Tuesday, December 11, 2007

gift wrap

Here's a pattern i made tonight that you can print out and use for gift wrap. Click (or double click) on the pattern to save it to your computer. It will seem huge, but it's formatted to fit on a standard size sheet of paper.

Please post a comment and let me know how it prints out for you.

image copyright LouKregel 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007


i finally got my paintings uploaded to my web site tonight. It's funny how you'll put something off because you think it's going to take forever and then it turns out to take like half an hour.

These are old paintings. All my new stuff is smaller, so it sells before i can get it posted.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

New Chrysanthemum in Town

I know you can't see it too well, but here it is on the roof of the Jittery Joe's Coffee Roasting Company on E. Broad in Athens. i chose the bottom photo because i thought it was pretty how it matched the sky and clouds. Many thanks to Charlie Mustard for his support of the arts in Athens. You can read about the Chrysanthemum Project at ADD411.org.

Note: for all the disbelievers out there... it's true that Charlie's wife's maiden name is Pickle.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Target.com, i love you

The big box store of choice for many a low-budget design snob, Target, that's right Tar-Jay (.com) is carrying 6 of my rugs now. i'm SO stoked! My royalty checks are going to be so huge i won't be able to carry them into the bank without the help of rent-a-dudes. Here are links to see them...

"Cells" rug in Lime Green

"Cells" rug in Orange Rust

"Color Cluster" rug in Orange

"Bright Horizons" Rug in Wine

"Rainy Days" rug in Gray

"Vacant Emotions" rug in Brown

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The first tote bag of the run

Here is the first tote bag printed today by Satisfactory Printing here in Athens. More to come on those guys later, but for now you can check them out at satisfactoryprinting.com. The bags are sturdy cotton canvas, printed on both sides and will be available on my web site soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blazberry Hwy

At last Blazberry Hwy, the bus shelter designed by ADD (the design group i belong to), is finished, installed and ready to be defaced by hoodlums. It's such a relief to have it done. i drank SIX glasses of champagne at the city-wide celebration tonight. Good thing i was on my bike.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Bird in Cage Optical Illusion

Here's a little video of the parlor trick. It's only a few seconds long.

Bird and Cage

An old parlor trick, so i've heard.

Here are the instructions:

1.Click on the image to save to your computer, then print onto heavy card stock.
2.Cut out one image and glue it upside down onto the back of the other, then cut them both out together (don't cut out the little strings, they're just for show).When you look at it through the light, the bird should be upside down in the cage.
3.Punch holes as indicated.
4.Cut 2 pieces of heavy string about 8-10 inches long. Make a loop on the end of each string large big enough for your finger to fit through, and tie the other end through the punched holes.
5.Put the loops over your index fingers and wind up the paper by flipping it 10 or 20 times or until the strings start twisting up.
6.Pull the strings. The bird appears to be in the cage. This was waaay before television.

Birds' Eggs

From an old encyclopedia.
What a lovely omelette they would make.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

MAKE a rubik's cube out of dice !!

Oh the glory of nerdhood, i just love Make magazine. I was searching for info about how to make ringtones, and came across this Makezine video on how to make a rubik's cube out of dice.

Here's the link:


Monday, October 8, 2007

Paper for folding a paper crane

Double-click or right-click on this pattern to save it to your computer. It will probably look really huge- but it will print out as an 8" square. After you print it out, cut out the pattern into a perfect square and use for origami. To find instructions for folding a paper crane, here are some links:




Friday, October 5, 2007

The Lo Shu Square

Also called a Magic Square.

Each row adds up to 15.

You'll notice that the even numbers are out-numbered by the odd numbers. They're also located in the corners of the square. According to Chinese legend, the Lo Shu square appeared 4000 years ago on the back of a turtle that crawled out of the Lo river. They believed that the universe is based on mathematic principles, and that these numbers were the key to invisible forces that governed heaven and earth.

-From a book on Feng Shui by Lillian Too.


My friend Doug Booher owns this painting.
It was from back during my 3 phase.

seems i've been posting a lot of
squares and cubes with numbers lately.
i'm also busy designing a calendar.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Stacking and Arranging Things on the Desktop

In lieu of actual work, i made a short video using objects on my worktable.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


More photos i took to use on my web site. i like the single die best. it's so cute, all alone.


Something new i made tonight for my web site.

Monday, October 1, 2007


i took this photo today and used it on my web site. Not much else to say, it's a picture of a rusty chain.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

goodbye summer

Today was the last day of September and the weather was stunning, the kind you wait all year for. My car broke down on the way to Atlanta and i spent the day at a Starbucks in Loganville.

i seem to have the best kind of bad luck, it never fails me & i always get home in the end.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Free Desktop Pattern No.2

Directions for installation can be found at Desktop Pattern #1.

Vernon J. Thornsberry

Vernon standing behind his portrait.

Beverly Babb welded his image onto a gate
at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company in Athens.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Stellated truncated icosahedron

In a hunt for paper airplanes i found this site with instructions for folding origami polyhedra by Mr. S. Lavavej.

Portuguese Tiles

Photo of a tiled wall taken by Rinne Allen during her honeymoon in Portugal. She has a really beautiful web site with more photos and lots of links to Athens artists. Thank you Rinne !!

Eagle, Colorado

If you get salsa on your shirt, you can just go next door.Cell phone photograph by
Abel Klainbaum
. Eagle, CO.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Zupey's on YouTube

My dog is on YouTube! It's sort of a zen video so don't expect any high-jinks. she's ust sitting, watching TV for the first time.. a PBS doc about a baby zebra.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

They're Baaaaack...

...by unpopular demand.

The BONAFIDE ZOMBIES will finally have a home on the internet, hidden in an easter egg on my web site. Just try finding them..Wooaaahhhhahahahah ha ha ha .

Oddly enough... it IS a full moon tonight.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Control Panel

Today i went on a field trip with 3 other ADD members to Bower Metal to see the bus shelter we designed. (you can read about that project, if you're interested, at add411.org ) We got to tour around the entire shop and i took this shot of a machine control panel. i'm looking for buttons i can use on my web site and i was glad to find these.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Day of Spring or Fall

The autumnal equinox occurred today at 5:51 am EST. If you're in the southern hemisphere, it's the vernal equinox. Happy Spring or Autumn!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Free Desktop Pattern

Installation: Click on the pattern, or drag and drop it onto your desktop, to save onto your computer, then go into your system preferences and set it as your desktop pattern.
i think that should work. Let me know if it doesn't.

There will be more like this to come, so if you don't like yellow,
just wait.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Decimal/fraction Exchanger

i'm forever needing a decimal/fraction equivalency guide so i made this to go on the wall by my drafting table. You can download it by clicking or (right-clicking) on it . Then print it out. There's 2 to a page so you can give one to a friend. If you print it on cardstock it won't curl up in the humidity.

Friday, September 14, 2007

My Other Logo

This is an old favorite. Also i don't have that many jpeg's to upload, so that's why you're seeing this one..it was all i had. i like how it looks like it's soaking in gasoline.


I think this was made into a poster at Fine Art Inc, where i used to work.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My First Posting

This is my logo !

actually it's sort of a test to see what posting a blog is like.