Duane Blubaugh - Fine Artist

Duane Blubaugh

Palos Verdes, CA - United States

 
 
 

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Duane Blubaugh

Palos Verdes, CA - United States

Duane Blubaugh - Fine Artist

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Hi. My name is Duane, and my hobbies include skiing, reading, and baking. In my free time, I like to listen to music, and dancing.

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First Songs on Guitar

May 21st, 2013

Some of the first songs I learned on guitar were "Free Bird" by Lynard Skynard and "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. HAH! Just kidding. I chose a little bit easier to play songs with little to no hard solos. First song ever was "Bound to the Floo... 

My favorite dishes from Panda express. Well, this is actually kind of tough because I love Panda, but if I had to narrow it down to a few than this is what they would be. Obviously, their orange chicken. Every time I go in I get it, it just never get... 

I own a business and Iíve found one of the most effective marketing technique is to send out promotional products. Iíve sent out bags, shirts, pens, umbrellas, and mugs but none were as effective as custom water bottles! Itís the perfect promotional ... 

Garage Sales

May 21st, 2013

Going to garage sales as a kid was always a fun activity with the family. I never knew what it was about finding it interesting going through other peoples old junk. Sometimes you can find really amazing items that people are giving away almost free.... 

Exercises to Do

May 21st, 2013

A few favorite gym exercises of mine. I have always loved to bench, from when I first started, even till now. Itís easy, you donít need much of an at home gym set for bench pressing and it pays off. However if you donít have enough space, or money b... 

How Cool DeadSpace 2 Is

May 20th, 2013

Deadspace 2 is so much better than the first one. I played through it to the end in about a week, and then moved to the online play. One of the things I love most about this game is just the art work, and design of all the necromorphs and scenery. If... 

"Personalized tees are very effective products for promotions or even gift giving. Of course, you need to make sure youíre giving out a product your recipients will actually enjoy wearing. You donít just slap on a random photo or your labelóyou need ... 

Being diabetic isnít fun at all. My mother was diagnosed with type 2 about 8 years ago. She has been through several different procedures/forms of giving herself insulin. In the beginning she used syringe pens where she had to screw on a new needle t... 

The Movie Gamer

May 20th, 2013

Does anyone else think that the movie Gamer should actually be used in todays society? I know its kind of bizzarre and extreme for some, but if it's anywhere near as awesome as it is in the movie, they have my vote for it! If you havent seen the movi... 

Bioshock III

May 20th, 2013

Not only am I expecting it, but a million other fans cannot wait for it to release on March 26th 2013. The games release date has had several pushbacks which is a huge disappointment but that wont be an issue once its finally released. The creators ... 

It takes a lot of work to finally walk down the aisle. While your big day can certainly be the best day of your life, moments leading up to it can be very stressful. For some couples, wedding preparation can be a breaking point. Fortunately, itís ver... 

Getting Into Music

May 19th, 2013

When I was younger and first getting into music I wanted to learn how to play guitar. When I was sixteen I was given the opportunity to pick out my very own guitar. given the only setback was it couldn't be to expensive. With a lot of research of rev... 

Men Getting Flowers

May 19th, 2013

Not to other men can admit that they enjoy receiving and even buying flowers for themselves. The aroma of fresh flowers really gives me the cozy feeling and relaxes me at home. Roses are beautiful and always cheer anyone up when they aren't feeling w... 

My New TV

May 19th, 2013

My new 47inch LCD tv is absolutely astonishing. I had wanted to replace my smaller but still working properly 32in LED tv so I did a little online shopping and found the best deal off craigslist. The TV was almost perfect condition but the only probl... 

The Fashion Expression

May 19th, 2013

Fashion is a form of expression. How can you express your mood, feeling, and style if you wear the same things other people wear? You can stand out from the crowd by owning and wearing shirts you designed yourself. Make sure you are one in a million ... 

One of several highly anticipated games for the unreleased game system playstation 4 has got to be EA and DICE games, Battlefield 4. With playstaions 4 superb upgrade of graphics and texture quality, games are expected to be almost unreal when it com... 

