Thursday, August 2, 2012

Studio 86 Update

Have you missed seeing the random things that come out of Studio 86? Some people have been asking what has happened and where my posts went? Well just so everyone knows 86 Things and Studio 86 are gonna come back in full force in October, maybe a few posts before then, but keep an eye out for the new ideas looks and all kinds of creative THINGS... 86THINGS.COM

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Video About 86 Things

86 Things - Zach McDonald from Brandan Roberts on Vimeo.

This is a video telling a little more about my business 86 Things.
Special Thanks to Brandan Roberts who made this whole project possible. So take a look and then check out a few new changes on the website And please share this video with your friends so that there is a face and a voice behind all the random artwork that I have been spreading all over the internet. Thanks so much for all who are fans and supporters of 86 Things and Studio 86 the blog, your support helps a lot. Also quick heads up Studio 86 will be putting out a quarterly magazine so be on the look out for how to subscribe online. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ode To The Vickster (My Mom)

MOM, I decided to use a way you are for sure to see my mothers day card to you, and you get it in time, and so i am using Facebook ha ha 
So here it is for my embarrassment and yours my Ode To My Mother the Vickster... 

This Mothers Day I thought I would showcase how well you did with raising me and Whitni... First of all, you gave us drive to be anything we wanted to be, take for example here where we were for a while (or at least a day) an astronaut and a police officer.

You also also allowed us to explore our creativity even when it did not make since (why does my idea of a bee have a mustache?) (We loved grandma Ted, but apples for Halloween are a huge let down).

You raised us so perfect that even our fights were fun and enjoyable!

But most of all you taught us how to be Classy! (mmmmm funnel cake) 

So Mom thanks for being the Classy Lady you are, with the best children in the world! Mothers day would not be a day for you if it was not for us. So thanks for having us. Thanks for setting me and Whitni up for success by being such a great parent and example. Whitni and I owe you a lot for growing us into the people we are today, Hard working, creative, classy people Just like you the Vickster (mom)!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Antique Roll Top Desk

This is a set up I did to showcase that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good look. This entire setup including the roll top desk cost $36.50. If you need me to help you stage your space with stuff you already have at your house or business or to go and get some unique pieces to give your space some decor details, contact me for a free consult at or email me at 
or call 321-279-2912. 

Photographed by Zach McDonald

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Small Bench Couch ReDo

This is the final couch shoot complete with pillows below is the before shot

This is the bench before I upholstered and painted it. after I stripped all the fabric and padding off it, this was an awesome small bench but had been flood damaged and the fabric and padding was ruined. I took the padding and fabric off then i redid the seat with new padding and then a quilted fabric and then left a very raw finish on it leaving the exposed plywood back and an unfinished edge on the upholstery. 

Here you can see the plywood back that I chose to leave exposed as well as the arms. 

These last two gives you a look at the leg color and the unfinished edge I did with the upholstery, as well as the detailing with the upholstery nails to give some design. 

due to good deals on fabric and getting the original bench at the thrift store, the cost was very cheap for a unique, one of a kind piece of furniture. price of bench $10.00, cost of materials $35.00, total cost $45.00

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Helmet Lamp

This is a lamp I made from an old motor bike helmet. I would write more about it but not sure what to say so... 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gossamer Lacuna

 This is my most recent painting Gossamer Lacuna. The name means a thin, translucent space or pause.   I have been working on it for a really long time. It deals with ethereal space and plays with shapes and spaces coming forward and going back and the dynamics of space. This particular painting was done on a door and has been a work in progress since 2010 and was painted specifically for a good friend of mine Tim Hinck, the style, color, line work and textures were chosen based on the person I was painting this for. He is going to be getting it this week so I thought I would also take time to share it with the world. 
(the long photo at the top is the full painting and the four photos below are just close up shots of different segments of this piece.) 

Chard Log

This is a log after it is burnt in the fire.

Wood Cuts

These are photographs I took of wood then exploited the natural color that was in the wood. These photos are about taking common wood cuts and bringing a new attention to their design elements and beauty.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pen and Ink Drawing

This is a pen and ink drawing that i did a while back but just found in some stuff i was going through. This emphasizes line and its expressive quality.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Other Self Portraits from the Future

The one that I already posted was the one I chose but here are the others that I did.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time Square Here I Come

Help me be the featured artist in an art show on the billboards in TIME SQUARE! I need your help, I will try not to be obnoxious about posting this to much but you can help so much by clicking the link and clicking collect me and then share this with as many people as possible. the winners win based on the worlds votes so I need votes so click this link and click collect me and then share with your world and share in my dream of having my art in the most iconic place in the world! thanks so much.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Self Portrait in the Future

In this self portrait I used makeup to make myself look old.
This was all done with makeup and a wig not photoshop.
Makeup: Zach McDonald
Photographer: Zach McDonald

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vote for your Favorite Shirt

These are shirts I designed along time ago and have never printed. 
Help me out by voting for your favorite!
Click comment below and vote for your favorite shirt and the winner will be for sale online next month. Once I announce the winning shirt to be printed then I will do a Pre Sale so you can Pre Order the shirt to make sure we get your size.