Saturday, December 20, 2008


my angels wings

yup, its captain adorable

Logo work

logo for a space synth pop band. click the photo to see it in all its glory.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Possible final version

click it to see it bigger and better

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Got my Voltron

Had to jet home for lunch and snap a quick polaroid of it...there will be more...much cooler ones to be posted soon.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Kids DO give you grey hair. They DO!!

My little buster gave us a big scare (along with the doctors) for the last few days. He was admitted for 3 days at Childrens Hospital in Denver. (transferred by ambulance from Longmont ER) He had a really bad infection in his stomach under his belly button...he was pumped full of antibiotics to keep it from spreading into his blood stream and after a few back and forth conversations about surgery he stabilized and got much better fairly quickly so no surgery was needed, as of yet. He has a couple appointments over the next week and a half to make sure he's 100%. 

Things can change so fast. So fast. 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Concept ARt

Some art I'm doing for a friends album project 'The Wildlife Reserve'...the music has a space synth 80's feel with just enough organic sound to even it out. is one of many sketches I've done so far. It's constantly evolving...they'll be more posted as the project nears its finish. Click the pic to see it big.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Our weekend getaway was amazing. We stayed in town but got two full days and one night free from our little Olive and Boston. I feel so relaxed right now as I type these words. It's amazing what some good sleep and time lounging can do for you. 

Saturday and Sunday was filled with:

/a few sit down coffee breaks broken up between Starbucks and Peets Coffee
/a pair of Levis bought at Levis

/lunch at a great Italian restaurant called Pasta Jays on Pearl Street in Boulder

/some trading at Goldmine Vintage of vintage Tees for a fuschia colored Wayne Newton Tee with an awesome sparkling 
eagle, a great 80's ski vest, and an amazing red
80's jacket that will take your breath away and rad 80's dress for Tess. (i'll post some shots of these great

/caught a flick called "Quantum of Solace"- which was awesome. Been waiting
for it since Casino Royale.

/had dinner at Cantina Laredo...great Mexican food!

/actually went to church together as husband and wife for the first
time since Boston was born 9 weeks ago! So refreshing! Can't wait
until next Sunday.

/gave Tess a first round of highlights in her hair.

/chilled, chilled and more chilled.

I am thankful for these two days more than I ever thought I'd be.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The sky got smaller as I fell further

Falling from the sky to the earth is what I dreamt about
Was I scared
Is what you asked me
I knew I'd be caught before I met the rocks
And you asked me how I knew
From the sky looking down
I saw you

Saturday, November 15, 2008

SX-70 Polaroid: Olive at the park in her Diaper

Silly kid peed through and soaked her pants so she just played in a dry diaper for a few minutes...its was like 50 degrees outside. 

SX-70 Polaroid: HotFaucetCold

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Awesome video animated by Barton Damer and Trent Armstrong. Those guys are awesome and this video is awesome. I can't wait for Christmas.

JESUS & SANTA CHRISTMAS VIDEO from Barton Damer on Vimeo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Buster Boston

chillin at home

The little guy on halloween. 

3rd grade style - 1988

Got the itch to shave and buzz. Have a nice fo-hawk/mullet and some lines buzzed in on each side of my head. Amazingly its pulled off well. 

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama McCain 2008 Election

Wow.I can't wait to see what happens. Seriously. I'll be watching this soon:

Save Polaroid

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Bridged Sunset

once upon a time me and a girl took a stroll on some private land as the sun was setting and found some beautiful light and a really short story. the end. 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Another figgin sweet band: MGMT

MGMT. Some more really good psychedelic rock. Really one of the best albums I've ever listened to.  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

So freakin catchy: Coconut Records

Another great music project I happened upon one day at work while looking for some inspiration and distraction. Coconut Records has become a favorite of mine. Jason Schwartzman is the dude behind the magic. You might recognize him from The Darjeeling Limited or I Heart Huckabees if you had  seen those great flicks. 

