Hey there! I started doing live videos! I’m calling it Louie’s Loops Live. It’s a twice the week live show, Mondays and Thursdays starting at 6pm PST. You can watch live by going to YouTube.com/LouiesLoops when I go live! Here’s what each show is about:
Watch me make a completely 100% original creature for the first time ever while we listen to some of my favorite tunes! And the audience gets to choose what goes into the creature, including the name! Mondays 6pm PST
Crochet along with me while I make this weeks newest pattern! Every episode is themed, and this week is for a mini Bulbasaur! Oh and you get the pattern for FREE if you’re watching along! Thursdays 6pm PST
So my roommate and I started going to the beach everyday this year. We live right on the cost in San Francisco so it’s not really too difficult for us to do. The bench was built on July 31st 2016, and it looked like this:
We ended up adding things to it like a throne (pictured), a table (below) and another post for BYOH (bring your own hammock)
People seemed to really enjoy it. We made books for the bench titled “What’s important to you” and “What would you have done differently” for people kinda join in the fun. And it was pretty sturdy and well received. It ended up lasting for about 3 months until…
A storm came and did a real number on the bench. The sand rose to the benches seat and the ocean took away most of the materials.
So we rebuilt…
It’s definitely not as nice as the old one, but it’s a start…
There’s a lot still to do, but this time we know what were doing a lot more. The posts are buried about double their height above ground, keeping the center pieces “locked” in and unable to move. The bench bottom is resting on rock, (instead of wood like last time) to keep it a bit more steady as well. And we left a gap in the bottom so that the ocean can flow freely under, rather then bombarding it and slowly taking pieces away.
Here’s the plaque that Garrett (my roommate) and I made for the bench to try to share why it was built and what it means to us..
” ‘You may wander, but go with curiosity, because wandering with curiosity is exploration.’ – Louis and Garrett
Dedicated to the three C’s of life: Compassion, Creativity, and Community”
So I’m still working on the Yoshi / Mario stop-motion animated video, and the other day I thought it might be smart to do some test footage to get a feel for when I actually make the video and share it with you! So here it is:
I made this little Ziggy Stardust last night to pay tribute to David Bowie, who sadly passed away. A lot of people wanted to get the pattern for it, so I spent all night designing it. I’m putting it up for free for this month only, so download it now up above!