So, I’ve started my Magic Rock Garden. I followed the instructions and, lo and behold! IT WORKS! Right now the first batch of rocks are growing. The second batch will go in this evening and, by tomorrow morning there should be a eerie, otherworldly garden growing in a 2″x 4″x6″ clear plastic container with a rocketship and a ringed planet in the background.
The instructions stated that the warmer the water, the faster the rocks will grow, but TOO warm and the growth will be spindly and brittle – more brittle than usual. Of course, I made the water a bit too warm, but that’s okay. I’m a happy 9 year old right now!
More pictures as the garden develops!
In a few days I’ll be shifting the old posts and new material for the Boot Series to their own page, freeing the main page for other projects, including more text posts. I know I don’t get a lot of traffic from the text, but it is important and I do wish I could find a way to get folk to read and comment on the writing. In any case, the new BOOTS TAB will be up this weekend and a redesigned DEStudios site will be running soon. More boots, more leather, more art, music, philosophy, musings, humor, stuff. Lots of stuff. And videos. More videos. Until then, become aware of your body and that which surrounds it. You inhabit your flesh for only a short time, make good use of the sensations it can render and experience.
Where the man meets the earth.
©2017 Stuart Dummit
The Sole of a Man.
Subtle differences. A stain can be seen on the leather in the upper right. What is it? Where did it come from? Why is it there? does it add to the character of the boot? does it tell a story?
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Jeans inside the shaft of the boot, looking down from the top. Sturdy straps and buckles secure the leather around the calf. And yes, there is a dog collar around the shaft of this boot.
This photo is from earlier this year, but it certainly is in the spirit of the recent series. There is an element to the implication of tall boots hidden by pant legs that is often interesting. How tall are the boots and can you tell when the top is hidden? Look. Can you see the top edge of the boot under the denim or cotton of his pants? Is it because the fabric is loose, or are his leg muscles pushing against the shaft of the boot and the material forcing the mouth of the boot to be visible? When you can’t see the top of the boot, could it be because it is tall enough to not be seen below the knee? How thick is the leather, how close to the leg does it fit?