JomodadEclectic

The things you can live without, but might not want to!

Anaheim, California · 3 Sales

JomodadEclectic

The things you can live without, but might not want to!

Anaheim, California 3 Sales On Etsy since 2017

Announcement   Metal Prints! on Display at Valentine Chiropractic 1661 Raymond Ste 105 in Anaheim

HATS! If you go, just down the way is Atelier Mela (https:// ateliermela.net) she sells some of my hats there in her fine hat shop.

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Last updated on Dec 10, 2017

Metal Prints! on Display at Valentine Chiropractic 1661 Raymond Ste 105 in Anaheim

HATS! If you go, just down the way is Atelier Mela (https:// ateliermela.net) she sells some of my hats there in her fine hat shop.

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I have always wanted to play music and make art, and for the most part I have done both as much as I could all my life. I was the Craft Lodge volunteer at Summer Camp, and the Art Dad at my kids Grade School, I made the Pine Cars, and the Paper Mache animals in class and painted sets for the big play. I have played guitar since I was a teen and I have studied Rock, Blues and Jazz. I love Jazz. I guess part of the reason I got in to art was that I was always injured and stuck inside. Many times my Grandmother would have to take care of me and she loved art. She'd go to Aaron Brother's and come back with copper rubbing kits, those kits with the sting and the nails, paint by numbers, you name it. Later when I was an adult she made handmade Christmas tree ornaments, like little stuffed animals. Anyway... I had my first knee surgery in the 90's while recovering from that I decided to try Cartooning, this is the same time I got my Amiga computer and was very obsessed with computer graphics and animation. For the cartooning I learned what you needed to create and who to send it to and how. I came up with the Adventures of Wheeler and sent that out to many publishers, twice, with interest from a small magazine that couldn't pay. I was giving copies of the drawings and Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts to a hospital that did amputations on kids. I can not remember the guys name, or how I met him, but he got paid to video the surgeries for the doctors. He found out about the cartoon and loved it, but again, no real money there. At some point I had to stop. At the same time I was learning photoshop and illustrator and 2D and 3D animation, mostly on my own. I worked for a small screen print shop, did some forms and fliers and some song books and stuff for summer camps, business cards. This is also when I self published the Vegetarian Travel Guide. This was back when it was hard to find Vegetarian food. I got my picture in the paper and a radio interview on the Foodies Radio Show. Funny I had no idea I was going to be on the radio and my Auntie hears Elmer Dills interviewing me and it made her day. She still talks about it. Then many years later I was mentally preparing for having both of my ankles fused and realizing I would have a lot of down time I decided to learn to Mosaic. My brother-in-law, Ron, did the heavy work at first. I made chess tables while on the sofa or in the wheelchair. That later became much much more to include mosaic'd guitars, record players etc.. That was also good during the recovery from the Total Right Knee Replacement the next year. Then we find the brain tumor. I had no plans, it was like a bolt of lightening found it in February and 13hr of surgery in March. The incision was big and raw feeling and I wanted a soft cap to wear when I went out and I found a free pattern on the web and that started my obsession with making caps and hats. I took a sewing class at Jo-Ann's to learn how to use a machine after hand stitching too many bad bad hats, remember this was a brain tumor I was a mess. No I make hats, pajamas, scarfs, bags, ties, and Fiber Art. I took two classes on Craftsy with Carol Ann Waugh, Stitch and Slash and Stupendous Stitching and came up with my whacked out version of combining the two with some other techniques. Once you make the quilt you can make anything you want out of it and I have, mostly hats, and bags. There ya go. I have played some live music, you won't see any of that for sale here. I do hope to find more time to play and work on some home recordings.

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