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A Few Updates

December 17, 2019 • jdonahue

First, is a link to the most recent post at Quill & Blade, the site I’m making for my online store. You can read that here. Here’s a picture from that post:Old T Family2Also, I realize that I never posted a picture of the finished warehouse. Here it is with the new steps:steps_6

A look at tree limbs

December 14, 2019 • jdonahue

When I draw tree branches or limbs, I often make them look like this sketch. It’s where a fork was, but the lower one died. So when I saw this limb on a Walnut tree, I thought it was interesting.WE_2390limb

Free Memes For the Taking

December 1, 2019 • jdonahue

I finally made a page featuring memes I’ve made. Please share these far and wide, thank you. Here’s a few examples:TRANNY3magic_buildingislamaphobicWisdom_web2W_word

Rusty Tools Clean Up

December 1, 2019 • jdonahue

I finally got around to cleaning up these rusted tools; there’s a page with more information and pictures HERE.

rusty tools

A Contemporary Meme

November 14, 2019 • jdonahue

I have a lot of memes and clip art that i can share; if i get time, I’ll make it available. Here’s a contemporary one. As far as this congressman goes, it doesn’t matter how concerned you are about somebody’s well being, if you want to destroy the first amendment to keep people from criticizing that group, you’re an enemy of the constitution. What’s worse, this man took an oath to defend the constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. Now he -is- the enemy.

I first made this as an SVG vector file, which is available free HERE.


Plans for the Next Leaf Truck

November 11, 2019 • jdonahue

It’s easy to overlook things, and I did just that when I made a page here at this site, but didn’t post a link to it. So here it is:

The Art of Trees.

November 11, 2019 • jdonahue

Since I’ve been preparing to make my latest mural, I’ve been studying tress more. I made a page to share these observations as I make them, you can see it here.Chair_and_leaves

Betsy Ross Flag Painted on the Warehouse

November 8, 2019 • jdonahue

I made a page about painting the Betsy Ross flag with my son, you can see it here.

Here’s a picture from down the hillside:


Painted White At Last

October 24, 2019 • jdonahue

Finally, after getting this building moved here, and the prep work done, I was able to paint it with two coats of white. I used an airless sprayer, and if you’ve ever used one to paint a large object, you’ll never want to use a slower tool. There are 14 boards on the side not showing, it’s the side that can be seen best from the street. I plan to use those boards as a layout form a Betsy Ross flag. More later.painted_white

Wood of the Warehouse.

October 14, 2019 • jdonahue

The lumber that was sold and used in times past was of a higher grade than much of what’s sold now. Here’s a link to a post about the wood of the warehouse:

The Wood of the Warehouse