Monday, November 5, 2012


This tiny photo was pulled from eBay after I won the bid on this Burt Rutan signed poster.

A fan of all things space related I'm creating a small space museum for the background of my small webcam studio. Before the end of the month "Retro Rocket" will hit it's 100 show on YouTube with a new look.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grand Daughter Takes the Anger Away

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Two dogs keep in a tiny pen, that were neglected and under feed got lose in my small town of Kingsville on Friday October 5, 2012 at night and attacked every dog and cat in town that they made contact with. The two dogs tried to kill "Panda" a small black and white dog that belongs to my son Micheal.

My youngest son was at work at the time when my daughter-in-law Amanda was letting the dogs out when the two neglected dogs attacked our family pet. Amanda is with child. My third grandchild.

As the two dogs tear at Panda and slam him into the ground, Amanda must get her small family pet away from the two Boxer mix dogs. A short time later I hear my daughter-in-law come in the front door of my parent's house. "Where's Robert ? I need Robert." My mother comes to the computer room as I am already in the hallway. "Oh Bobby, Amanda needs your help!"

I walk into the living room and see Amanda with the small frighten dog. Panda is covered in dog drool.
I look the dog over but can't find any wounds. I think about rabies as I turn the small dog over in my hands.

The next day Amanda takes Panda to an Animal Hospital and a Vet finds a long gash on the dog's back that both Amanda and I missed.

Yesterday, October 6th, I was angry most of the day. Not at the neglected dogs but at the owner of the dogs. I was angry at the town leaders for letting animals run wild in town and doing nothing when dangerous dogs get lose and attack family ( a cat was attacked next door and two dogs down the street)
pets.

I'm angry at the Johnson County Missouri Police who do as little as possible for the town of Kingsville.
I'm angry until my grand daughter comes back home from a visit with her cousin and the two of us make this video. She tells me not to be angry:)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Holden MO Mural Update June 5 2012


A Dragon over Mars



This was a hard video to make as I limit myself to 10 minutes a day making You Tube videos. I ended up with just 5 seconds of video I could use. I'm thinking of making my Retro Rocket videos no longer than 10 seconds each.

Reflections on the helmet dome caused all kinds of problems.

The Space X Dragon capsule with the red Earth background made me think of Mars. Thanks NASA and Space X and the ISS.

Got to Love the Space X


Long hours of stress on ladders painting murals has made cramps in my hands and slowed work on a graphic novel and other art projects. For some reason doing space videos calms my nerves,

The above video is my favorite of my space videos. I use black screen instead of blue or green screen for my space videos. Black screen doesn't need complex lighting set ups. I hide light bleeds in black backgrounds and with my tan hat.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mars-One for Fun


trying to do short space videos

The Moon Hoax Hoax


Trying to make a series of Space related videos on You Tube called Retro Rocket (add a number).

Saturday, June 2, 2012

more unicorns





I'm trying to create 777 unicorns on the mural by the end of summer.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Golden Unicorn Mural Update


Working on the Fox and Raccoon unicorns today.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Deer on a Mountain


This is a lucky photo of a deer on the Barr Trail on Pike's Peak. This photo isn't edited and happened when I was about to take a photo of my oldest son and his sister-in-law. My son Mark points to the deer as I turn in place and take the picture.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Train Station Mural Update



I added the more rail road ties to the painting yesterday.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Zoo and T-Ball


"I don't want to play T-Ball!"

My grand daughter and I are taking the long drive to the zoo and she has T-Ball practice after our outing.

"It will be fun, you should try it a while longer before you quit."

"Grand Dad, you never played T-Ball. You know nothing about T-Ball."

"I played baseball and that is something like T-Ball. We're at the zoo now we'll talk about this later."

The zoo was only opened for another hour when we got out of my car and unloaded Cordelia's new stroller. The big bike wheels and wide body of the stroller just fit inside my trunk. We saw a few animals and had a picnic lunch and rode the Merry Go Round three times.

On the way home I needed to pick up medicine for my mother.

more to come......

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Murals in Holden Missouri




Why I've been absent from this blog for a while. The top photos are of the Unicorn Mural and the bottom photos are of the M. K. & T. Depot in Holden Missouri. These works in progress I hope will be done sooner than later.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Final version of my response to Spacevidcast


I'm still terrible onscreen but I'm getting better. 

Shot this several times and wanted it to be more polished but I must get back to drawing on the Graphic Novel. Always best to put a time limit on webcam videos. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Response to Spacevidcast, 2, 19, 2012

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Unedited footage (I started out in film & I still use that term) of a response to Spacevidcast on You Tube.

You can see me waiting for the video loop to cycle in the first few seconds. In editing I cut the front of the video off and added a title. In the finished video I didn't have a mouth as the video went widescreen and I decided the Sun, Saturn and Neptune didn't belong in the video.

I'll wait a day to reshot this video with more NASA footage of the Moon, Mars and Asteroids.

I was drawing concept pages for Desiree Nordlund's  graphic novel "The Recreators" but my father lost his balance and fell into a glass table. Thank God he wasn't hurt but this unnerved me and I switch to putting together this video. 

Stress doesn't bother me in making videos but affects my drawings.

While this video was a failure it did calm me down enough to get back to drawing.





Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Wonder

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A test of my black screen and dark NASA footage.

This version has the mouse click in it that You Tube version doesn't.

Man Landed on the Moon

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I've been setting up my small studio for webcam videos and trying to get back to this blog. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm Thinkin about an Electric Car

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My small town hick speech comes out as I talk about an Electric Car.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Color Coded Cordelia

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Cordelia and I are working on a script, we will get better at this:)

Movie Review; The Artist

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I love the movie "The Artist".

Black Light in Black and White

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Playing with Photo Booth effects.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pardon my Puppet (Original Webcam)

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On You Tube this is edited without the chair noise.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eating Jello Worms

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On You Tube this is called "Eating Worms" but on this blog where I do my best to tell the truth its "Eating Jello Worms".

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

To Glow or Not

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Another play on video with my grand daughter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Imagine a Future; Part Four

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I discuss Hollis Doherty and the Woergl Experiment.

What happens to the USA Empire?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Too Silly

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Playing with my Grand Daughter on video.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Family Photos

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I get a Big Head & Cordelia goes with the flow.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Red Tails and Other Things

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Red Tails isn't the greatest movie but I enjoyed it. 
I like aviation movies and I always happy to find a movie not full of F-bombs.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oh, I'm tired..........

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My chair makes a noise and I'm too tired to think.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sue Ann Niermeier

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I attended the funeral of Sue Ann Niermeier today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

We don't know what we are doing.....

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Cordelia is still having trouble focusing on camera but so am I.

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I still have bad lighting in my studio and the wrong backgrounds.


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I ham it up for the webcam and Cordelia fake punches me with her elbows.

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I pretend we're in trouble for making silly movies........


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All four videos edited together in one stupid mini epic.

Playing with Paints

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The four color process....

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Painting under water.......

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The two videos combined with titles.

The Cordelia and Grandpa Shows

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Cordelia is starting to get use to the webcam.

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She loves the pop art effect.

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Cordelia finds Deep Space.

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Time Warp........

Imagine a Future; Part Two

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The first trillionaires will be made from space industries.....

Imagine a Future; Part One

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The first in a series of posts about a male & female monetary system.



Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Million for Mars

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A call for a million people to march on Washington for a human mission to Mars.

Scary Triclops

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So scary I only gave each eye one second. Enjoy this 3 second epic.