Lending a Hand with Prosthetics

I started painting prosthetics and orthotics. The Wonder Woman one to the left was my first attempt. I learned a lot about the materials, and this was just a proof to show the woman how this might look when finished. I am told she loves it, and she will have me do the final.

It is a lot of fun to do this kind of work. It is a similar process to the paintings I have done in the past, but someone is actually going to wear these. I think it's pretty cool, and I hope to do a bunch more. So far I have done four prosthetic similar to this. I have done two types of leg prosthetics and two kids corrective helmets.

Here is another prosthetic that I did. It sits a little further down on the leg. I think the Wonder Woman one sits higher up on the hip. I'm not a doctor but I am learning. I love Pabst, or should I say that a younger Jamie loved Pabst. It was suggested that I do a Pabst one, and I loved the idea. I might stay away from using so much white in the future, but this was fun. It couldn't have gone smoother. I look forward to doing more of this. I like thinking about how the designs will wrap, and the order in which I paint things factors into the timing of everything. This is just a super fun puzzle for a designer, and I hope I brought a little color to some people's lives.

Read more to see some of the kids helmets.

To the left is my first attempt at a kids helmet. I tried using some glitter spray which I liked, but the spray I bought is very unforgiving. I will look around for a better metallic spray to use in the future because metallic looks great on all these prosthetics.

I did a boy's helmet and I was going to do a girls version, but I decided at the last minute to try a UNLV football helmet design. I will eventually do girl version, once more are sent to me. The idea is that I will have a number of options for people to pick from. You are really designing for the kids parents, more so then designing for the kids themselves. These are just babies so having sports options seemed obvious. I will probably also do some unicorns and  Barbie ones in the near future.

Does Jamie Play Santa?

So I ended the year by creating a company calendar. The "Pet of Guaranty 2018" calendar. I collected about 90 photos of various employee pets, and assembled them into this cute little handout. I used clear protectors on front and back, and coil bound the whole thing. I physically produced about 300 of these babies. Everyone was happy and I got a new coil binding machine! :)

Now I play Santa every year, but this year someone else wanted a crack at it...

Read more to see if Jamie played Santa this year.

Of course, Jamie (me) got to play Santa! I took a ton of warm hats and socks to the needy. It was wonderful, and I had a wonderful suit that fit nicely. I didn't get to do Supper with Santa, but that's okay. I still got to finish off the year doing something great for the kids and families of Lane County.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


So this is something important to me, but I held off on saying anything. This blog isn't a political place, and I am not trying to politicize myself through a tragedy. I grew up in Las Vegas, and I got my start in advertising there. I did work for Live Nation, and the Mandalay Bay was one of my favorite haunts. I proposed to my wife on top of the Mandalay Bay at the Foundation Room. Anyways, I worked on some promotional items that are flying off the shelves to help the victims of this senseless tragedy. Click here for a link to that site.

Read more to see a video of the hats being embroidered.


Halloween 2017

So this Halloween I went on down to Mohawk Tavern, and cut a commercial for their Facebook page.

Read more to see my Halloween costume.

I went as Grunkle Stan from Gravity Falls for Halloween. I wanted to go as Dipper, but my daughter called dibs. She even went to the Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery dress as Dipper, so I had to give it to her. I used the plotter to make the marks on my fez and our journals. It was a lot of fun.

It's Photo Booth Season!!! (Plus Country Music Wrap-up)

I am back at Autzen Stadium this year in support of Guaranty's photo boot. We have a new mannequin and will be getting an even newer mannequin soon. So far my favorite mannequin has to be the  one we used at Oregon State University last year. He just looked buffer, and most like a football player. Who would have thought that I would have a preference in mannequins? And how many times can I say mannequin in one post?

I will be with Eggie in the Moshofsky Center before every home game this year. Come by, give Eggie a high five, and make sure you get your picture taken with that day's game jersey. We will print you a copy on the spot. Go Ducks!

There's not much to say about Willamette Country Music Festival that hasn't already been said. I went and worked the photo booth, did my Eggie thing, installed signage and had a great time. I had an epic sick day. I think it was bad fish, a gas leak or something. It was awful.

Read more to see more photos from this event.
So Craig is very talented. He took the Eggie photo above. I am high fiving some guy that I see every year at Willamette Country Music Festival. This guy is a huge Eggie fan, but who isn't? I got a ton of hugs and high fives out there. Craig took the concert photo below at a higher resolution, but I am just posting a thumbnail. You can tell there are a ton of people. This event is always well attended. Next year will be the last time this event takes place outside of Brownsville. I guess it will be heading north, closer to Portland. Anyways, have a wonderful September!

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