3 January 2021: Happy New Year

2020 was a long year. A year like 2020, however, forces the realization that most of the time we’ve got it pretty darn good.

I suspect that 2021 will be a better year…however the price paid will be spread over many of the coming years.  

I’ve cut my activities down to just “myself, my wife, and my art”.  This simplification allows me to focus more on the things that are important to me.  In hindsight, I’ve had too many interests over the years.  I should have focused years ago.

In the studio, the Auger Lift is coming along nicely.  the biped has been created, the elliptical pedaling mechanism is operating, the auger lift is lifting marbles.  The last thing, the actual marble run itself, is being created at this time.  I suspect that by Thursday or Friday I’ll have the machine circulating marbles.  After that…30 or 40 hours of burn-in run time…then disassembly for paint.  This automata should be completed by the end of February.

In the meanwhile, the next one is taking shape in my head.

Happy New Year everyone.  We wish you the best in 2021.

Cheryl and Jim Coffee. 25 December 2020