Waiting for the PS4

May 18th, 2013

Out of all of the gaming systems and other electronic entertainment devices I have always chosen sonyís models of Playstations and I cannot wait for the release of the Playstation 4. I have been very pleased with sonys work on all of the playstation ... 

Playing Diablo 3

May 18th, 2013

Out of all the hundreds of games available for computers I have got to say that Blizzards new release of the Diablo games, diablo 3 has got to be my favorite. From being a kid growing up playing hours and hours of the first and second game, when the... 

Decorating with Decals

May 18th, 2013

Home may be where the heart is but itís also where your personality lies. Make sure your house reflects the kind of homeowner you are by customizing it with your choice of furniture and interior dťcor like wall decals. Decals bring color and beauty t... 

Achieving Weight Loss

May 18th, 2013

Many people in the world today all share that one common interest, trying to either loose or maintain their steady weight/muscle tone. Many, and I mean many Americanís today are over weight. Most people blame todays fast food restaurants but people h... 

Liar, Liar the Movie

May 17th, 2013

One of my all-time favorite Jim Carry movies has got to be "Liar Liar". The movie was released in the 90ís the same time I was a kid growing up. Jim has always been that goofy/hilarious actor everybody canít get enough of, but in this film his role m... 

Being a Chef

May 17th, 2013

Since I was a young kid I have always been interested and taking part in the kitchen with my family during parties and events. I always watched and even participated when I could at a young age cooking and preparing dishes for my family. Than through... 

Love On Paper

May 17th, 2013

I've been with my lovely wife for five years. These days, itís a rare gift. I wanted to give her something extremely special to mark the occasion. I bought her a gorgeous necklace and found a printing company to help me design and print-out a unique ... 

Drinking Gatorade

May 17th, 2013

Whenever I am finished with a work out, along bike ride or jog I always find myself craving an ice gold Gatorade. The sports drink has got to be my absolute favorite drink after any type of physical activity. Itís not just me either, its professional... 

Energy Drinks

May 17th, 2013

Today many people rely on coffee or some brand of energy drink to get them going. Which do you prefer, Monster energy or Red bull? Me personally, I will always reach for the Monster in the refrigerated section at any convenient store. Its not just th... 

Mythbusters the TV Show

May 16th, 2013

One TV series I learned to enjoy is the discovery channels, Mythbusters. I first found out about the series when I was in high school during one of my science classes when the teacher was out sick or in a meet and was replaced by a sub and told us we... 

My entire family recently got together for a big family reunion. There were about fifty of us and it was hard to keep track. Fortunately, we thought of giving out custom clothing like shirts with different designs and colors depending on the family. ... 

My entire family recently got together for a big family reunion. There were about fifty of us and it was hard to keep track. Fortunately, we thought of giving out custom clothing like shirts with different designs and colors depending on the family. ... 

My Very First Car

May 16th, 2013

My first car I ever own was a 2012 mustang GT500Ö well in my dreams it was. In reality my very own car title and everything was and still is a black 2009 Chevy cobalt coupe. It might not have the huge engine and looks of my dream car, but I had to re... 

Writing in Ballpoint

May 16th, 2013

I have always found myself writing better with a fine ballpoint pen. To be honest I donít really understand why that is and I know Iím not the only one. I have and do a lot of writing in my life and have gone through a lot of different types of pens ... 

Writing in Ballpoint

May 16th, 2013

I have always found myself writing better with a fine ballpoint pen. To be honest I donít really understand why that is and I know Iím not the only one. I have and do a lot of writing in my life and have gone through a lot of different types of pens ... 

Six Flags Theme Park

May 16th, 2013

One of many places I plan to go to this highly expected summer is six flags great America. It has been over 5 years since the last time I went to the amazing amusement park and I decided its overdue for another visit. Several hundred thousands of peo... 

Hats Off for You

May 15th, 2013

Hats and caps are the epitome of cool. It can tie up any outfit, whether youíre a girl or a boy. Donít just wear those predictable baseball caps from the mall! Show a bit of personality, make a statement, and create a lasting impression all with a cu... 

