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Showing posts from July, 2021

Burger King.

I'm pretty sure I left when I saw that. But now I can't remember.

Locks changed back.

I guess the locksmith just saw a train and thought, it must be that one! At least the mystery is solved .

Turkey eggs.

I have no idea why that popped into my head.

Locks changed.

He called me back and said he didn't know why they would have changed. He was going to try and find out what happened and get back to me. 

More loopin'.

I want to expand on the music I make that gets used in games and videos and stuff.

Julia Hacker: Painter, Mixed media and Fashion Design - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210725

Julia Hacker is an artist in Toronto Canada who moved there from Russia where she worked as a fashion designer. After trying to find work in Canada Julia started a fashion design boutique of her own. Julia always drew and created artwork and later on after the shop closed decided to go into painting.

Can I take your order?

Upselling seems to be taking longer.

This cost me $300? Thrifting Day Trip - Tom Ray's Day 210723

My weekend adventure looking for vintage and pop-culture stuff to collect On the weekends I go to estate sales to find vintage and retro things to sell online .  Sometimes I end up traveling to other towns to do this.  This time I spend over $200 bucks on a haul before even leaving town. Then I travel an hour and a half away and find some of the coolest vintage toys, illustrated books and games for my collection.  I also tell some stories about a guy that got upset that I took all the illustrated children's books. ( Related post: I'm bummed I sold this vintage illustrated book - Tom Ray's Day ) From the video Started out at a sale in a house out in the suburbs I did not expect to clean out a whole closet full of books. Still needed to travel to the place we were actually planning to go to in the first place that was in a town we couldn't remember the name of an hour and a half away.  An hour and a half later... The place only opens like one weekend a month. It used to

Just leaving.

I was wondering why he kept looking at me strangely.


I've been meaning to make these loops for a while. Finally decided I should do it.

Kids supplies.

It's stupid but I like to wrap the things people buy from me for some reason.

Craig Snodgrass: Sci-Fi Artist and Robot Art Toys - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210718

Craig Snodgrass is a painter, graphic designer in Staunton VA, but a few years ago, Craig decided to break into the designer toy world with his own Kickstarter-backed action figure, DUP-1, or "Duppy". Now he makes what he calls SnodBOTs and in addition started a subscription service of his creations called the Bot of the Month Subscription Box.


The drive there is on a bunch of country backroads too. I always enjoy that.


It's a start. And it looks like they put in the new furnace too.


I don't know, the whole day just felt kind of off. 

How I use one Gmail address for multiple Soundcloud accounts

Do you know the Gmail "+" trick to use one email for multiple accounts on one service? Here's a little trick I use that works for any service.  I talked about this on the podcast episode I did with artist Mortimur K . In this case, let's say I used up all the uploads I have for my free Soundcloud account . With this trick, I can open a new free account and use the same Gmail address. I don't want to create another Gmail account to sign up again.  Using my one Gmail address for multiple accounts on the same service I don't remember when I learned this but you can alter the name on a Gmail address. Like, let's say mine is "". To be clear that is not my email. I wish it was, but this is just a short example. Start with the original Gmail address Add a "+" after the email name Where it says "tom" on the address I can put a "+" after that. Add a "+" after the email name After that "+" I ca


I'm sure I can do it.


It made the whole day feel off.

Design swipe.

It was a silly idea I drew for a punk rock dog band shirt. It didn't do well anyway so I find it funny two different accounts swiped it. You can see the original one I created on eBay if you're curious 🙂

Mortimur K: Photographer, Writer and Musician - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210711

Mortimur K is an artist, writer & musician living in Seattle. We talk about his work and how he ended up moving to Seattle on a whim. His photographs also become multimedia pieces and sometimes cross over into the poetry he writes. He reads his poems at story slams and we discuss the fear of performing in public. Check out the conversation as I meet Mortimur K. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Links Mortimur K Website - Mortimur K on Instagram Art - Writing - Music - Support the show! Check out the vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store Podcast Music by Tom Ray's band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify

Red eye.

Went and got some Visine. It didn't help.


I'd like to say this is the first time I just started driving somewhere and didn't think where I was going but it isn't.


I feel like a lot of the stuff I create turns out to be specifically catered to me somehow?


It's not like I won a contest or something?


And of course, I got every red light at the intersections while I was riding my bike in this downpour.

Old diary.

I don't remember telling my parents that. It's funny that I eventually ended up doing it anyway.

Editing confusion.

Sometimes a dream I had before I woke up will mix in with it too.

No good estate sales today. So... Improvising - Tom Ray's Day 210702

Tag along while I look for vintage items for my online retro resale business. Estate sales, vintage stores, and releasing music. On the weekends I go to estate sales to find vintage and retro things to sell online. Sometimes I end up traveling to other towns to do this but there weren't any that looked good. So went to a few in town that were kind of a bust. So I improvised. See what I got! Later I go to the studio. Also my band Lorenzo's Music was getting ready to release a new single so I stop out at my studio. Check out the song "Variation witch" here  ( RELATED: Reselling vlog: Thought this would go for more? - Tom Ray's Day ) About this Vlog 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. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on


So not only was it early it also took like a half hour.

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