Friday, December 23, 2011

Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes by cin_kong
Paper Snowflakes, a photo by cin_kong on Flickr.
It took a few hours over a few days to cut the snowflakes. Above all, it's a nice use of scrap paper.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Animated Greetings

So I can make my e-gif in GIMP. I created everything with the brush and pencil tool. In hindsight, I probably should have used a real present box. Freehand is no substitute for geometry.
To my internet friends.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Grimm Danse Macabre or The Pied Piper

Nothing much happened last week, except for two episodes of Grimm. This new TV show has a lot of promise. It tells the fairy tales from the original Grimm Brothers stories. I am really impressed by the look and feel of the show. This image is from the episode called Danse Macabre. The teenager in the picture has the power to make the rats do his bidding with his music. All these rats just walked into frame. With all the VFX used on the show, I am thinking this many rats can't all be real. It makes one heck of cool scene.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Harmonica

There is one more thing I want to try this year. Digitally record Christmas songs performed on harmonica. I have a hands free microphone now. There will be no embellishing of anything I post. I guarantee it. Just not sure if it will get some attention or drive away anyone who reads this blog.

Project List: December 2, 2011

I was at a gathering with the other novelists from NaNoWriMo last night celebrating the end of November. It was incredibly inspiring, to hear about all the different experiences so far. It gave me an idea to help my story along, because the writing isn't over until the next cycle begins. If I had known that all I needed was to be with other people to get swept up in creativity, I would have went out more often. Oh well. I have managed to come up with something that kept up most of the night. Hm, I should write that.
After the last party and Christmas stuff is done, I will carry on with more projects.
A photo of the Tie Fighter and Cylon Raider next?
In no particular order...

  • Paper Model: U.S.S. Voyager. I have new ink now, I should be able to print out that model. With this netbook, I cannot check the ink volume anymore.
  • Paper Model: Titanic. I mention that I would that before. Suffice to say there was too much going on for that to happen.
  • Paper Model: Imperial Stormtrooper. I have the head cut out. I am wondering how much to scale that up by to pose next to the Cylon helmet.
  • Writing: The Living Bride (redux).
  • Writing: FanFiction - The misadventures of Peter Bishop in Sam Weiss' Bedrock.
  • Animation: I have to make my annual seasons greeting, so it is the animated GIF. They are different every year.