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Clean Studio

Posted by Dane Carder on July 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I know I’m not alone in this practice, but I also know that others do the complete opposite… Before launching into a new series/painting/production run in the studio, I clean the space more thoroughly that a quick sweep. Yesterday, the day after returning from a relaxing beach trip, I spent a couple of hours cleaning […]

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Murals

Posted by Dane Carder on July 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Over the last several years, Nashville latched on to the mural craze. It went a bit overboard and lacked any air of authentic evolvement. Many of the ones that I have seen simply don’t work in one way or another… some, are terrible in all the ways. In a couple of small towns in […]

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Adjustments

Posted by Dane Carder on July 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A seven hour car ride turned into nine. The usual effed up, no good reason traffic jams between Montgomery and Birmingham on 65N did it again. Then, three different levels of hell poured out of the sky. My wife would have appreciated me pulling over to let the storms pass, but I crept along with […]

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Seven Sunsets

Posted by Dane Carder on July 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The last of the seven vacation sunsets was enjoyed this evening. We have a fairly new tradition of eating steamed and seasoned shrimp on the beach the final night of vacation. Time plays funny most of the time, but vacation time really works trickery on the vacationers. My family seemed to get on board with […]

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Land Grab

Posted by Dane Carder on July 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

There’s a competition every morning on the beach, usually before anyone has really started their day. The “Shoreline Land Grab” is intense, and there aren’t hard rules. First come, first serve… and, it’s crowded as Black Friday at Walmart. What gets me the most is the use of tents. This was not a thing when […]

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Know Your Place

Posted by Dane Carder on July 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some people make better leaders than others. Of my experience, I am neither a good boss or employee. Well, I have been a great employee, but not really as an adult. This has been very useful information that would have served me well in my younger days, but hard lessons needed to be learned. I’m […]

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Moonlight Magic

Posted by Dane Carder on July 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I spent an hour on the beach tonight, tucked under a full moon. Soft sand underfoot. Fire in the mind. Magic making is often a quiet, undisclosed adventure.

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Castles Made of Sand

Posted by Dane Carder on July 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I spent an awful lot of time with this song on repeat in my early twenties… So painfully beautiful. Thank you, Jimi.   down the street you can hear her scream “you’re a disgrace” as she slams the door in his drunken face and now he stands outside and all the neighbors start to gossip […]

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Wimbledon at the Beach

Posted by Dane Carder on July 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I had the good fortune of taking many summer beach trips with my extended family. My mom’s dad (the one that started Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House) would make it possible for everyone, and he thoroughly enjoyed doing it for us. One of the greatest joys for him on the trip was watching Wimbledon, as […]

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Make Do With A Double Red Flag

Posted by Dane Carder on July 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Sometimes, after waiting months for the beach trip, you arrive to find out that you’re not allowed in the ocean. It seems very strange that someone can close the ocean… I guess it’s just a case of “litigation nation.” Well, I am hoping for a changing of the flags tomorrow morning, but I’m doubting that […]

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