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Life

Rotten Wall From Lack of Flashing

Working on a house with my brother. Took out all the windows and noticed one with a lot of rot. In fact, the 2 X 4 bottom plate was completely rotted out. It was just gone.

We didn’t plan on doing any siding work to this house but this needed to be looked at from the outside. So after taking off two layers of siding this is what it looked like. The rim joist was rotted out down to the foundation.

The bottom of the roof edge had no kickout flashing. The siding was aluminum so it showed no signs of deterioration. The water was able to flow behind the siding and after years of this it rotted the entire wall out.

I cut out the rot that I could get to, sistered the floor joists, and rebuilt the area with treated wood.

This was finished off with some sheathing, step flashing, KICKOUT FLASHING, peel and stick underlayment on the wall where the roof ends, and then tarpapered. It will be sided later.

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cartoon

3 Wee Laddies

I rarely ever do this painterly style of cartooning but I asked them what kind of style they wanted and they said, “Whatever the artist comes up with”. So I spent way too much time doing a style I rarely do but it was fun.

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Scribbles

Artem Solop Fanart

Was inspired by the work of https://www.instagram.com/artemsolop/

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T-shirt Designs

Halsey Racing

T-shirt design done for a friends kid that does mini sprint car racing.

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cartoon

Office Space Alien

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cartoon

Happy Easter

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cartoon

Wage Slave

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cartoon

Super Mario Bot

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cartoon

Megaman

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Caricatures

Mike Marino

Submitted this caricature to Jason Seiler for his podcast interview of Mike Marino. Truly an honor that it even got shown. Just amazes me that we live in the age of the internet and connections like this can be made. These two guys are at the top of their respective fields.

Jason Seiler Instagram
Mike Marino Instagram

If you don’t know Mike Marino, he is a modern day Carpeaux with the attitude of Bernini. You can tell he is a student of art, has/does put in a lot of hard work, and is a humble guy about it all. Really inspiring stuff.

When I was working on this, Ashley (my wife) asked, “Who is that guy?” with big doe eyes. I was forced to say “He’s a nobody. A real schmuck and dirtball.” but she knew better. Needed to add some gore so she would stop checking him out over my shoulder. I could probably take him in arm wrestling. Maybe not. The man does sculpture so he’s probably got some good grip.

Here is the podcast where my work was shown. I feel like a 12 year old boy that Jason Seiler had some input on it. It’s at 1:12.