Drew Feustel, Spacewalker May 25, 2011 by Ron Garan
Ron Garan (@AstroRon) is just killin' it with the Twitter photos lately. He really has a good eye. He took this one from the cupola this morning. I like that the highlights are a little blown out. I can really feel the sun coming in at that strong angle and imagine the geometry with the space station above the earth and the sun way out there to the left side of the photo.
Nature and technology feel like home, society, not so much. That's why I set myself up as a happy hermit in a tiny house in the longleaf woods of the Gulf Coastal Plain. This is where I make things. I spend very little time doing anything that isn't directly related to making something. I even get ideas for things to make from my dreams.
In 2012 I did a Small Year. My intention was to spend as little money as possible and stay home all the time. In January 2012 I bought two Spartan Aircraft aluminum caravans, 31 feet long, 8 feet wide, manufactured in 1949 and 1951.
In the spring of 2013 I completed the conversion of the 1951 Spartan into a permanent lab and laundry room. It is now my knitting and sewing lab.