Archive for the daily life Category

“A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” Margaret Atwood

Posted in art, daily life, tattoos on February 8, 2012 by barrelrider

Many of you may be able to assume why there have been so few posts in the past few months. I must apologize because i never want to disappoint. I do promise to get back on top of things here but if you can’t resist keeping up with my B.S. then follow me on my instagram that i share with my good friend steffen.


“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” Willa Cather

Posted in art, daily life on October 21, 2011 by barrelrider

“Just like a spider creates a web so it can trap its prey so it can then devour them, the Jezebel spirit will start out in the exact same way “

Posted in art, daily life with tags , , , on October 13, 2011 by barrelrider

“Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had”- Sara Teasdale

Posted in art, daily life on October 12, 2011 by barrelrider

Thus is my life…


here is a sketch i did the other day. drawing without reference or goal has been kind of liberating lately.

“That’s the fire swamp! We’ll never survive” “Nonsense! You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” The Princess Bride

Posted in daily life with tags , on October 11, 2011 by barrelrider

Congaree swamp is about 20 minutes from my house. It is the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent. the cypress trees with their knees sticking up all over are amazing and beautiful. i love going there and walking around. there are over 20 miles of trails and boardwalks. sometimes you’ll see deer, bobcats, owls, woodpeckers and boar, and marine life like alligator gar, alligator snapping turtles and river otters. i haven’t been there for a long walk in some time but some friends convinced me it would be good for me. It was needed. off the beaten path we came to weston lake where hundreds of birds were going crazy. I felt like i was in lost world. I am looking forward to taking my son there when he gets home and maybe going camping there soon. unfortunately I didn’t take many photos but here are the few i did take.


Posted in daily life, photography with tags , , , on August 23, 2011 by barrelrider

Today I broke the twenty thousandth view marker. I am so stoked that so many people have taken the time to look at my blog. Please keep checking things out and I will try not to disappoint!

“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.” J. R. R. Tolkien

Posted in daily life with tags , , , , on August 5, 2011 by barrelrider

SO, I am nerdy about Lord of the Rings and I am nerdy about records. BUT did you also know I am nerdy about Lord of the Rings records?