Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014 Fantesy Olympic Picks


Top athletes:
In a draft system biathlon and alpine seem the strongest sports to pick a winner from. I would draft. 
Tina Maze
Marit Bjørgen
Martin Fourcade
Tora Berger

In case anyone out there is interested in my picks. The league I am in has some interesting and specific rules and is not based on a draft.
Alpine Skiing-Aksel Lund Svindal (m, Norway), Tina Maze, (f, Slovania)Ted Ligety
Biathlon- Martin Fourcade (m, France), Tora Berger (f, Norway) Emil Hegle Svendsen (m, Norway)
Cross Country Skiing- Petter Northug (m, Norway), Marit Bjørgen (f Norway), Charlotte Kalla (f, Sweden)
Figure Skating-Patric Chan (m, canada) Mao Asada (f, Japan) Wagner (f, USA)
Freestyle Skiing- Xu Mengtao (f, China), Mikael Kingsbury (m, Canada), Qi Guangpu (m, China)
Short Track Speed Skating- Charles Hamelin (m, Canada), Suk Hee Shim (f, South Korea) Seung-Hi Park (f, South Korea)
Snowboarding Shaun White (m, USA), Patrizia Kummer (f, Switzerland), Roland Fischnaller (m, Italy)
Speed Skating Ireen Wüst (f, Netherlands), Sven Kramer (f, Netherlands), Martina Sáblíková (f, Czech Republic)

Bobsleigh (two- and four-man) USA!
Curling- Sweden
Ice Hockey- Canada
Luge (doubles and team relay)- Germany
Ski Jumping (large hill team)- Austria
Nordic Combined (team hill)- France

If anyone has a tip on who is going to light the big candle this year I would love to hear! I need it for a tie breaker.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tiny Lingam Sculpture

tiny lingam sculpture ankor period lingam

This is a zinc plated cap nut and square nut, roughed with steel wool and patina with cupric sulfate. In the top right is one from a collection from Collector without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best

In short this is an interesting sculptural form representing a hindu trinity "Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer" 

For more information on this I would recommend:
Necklace version to come.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

dioscorea elephantipes in turtle shaped pot

dioscorea elephantipes in turtle pot. 
Thanks for the custom order pot Amelia. His name is Kurma. Check back in 30 years for an amazing shell. My other Dioscorea elephantipes that are in bigger pots are going crazy. They however are underground so I will post pics when they next die back.

2014 Northernbrewer coupon codes

Buy a Northern Brewer Deluxe Starter Kit, Get 50% off of a Mad Brewer Upgrade Kit! Use code: HALFMAD. Valid 1/12/14-2/1/14. Shop now!

 I am trying to do a better job of updating these things..... Not as exciting as it used to be when they would give flat percentages off.

 My next big project is going to be wine making. Any tips for a beginner? I live in california now so hopefully could get some local extract. Again I would like to focus on making a small volume the first time around.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kidrobot Robot Devil Keychain

Love it. Hanging out in style in the letterpress box.
  kidrobot robot devil keychain
This bad boy is from a random pack from Kidrobot.... bad habit.
 They currently sell for $20 on Amazon if you want the sure thing. Too much to buy one and not enough to sell one if you ask me