Abbey Ryan creates one painting a day and auctions them on eBay. Other artists do the same thing. What a fun way to make a living! Here's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich she painted (6 x 8 in. oil linen on panel). The current bid is $152.50.
It's interesting to watch Abbey paint. Here's a video of her painting a picture of a strawberry and blueberries.
Abbey knows I am a cigar box guitar maker, so she sent me a photo of her cigar box easel (click for bigger).
Ryan Studio: A Painting a Day by Abbey Ryan
Every year around this time, our friends at Sparrow Lockpicks (previously) come out with a incredibly clever, giftable addition to your locksport arsenal; I always buy a few of these for Christmas gifts (often for younger people on my list) and they're universally well received.
Today, a federal judge sentenced former CIA officer Jerry Lee to 19 years in prison. He was convicted of gathering United States defense information and other sensitive information, and handing it over to agents for the government of China.
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