A Favorite Season

May 15th, 2013

If there is one season I could choose to be my favorite than it has got to be the winter. Seeing the slow falling snow on a bitter cold day just gives you a heartwarming feeling. Even as an adult I find myself out playing in the snow making a fort o... 

Snowboarding as a Hobby

May 15th, 2013

One of my all-time seasonal sport/activities will always be snowboarding. When I was younger my parents would take me and my brothers out skiing at a nearby resort and to be honest I hated it! My father asked me why I didnít enjoy it and I explained ... 

Eating at Panda Express

May 15th, 2013

When it comes down to being in the mood for fast/cheap Chinese food I will always be thinking about panda express. If you donít know what panda express is, imagine a small buffet of Chinese entrees you can choose from with optional sides with great t... 

The most high-end laptops donít usually come in attractive designs. Most are in simple neutrals that donít really show the ownerís personality or interests. Dress up your drab laptop with laptop skins that come in all patterns and designs. You can ev... 

Eating at Starbucks

May 14th, 2013

When my wallet and I are in the mood for really good and enjoyable coffee, we choose Starbucks! Starbucks offers a great selection of different types of caffeinated hot and cold drinks. My favorite, a caramel Frappuccino with whip cream and caramel s... 

Working at Jersey Mikes

May 14th, 2013

I used to work at a small sub sandwich restaurant called Jersey Mikes subs. It is a franchise that has slowly developed around the US that, obviously originated from New Jersey. What separates them from any other sub restaurant is that they slice all... 

Waiting for the Summer

May 14th, 2013

I absolutely cannot wait for the summer! It seems like fall and winter this year have dragged on longer than normally. Even being a winter fan (only for snowboarding and snowplowing) I still am very impatient for spring to arrive. I was disappointed ... 

Itís a busy time for everyone and if you want to make sure your loved ones and desired guests are available to attend your event, extend the courtesy of sending out save the date cards. Not only are they useful, theyíre also fun to prepare and design... 

Drinking After Age 21

May 14th, 2013

They say that being able to buy and drink alcohol at 21 isn't as fun as getting away with it underage, and personally I admit that its true. Although I'm not supporting underage drinking it does feel more exciting/rebellious. Everyone has a handful o... 

Upcoming Iron Man 3 Movie

May 13th, 2013

If there is one film I cannot wait for in 2013, it is the highly anticipated Marvel comics Ironman 3 starring Robert downey Jr. To be honest I didnít get into the iron man movies until 6 months after the first movie was released, I didnít even know t... 

Growing Up 1800s

May 13th, 2013

Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to have been born and grown up in the late 1800ís. Being around when most of everyday used products werenít invented or were in the process of being created. Thatís one thing I think I would have had th... 

T-shirts are one of the most effective promotional products out there. They give your brand maximum exposure for very little cost. Invest in a fashionable design and your customers will not only love receiving them, they might even wear them on impor... 

Living in the 60s

May 13th, 2013

I really wish I could have be a part of the 60ís during the times most of our grandparents tell us stories from when they were ďourĒ age. Growing up and being part of all the civil/people movements and changes in society. Im not saying I would be a h... 

Living in the 90s

May 13th, 2013

Sometimes I really wish I had been more a few years earlier just so I couldíve enjoyed the 90ís a little more longer. A lot of people think the 90ís werenít real special or nothing really significant, but from the aspect of a child who had grown up, ... 

My First Laptop

May 12th, 2013

My first laptop was an Acer Aspire 7745. It had replaced my old dell desktop that was a hand me down from my brother from about 10 years ago so you can only imagine just how badly I needed an upgrade. The first thing that stuck out was the amazing sc... 

Invitations play a very important role in the success of any event. They donít just inform guests of the party, it also provides a teaser of what they might expect from your big bash. In a way, youíre trying to convince the guest to come to your part... 

Best Present Ever

May 12th, 2013

Christmas of 02 I got the best present any kid my age (11) would dream of getting, a Nintendo Gameboy (advance)! I was so happy when I ripped off the wrapping and opened the box! Of course it didnít come with batteries, but that was the next present ... 

