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Storage garage.

Luckily the storage garage is only a block away.

Lying on the sidewalk.

They were still doing it when we drove by in our car.

Should've looked it up.

I usually check books like that first but I posted like 10 other things before that and forgot.

Said construction was gonna be done in June!? - Tom Ray's Day 201128

I was told I was only briefly going to be kicked out of my train car studio space while they dug a new basement for a restaurant next door. That was over a year ago. This video is after a meeting we had in the spring where we were told construction was almost done and we should be back by June.  At the time of editing this video, it is now well into the winter and nothing had changed yet and we don't know when it will. Also, I look at some of the retro/vintage items I sold from my online business today. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. You can subscribe to these videos on my YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Mrs. Garrett.

We were talking about the show "Diff'rent Strokes" and I mentioned how the character Mrs. Garrett left the show to start the spin-off series "Facts of Life".

Comic book concept page - Roger and the Monster.

Roger and the Monster concept comic page artwork I've had this concept for a comic for a while now. The easiest way to describe it is it's about a monster that is being haunted by humans. The whole thing is in the style of those old four-color Gold Key comics from the 70s. Roger is the name of the human character that messes with him in the comic and the monster doesn't have a name. I did an animation with the monster from the comic a while back called "Chipmunk" when I first thought of the concept. The design of the monster has changed slightly since I made this cartoon. But this concept is one that I keep revisiting. Maybe I'll do something with it someday? I just haven't really been able to think of a full story yet.

How this artist in Canada got his first mural project in Brooklyn - Interview with Mr. Hydde

On the podcast, I met Canadian mural and canvas artist Mr. Hydde . We talk about how submitting his artwork to local galleries got him a mural project in another country. Listen to the rest of the episode here https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2020/11/mr-hydde-canvas-art-and-murals-tom-rays.html How did you end up getting the mural and you ended up getting it in Brooklyn of all places?  I took a little time off from art and then I started painting again and it was really hard to kind of find the right places to go. It was still like Toronto was really humming along there was a queen west gallery scene. So that was the place you would get your paintings together go show a gallery dealer in queen west in Toronto and you would get a gallery and they would sell your work.  Well, I tried and tried and I'd get little shows here and there not a lot happened. But I kept moving along.  Then I don't know why but about 2013 I was involved with a sort of a group show thing and my work started

Test comic page.

And I still feel myself making weird faces when I draw. I don't know why I do that?

Webcam light.

I just can't stop myself from pushing the button. It's right there.

Street grill.

There were a bunch of cops hanging around them while they were doing it but it seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves.

Mr. Hydde: Canvas Art and Murals - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 201122

Mr. Hydde is a painter based in Canada in the greater Toronto area. He tells me how he went to Japan and while there got the chance to meet artists in the field of printmaking. He's done gallery shows and painted murals in different cities. He was inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and from that inspiration created a style he calls Low Brow. We also talk about why he goes by the name Mr. Hydde. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Mr. Hydde on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mrhydde_artist Mr. Hydde website https://mrhydde.com Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Podcast Music by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

A-rockin'.

I kinda want it on a bumper sticker.

Addams family doc.

There was also a segment talking to the guy who wrote the music Vic Mizzy. I guess he wrote the music for Green Acres too.

Song use.

This time it was used for an ad that a guy made for a place in Italy!

Haircut.

On TV cartoons they don't even change their clothes.

Sleeping bird.

I don't think I've ever seen a bird outside sleeping before?

Request to join.

Still want to know why so many people I don't know ask to join?

Lynda Edwards: Freelance artist and teacher - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 201115

Lynda Edwards is a freelance artist who not only paints but has created an art school in the community where she lives. We talk about the interesting background of her family, her interest in expressing the history of things in her paintings and taking her art school teaching online. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Lynda Edwards on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lyndaedwardsart Lynda Edwards website http://artandasanas.com Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Podcast Music by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

I never really got into Benji, and other retro things I sold online - Tom Ray's Day 201114

I sell vintage/pop-culture things online to help support myself along with making webcomics and music with my band Lorenzo's Music. Also because I love collecting these old toys, games, comics and illustrated books from the 50s through the 90s. Today I look at a few things I found that I sold online. A Benji book from the 80s, a spider-man pillow, or possibly a doll? And a Goosebumps choose your own adventure book. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store - https://ebay.to/2vMYStC This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

Sipping coffee.

