Nomadic Tattoos

Yesterday, I got a few nomadic tattoos to commemorate my transition to a lifestyle of travel and exploration. These supplement the two haunt-themed tattoos I got done last year. Nomadic Tattoos The first one is just a variation of a very common nomadic tattoo I’ve seen online – the outline of a globe on the wearer’s feet.  Rather than chop Read More …

Travel Hazards and Dangers

Watch any movie or television show someone is about to embark on a great travel adventure and you will find the same old tired cliché: a mother bawling her eyes out at the airport because her little baby is going to die or get abducted. And of course, Hollywood is all too happy to stoke those fears with movies like Taken and Read More …

If the Gothic Nomad Was a Haunt Character

Tonight, I officially finished constructing a project that I’ve been working on since I got back from TransWorld last month. The premise was pretty simple: build a costume for the Gothic Nomad. I wanted to build something that I could wear should I choose to do some guerilla haunting while I’m on the road. Practicality guided the design aesthetics. I tried Read More …

Finishing the Last Big Step – Home Sold

This morning, I accepted an offer to purchase my home, signaling completion of the final obstacle (apart from closing) I had to overcome before I reach Independence Day. My home is sold! Owning Real Estate is a Pain in the Ass Four years ago, I had a very different outlook than I do today. I believed in the American Dream. Read More …

Conversion Van Retrofits for the North American Tour

I’ve recently discovered how to sleep semi-comfortably in my Chevrolet Silverado. However, for a trip that could last upwards of six months, I wanted a larger vehicle that could accommodate a full sleeping area, space for my dog to move around in, and plenty of cargo room. Last August, I picked up a 1991 Chevrolet G20 conversion van, and worked last fall and this Read More …

Initial Thoughts on Immigration

Toward the end of this year, I will be wrapping up my North American Tour. Not only will I have to find a new source of income, but I’ll have to decide if and where I want to set down new roots. Maybe I’ll return to Green Bay. After all, all of my friends and haunt networks are here. Maybe I’ll find a Read More …

New Femur Prosthetic

My travel plans this year pretty much rule out the possibility of working on Wrecked at the Weidner again. So I decided to create a new femur prosthetic for the production crew as a parting gift. A Durable and Reusable Prosthetic My original piece consisted of a chopped up plastic prop bone and layers of tissue, latex, and paint. It probably would Read More …