Homemade screen printing project on archival art paper with a Yin-Yang Koi image in two colors.
screen print frame with the separate sides for a two color print
final print of the Yin-Yang Koi image
Road trip to the Born Free motorcycle show for a weekend of custom motorcycles, music, fashion, camping, food trucks, vintage goods, vendor booths and fun for gypsy, bohemian riders…
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Rhett Rotten riding sidesaddle in front of the Wall of Death motordrome
Trick rider, Rhett Rotten, going horizontal in the old school barrel of this “Wall of Death” vintage carnival motordrome built in 1941 that was originally owned by his father
Trick rider, Rhett Rotten
Wall of Death, vintage carnival motordrome
Rhett Rotten & the Death Riders crew
HogKillers “Snake Charmer” bike designed by Aki Sakamoto and featuring art by Tanner Goldbeck & engraving work by Lucky Diamond Keigo Nagamoto
Hog Killers “Snake Charmer” featured in the 2016 Born Free custom motorcycle show competition
Triumph motorcycle in the 2016 Born Free custom motorcycle show competition
Vintage Indian Motorcycle
Triumph Motorcycle booth with skate legend, Steve Caballero
Vintage and collectible bookends for a fun, eclectic and bohemian display of books throughout your home.
Some info about Occupied Japan vintage collectibles:
Occupied Japan Vintage Collectibles
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Vintage bookends made in Occupied Japan circa 1949-1952
Travel collectible mask/sculpture from Teotihuacan (near Mexico City) being used as a bookend for a fun bathroom read
Vintage bookends from Hong Kong
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In a medium bowl, combine: 6 tablespoons virgin, unrefined coconut oil (or olive oil or softened butter), 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, 3/4 cup packed, light brown sugar, 3/4 cup cream top or Greek style yogurt (or sour cream or buttermilk), 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (or 1/2 teaspoon orange oil), & 2 large eggs, then lightly fold in: 1/2 cup chopped or pureed fresh mango. In a separate bowl (or the loaf pan) combine: 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour), 1 teaspoon baking powder, & 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the flour/dry ingredients to the main bowl with wet ingredients and lightly fold/mix about 4-6 folds/stirs (do not over mix the batter) then pour/scrape into the loaf pan and allow it to naturally mix as it settles into the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 mins to an hour in a pre-heated oven until the top is browned and a toothpick or knife test for the center comes out clean. Tip: You can mix the flour & some of the dry ingredients in a non-stick loaf pan before adding it into the bowl with the wet ingredients and that will leave a light flour coating to keep the bread from sticking to the sides.
A variety of fruit, flour, oil and dairy combinations can be substituted for this recipe. I make it weekly with seasonal fruit: strawberry & lime; lemon & coconut; cinnamon & applesauce; cranberry & orange compote; blueberry & lemon; blood orange & olive oil; lavender, honey & poppyseed; banana & walnut; peach & pecan; apricot & pistachio…
Adding shredded coconut (I usually use dry, unsweetened coconut) and sometimes poppy seeds or other chopped nuts will make this a substantial snack for the morning or afternoon.
Homemade fruit bread is easily made and provides a quick grab-and-go snack for morning or afternoon coffee or tea. Try having a homemade slice of this hearty bread instead of a snack bar.
This version uses mango, orange and shredded coconut, but A variety of fruit, flour, oil and dairy combinations can be substituted for this recipe.
I make it weekly with seasonal fruit: strawberry & lime; lemon & coconut; cinnamon & applesauce; cranberry & orange compote; blueberry & lemon; blood orange & olive oil; lavender, honey & poppyseed; banana & walnut; peach & pecan; apricot & pistachio…
It’s fun to experiment with combinations and it’s a good way to use the over ripe fruit at the end of the week.
I adapted this recipe from a lemon bread recipe from the King Arthur Flour site:
Lemon Bread Recipe from King Arthur Flour
Road trip to the Viva Las Vegas car show and Rockabilly festival featuring Brian Setzer and Dick Dale, as well as other performers, pin-up girls, vintage fashion, vendor booths, music, swing dancing and lots of classic cars and hot rods!
View of the car show from above
Road trip to Viva Las Vegas car show and Rockabilly music festival
Brian Setzer headlining the Rockabilly music festival
Head swiveling Buick Regal
Hot rods checking in…
Pin up girls!
blower on a hot rod
Pit stop in Barstow
Tanner having an afternoon snooze
These vintage Mexican hand tooled, leather wallets were an estate sale find and one of them has the additional charm of telling a story about the original owner.