Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I recently attended an Aberdeen Ironbirds game...........and yes......I sat there eating steamed crabs!
Me and Supernurse and a contingency of the Emergency Nurses Association.........and uh.......Mr Boh, of course. It was a great evening..........capped off with a fabulous display of fireworks. Cal Ripken built quite a complex and I recommend that you at least take one day and take in a game. You will not be disappointed.

All work and no play is never a good thing. As it happens though, I seem to get busier and busier with painting crab shells and it is a challenge to squeeze in some time away from that. The good news is that I have two trips coming up in to Texas and one to the Riviera Maya.........and then back to Baltimore for the mayhem that is the Christmas shopping season.

Today, I figured I would post some photos of some of the custom orders that I made for people. Special requests sometimes are challenging........but I actually enjoy the challenge. As usual, the customers were very happy with the end results.

Many people like to have a shell personalized.

This one was to be a gift for the owners of a cafe in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

This one is self explanatory.

And there's more..............

This one was challenging.  A drummer for the prog-rock band Sonus Umbra asked if I could somehow do the cover of their album on a crab shell...........arrrrggghhhh..........I had to really think this one out.........but after scratching my head for a few hours, I managed to git 'r done.

Sometimes the requests are for display cases with shells. This six shell and two mallet custom box was put together in honor of the career of Zach Clark, pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles farm system. Each shell had each farm team logo and the dates Clark was with them. The center shell included his photo and date that he played his first game in the Majors as a big league Oriole reliever.

Another request was for a woman who is crazy about the Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.

That's it for now..........I have shells to paint.

Until next the way, if you want to see more photos, simply search the archives, there's tons of pictures.