1978 Fender Fretless Precision Bass - I acquired this bass in several different parts about 2 years ago and reassembled it myself over the course of about 6 months. Its roughly 75% original, less the upgrade to SD Quarter Pounder pickups, and some late model American Fender PBass hardware. Strangely, this is one of the more valuable yet least used guitars in my collection.

4/365 - January 10, 2015 

Something I have spent a lot of time working on is lettering and I’ve definitely improved a lot since I started. This picture doesn’t show that too much, though. But see, here’s the thing, when I typically post pictures of my lettering it’s because I want to show what I’ve done. But this picture is about the words themselves, not the way they look (because clearly it’s not that great). 

I’ll be graduating from college in May and something I’ve had a lot of trouble figuring out is what it is I’m going to do afterwards. I’ve been thinking a lot about working with non-profits, but I’ve still been really unsure about what to do. This morning at church the pastor talked about the fact that our lives aren’t about us. But rather, they’re about something far bigger than us. As a Christian, your life is meant to be laid down for the sake of Christ. That doesn’t necessarily mean physically laying down your life, but rather it’s about giving up control to God and letting Him call the shots. Following where He leads. 

Another thing that the pastor focused on was your purpose. What breaks your heart? In the quiet, in the stillness, what group/category/need breaks your heart? That’s where your purpose lies. That’s where your calling, in one way or another, is found. And that is where these three questions come in. 

What breaks your heart? 

Who’s doing something about it? 

How can you help? 

For me, it’s those who don’t feel like anyone loves them or cares for them. Those who feel alone. There’s a lot to that. But it’s what breaks my heart and it’s something that gives me passion and purpose. I’m not sure where that will take me, but I already feel like it’s giving me direction. 

So how about you, what breaks your heart? Who’s doing something about it? How can you help? And what can you do with that to further the Kingdom of God?   

236.365.2014 Sunday August 24

When I am having a tough time coming up with a character pose I will usually take pics of myself or a friend to figure it out.

Luckily my sister was visiting this weekend and danced around for me so I could get some sketches for a Briar Rose piece. Thank you my dearest graceful Kristen!


Our little one’s nursery is all done!
I’m looking forward to this year. Having a new baby, watching Lemonsweets become a big sister, and just generally figuring out life with my little family.
It’s the perfect year to do Project 365!

Plus it means I’ll be updating my Tumblr (personally) on a way more regular basis!