Monday, May 30, 2011


...Just got a little cooler.
I know, because I built it.
It's an old catering cooler... The really thick styrofoam type. I took 3/8' pine and built a nice crate around it. It cost about $50 give or take, but I've noticed that one thing that snaps spectators out of the illusion of an 1860's military camp is something modern and out of place... ie, a big red Igloo cooler.
Now, when it's closed, it resembles an ammo crate or an old hardtack box... It leaves the illusion intact.
Yes, I realize that the troops back then didn't have coolers, but if they had, they woulda used them. The modern reenactor, bringing history to you with luxury.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Oil Slick

oil painting
by James Taylor
(and yes, it is my Jack)

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