The Funeral by Band of Horses. I listen to this on repeat days and days and days on end.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
My first published article for GoMedia Online Magazine!!! I wrote an Artist Spotlight article and I interviewed the amazing Aaron Crawford from Atlanta, GA!! #SUPERSTOKED!!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Your Wichita Falls Nighthawks continued their march toward a perfect season as they entered Nighthawks Nest on Sunday March 24th, 2013. Joe Montana, thousands of screaming fans, locker room chants, player interviews, game highlights. I had the extreme honor and privllage to welcome you all back to Nighthawks Nest for an all access behind the scenes look at home game number three. Wichita Falls, Texas Professional Minor League Football.
It's an honor to work with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks, Scott Hendrix, Hayley Hendrix, Jackie Hoegger, Hoegger Communications. It's an honor be able to broadcast and document this once in our lifetime event... the inaugural season. Thanks for watching.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
'Unless we change and become like children, we will never know the kingdom of heaven.' To be a child and live in faith. Full of faith and care free. Yet, I allow myself and I allow the world to keep me away from pure peace and happiness. ... I resist and I force and impose my time schedule upon things.
Lord I ask and I pray that you will allow me to listen and obey your words. Father that I may hear your words. Father that I may hear your words and follow the light you provide. Father I need guidance. Father I'm in a tough place today and I feel that I'm out of balance. I've not been eating right. I've not been exercising regularly. I've not been fasting.
Father I want guidance. I want to obey.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
It always feels rewarding to create great artwork for my family. There's something energizing about strengthening our core and raising everyone up together. Sharing in the success and knowledge of the group, together.
My brother David is an amazing man. He loves mechanic work, hot rods, car audio stuff... He's a genius really, and I'm not just saying that because he's my older bro. He rocks. So when he came to me and asked for something awesome for his new car audio company, Never Fail Car Audio I knew we were going to have fun!
Big thanks to our friends over at GoMedia for the mock-up templates!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Wichita Falls Nighthawks - Episode 2 | Inaugural Season Mini-Documentary Series. Thousands of fans, a $40,000 Dodge Challenger giveaway, locker room chants, player interviews, game highlights. Simeon Hendrix welcome us into Nighthawk Nest for an all access behind the scenes look at home game number two, held March 10th, 2013. Wichita Falls Professional Minor League Football.
Monday, March 18, 2013
PART II - This is the complete start to finish tutorial on how to create a beautiful rustic pallet cabinet from scratch, using free wood pallets. Follow along as we'll research, sketch, gather/dismantle pallets, cut, build, stain and finally install our one of a kind pallet cabinet.
Watch Part I - Research and Development
Thank YOU!! to Mrs. Jackie Hoegger and Hoegger Communications for all the help and constant support. Thank you Jackie... Hoegger Comm rocks!
"Where do you get the pallets?" First of all, never-ever-ever pay for pallets. There are businesses all around your community that would be happy for you to haul away their unwanted pallets. Car washes, oil-changing centers, mechanic shops, nurseries, etc. Just look around your city and you'll see them. Nine times out of ten, if you see pallets laying off to the side of a building, the owners will gladly give them to you for free if you ask.
Splitting, dismantling, separating, tearing apart a wood pallet is a chore. Search YouTube and you'll see many different versions of people showing you their best way to dismantle a pallet. But, they all take AT LEAST five minutes, and many take much much longer. I knew their had to be a better way, I knew I could do it faster.
So I set out on a mission to break the YouTube world record for dismantling a wood pallet with a sledge hammer. I, Simeon Hendrix would be the first human to dismantle a pallet on YouTube in under one minute. The official rules state that during the dismantle the 2x4's can be broken but the slats can not in anyway be damaged. I refined my technique and we set up cameras in San Antonio, Texas to capture what turned out to be a world record setting event:
After studying the above footage and watching myself, I thought... "Simeon, that was good, but I know I can do that even faster." So, I set the goal to become the first human to dismantle a wood pallet on YouTube in under thirty seconds. Monumentous, I know... but we have to dream big, right? We set up our cameras in Wichita Falls, Texas and captured this one of a kind special moment in history:
SAWZALL IS BEST:
While dismantling a pallet with a sledge hammer can be very quick, and a lot of fun, my research has proven that the most efficient way to take apart a wood pallet is to use a sawzall. This is my perfered method because you are able to use every ounce of the pallet as lumber for your build. Whereas with the sledge hammer, more than 30% of the pallet is broken. Another great thing is the sawzall through the nails and leaves the nailhead still embedded into the wood... giving added character and patina.
