(That REALLY annoying clicking is from the fireplace video I put up on January 9th.
You can access it HERE and turn off the sound.)
"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it." Buddah
Ken Ottman's Paper Age: Researching character rigging, polygon reduction, depth of field and motion blur in Cinema 4D
Gorgeous necklace made from recycled books, on easy HERE.
People that look like their dogs? Yup, because their sweaters were made from their dog's fur. They collect it for a long time, spin, then knit it into these gigantic warm sweaters! Bet they itch like crazy. One time I felted up a bunch of soft fluffy undercoat hairs from Molly. I made beads and put them on a necklace. It itches so badly I can't wear it- I don't even have that reaction with the actual dog, but the felted balls have little hairs that poke out from the edges and I think I'm getting stuck with the cut ends.
Cool Things with 3-D printing!
1. 3D printing: The D-Shape printer, created by Enrico Dini, is capable of printing a two-story building, complete with rooms, stairs, pipes, and partitions. Using nothing but sand and an inorganic binding compound, the resulting material has the same durability as reinforced concrete with the look of marble. The building process takes approximately a fourth of the time as traditional buildings, as long as it sticks to rounded structures, and can be built without specialist knowledge or skill sets.
2. A custom working jawbone was created for an 83-year-old patient using titanium powder and bioceramic coating. The first of its kind, the successful surgery opens the door for individualized bone replacement and, perhaps one day, the ability to print out new muscles and organs.
Red Hot Ball of Nickel
I've been cleaning things out a bit at a time in the studio, trying to get things 'viewable'. I'm hauling out some long-forgotten things that look good to me still, and stuffing the oldies back in their storage log. Vacuuming yesterday took most of the afternoon, but I scared up a new pile of spiders and vanquished them. I'm slowing paring down the breeding stock apparently because there were't nearly as many as I've had before. Stashing un needed and ugly stuff is tough, especially because I am also trying to finish a few things up. I got the modifications done to the Leadville Twins quilt- well, pinned on, not really 'done'. Also I finally figured out the solution to the circles book. Rather than sewing a 'binding on each page I am simply glueing it down- much easier to get straight and looks neater in spite of the raw edge of linen. So, only a few hours of work left on that and it can be folded up for people to rip into and wonder 'WTF?'.
I never thought about getting a rallying word as a New Years resolution but I think I NEED one. I am going to aim for more MINIMALISM in my life. I am desperate to pare down, unload, find the good bones in my fat studio again. I have to remember how I felt in there when I first set it up- it was so wonderful, organized and things were easy to find as well as to clean up. Now, it's moving piles out of the way so I can make new piles! Too much junk.