Atlas Mural Process Photos

I just put the finishing touches on the Atlas mural this morning! This piece has been three years in the works and I am so excited to show you the finished project. Thank you so much to the City of Greeley for this opportunity and to the Atlas Theater and John Galt crews.

If you want to stop by and see it in person, it is at 709 16th Street in Greeley, CO.



Power washing that dirty wall


My new “fade” expert


The background ombre almost done…


Lots of filling in shapes


Painted using a mixture of spray paint and hand brushing


Lots of late nights…


Getting closer!


Such adorable little helpers. And they are getting pretty good with paintbrushes!


Almost done….



The finished piece.


This mural was definitely a family effort!


Now on to Bellwether projects!


Tim is Opening a New Shop (He’s making his own cologne and beard oil!)

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This is how the dynamics of Betony and I’s relationship goes: she’s into painting, gardening, gourmet foods, kids’ education, graphic design, urban chickens…. etc. All while I’m really in to music and eating whatever gourmet food Betony makes.

You can see my wife is an artist-of-all-trades and I’m pretty single-tracked. (When we started Giants & Pilgrims together we had to reign it in to being about JUST art & music. haha)

Until now! I’ve found a creative hobby that I love and I’m sharing it with you all. I love to keep myself well dressed and one of the best way to do so is to keep your beard well maintained, learn more about how I do it here. Last year I started concocting my own goods in the world of men’s products: best double-edge razor blades, aftershave, beard oil, and cologne.

I’m fascinated by the way essential oils can be employed to make such interesting scents (they’re even given names such as bass note, middle note, high note… like music!)

So come by my new Etsy shop (just in time for Father’s Day) and find out some of my inspiration for all this and why I named my cologne collection 1919!

Thanks for all your support of our fairly rampant creative family,
Tim Coons
Giants & Pilgrims, Glass Calendar Apothecary

June Free Calendar Desktop and iPhone Wallpaper

Happy June friends!

Here is a fun summer reading list to dig into, a “Collection” of ideas for June from last year, and a little poem just for the month.

Enjoy this new desktop for your screens – open roads, broad skies, and so much green.

For the desktop, click on the image below to view the large size image.

For the iphone wallpaper, navigate to this page on your phone and then click and hold on the iphone images. Select ‘Save image to camera roll’. Then from your camera roll set your home screen/lock screen.

High Resolution Desktop Wallpaper:
JUNE 2016 desktop_v2
iPhone Wallpaper:

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