and so it begins

and so it begins

I feel like I am doing something really dumb trying to sand all of this crap myself but heck why not? So far I am making good progress but man it is a bit of a hill. Also I got dusty as hell last time.

For a good cause.

For a good cause.

My fault. I got a little carried away for a charity auction and spent a little too much time on making an art piece. It turned out great.

Taking Down the Nothing Fits Show.

Taking Down the Nothing Fits Show.

It was a good turn out. Now that it has been a couple weeks since taking it down, I am starting to want to do another show. >>>Side note, I really enjoyed working with Nina Harp on this project, she is a really great person and I really feel like I was able to peak […]

Update on the house

Update on the house

Here is a cool update on the house. The front entry garden and fountain are done up. I was able to rehab the old plumbing and install a new pump and bowl for the fountain system. The dirt was bone dry and sandy. Had to dig out a ton of it so the plants wouldn’t […]

Better late than frozen

Better late than frozen

Whew. Busy couple weeks recently. While it is a little crazy busy, the good news is there are some fun creative projects afoot in the Brainfood world. We are currently doing some neat much more mobile integrated projects. I am making it a pledge to post more often. I did a shoot for work up […]

Mega table almost done

Mega table almost done

Living in the outer rings of the cliff is really peaceful and quiet. A bit unusual but I am getting acquainted with it. The place I live in is damn fine and I am still scratching my head about people paying the big bucks in fancy “old oak cliff” ain’t it funny? Seems like only […]

Outdoor signage in place, but hit a snag

Outdoor signage in place, but hit a snag

Update. plexiglass came in! Woo! Only one thing, it is thicker than what the original material was. The builder assured Marc that that this was not an issue and that we could make it work in the existing group. Worked with Thomas and Marc to get the last bits of the vinyl sign stickers applied […]

Life and the art of restaurant signage

Life and the art of restaurant signage

The plan to help a friend of mine on the branding of his new restaurant turned out to be a really educational one. I think I want to mess around with this developing these kinds of projects a lot more in the future. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy working on user […]

Bizarre dreams make room for crisp awake state.

All last night I was having dreams. Before I could get the chance to totally relax and dip into the quiet abyss of complete and total subconscious rest, I was resuscitated back into a completely torturous visual fest. My mind was exhausted this morning as I struggled to rustle myself out of bed. I do have a penchant for […]

Voting Freakfest.

Voting Freakfest.

Wow. Didn’t think it would get to this level, but here it is. Sounds like voting machines are rigged. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOj2IPulNPA I did these a couple months back, but I figured they were appropriate for voting day. If you’ve tried Coke and Pepsi, then maybe you want orange juice?

One day closer to big fun.

There is a certain excitement when it comes to creating something, especially when it is something for your own company. There is a certain level of ownership that is sometimes lost when you are working for a customer. I am not saying that the work you do for customers is somehow less important or not as […]

Testing. Testing.

I am getting some blog stuff set up on my site www.erikschuessler.com. Making it a little easier to put thoughts out.

Percival must have went through a ton of shoes.

My skill set is constantly growing. I seem to run into it whether I want to or not. The idea of many additional hats stacking up on my head is not a concept I particularly enjoy, however it seems to cultivate a certain level of perception or foresight that could be lost on someone working […]

Big Fun Logo

It is a logo I am putting together for this mobile app we are building internally here at the brainfood.com. Stay tuned on updates as I get them. It is a pretty awesome app and I hope it goes off well. It is our first 100% client free one! I kinda wanted to have people […]

What is scary?! Did a guest talk at Pecha Kucha.

What is scary?! Did a guest talk at Pecha Kucha.

The early afternoon scramble trying to cobble together ideas and thoughts ensuring a good lecture was one of the most white knuckle moments of the evening. My brother Ean Schuessler and I worked diligently trying to figure how to make this scramble of information somehow make sense to us and hopefully later that evening to our […]

1434 When I purchased it.

This is a set of images from the house when I first purchased it. It has come a long way. I dug these pictures up when I was looking through a storage drive. It is really interesting to see because there has been such a marvelous transformation. I am wrestling with all the considerations of […]

Life the universe and curry.

this Tuesday, typical of a Texas winter is a balmy 68° outside. The moisture clings onto every part of you and is pretty inescapable. I decided to take a stroll up to Nandina a local restaurant on Greenville Avenue, it is really pretty good however recently the crowds seem to thin out during normal hours […]

Music video of my house back when it was really really creepy.

Music video of my house back when it was really really creepy.

Take a look, it is pretty creepy! If you dare! This was shot for a band called School of the Seven Bells. Neat duo. They seemed to have a fun time indulging in the empty ol’ place and I had a good time watching a neat video getting made in my spooky hollow.

Remembering Joplin.

It was really weird for me when Joplin was hit by a giant tornado. I had no idea that it was going on because Meredith and I went out for drinks at a place down in Lakewood, a neighborhood in Dallas. It was a Karaoke night everyone was having a good time and just chit […]

Hankie Panky Owl Deck Art.

This was a fun piece from last year. Painted it on a used deck from a good friend that had some to spare. It is living happily in Europe somewhere.

Late night Firestone.

Just a set of cool pics I took with the Canon. I used a vintage Nikkor that I picked up on ebay. Just a beautiful temporary transformation of an old building on Greenville avenue down where it splits off to Ross. The road was absolutely dead as well. So it was peacefully quiet. [nggallery id=1]

No dentures for old men.

It is odd when you are working on a house that was left to simmer in it’s own juices for a while. It tends to be neither here or there as far as not lived in but still coated in the physical and psychic residue of it’s former residents. The house is by no means creepy or […]

Starting to work.

As if a long day working at the office wouldn’t be enough, I decided to crunch a little more on the site.  I am close and I should get over waiting until it is 100% perfect and has all of the bells and whistles. I am not sure where to begin but this is at least […]