At first, I was confused why he backed up and then I felt bad.

Fourth Thursday.

Then I got the song "I whip my hair back and forth" stuck in my head for some reason. Oh wait, fourth Thursday, that's why.

Bird poop.

It was all really big too. Like is there a condor in our neighborhood or something?

How this artist finds inspiration for her collages - Interview with Keysha Monique Mabra

On the podcast, I met  Keysha Monique Mabra an artist who makes collages. I've always wanted to make collages but can never make them look right so I asked her what her process is to create them. Listen to the rest of the episode here https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2020/11/keysha-monique-mabra-collage-and-mural.html When you made those then how did you continue? You picked up the newspapers and you were inspired by the words and then how did it progress from there?  Oh, well I started making bookmarks cause my friend said she wanted bookmarks and I thought well I'm gonna make her a gift so I did that. Then I thought, you know what? I'm going to make a picture out of these words. So I started looking for free publications in grocery stores. I'll show you this one.  'At Race Capacity' by Keysha Monique Mabra If you cut out these words and you can cut the colors you start blending them together. You find the different yellows, there's different shades of yello

Too many ideas.

And I always think to myself, "I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it".

Ethernet cord.

The cord doesn't move or nothing it doesn't make no sense to me?

Fell back asleep.

I don't know if it's the air that causes it or what?

Keysha Monique Mabra: Collage and Mural Art - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 201108

Keysha Monique Mabra is an artist here in Madison WI. She draws, paints, makes collages and music. She also has started working on large scale murals. We talk about how she took it upon herself to start finding projects in the city to work on and some of the ways that she comes up with ideas for her work. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Keysha Monique Mabra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luego_dreamer Keysha Monique Mabra's website https://www.keyshamonique.com/ Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Podcast Music by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Distancing lines.

After a while we would just tell people walking in we already ordered to be courteous.

Tech support.

It was loud too. Like it was in the room with him.

A letter.

Turned out it was to ask him to be a subject in a medical study.

Keep trying new artistic things you never know what ideas will work for you - Interview with Background Noise Comic

Webcomic artist John Hazard tells me how working in a creative field you want to do other creative things which is how this couple started their webcomic Background Noise Comic among other things. From Tom Ray's Art Podcast - John Hazard & Lisa Burdige of Background Noise Comic . Listen to the full episode here -  https://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2020/10/john-hazard-lisa-burdige-of-background.html John tells me: When you're working in a creative field you often meet a lot of creative people who kind of want to be doing other things. It's not easy. It's something I had wanted to do for a long time and it just takes you a while to kind of find the thing that sticks.  Sometimes it's not what you plan it out to be it's just something that happens like our webcomic. We had tried to make something happen with the both of us and this is something that just sort of like lightning struck. It just started working. Lots of people want to do these things, anybody could do

Thought he was volunteering.

He eventually figured it out and went back to the polling place.

Cooking smells.

You would think our masks would block the smell but it is just so pungent.

WiFi.

It turned out to be worth the effort though. Interacted with a bunch of new people about what I do and even made some sales this time!

John Hazard & Lisa Burdige of Background Noise Comic - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 201101

John Hazard & Lisa Burdige are a couple that creates the autobiographical webcomic Background Noise Comic. John spent over a decade working at Nickelodeon where he provided game design, online animation and avatar character creation for the brand website. Lisa has published short fiction, essays, and plays. She also works for agencies and has developed award-winning ideas and content strategy for top brands. We talk about creating their comics, promoting it, the experiences they've had since starting Background Noise Comic and more! Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Background Noise Comic on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/background_noise_comic Background Noise Comic website - https://backgroundnoisecomic.com Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store - https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Podcast Music by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q