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Okay what next? June 17, 2006

Posted by whatacharacter in 3D, Art, just my blogs, life, other Blogs I like.

Now that I’ve completed my 4th stint of secondary higher education, I realize my shingles keep getting smaller each time ( BA/AA/Certificate …should’ve just gone for a doctorate after High School). I expect if I ever go back again it will be just to get a teacher’s note, with a stamped smiley face, suitable for framing.

I’ve basically shunned the computer for anything non-work related, since finishing up the 3D final project. Blame that on my 17 hour marathon in front of 3DStudio Max, the day before the last class.

Been busy completing the required household tasks that haven’t been touched for awhile, and won’t get done otherwise. The year-long bathroom repair/remodel/headache is finally wrapped up, summer trip plans are made, and all the business of managing the family rental cottage on Cape Cod is near finished!

Soon to rework my website and hone the 3D skills for future hopeful work.

So this blog won’t be completely devoid of artistic merit, below are a couple of screenshots from my animated video, and a cool work related Flash scene that was very enjoyable to create.


Other good stuff happening: Holly has some fantastic photos from France as she completes her Romanesque church tour for her Art History dissertation.

Local artist celeb Jackie has finished her wonderful Mask show, now on display at a Montana gallery.

Elise Tomlinson always has the goods on display!

Me? We’ll see ….


Character Development pt 5 March 25, 2006

Posted by whatacharacter in Art, humor, just my blogs, life, other Blogs I like.
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I’d like to think we are getting everything we possibly can out of the Game Animation program, but I see lots of things out there while looking around, and I wonder. Actually I know … that to really get ahead requires a lot of “extracurricular” research and resources … and sitting in front of a computer … doing tutorials …and drawing alot on the side.

So, I guess I’m addicted to the computer now. It can’t just be all about work, so venting in a blog is cool, and there are dictractions like some fun friend’s sites like Lazy Blogger, Moanr, and Weird Nations.

I’m always tempted to search for genealogical research, but I … must …resist. And stay away from video games – I *can* make them soon enough!

I’d like to say how much I appreciate the fine artist bloggers out there, for helping me keep it real, and rooted. It’s about what art is, and what commercial stylization isn’t.

And thanks to my brother for lending me his bike so I can keep my legs from swelling. It would be nice if someone would invent a pedal-powered power source for computers. If I have to be stationary, at least I could enjoy the dual benefits of reducing both my electric bill, and lower extremity blood clot risk!

4 things meme January 28, 2006

Posted by whatacharacter in just my blogs, life, other Blogs I like.

A meme it seems to me-me is somekinda collective cosmic social poll on any number of subjects … tagged to participate by Dio Bach I hearby share the following experiences:

Four Jobs I’ve Had

  1. Cider Apple picker
  2. Nursing Home Nurse’s assistant
  3. Ranch hand (one summer in Texas)
  4. Magnetic bookmark packaging assembler in a hipster sweatshop

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

  1. Catch-22
  2. A Hard Days Night
  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  4. Apocalypse Now

Four Places I’ve Lived

  1. Nyack, New York
  2. Wellfleet, Massacheusetts
  3. Ft. Pierce, Florida
  4. Seattle, Washington

Four TV Shows I Love

  1. The Simpsons
  2. Hogan’s Heros
  3. Seinfeld
  4. Lovejoy

Four Places I’ve Vacationed

  1. Cape Cod, Mass. USA
  2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  3. Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii USA
  4. York, England

Four of My Favorite Dishes

  1. Wild Alaskan King Salmon
  2. Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon
  3. Steak and taters
  4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sammiches

Four Sites I Visit Daily

  1. My website (the only real daily one at this stage)
  2. E.Tomlinson’s website
  3. Firefox’s “latest headlines” browser bar
  4. Craig’s List media job postings

Four Places I Would Rather Be Now

  1. A beach somewhere sunny and warm
  2. A different beach at another place (also sunny and warm)
  3. A walk alone in the woods
  4. A great museum in a great city

Four Bloggers I Am Tagging :

um … I dont know 4 other bloggers that havent done this already …

can I tag Dio back, in case he changed his mind on something???

A place where Painters paint, called a Garage January 25, 2006

Posted by whatacharacter in Art, just my blogs, other Blogs I like.

I was inspired by fellow NW artist bloggers Elise Tomlinson and Jackie to clean up my “studio” and share some photos. I usually don’t go down there this time of year, but we had a shocking sunny day of no rain, it wasn’t too cold, and the cobwebs needed cleaning up…


Back to the drawingboard. The new homepage design has hit a wall, but as a lesson in CSS I’ve learned a lot. I think I’ll need a different look, so I might dust off ol’ Flash, and break the emergency glass on my Free 30 day Dreamweaver trial CD. As much as I love hand-crafted HTML and bristle at WYSIWYG editors, the time has come to get down and work it work it.

While watching Neil Young’s “Rust Never Sleeps,” I realized Neil is the antithesis of Ted Nugent. I think this has spiritual connotations and figure if I can complete this equation, Nirvana may ensue – Neil Young:Ted Nugent::Michael Jackson:_______ ? *hmmm*