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Meta Notes: Japan Travel organized + upcoming *almost finished really* riffs

If you’re curious, I put together a category in my web archive for “Japan life/travel” to round up all the various riffs, transport videos, train rolls, diaries and museum galleries i gleefully assemble. It’s an ongoing process but hey, I’m not going anywhere.

Still have a lot more museums and train stuff to share (not surprisingly) but really limit my screen time too short sessions of productivity.

So much to share with you though! Especially some sorta olden stuff about:

  • Galleries, exhibits & museums in Japan, SF, & Nepal + a visit to Subpop HQ in 2010 (not to be confused with visit in 1999 ish)
  • Ayurveda treatment in India, Lanka & Pokhara
  • Artifacts from Palau, Yap and Guam which have been on my mind again recently
  • Tour with The Matinee in Ontario, 2017 (or was that 2018?)… 

Oh, I’ve also been tidying up an archive of Vancouver Olympic “meta coverage” meaning coverage about the coverage and media about media if you know what I mean… More to say about this in True North Media and Olympics category including a live twitter coverage of an interesting CBC panel #NoteToSelf

Also tuned up a section called Transit Chronicles which consists mostly of twitter riffs while rolling around Vancouver 2008-2012 ish.

In the meantime, here’s stuff about Japan so I have somewhere to point people to want to ask me about “where I am” “what to see” “how to do stuff” etc. etc. – keep in mind, I am a “inaka/country boy” – well really I live near a sort of forgotten provincial capital city which is just perfect in my mind, and don’t really know anything about Tokyo or Osaka and very little about Kyoto… but there are loads of resources about those places.

I know more about small cities, rural/farm experiences, scenic trains, remote hot springs, fermented foods, and post offices #theusual

Items, assembled: friendly cards (featuring typewriters)

These ain’t cards for business, these are strictly pleasure for those i meet and/or call upon. It’s a club, or a confederation of associated renegades of sorts.

This batch are printed on water colour paper via inkjet, hand cut (lovingly) and inky stamped (stamps assorted).

The photos featured include: making cards, writing letters and postcards, materials used for making such – including watercolours, typewriters, postcards, scissors, pens, stamps and stationery. It’s all very recursive – or #meta – so to speak.

Scrapbooks, in process: construction techniques and material

Sample of new scrapbook series, built with (amongst other materials): beer 6pack covers & boardgame backs, and  2002 Thuringen (Germany) sports calendar covers.

Podcast Update for 2018 – for the record

Just an update: in the past year I’ve crafted all the podcast listed below – aside from the “Guam” one (Which is drafted sort of Kinda) – plus many others.

Also worth noting that the “Postcards from Gravelly Beach“ podcast feed is completely rebuild with all proper ID3 data, blog post metadata, original album art per episode, and submitted to several more distribution sites. 81 episodes since 2005

Continue reading Podcast Update for 2018 – for the record

Scrapbook, in process – a pleasant way to pass the time

Scrapbook in process
Scrapbook: in process, a pleasant way to pass the time, sitting in bed, with scissors, tape, glue and ephemera

Visual Art: Inventory

Annotated Inventory of paint/mixed-media art


GRAVELLY BEACH ~ Painted Winter/Spring 2005

  • #1 Snag on Beach 9×12 oil
  • #2 Madrona 9×12 oil
  • #3 Red Bark 9×12 oil & dirt
  • #4 Sakura 9×12 oil
  • #5 Iris 9×12 oil
  • #6 Bottles 9×12 water on canvas
  • #7 Spring Tree 9×12 oil
  • #8 Clam Dig 9×12 oil pastel on canvas
  • #9 Night Spar 9×12 oil
  • #10 Driftwood 16×20 oil
  • #11a/b Fireworks 9×12 oil
  • #12 Stillwater 11.5×18 charcoal
  • #13 Pathway 16×20 acrylic
  • #14 Vase 16×20 oil
  • #15 Onisan (Bob) 16×20 charcoal
  • #16 Orion 9×9 oil
  • #17 Bluff pastel on paper {note: needs photo and posted}
  • #18 Hannah’s Birthday oil