Here's a video we made showing the best way we found to dismantle a wood pallet using a sawzall:
|Hayley, my wife and good friend... she's helping a lot! Thanks Hayley!|
|Special thanks to Mr. Josh Stone and Southern Tire Mart for letting us borrow the sawzall!!|
Big thanks also go out to my brother Scott Hendrix for editing the movies above and also big thanks to Hayley Hendrix for video and photography.
Excellent! So, now that we have a bunch dismantled pallets, we're ready to start building!! Tune in next time and we'll examine exactly how to construct our beautiful rustic pallet cabinet! Thanks for stopping in, see ya soon!
COST SO FAR: $0.00
PART 3 - CONSTRUCTION
Friday, March 8, 2013
Wichita Falls TX - Feb. 17th, 2013. - 11,000+ people, Tim Tebow, energy to the maximum. A North Texas city comes alive in a MAJOR way when professional football returns to their city! This mini-documentary celebrates the inaugural game of the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. Enjoy and share!
Wichita Falls Nighthawks GM Jerry Hughes invited us to come out and capture the fans view of their opening game. We had so much fun screaming, cheering, running, smiling, laughing, filming, interviewing, hugging, screaming, cheering...
We used three cameras - GoPro Hero3 on my head shooting video; Canon T2i ran by my brother Scott Hendrix shooting video; Nikon D200 for still frames by Hayley Hendrix. Thank you both so very much for your intense help with this project!
Enjoy and share!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
PART I - This is the complete start to finish tutorial on how to create a beautiful rustic pallet cabinet from scratch, using free wood pallets. Follow along as we'll research, sketch, gather/dismantle pallets, cut, build, stain and finally install our one of a kind pallet cabinet.
Watch Part II - Gather and Dismantle Pallets
Huge thanks go out to Mrs. Jackie Hoegger and Hoegger Communications for all the help and constant support. Thank you a million times over Jackie... Hoegger Comm rocks!
WHY BUILD A PALLET CABINET?
|Photos - Natural Resources Conservation Service|
Two years ago we built a wood pallet lawn mower shed. It was my first time to build anything out of pallets and it was a great adventure. We learned a lot. Please, watch the video above.
I've been itching to build something new and when Hayley came to be, frustrated that our current kitchen cabinet kept falling apart... I knew I had the perfect opportunity to create something amazing!
The first step in any great adventure is dreaming and gathering inspiration. I've got to give a huge thank you to pinterest and the following ladies for their excellent blogs and friendly emails that helped me wrap my mind around how to create this cabinet:
Melissa Urban - Shabby Love
Becky Lamb - Beyond The Picket Fence
Just A Girl Blog
There's an old carpenters quote that says "If you can't sketch it, you can't build it." That's simple, but true. Once you know exactly what you want to build, take out your pen and paper and sketch it out. If you're building a piece that has to adhere to specific measurements (like our cabinet), make sure to include those measurements in your sketch and check everything twice!
Here is the final sketch I came up with to use as the road map for our pallet cabinet:
Awesome! So, we have a vision, and we have game plan! Now we need some pallets!! Tune in next week and I'll show you where to get pallets (for free)! I'll also demonstrate the best and fastest way to strip those pallets apart! Thanks for stopping in, see ya soon!
COST SO FAR: $0.00
PART 2 - GATHER AND DISMANTLE PALLETS
Thursday, February 14, 2013
hahahaha, this is crazy!! I'm at commercial shoot for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks!! I'm going to be in commercials hyping ya'll up!! You'll also see me on the BIG SCREEN in the stadium on game days!! Thanks Wichita Falls Nighthawks and Mrs. Jackie Hoeggerfor the opportunity!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Whew, it's been a super busy week on this end. We've had many client deadlines over at Hoegger Communications that have been pushing me into overtime with work. All the work presents opportunity for me to apply my new knowledge.
Just did the second poster in an illustrated series we're doing for IHR Security. Christmas time we did "How The Grinch Stole Your Christmas", for spring we did "Boogeyman". I had a super quick deadline, and would have loved to put a bit more time into it... but I'm happy with it.
Working hard to continually push myself into new heights. Thanks for letting me share.
Monday, February 4, 2013
I've spent this week training at Lynda.com under the great Von Glitschkat. We've been working on vector drawing, vector building techniques, drawing techniques, creative thinking techniques. Awesome stuff for sure! I'm inspired to create a 'Hendrix Family' portrait from hand draw sketching that I will ultimately finish in illustrator with vectors!