Author Archives: Tim Brien

Needle In The Hay Stack : Found Object Project

Create your own sculpture with found objects around the house. Needle in a haystack will aspire you to look at common objects in a new light and experiment with design and art. Look around right now, can you make a sculpture of your own with what you have there. We did with a dead bolt, you can to.

My original idea was to cut up some trees that fell down in a recent storm, but our deadbolt to the front door broke. So being the handy man I am, I went ahead and took out the old and put in a new one, then I called a lock smith and had them fix what I had broken. It happens. I told the locksmith I wanted the parts as he was going to take them and hopefully recycle them. He looked at me a little odd, but said have at it, and I did.

So here is your materials list :

Old busted deadbolt, or get a new one they cost about 30 bucks

Super glue

Pliers to bend and hold

 

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String Painting

 

 

Hey there, glad to have you back, I am Timothy Kimo Brien Head Instigator at KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume. This season we are doing projects that are inexpensive and are relatively easy to accomplish. You don’t need to be Davinci or Monet, heck you don’t even need to know who those old dead guys are, I just want you to have some fun, be inspired to make some art and share your experience with the project.

Now how did I come by this project, pretty easily. So if you remember way back in Season 1 episode 1 I explained why I was doing this project, don’t worry I will wait for you to catch up. No seriously I started this whole podcast because I assist Soldiers transitioning from the military to a civilian career. Many times we use art therapy to assist soldiers for whatever they need the therapy. Many times the Soldiers came to me and showed their work then denigrated it because they had no formal training. So I decided to show everyone that you have a creative spirit in you, we just need to unlock it. I want to give you ideas and encouragement and I would like to see what you are currently doing and I would love to have you on the show for an interview or a conversation. You can get a hold of me via :

Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com

Twitter kdoi_podcasting

Instagram @kdoi_podcasting

FB Group TKBrien72

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B/W Photography

 

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume, Hello I am Timothy Kimo Brien the head instigator here at KDOI. Today our project will be Black and White Photography and we titled this episode laying somewhere between. What does that actually mean, well for me B/W photography is multiple shades of grey and lies between color and the absence of color. I think there is something striking about B/W photography, maybe even a bit of a throw back to older days. It also causes the artist to be very creative in dealing with the limitations of the form. You still play with saturation and tone, but with 2 colors vs an infinite amount of colors that occur in the natural and the digital world. Even with the restriction of no color you have an infinite amount of variables in the grey spectrum.

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Running with Scissors

Comic Book Collage Project

Your material list :

  1. Exacto knife, grab this at Michaels for 4 bucks
  2. Glue, again grab at Michaels, you can get specialized glue for attaching things to cardstock or posterboard, I paid 4 bucks for this
  3. Posterboard/cardstock I used 12×12 heavy cardstock from Michael’s 5 pack 4 bucks. I got this in the wedding stationary area.
  4. Comic book, get a preview book for free or cheap, you will have a lot of images to choose from and lots of type face

My true inspiration for this project, not a sponsor of this podcast

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We Don’s Need No Water

Wood Burning Project

 

Good day everyone and welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, I am your host Timothy Kimo Brien and here we create more than we consume through projects that inspire you to drop your cell phone and pick up anything at hand to create something. We also talk with Artists that want to remove the mysterious veil between Artists and Audiences.

So where did I get the idea for this project, well many years ago, back when I was a kid, my older brother Mike got a wood burning kit when he was about 8 or 10, which meant I was that annoying little brother of 4 or 6.

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Soothing The Savage Breast

Digital Music Creation Project

Welcome back, we hope you have enjoyed all the projects in this season so far, lets go ahead and get started into this episodes project creating digital music.

Today’s episode will be doing double duty as we will be previewing the music to our next podcast Grey HeroesNo One Gets Out Clean coming soon to a podcast catcher near you.

For over 10 years I have been using a program called Magix to make digital music. The great thing about this project is you just need a basic understanding of music, and that basic understanding is what sounds good to you and to be brave enough to make wonderful mistakes. This program is based on loops and digital instruments. Our main focus will be on the loops as they have already been created for you and we will go into some interesting song structure that you can use right out of the box.

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword


Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, this project is our poetry project.

My first real exposure to poetry was in my honors English class in high School. We were reading poems and the teacher, Ms Baxter (battle Axe Baxter) skipped over T.S. Elliot because she said he was to esoteric for high school students. Needless to say he became my favorite.

We go over inspiration, writing, editing, chosing a publish pathway, editing for publishing, cover design and then we being to talk about marketing and networking. Seems simple, its not and for me it is still a work in progress.

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A Gift of Self / Oil Painting


 

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, Season 2 Ep 5 Oil Painting project. This is probably the most personalized project you will do in this season. It is is the most difficult because you have to wait for the paint to dry between steps.

Lets start with the story and then we will get into the project. I am a self taught painter, I have only taken elementary painting classes and recently I took a “class” about 1.5 years ago where the teacher was around providing paint, brushed and tools to paint. We had to provide the inspiration and the canvas. I decided this would be a great opportunity to give a gift to my wife for Xmas so I took a picture of our trip to Paris where we kissed in front of the I Love You Wall and I dove into the class. It took 3 sessions of 2 hours each and walla, I had the best Xmas present ever, an attempt to recreate that  moment in time.

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Ammo Flower Bed

KDOI Podcasting goes Green. We take an Ammo crate and turn it into a flower bed.

 

Idea behind this project, I am not a green thumb, but my Mother loved daisies and my wife loves tulips. What better way to honor both women than by growing your own flower bed and making it out of an ammo crate.

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Vignette of Pencil Drawings


 

Psychedelic and simple drawings, drop the Adult Coloring Book

 

Today’s episode we present 4 pencil/crayon/charcoal and lead drawings. I originally saw this technique on an artist website where he was making psychedelic drawings and broke down how they were done. So that is our project for this episode. These drawings are a lot more fun than Adult coloring books that are the current fad. These drawings will be wonderful gifts to give, personalize for your loved ones or freneds and you will be proud to display them. Also depending on how detailed you want to be they can be done fairly quickly.

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