Saving Money for a Car

May 12th, 2013

One of the many things im saving money for is a dodge neon SRT4. The difference between this model from the rest of the neonís is that dodge put a larger engine and a turbo as well with several other gimmicks to kind of ďstreet raceĒ the car up a bit... 

Owning a New Puppy

May 12th, 2013

Having Chihuahua puppies is incredible. A few months ago I had two wonderful little Chihuahuas named papi and cocoa who decided they wanted babies. Sure enough a few months later Cocoa gave birth to four of the most adorable puppies that were the siz... 

What could be a more thoughtful gift than immortalizing an unforgettable moment? Photo gifts are all the rage and for good reason. Itís easy to miss priceless photos because of social media and the internet. Make sure your friends and family donít mi... 

My First Real Dog link

May 11th, 2013

I have never had my very own puppy until Nov. 2012 when Bandit, my Chihuahua was born. He is the cutest little hell raiser I have ever seen. Bandit is a tri color with mostly black but a few brown and white spots. He has little brown eyebrows and whi... 

Dead Space the Game

May 11th, 2013

Out of all the deadspace games then newest one has got to be my favorite. They have added many new features such as a full co-op campaign that allows both you and others online to play through the entire game. Also when playing a co-op campaign the c... 

Going on Methadone

May 11th, 2013

Going on methadone is not always the right answer but unfortunately it is a solution for some drug addicted folk. Methadone basically blocks opiate receptors so that anyone with an addiction can't feel the high they would when they normally used. Now... 

Your bundle of joy just arrived and itís time to tell the worldóbut how? When my own baby came along, we wanted to make sure our closest family and friends knew about it in the best way possible. We found a website that helped us design customized bi... 

"Itís tough to think of a gift for a family member, especially one thatís both useful and sentimental. For my momís birthday, I decided to look for a website to create canvas prints of our many memories together. She loved it! She even said it was th... 

"Itís always hard to settle on a Fatherís Day gift. What do you give a man who can afford to buy everything he wants and needs? Donít underestimate the power of a ĎWorldís Greatest Dadí coffee mugs. Even this little token can tell your father how muc... 

A New Holiday Gift Idea

May 10th, 2013

Last Christmas, instead of sending our usual family greeting card, we sent out personalized wall calendars instead. I chose twelve of our best family pictures and found a designer to edit and layout a calendar to send to friends and family. Itís the ... 

Personal is Perfect

May 10th, 2013

For our big day, we wanted to make sure everything is personal down to the small details. We didnít want the typical hotel ballroom wedding that would bore our friends and family. We personally designed our invitations and made hand-written thank you... 

"For most people, laptops are one of their most important possessions. They carry information needed for personal use, business, and other necessities. Laptops are also pricey, regardless of size or brand. For these reasons and more, itís very import... 

Birthday cards remain to be one of the best things to give someone on their special day. With the sheer amount of cards, however, yours might get lost in the pile. You need to make an impression, especially if youíre sending a card to your boss or a ... 

Having Snakes as Pets

May 10th, 2013

Not many people would consider having a snake as a pet, but my sister had more than 400 when she was a snake breeder! I never really had a chance to be afraid of them considering the fact that if I was I would have had a terrible childhood. So instea... 

Hubpages for Writers

May 10th, 2013

Hubpages is a pretty interesting site for lovers of writing and reading alike. If you are in the mood to learn new things, this is a fantastic site. If you are just starting out with writing then Hubpages may be a great place to start. I joined the s... 

What is Facebook?

May 10th, 2013

Facebook is a site for social networking and sharing. It is a huge site that is used by millions of people each day. Some people use it mainly for family and others use it to talk to their old high school friends or other random people. It can be use... 

Birthday cards remain to be one of the best things to give someone on their special day. With the sheer amount of cards, however, yours might get lost in the pile. You need to make an impression, especially if youíre sending a card to your boss or a ... 

