Author Archives: Scott Mauer

Inktober 2019 – Revenge of the Vectors

I’m drawing for Inktober again this year, a shared drawing event where you draw a picture from a one-word prompt for every day of October. I’m working on mastering vector drawing, so I’m extending an existing art rule to Inktober. … Continue reading

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The New Drawing Is Here

1) Find image 2) Create vector version 3) Create hand-drawn version using only the vector version Here I did it on a deadline to contribute to the ComeDrawATX group draw. Other times I take longer to try to get more … Continue reading

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Staying Cool in The Heatwave

It’s hotter in the yurt than I want right now. High 80s during the day. Fridge temp in the high 40s, and the freezer at 8 o F. Our daytime temps are over 100 o F, and the heat index … Continue reading

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Drugs and Dirty Pussy

I’ve been reviving my drawing habits and tools recently. In my quest to find a set of vector tools that work across platforms, I’ve been auditioning Inkscape, a free Open Source vector drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator.   I’m … Continue reading

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The Return of the Funky Robot Chicken

After many years in the wilderness, my funky electronic horn experience has returned! BEHOLD! My Yamaha WX-5 Electronic Wind Instrument and its mate the VL70-M Tone Module! What’s that, you ask? It’s basically an electronic wind instrument that’s played like … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Van Life!

I’m eating my first gas-stove-cooked meal inside Junior, my Sprinter van conversion! On Junior’s maiden voyage through Yellowstone all the way to Portland, Oregon, I chose to do all my cooking with electric because I wanted to really push the … Continue reading

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Three-Hundred and Fifteen Dollars

After hitting Calculate, I had to admit that $315 isn’t much money for two months of work. After not having a “regular” job since 2010, I’ve been formalizing my incurable thrifting addiction into a business. I love the thrill of … Continue reading

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