Yep, the wagon will be on display at Saunders Family Farms and general store outside Hickory, NC. You can squeeze inside. Take your hand at writing at the insanely small writing desk. Say, “damn this thing is tight!!” Continue reading “Tour the Lost Sea Expedition Saturday, October 15, 2016”
While I’m snug inside my studio tweaking on the “Lost Sea Expedition” footage, I think back on what it took to get some of that amazing footage. Especially those outdoor scenes in the rain and snow.
Okay, mostly it took a really patient mule! But somebody had to get out there and capture the footage of her marching through the hard times. Continue reading “Filming With a Hankie in the Snow”
Walking across the prairie plains with mule Polly, I never imagined the Bestiaryist (aka Julia Carpenter over at consideranimals.com) would paint my trusty voyaging companion. That’s the beautiful thing of long trips. How they take on a life of their own years after you thought they were done. And then I saw it on. An amazing, colorful painting of Polly the day I sold the food from her mouth. Continue reading “Painted Polly and the Prairie Cathedral”
We’ve just added the Press and Media page for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.
Who. What. When. Download press releases and photos. In case you have half a minute to spare, you can travel across America with a mule in 30 seconds. Yep, here’s where you can get your hands on the Official Lost Sea Expedition trailers.
We’ve set up a page dedicated to all the individuals and companies that are stepping forward to bring the Lost Sea Expedition to Public TV. Thanks for pulling with us. Here’s an example of how your donations are being put to use.
Mule Polly, the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and I are spending the weekend visiting with friends at Benson Mule Days. They run from September 23 to 25. Come on down and visit with us. You can even meet Ronald Hudson, Polly’s old owner, and see what he looks like without his mask. Continue reading “Benson Mule Days Invitation and Photos”
Hey, come visit mule Polly, me and the wagon we traveled across America in for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. We’ll be at this week’s Benson Mule Days in Benson, NC. It runs from September 23-25. Continue reading to see how to find us. Continue reading “Visit Mule Polly in Benson this Sept 22-25”
Millions of years ago, the Great Plains were covered by the Lost Sea. It was full of amazing creatures. Think sharks and sea turtles in Kansas. The Xyphactinus (above) was so fierce, it was known to swallow 6-foot members of its own kind. Continue reading “Creatures of the Lost Sea”
George was 92 when I met him. He was born in a sod house and aimed to die in one. He lived alone in his sod house with only the lizards for company. I shot this scene in one long take. No special effects. Just the Lizard. George. Me. And Time.
How will you live at 92?
Learn more about George in the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.
Amazing response this week with friends – some I know, some I’ve never met – donating to the Lost Sea Expedition. I painted some of their names on stuff I found around the barn. Think beech bark (Jean), creek rock (Christy), fatwood, cedar shingle and red cedar batten. Click through for a closer look at these hand painted thank yous. Continue reading “Monday Thanks”