After discovering Coconut on myspace I quickly and too eaily purchased the album on Itunes with one click accuracy. (Itunes. Hate it and love it) 

So much variety on this album. You just have to tap your foot or nod your head in a rhythmic fashion. Listen to the subtle sounds in each song. Some will cause you to grab a partner and waltz, some are stripped acoustic/folk and some linger on the edge of being too poppy but then the perfect guitar tone comes alive to even out the weight and add some timelessness.  

I don't normally go for catchy stuff but...

wait for it...

wait for it...

here it comes...

I was caught. 

Check it out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Empire of the Sun

-My new favorite band as of today. I totally want to make a video like this, I am inspired. Seriously. 

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

Monday, October 20, 2008

First Polaroid SX-70 Shots

Seems to be a constant light leak creating that yellow horizontal line. cool but I don't want it on every now looking for another SX-70. 

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Polaroid Camera. SX-70

Awesome Camera!!  Just got it, will be uploading photos soon. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For some "cool" stuff

music, art, culture.....etc. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

"I meant to call you but I lost track of time."

It seems as if I regurgitate this statement in many different ways quite regularly since the arrival of Boston. The dynamics of our family has changed so much and me and Tess are trying to catch up. Anyways...short post. 

Thursday, October 09, 2008

My little Boston Tea Party

***Boston on the left. Picture of Olive when she was the same age on the right. ***

kind of how i feel today

sometimes i try to go on
and see the flame on the horizon 
stretch its fingers south 
but all i see is the moon closing its distance
between itself and me
ever opening its mouth

Monday, October 06, 2008

Jarrod Needs ______.

Inspired by Elisa Beeson I googled "Jarrod needs."  Heres what I need according to google. TOP 10.

1. Jarrod needs a lip ring. 
2. Jarrod needs a new cell phone. 
3. Jarrod needs all your prayers.
4. Jarrod needs a room. 
5. Jarrod needs none of those explanations. 
6. Jarrod needs to be given more detailed and challenging assignments. 
7. Jarrod needs to regularly dominate VFL games this year. 
8. Jarrod needs female vocals and screaming guitar licks. 
9. Jarrod needs a ride to his hometown to fight his high-school nemesis. 
10. Jarrod needs a home in Cape Town. 

This is awesome. Google " (your name) needs."

Friday, October 03, 2008

Vintage Polaroid Automatic 100

I know, more of Olive. Sorry. She just happens to be around all the time. 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shots with my Diana+ (i love the lighting on these)

dangit, what happened?

i wrote this long post that was part of my restoration series and somehow my first restoration post got reposted and so i deleted that and now the one i actually wanted to post is no where to be found. i am bummed cause i dont feel like typing it all out again

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My new Banjo

Just got my banjo delivered yesterday. I must say that I am quite excited about this thing. Its awesome. This will fit nicely with the folk songs I've been writing lately. I've definitely have been changing up my musical writing style as of late which is turning out to be pretty awesome. Much more unique. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Peace Like a River - Leif Enger

I just finished this book and would love to recommend it to you. 

Anyways...amazing book. Leif has such a flowing writing style. I found myself relaxed as I read each page, soaking in the beautiful language and simple imagery. I felt as if the characters were real and found myself caring about them and always wanting more information about them. A plot that meanders and seems slightly vague gets pulled together at the end in a way that is unexpected. 

It has become one of my favorite books. Check it out. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It is a sad day. Beer allergy.

After much research on the web I have concluded that I am allergic to some ingredients of beer. (some beer, all beer, I don't know yet) I'm going to have to get tested for yeast, hops, gluten...etc. You see recently I have been getting extremely sick 6-8 hours after having a beer...ONE beer. Nauseous, violent vomiting, headache, body ache all of which lasts for hours. Slowly I have caught on to the pattern which is actually quite common. 

This bums me out since I live just miles from my favorite brewing company, New Belgium, and have found my all time favorite beer as of now, Abbey. hmm. 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Boston Elliot Renaud

September 17th 2008
6 lbs. 11 oz.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

One year.

One year ago I started this blog because of my friends Bryces blog. I hope my posts double this next year. I hope my writing is better. I hope to be more creative....we'll see. 

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Photos uploaded to FLICKR.

There's some really COOL photos of my early morning
trip to downtown denver. 

Check it out and leave me some comments, let me know which ones you like!