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I would like to take the time to say thank you to all of those who have visited the sight, featured it on blogs, purchased prints, and have supported me over the past few months. I apologize that I have not been able to thank you sooner and have fallen behind on featuring new works and updates. My current work situation has left me with little time to pursue my artistic career and endeavors but I thank you again for taking the time to view my work and for your patience. 
 
 
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Singer 15 - 91
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Waxed Canvas Straight Razor Sheath / Prototype 1
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Rough Prototype 1
I am currently working on a new endeavor dedicated to the production of handmade, quality accessories for Men. What it means to be a Man is something I feel that has been lost by my generation, and it shames me to be apart of it. It wasn't until the passing of my grandfather that I realized the importance of the way I choose to carry myself and the way a man should. I plan on creating a line of accessories made from quality materials such as leather, waxed canvas, and wool. The line of products will include: Straight razor cases, Tobacco pouches, Axe sheaths, Canvas wraps for various tools and media, Pistol slings and a variety of other goods. Keep a look out for more prototypes and news concerning the project.
 
 
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Although my current work situation has severed me from my life as a designer and artist, working at all ungodly hours of the day does have many benefits, like updating your equipment for example. I am hoping this means there are bigger designs and concepts on the horizon. 
 
 
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Homemade Diddley Bow
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Wash Tub Bass
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As of lately it feels as though there has been a big push in the musical direction. Many of these past nights have consisted of making instruments, making music, pissing off my neighbors, and making a lot of new friends and acquaintances. It almost feels like home. 
 
 
My childhood dreams came true when I received a free ticket to go to the Dew Action Sports Tour. These are pictures from the Legends Pool Jam. I was able to see many of the innovators of skateboarding skating in a pool the way it all started. I was like a wide eyed child watching them skate but most of the kids there had no idea what an epic event they were witnessing . As a matter of fact I felt really old, Most of the people there had no idea who Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Duane Peters or Steve Alba even were. They were all looking around to see if Ryan Sheckler was going to show up. I must have looked really old as well, When I first walked into the show some kids asked me to sign a waver for them as their guardian so they could skate the park. After I signed the waver for them they said, " Thanks Dad" and went to skate the half pipe. All in all the whole day was pretty awesome I meet Steve Caballero, and  I got to watch some of my childhood heroes remind me why it is that I will always love skateboarding. 
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Dew Action Sports Tour 2011
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Bucky
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Steve Caballero
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Andy Macdonald
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Steve
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Lance Mountain
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Duane Peters
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Still rippin shit with one foot in the grave
 
 
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The LOGGERS, MINERS, WHORES, & MOONSHINERS prints are now available for purchase! Inspired by the heritage of Upper Michigan's North woods, these prints boldly proclaim the professions  that established and supported The Upper Peninsula in all of it's successes and it's failures. These prints are rough, eloquent and unwavering like the men and women who wore these titles proudly. The Prints were crafted by hand and are signed with nothing more then an X in the bottom right corner.Each print in the series of four is a limited run of 15, and can be purchased as a complete set, or individually from THE FOLKLORE GENERAL STORE.  There is limited stock available and these prints will not be rerun. Shipping and handling applies for all prints purchased. For more details concerning size, media and prices please view the THE FOLKLORE GENERAL STORE



 
 
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Exposure Unit
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First screen ready to go
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Supplies
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The first screen to grace the wheel of death
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Center marks
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The first of the ink to flow
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Drying Prints
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Heat setting the ink
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Stack of prints ready for cutting
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A PRAYER AND A PICKAXE has officially released its first product! The LOGGERS, MINERS, WHORES, AND MOONSHINERS prints will be available at THE FOLKLORE GENERAL STORE within the next few days. Be sure to check back soon for more details about this limited series and their origins. More prints and apparel coming soon! A PRAYER AND A PICKAXE website coming ... eventually. 
 
 
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THE FOLKLORE GENERAL STORE is officially open for business. Paintings and limited prints are now available and ready to be sold. Be sure to check the store within the next few weeks for updates of artwork and inventory. Free shipping for all prints and apparel!
 
 
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It doesn't always seem this way but a lot has been planned and accomplished. I will begin the printing process Monday of next week with or without a website and  logo. this is my promise. There is much work to be done before I am officially open for business, but rest assured it will be done. Thank you for your patience, and stay tuned for more photos and updates. 
 

NOTICE!

06/11/2011

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NOTICE! Bring your money by the hundreds tell your sisters and your cousins! This is Folklore is now the host of an online store. You will soon be able to purchase paintings, sketches, clothing, limited prints and more. Check the website through out the week for new inventory, and be sure to check the blog for updates on A PRAYER AND A PICKAXE.