Friday, March 26, 2010

A Haphazard Update

My thoughts, jumbled, so my post, jumbled. I think almost every paragraph is a new line of thought. Bear with me:

We took Rayna hiking last weekend (at 7.5 months, Spring) to the same place we took her at 10 weeks (Fall). Here is a before and after shot. Notice the bag, it's the same bag. Whew!




Rayna is shedding constantly, and apparently there is no end to the fur. At least it means she should be more comfortable in the summer. I guess this is part of the bargain when you get a Bernese Mountain Dog! Every day that I brush her I get a full handful of fur.

So as far as I can tell the two logo projects are finished. (Need to hear back for final confirmation on that, and when I do, I'll share them with you). It's fun to make logos again, I hadn't done it in a little while. UPDATE: Actually I have minor alterations on both, more updates to come.

I finished watching all of The Mighty Boosh episodes. I have decided that the first season (in the zoo) is my favorite, although I love a lot of the later ones, they're just not quite as good.

We went and saw Stuffed and Unstrung. Lovely, fun, energetic show. It's muppets...excuse me... 'puppet americans' for adults. (Check out the website, in that first video the actor-man is an actor-friend of mine. Paul I love you!) If you live in the city and have a few dollars to spare, and love all things Henson you will love this show. You get to see puppets improvising, and get to see what those puppeteers really do down under the puppets. Thanks Wendy and Eric for taking us!

Entertaining and delicious. I love a good interactive theatre piece.

:D

Bookstore life is fun and energizing. The longer I work there the more names I remember, the more faces I recognize, and the more trends I can see in readership and kids growing up. It's really very nifty. I'm not just getting to see our local readers grow up, I'm helping them find great books and getting to hear their feedback. Also it's definitely a job perk to get to help make posters and decorate the window.

I don't really want to talk about it. But check out this website if you ever want to fall in love with a video game again.

Birds! It's pull out your binoculars time again here on the East Coast. I love birds.

Northern Cardinal


(Image from this site)

On my morning walk with Rayna we saw two adult male Cardinals fighting over the local field (and associated females I presume). I love their call, even their angry chitter call is lovely. Although my favorite bird these days is still the Cedar Waxwing. Unfortunately they only migrate through here. I think I missed them this year. Maybe we'll see them when we go north for camping.

Cedar Waxwing



(Image from this site)

Fin.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lazy Posts and Battlestar


So lately all my free time is going to the new music video I'm working on, catching up on all The Mighty Boosh episodes I never saw, and watching an insane amount of Battlestar Galactica.

I'm pretty into Battlestar (having just started this new version recently) but I still have mixed feelings about it. One of the supposed main characters is really whiny and irritating.

The music video project is going well but really really really slowly. I'm the sort of girl who likes to plan a project and execute it in less than a week. This demands a bigger commitment, and that's hard for me. But if I want it to be as good as my plans, I have to do all this preliminary work.

Sigh.

768 frames sounds easy sometimes, and impossible other times.

It would probably help if I had studied this, but I'm making it up as I go (which strokes my ego, but takes a lot longer I imagine).

I also have two logo projects hanging in the balance (Reminder: must send new artwork to clients!!!!) and the never ending Kakapo project, as well as the petri dish.

Who am I kidding, I do it to myself.

I will carve some time out of my schedule soon.

In the meantime, Rayna is seven months old!



The weather is lovely and I'm hoping for a good hike this weekend.

Hope you're doing well!