Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thing-a-week #3: GarageBand

So, ages ago, I did a pic of iTunes personified for a deviantART contest. Now, I'm picking up that project again and I'm going to do the rest of the iLife family of applications. I started with iTunes's little brother GarageBand.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thing-a-week #2: "Slow and Steady"

I heard the quoted statistic and the image practically drew itself.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Thing-a-Week #1: "Seven By Seven"

My first thing-a-week is completed--two days early, no less!

In the spirit of the periodic nature of the thing-a-week, I dusted off an idea that's been rattling around in my head for a while now. Ages ago, I got this little melody stuck in my head at work. When I went to transcribe it into GarageBand, I realized it was in 7/4 time, which is an interesting challenge to work with. As I got to fiddling, I decided to set myself a challenge to write a musical piece that was seven "verses" long, with seven measures in each verse and seven beats in each measure.

The result is a little piece I call Seven by Seven.


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Friday, April 20, 2007

An update and a purpose

So recently a couple of things have come to my attention:
  1. I have been doing very little in the way of actual artistic things lately. I've done a bit of art and writing for myself, but nothing publishable or even usable as a portfolio piece.

  2. I have this blog on my website that has gone unused for a ridiculously long time. I've found that I have trouble writing stuff down unless I give myself a deadline.
Thus, in the spirit of Jonathan Coulton, I have decided to start a thing-a-week project in order to keep the old creative juices flowing. Starting now, I will create at least one finished creative work every week and publish it on this blog. It might be a comic, or a nice drawing, or a piece of digital art, or a draft of an essay, or something else entirely--but it'll be new, and it'll be mine.

I came up with this concept on Wednesday, so my first thing-a-week will be up on this coming Wednesday, April 25. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Been too long since my last update

Couple of things:
  1. I have designed and uploaded a new website, Mansion in the Mountains, intended to help sell a client's house. If you're looking for real estate in the Wallace, Idaho area, come check it out.

  2. As of October 12, 2006, This Week With Lewis and Clark has officially ended its print run. I may be publishing a compiliation at some point, if there is sufficient demand.



Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mother Nature pulls an all-nighter

Have you ever put off a project until the last minute, then completed it in a frenzy of activity just before the deadline?

I think that's what Mother Nature did this week.

For the past several weeks, the weather has been cold, gray, and rainy. On Easter Sunday, I woke up to find two inches of snow on the ground. Now, a few days later, we have flawless blue skies, temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and leaves and flowers bursting out all over. My guess is that at some point on Monday morning, the Powers That Be looked up from their game of Minesweeper and said, "Holy cow, it's April already?! The first day of spring was a month ago! We gotta get moving! Raise the thermostat! Get rid of those clouds! Start the plants growing! Go, go, go!"

It's a little surreal to suddenly go from late winter to mid-spring without warning. Still, I get some of my best work done under last-minute deadline pressure, and apparently so does Mother Nature. Let's just hope it stays this nice out.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

...I'm not sure how I feel about being comparable to Bill Gates.

I just took a "Nerd, Geek, or Dork" online quiz, and came up with the following:

Outcast Genius
65 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 60% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.

Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 72% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 82% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 95% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test