said before, a super fun day with all of the kids and a great time doing some wood carving with my daughter.

Pull List 8/8/18

Starting this up again! Here is my pull list for the week. There is just an incredible amount of great comics that have been coming out this year and judging by Previews, there looks to be no stopping for a while. I also want to note that these are the books I am getting this week but there are more coming out this week that I will have to push off buying until next week. Damn these $4.99 books!!!!!! Here goes in no particular order and yes, they are screenshots of the covers. I am completely inept at computers.

 

 

Podcasts

I am an avid listener to podcasts. I am lucky enough to work a job that allows me to listen to them all day as I complete my tedious tasks. As of my last count I am following 46 different creators. Fucking 48!! Bear in mind that not all of them come out with regular content. Some come out monthly or even every other month while at the same time there are ones that come out 2 to 3 times a week. It tends to be so entertaining as I hold conversations with my co-workers about what happened on different shows. It really is crazy how many different types there are out there. I listen to multiple comedians, board game based casts, music, and even radio show style casts. There is something for everyone and in my opinion it is the next step to get people to listen to the radio or even watching television. For the most part the interviews aren’t scripted like they are on late night shows and depending on who you listen to, there isn’t a political agenda being brought down from the top of an organization. With all of the pros that podcasts offer me there is one giant con. Podcasts are killing my creativity. I have been stagnant in carving wood for around three months. Even before that three months it had been very slow moving for me. I have tried getting off of social media behind the thought that I was spending too much time looking at everyone else’s work instead of paying attention to mine. In the last eight months I have almost taken apart everything that I have spent 7 years trying to build. Podcasts are killing my creativity. The hardest part of it is that I might have an addiction. I am not sure that I can go to work and live inside of my head again. It is a shame because I would carve wood at lunchtime and I would come up with crazy life ideas and craft stories. All of that is now gone because I have chosen to live my life through people that I will never have any face to face interaction with. Those people don’t even know I exist. I need to make a promise to myself to try and limit myself to just a half day of listening or even begin to trim my subscriptions down by a substantial amount. I NEED to get back to doing what I am meant to do and get to whittlin’ some wood. This starts tomorrow. I will promise to cut back and increase my blog production as well as my wood carving production. I need to stop living other peoples’ lives.

Pull List 1/24/18

Another remarkable week in the world of comics. Is there a week that goes by where there isn’t a new title or another addition to an already great run? Here is what I am planning on getting this week. First are two series that I am so happy with so far and go right to the top of my reading list when they come out.

The next one is a book that at first is strictly because of the title. One of the best titles I have seen in quite some time!

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