Instagram is a pretty fun site that utilizes social networking and photography and turns the two categories into one. There is a lot of style and hipness involved in the instagram application which is available both on Android and Apple devices. It i... 

I love showering my girlfriend with gifts but I can see she doesnít like some of them. Itís hard to choose gifts for ladies because they know exactly what they want. Fortunately, I found a tip that works wonders: keep it personal! When choosing gift... 

I just joined Tumblr a few days ago and I can see why people get addicted to it so easily. It is a very easy way to see a bunch of new and interesting content all at once. There are tons of creative photos and artists on tumblr which makes it great f... 

Youtube is a Great Site

May 9th, 2013

Youtube is a great site to get lost on for awhile and explore new things. There is so much content on that site that sometimes you really don't know where to begin. If you want to learn how to do something new, Youtube is a great way to find out exac... 

Toby Turner is one of my favorite vloggers on Youtube. He is a very funny entertainer and also reviews and does playthroughs for many video games that I play myself. He adds really hilarious commentary to all of his gaming videos which is I think the... 

Minecraft is a super game to play no matter what age you are. I was actually one of the people who joined it when it was still in BETA and it has come a long way since then! I actually didn't think it would get as big as it did considering it's just ... 

Owning a Laptop VS a PC

May 8th, 2013

I personally prefer owning a laptop compared to a normal desktop computer. This is because not only is my work and computer transportable, but I also don't use quite as much power (watts) as an entire PC tower would. I like the idea of being able to ... 

The Art in Photo Prints

May 8th, 2013

Iíve always loved art and photography but I canít always buy works by well-known artists. For me, art is anything I find beautiful and meaningful even if it isnít made by the worldís most famous artists. Thatís why I love decorating my house with pho... 

The Art in Photo Prints

May 8th, 2013

Iíve always loved art and photography but I canít always buy works by well-known artists. For me, art is anything I find beautiful and meaningful even if it isnít made by the worldís most famous artists. Thatís why I love decorating my house with pho... 

The New Nexus 10

May 8th, 2013

Google put out a new product recently called the "Nexus 10" and I got it a few months after release. It is a beautiful tablet and a wonderful upgrade from the Nexus 7 which is a bit smaller but still very nice. I use my tablet everyday for e-mail, we... 

The Band NSync

May 8th, 2013

Ever since I was about seven years old my favorite band was always N*Sync. I can't tell you exactly why that was, except for the fact that I was a little boy who idolize Lance Bass. The music was always really catchy and I remember there was one conc... 

It seems like Hollywood is having a bit of writer's block lately with all the movies they've been releasing. It seems like unless it's a completely overdone topic, the only thing that's coming out now are remakes of movies we've already seen. We know... 

Writing as a Career

May 7th, 2013

Writing for a career choice isn't all that difficult if you are naturally talented, but just because you are a fantastic writer does not unfortunately guarantee you work. Part of the actual "work" of being a writer is finding the work itself! As more... 

Johnny Depp in Movies

May 7th, 2013

Johnny Depp is one of my all time favorite actors and is extremely talented at everything he does. He has played more extreme and varied parts in movies than I have seen any other actor try. One of my personal favorites was in "Charlie and the Chocol... 

Gone are the days where you have to wait for a trip or a special occasion to get in touch with your loved ones. Show your family and friends you remember them by sending out photo cards. Photo cards can show anything you wantófrom fun designs to late... 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a great book and movie based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. A truly engaging read and an even more fun movie starring Johnny Depp, this book will truly take you on a ride. Sometimes viewed as a cult movie, "Fear... 

Girl, Interrupted is a book about mental illness, and more specifically about borderline personality disorder. This hits home to me as when I was younger I had been diagnosed with the illness which turned my life upside down. Luckily since then I hav... 

Visiting Wisconsin Dells

May 6th, 2013

Wisconsin Dells would be a great place to visit. I have never been there personally but it seems like pretty much everyone I know already has. Wisconsin is a great state in general, and it offers lots of friendly attractions to check out as well as v... 

