Bamboo Bike Studio-Now this is ingenious!!

May 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

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BUILD HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the finished product as built by members of the BBS community. We offer workshops in San Francisco, Toronto, Greensboro, Alabama and Camden, Maine.

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KITS

Build a bamboo bike at home, school, or with your local bike shop. Our kits contain the materials necessary to build one bamboo bike frame.

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SOCIETY FOR USEFUL ARTS

We are a founding member of the Society for Useful Arts, a collective of craftsmen, tinkerers, and engineers dedicated to creating practical tools for the modern world.

The Bamboo Bike Studio provides people with the knowledge and tools to make their own bikes. We believe that the best bike is the bike you build yourself.

Our customers can take part in a bike-making workshop, or buy a bike-making kit. We collaborate with DIYers, partner with schools, and help set up bike-making factories overseas. Our goal is to offer the lowest cost and highest value bicycle, customized to suit our builders’ diverse needs.

 


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Paul Smith is coming out with a new book….Paul Smith A to Z

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

I just love Paul Smith. His twisted and humorous takes on the classics…So when I heard he was coming out with a second book due out in the states in June I hoped on it. Available on Amazon is where I found it.

Creative thinking game….

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Okay lets play the game of Combining..

This is how you play.

FIrst pick an item…any old item.

Okay I picked a spoon….Now if We could combine it what would we combine it with? Okay you got 1 minute….

A bowl, a tray, a saucer, a cup, a fork, spagetti……Come n keep going you have one minture…come up with all the things you can combine it with in one minute….how can you multiply the purpose of the spoon? I know you can do it…Your goal is to come up with as many things as you can possibly combine a  spoon with….come on you can do it.

Okay what did you get?

if you scored over 6 items good, over 10 better….over 20 you are something!! Great work.

New work commission

February 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I worked in the studio yesterday getting some more retablos ready and some retablo trays –which I share here. I just love the way they turned out.

Happy Valentines Day

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are some hand painted cards I made for friends and family…hope you like the

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Dreams for the future…

February 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

an another...have fun dreaming

another page in my dream journal

I find myself painting again as that always seems to call to me during times of change, and I also got a post from Claudia asking me about dream books.  So here goes. Just buy yourself a black and white composition book form the drugstore or grocery store they are around 2.99.  Cover the cover with pictures, drawings, painting marks, and magazine articles , cover the back as well. IF they are dream goals write the year on the spine or front cover and incorporate  it in your cover.  Now you are ready to begin.  I like to date and list my dreams on the front page,as dreams change and this also gives me a table of contents as such.

Now on each spread draw, paint, or collage a dreams or gaol at a time.  Paint every emotion about it, draw how you would feel if the dream materialized, make it your dream secret spot. Add in pictures, writing, doodles anything that evokes the feeling of the dream being realized. Have fun. This is your secret stash of dreams to come true so give it all you got…Have fun and let me know as your dreams come true, because if you can see it..it will become

a page in one of my dream journals

real…Have fun.

Washington DC….

February 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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