Archive | November 2007

New work tomorrow…

I’ll be posting some new work tomorrow.   This week has been very hectic and I am not feeling well. On the plus side, I will have time off on Thursday so I plan on focusing on some long simmering ideas. Huzzah. I want to have a song of the day. Hmmm..wouldn’t that be interesting.

I find I work better when music is playing. And now that I have discovered the musical goldmine that is J-pop and J-rock, I love listening to the music. I kinda get lost in the melody and rhythm; the vocals, the harmonies…it is freeing.  Do you find the music influences what you work on? It definitely influences me. I am painting or drawing to the music, for the music. That gives me an idea…

And is it a cheat to use glitter in art? I don’t think so. …tissue paper and glitter!!

5 days

It has been five days since my Kitty Ike passed. Each day gets easier, but the sadness remains.

I will be doing a few new pieces to submit to the Art World Project.  I have also started a photoblog.

Not much else to talk about. I think I might go on and finish this small painting I’ve been messing around with. What I really need to do is move forward with some more jewelry creation. I have a full week of classes this week, so I don’t know how productive I’ll with my own projects.

Creative Overload

The past few days I have been in creative overload. There are too many ideas trying to get out at once and all at warp speed.  I want to rest, but I can’t because there is always something that needs to be done.  I will probably be up all night seeing how I want to do some paintings.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have been thinking of stuff to be thankful for.  I suppose the biggest part of my life I am thankful for is my wonderful family. My parents and sister have gone above and beyond in their support of my dreams. I am sure to thank God/Goddess everyday because I know without them I would be nothing.

I will be baking a flourless chocolate cake tonight (for tomorrow). I baked one a few years ago and it was delicious. I’ve been baking a lot more these days…I mean two cakes up from no cakes is quite a jump, don’t you think?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

100% Complete

My website is finally complete. Please have a look: DancingChimeras.com I had some problems with the loader ..mainly I didn’t know how to make one, but I soon found a great resource that helped me out with that.  The only thing is that I have not had a chance to see how the site looks on a Mac. So if you have a Mac and visit my site..tell me how it looks or send a screen shot.

My web icon hasn’t changed though…and that puzzles me. I will give it few days to see if it changes (I figure the old icon must be stored someplace and it needs time to update).

Now I can move on to my next project. …

85% complete

I solved my one problem with Flash so I have 85% of the new site finished.
It was something really simple but I needed to look at one of my old projects and compare the code to figure out what the hell I was doing wrong.My next big hurdle is dealing with movie files.
To embed or not to embed. The issue is I would rather not “make” a controller for the movie. But looking at one of my guides it would seem that I would have to make a controller regardless. I don’t know yet because I closed the program to give my computer break.
In the end, I am very happy I was able to make some progress on this. It is looking nice. I need to clean up my rollovers for the icons.

I thought I could leave this project alone tonight, but I need to test something before I call it a night.

I know I said I would have my website done by today…however I hit a snag and then had to rethink everything I wanted to do.

My original idea was to only use html and css and call it a day. Then I realized that in order for me to do everything I wanted my site to do using only html and css would require a level of coding skill I simply do not possess. Therefore I have decided to take a chance and do my website in Flash. So far so good.

So far things are going well. What knowledge of I have of Flash is coming back to me and I feel like as soon as I overcome this one hurdle I am having the site will be done in no time.

Making Progress

I have finally come up with the layout for my website. Actually,  I had come up with the layout a few days ago. I didn’t want to use Flash to redo my site, but I realized last night that I need to use that program. For the website to do what I want it to do using Html/Xhtml would require a level of skill and knowledge I simply do not have. I gave myself a headache trying to figure it all out.

I will have the site done by Saturday though. I have done “websites” in Flash before but they never went live (but they did work). So I just have to wrap my head around what it is I want to do and just do it.

I can think of better ways to spend a birthday, but it isn’t like there is anyone around to celebrate with so I might as well work.

I’ll do an illustration later on this morning and post it.