Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pipes and Wires






I has them.

Cavia Malbec 2007

Stable Column

German Candies






Imported German candies from the Schnitzelbank in Jasper, IN.

Rainbow Blossom


St. Matthews, KY.

Figgy and the Buddha

Belle

Gary's On Spring

MESTSIDE


So, a few months ago, this piece of graffiti reading "MESTSIDE", done by someone mentally challenged at spray-painting "WESTSIDE" upside down, appeared on the Hurstbourne overpass near Anchorage. Just recently, the goof apparently finally realized his mistake and went back and crossed out the M. (Bummer, really, because I thought "MESTSIDE" was actually really cool, but now it says "ESTSIDE" and that is not cool at all.)

Spring Street Grill

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Floodwall Doorway

Painted Raindrops


Or are they teardrops? Graffiti from the Butchertown floodwalls.

E.P. Sawyer Park


Anchorage, KY.

Fern


Or something fernlike, anyway.

Buechel Starbucks

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Larry's Liquors


I love this place! Even though it has a front door, you can't really walk into the store - you're immediately faced with a window where you tell the man what you want, and he ferrets around in the back for it and brings it out to you. So it's essentially a walk-up liquor kiosk, just like a walk-up ice cream stand. And the wackiest part of all is, it's in the middle of a residential area. This is why I love America.

Dages Paint

JSH Studio Elevator Shaft



Looking upwards from the antique freight elevator in my new art studio.

Greater Bethel Temple Apostolic Church/The 800 Building

Puritan Uniform Rental


I always wondered where they got those crazy outfits. Now I know.

Box of Krampus


I once got him a huge toy plastic house that looked like a giant wedge of cheese. It had a comfy pad to lay on inside, plus lots of dangly things for his entertainment. But he'd much rather have a plain old cardboard box.

Friday, January 27, 2012

El Diablo Matches


Idle Hour Frisch's Big Boy Lighter



Lighter from the Frisch's Big Boy at Lexington's Idle Hour Shopping Center, circa 1950s.

404 Club Token


Horseshoe-shaped token from the secret casino The 404 Club in Covington, KY.

Beverly Hills Supper Club Poker Chips


Early clay poker chips from the infamous Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, KY.

Phoenix Hotel Matchbook

Stag Cafe Token, 1940s


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Derby City Litho

New JSH Studio






Although I've been pretty quiet on the painting front last year, I'm about to get back to work in earnest, and just obtained this delightful urban-decay warehouse studio space in the Highlands to work in.