Branding a Set of Fake Hockey Teams

Branding a Set of Fake Hockey Teams

Many years ago now, I wrote about the challenge of re-branding one of my fantasy hockey teams in a league where team identities were treated very seriously. In the years since then, that particular league has itself rebranded (going from the NHA – National Hockey Association – to the NSHL – National Simulated Hockey League) […]

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Random Mastodon Setup/Migration Thoughts

Random Mastodon Setup/Migration Thoughts

Like seemingly many people, I recently started experimenting with hosting a Mastodon instance (mastodon.hockey, in this particular case). When I started, because I was considering it “just” an experiment, I decided to take the path of (nearly) least resistance and fired up a droplet over at DigitalOcean using their 1-Click app.  That gave me a […]

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Polar

Polar

I’ve had a hard time with inspiration lately. A little while ago I started experimenting with mixing my own paints and learning the science behind that and I just haven’t been able to get it right.  As I fought with that, suddenly months had passed and I hadn’t created anything worth showing. I got a […]

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Coyote / Erianna / Aurora

Coyote / Erianna / Aurora

I’ve been doing a bit with poured paints lately but it’s always been to provide a background effect to a piece where some other technique was also in play.  This week I wanted to do some dirty pours that stood on their own. When I’m going for a background “marble” effect, I use a lot […]

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Datsyuk

Datsyuk

I’ve been talking about revisiting my original “Legends” series since I did that work and started to do so when I was putting together my entry in the “Paint By Red Wings Numbers” contest last winter (also called “Legends”) before hitting technical difficulties.  Having solved those issues when working on some of my Ukrainian flag-inspired […]

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Ukraine

Ukraine

I’ve had these pieces sitting around for a little bit but have hesitated on posting them. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, I was drawn to do some kind of art around it (as I’m sure many were).  Having done it, though…  It seems small.  Ineffectual.  I personally learned a little bit […]

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Waves

Waves

Having finished off “Legends” and gotten into poured paints, I wanted to do something that combined that with with the spin art that I’d been trying out over the summer.  I had a cool, round canvas from a poured paint bundle that I’d gotten over Christmas, so I figured that made sense to try out, […]

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Legends

Legends

I’ve had a piece in the works for over a month now that I can finally reveal. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big Detroit Red Wings fan.  One of my early pieces was the “Legends” series, where I used a power drill to fling paint onto eight canvasses, each with a stencil of a […]

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Almighty

Almighty

It’s been awhile since I completed a new piece.  Part of that was some health issues, part of it was life getting in the way, and part of that is that I spent a good amount of time iterating on this one. It was something that I felt like I just wasn’t getting quite right. […]

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