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About CashWiley

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  • Birthday 04/02/1970

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    Upstate NY
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    Guitars, Drums and Chopping Wood

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  1. CashWiley

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    FYI for cast iron, which I love and have cooked with my entire life (as did my parents and grandparents etc through time): chainmail cleans it the best of everything I've tried, and short of having an armorer handy, there is a great product called The Ringer on amazon. I've had mine a couple years now and it's as good as new. It's the most effective cleaner and also the least abrasive to the pan's seasoning.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I don't really. Even when I'm trying something risky, it seems to end up great. It's to the point where the fiancee gets excited when I try to warn her I'm doing something new that could end up a mess. I guess there is something to the idea that understanding the process and ingredients combined with sheer repetition yields skill. :D
  3. CashWiley

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    This. My fiancee grew up comfortable and is often way more depressed than I ever get. I had it rough growing up, but that formed the basis for my ability to overcome and succeed. Hard times are the forge. Are you made of forged steel, or will you shatter? At this point I feel bad for people who haven't had tough times, because they don't truly understand good times. Their scale is not correctly calibrated.
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    Cash's 2019 Art

    Pretty happy with this week's homework. Charcoal on newsprint, 18x24
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    There's a sunken city under the lake by my city. They flooded the valley when they put the dam in.
  6. CashWiley

    Cash's 2019 Art

    So I won another regional award for the first charcoal portrait. Also got a community award from my city's regional show for this year's charcoal portrait. Was hoping for better, but the judge was a modernist. Such is the nature of things. And a couple more pieces from my current course:
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I keep trying to think of statues I like and remembered one with covered boobs :) Nike of Samothrace
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Yes, but it has boobs. :|
  9. CashWiley

    How Many Books is a Lot?

    I've gotten three more art books since I last posted in this thread. Less Kondo, more reading. :D
  10. CashWiley

    Cash's 2019 Art

    It's been a while, I forget. Probably a combination of kneaded and hard white erasers. Here's a page of quick poses from last night: And I started a new head drawing course, here's the first homework assignment.
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    How Many Books is a Lot?

    Here's the thing, Kondo is a hack propped up by good marketing. I have a bunch of books and a small house. So I have to be fairly stingy about what I take in...but I do not hesitate to get new stuff. My art reference shelf is approaching world-class respectable, with most of the major titles and some really nice extras...and a handful of rares. Not sure how many, not a concern. I have at least one bookshelf in every room except the bathroom, even the kitchen because who doesn't love solid cookbooks and methodology texts (like On Food and Cooking or w/e). Also, I've been working in a library for 19 years now, soo...I like books. More of a pet peeve of mine than Kondo, it's this dopey trend of putting books on the shelf backwards. My mind reels at the sheer stupidity of that.
  12. CashWiley

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Heck yeah, though my favorite gathering of food is a pig roast. My neighbor got a smoker last year, so now we have a lot of gatherings around that. I hope not a trawler or we may not be friends anymore. Trawlers are the sworn enemy of my people (the lobstahmen).
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Fun fact: when I looked at my house originally, I had a tape measure. First thing I did was measure the garage door dimensions. See, my old Ford Ranger was dying and I really wanted one of those spiffy new FJ Cruisers. But the apartment I was living in had a minuscule garage, and it was in a rough neighborhood so street parking was out. Luckily, the door measured correctly, bought the house and 6 months later bought the truck, too. Man, I was so broke back then.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    And to further my already long garage-based spiel, if I can ever manage it financially, I'd like to build a large barn on the empty lot next to mine (which I own). Two (real) stall garage downstairs, with a kitchenette and half bath (kind of a pool house for the pool I don't have) and a general workshop. Upstairs, full bath and studio space (art and music). Then my fiancee can basically have my house :D
  15. CashWiley

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Of course, that's what it's for :D More seriously, I park in the garage for the winter, with a weather mat and little soaky tube things, to keep the melting snow from running all over. It's pretty big, so even with my FJ parked in there, I still have room for tools, storage about a cord and a half of wood (real cord, not the face cords the kids today call a cord) In the summer, I use it as a workshop. It's part of the seasonal way of life I love. It has the traditional roll-up door to the driveway and a large barn slider in the back. So I like opening both and it's like being in a pavilion, great breeze. edited to add: When I mention winter, see my location :) We get decent snow, so it's nice to hop in the car and just drive to work without brushing off the car, walking through snow, etc. I've been lobbying for some garage stalls to be built (to rent to employees), so I don't have to park in an open lot at work. Interestingly (to me), my garage was built before the bulk of my home. As best I can tell from looking at how rooflines were connected, there was a garage and small commercial building (now my kitchen and studio, the slab part of the home) built in 1930 that was connected by the rest of the house (with basement) circa 1950 in the post war boom. It was outside the city in the 30s, in pasture/field country, so my thought is that it was some kind of tractor repair shop. There was only one other house on the road (now a street) until that post-war boom, the last of the late 1800's industrial boom. It's fun working at the library and having access to old maps and city directories :)
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