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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 11-26-2015 10:40 PM 10 parts 10622 reads 40 comments total

Part 1: or, How a Hibiscus Trunk Became a Wing-ed Vase (Intro)

11-16-2015 10:51 PM by Mark Wilson | 5 comments »

This is the Intro Video. My first video upload. C&C, please. I need all the help I can get. This Intro is but a little more than three minutes long. I have nearly two hours on this subject, and I’m trying hard to learn how to present it in a palatable fashion. The last thing I want is for anyone to tune me out, for any reason. I do believe I possess some things in my experience that may have some value to others. But, mostly, this is a part of my climbing the learning curve. Some of...

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Part 2: or, Ruminating Over How To Cut the Hibiscus Branch in Oreoaration for Mounting

11-17-2015 08:16 AM by Mark Wilson | 4 comments »

This, the second video in the series, is about cutting the piece. Not very riveting, to be frank. But, it’s leading to something. A photo my niece shot last night while she was watching me make straight line curve, just for entertainment purposes.

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Part 3: or, Things That Happen When I'm Shooting In The Dark

11-17-2015 08:58 AM by Mark Wilson | 4 comments »

As you may know by now, the way I’m getting these videos to you is by way of YT. And, of course, I immediately share them on FB (a very old and dear friend is following along in Florida). I wonder, though, if, mebees, my movements are sharing too much with the uninitiated about our behind-the-scenes activities.

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Part 4: Hibiscus Vase #4 or, A Vase Takes Shape

11-19-2015 01:39 AM by Mark Wilson | 5 comments »

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Part 5: Hibiscus #5 or, Getting To Know Me or, Ruminating in Front of the Camera

11-19-2015 07:50 AM by Mark Wilson | 4 comments »

This is around ten minutes of my Echo, my Shadow, and me, in front of the camera, hashing things out. It’s part of the process. I had a lot of hashing to do, given the fact that I was trying to work out a design, create the Piece, and shoot my first video. And, learn to present a video for others to enjoy, and, mebees, find of some benefit. (It could also be seen as a plea for help from my betters.) I just watched this all the way through before puttin...

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Part 6: or, Very Slow Going

11-19-2015 11:27 AM by Mark Wilson | 4 comments »

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Part 7: Hibiscus #7 or, I'm Going In

11-19-2015 12:48 PM by Mark Wilson | 2 comments »

his is he longest one yet. But, it shows some real progress. I’m going to bed now. It’s been a really long day.

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Part 8: Hibiscus Vase #8 or, A Beauty Awakens

11-20-2015 01:36 AM by Mark Wilson | 5 comments »

Remember? I told you that I had lost some clips. They’re in my hard drive somewhere. I just don’t know where. Those clips included the process of sanding and oiling the outside. So, you didn’t get to see that. Well, sir. Now I’ve found the clips where I’m sanding and polishing the inside. I’ll spare you that. However, this clip, this clip is where some magic happens. Aside from the Title and some clever captions, I’m leaving this at its full 10:30+ le...

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Part 9: Hibiscus Vase #9 or, The Final Part

11-20-2015 05:04 AM by Mark Wilson | 4 comments »

This is the final video in the series. It seems to end abruptly, before the Vase is actually finished. Some of the clips I made (and there were about two hours’-worth) fell through a black hole in my computer. I will, henceforth, be putting more effort into the pre/post processing arrangement of all the bits and pieces. But, that’s okay. 1) I got the point across, andl B) You can see the final Piece, in all her glory, in my Lumberjocks Gallery. This video is about 11:00 minutes lo...

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Part 10: It's Thanksgiving and I'm Thankful

11-26-2015 10:40 PM by Mark Wilson | 3 comments »

A long time ago, a group of extraordinarily courageous people boarded a couple of very small ships, Mayflower and Speedwell, and headed off across the Atlantic to make a better life for themselves. Very few of them survived the voyage. But what they started, when they made landfall near a place called Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, became, after much trial and error, much anguish and hardship, The United States of America. They never knew that. I don’t know whether they had any idea that...

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