EUROPA (Entire Coast) ~ Spring/Summer 2005

  • Granada Teteria 12×8 watercolour (Spain) X 
  • Barcelona Alley By Night 12×16 acrylic (Spain) X
  • The Other Direction 12×16 water/pastel (Spain)  {note: needs photo and posted}
  • Cove Near Almeria 12×16 acrylic (Spain) X
  • Power Plant Past Cliffs 12×16 acrylic (Spain) X
  • Fig de Fox Garden 12×16 acrylic (Portugal) X
  • Building at Park Güell 12×16 acrylic (Spain) X
  • House at Parc Güell 12×16 acrylic  on paper (Spain) X
  • Picnic w/ Columbo 12×16 acrylic on paper (Spain) X
  • Tour Eiffel Picnic 12×16 charcoal on canvas (France) X

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In process {note: needs posted}

  • Santiago Beer 12×16 water on paper (Spain)
  • Galacian Cafe 12×16 pastel on paper (Spain)
  • French Farm by Train 12×16 water on paper (France)
  • Renegade Cyclist (A.dam) 12×16 pencil on paper (Netherlands)
  • Cheese, Bridges, Bikes (A.dam) 12×16 pencil on paper (Netherlands)
  • From Arch de Triumph 12×16 charcoal on canvas (France)
  • Sleeping on Train 12×16 pencil on paper (France)
  • Salema Fishing Boats 12×16 pencil on canvas (Portugal)
  • Brussels Bar 12×16 pencil on paper (Belgium)
  • Amsterdam Front Door 12×16 pencil on paper (Netherlands)
  • Bells for el Papi 12×16 pencil on canvas (Spain)
  • Telescoping to the Tower 12×16 pencil on canvas (France)
  • Amsterdam Tangles 12×16 pencil on paper (Netherlands)
  • Beers in Grandness 12×16 pencil on paper (Belgium)
  • Window, Beer, Spice (?) 12×16 pencil on paper

EUROPE (STUMBLE) ~ Summer/Fall 1993

  • Tent to Church 8×10 watercolour pencil (Germany) X
  • Weingut 8×10 watercolour pencil (Germany) X
  • Ludwigshöhe 8×10 watercolour pencil (Germany) X
  • Kastanien 8×10 watercolour pencil (Germany) X
  • Self portrait with cheese 8×10 mixed media X

LOST JAPAN ~ Fall/Winter 1994

  • Gonda Village Farm 8×10 watercolour pencil X
  • Graves Near Gonda 8×10 watercolour pencil X

STATIC MONTAGE ~ Mixed Media Collages

  • Belize ~ 2001 X
  • Palau ~  Storyboard 1995 X
  • Vancouver ~ 2013?
  • Amsterdam ~ 2002 X
  • VW Bus ~ 2003 X
  • Europa for Trev 
  • Europe from Trev X
  • Tracks on Tracks ~ 2012 X
  • SLC Olympics ~ 2002 X
  • * Grateful Dead for Dan

CLAYOQUOT Dispatch ~ Oil/Acrylic from 2007 w/ work in 2013

  • Left Bay near Clayoquot Sound, oil X
  • Right Bay near Clayoquot Sound, acrylic X
  • Lighthouse & Islands, oil

Letters from Russia – 2004

  • Camp Cabins
  • Rowboat
  • Hot lunch en route X
  • Cannon at bordino
  • Lake driftwood
  • Sunset of Dreams
  • Soot and despair
  • Lake (lucid blue)
  • Countryside

MISC ~

  • Evelyn Backyard 9×12 oil 2011-2013
  • Vancouver Postcard 16×20 acrylic 2011-2013 X

JAMAICA ~

  • Little Bay Postcards 9×12 oil 2011-2013
  • Mr Chubby’s Irie Cove 16×20 acrylic 2011-2013
  • Little Bay Big 9×12 oil 2011-2013
  • Little Bay Little 16×20 acrylic 2011-2013

BACKDROPs ~ Logan Utah, circa 1990-1

  • Satan Lives in Moab X
  • Angry Piglet X
  • Generic Backdrop X
  • Trio X

Dave Olson – IMDb

Dave Olson, Self: Generation Social

Source: Dave Olson – IMDb

Arriving w/ Gassy Jack and Goaler’s Mews: Commute 8

Heading into Railtown and Crab Park: Commute 7

Strolling though the 4 Corners Main & Hastings: Commute 6