"For most people, laptops are one of their most important possessions. They carry information needed for personal use, business, and other necessities. Laptops are also pricey, regardless of size or brand. For these reasons and more, itís very import... 

I fantasize a lot about moving out of the United States. There are a lot of problems here that would seem quite silly to most other countries, and as a citizen, I'm getting quite tired of hearing all about the political nonsense going on and mass con... 

Living in Upper Michigan seems like a dream. A lot of people in the midwest think about moving there for their retirement since it is such a friendly place to call home. Everyone seems to know each other, which for the people who like it, is magnific... 

My all time favorite vacation spot has to be a cabin called "Serenity Lodge". It is in the Upper Penisula of Michigan, and it is beautifully secluded. I went there with my family back in 2005 and had a fantastic time. It has a paved walkway for exerc... 

Personal is Perfect

May 5th, 2013

For our big day, we wanted to make sure everything is personal down to the small details. We didnít want the typical hotel ballroom wedding that would bore our friends and family. We personally designed our invitations and made hand-written thank you... 

Old Codger

May 5th, 2013

The moment I started feeling old was the moment that I read an article about a teenager who was arrested for performing an internet prank thatís gone viral called the ďGallon SmashĒ and I didnít get it. Really Ė I read the article, then re-read the a... 

Better Not Together

May 5th, 2013

There was an article in the paper about a new book endorsed by Lucasfilm, George Lucasí company, and I couldnít decide at first whether I was intrigued or repulsed by the article. At the risk of sounding like a nerd, I love both Shakespeare and the o... 

Soy Drink

May 5th, 2013

My roommates and I recently had a conversation about how soy milk is made. Soy milk is, as you might guess, not actually made from any sort of dairy product. Itís not in any way related to cows, even. In fact, itís illegal in certain countries, mostl... 

A New Holiday Gift Idea

May 4th, 2013

Last Christmas, instead of sending our usual family greeting card, we sent out personalized wall calendars instead. I chose twelve of our best family pictures and found a designer to edit and layout a calendar to send to friends and family. Itís the ... 

Mouthfeel, Mouthful

May 4th, 2013

Craft beer is a movement taking place in my area of the nation which I heartily approve. The population of home brewers and craft breweries with niche, specialty brews is almost getting to be too many to count, and I love it. My favorite brewing term... 

Is Chivalry Dead?

May 4th, 2013

One time, I had an argument with a friend over whether buying flowers for a woman is a meaningless or a meaningful gesture. He was of the opinion that itís a wasteful practice, holding little to no meaning. Why would one spend hard-earned money on a ... 

"Itís always hard to settle on a Fatherís Day gift. What do you give a man who can afford to buy everything he wants and needs? Donít underestimate the power of a ĎWorldís Greatest Dadí coffee mugs. Even this little token can tell your father how muc... 

Living In IKEA

May 3rd, 2013

Ever wonder what itíd be like to live in IKEA? The other day I took a Friday off and played hooky. I ended up wandering around IKEA and I started to think that I should just find a hiding place somewhere in that gargantuan facility, wait until closin... 

Sugary Corn

May 3rd, 2013

At a restaurant in town they serve kettle corn by way of a free appetizer, kind of like how you would find bread or baguettes with butter as a free app in an Italian restaurant. I started to wonder why kettle corn is sweeter than normal popcorn is. I... 

Penny Loafers

May 3rd, 2013

A coworker and myself were discussing shoes the other day and the topic of penny loafers came up. I asked if she knew how they got the name ďpenny loaferĒ and she didnít know, so of course I had to find out. In the 1930ís loafers became stylish, and ... 

Coffee Addiction

May 3rd, 2013

Iím beginning to think that I have a slight chemical dependency problem Ė with coffee, I mean. I usually canít function in the mornings until I have a cup of coffee at work. The history of coffee and even the manner in which itís made confounds me. I... 

Go Fit

May 1st, 2013

For those who have been trying to manage their weights, there are a variety of ways to stay fit, and a certain method can only be too effective and varies on a case-to-case. Iíve found out that increasing your metabolism helps manage your fitness mor...