"It's been a long time..."
And indeed it has.
Blasting through space...
I've just ended a week long vacation of doing nothing, and man... doing nothing is 100% as awesome as it sounds. Rediscovering my legendary ability to sleep in, or not sleep at all; biking around and actually going outside for reasons other than those required by my societal obligations. All in all, a nice, relaxing week. And it's good that I got this bit of time to just decompress. After SXSW, I never took a vacation, which I needed even before SXSW, so afterward, it was just a matter of time before I needed to flip the off switch to my brain and coast around for a few days.
I don't post journal updates all that often, as you all know (and as I seem to more and more regularly be saying), so whenever I do, I always seem to have this immense flood of ideas whenever I open this page and see this blank canvas sitting in front of me. I just want to throw down the elements and let them work themselves out, but of course, that'd be a mess, and nothing that anyone would want to (much less be able to) read.
and I are working on something neat... should be finished relatively soon. We are super excited about it and I'm sure once you find out about it, you will be too.
I'm working on some new stuff as well, personally and for deviantART. The personal thing I'm working on is a way to keep track of things. I've looked into all of the things currently available to me, books, websites, programs, etc. but nothing really seems to be the comprehensive "life organizer" that I really need. Basically, I need an assistant that I don't have to pay for; a piece of software that I don't have to feed. And that's what I'm working on. Software that can take care of what I need taken care of. It's actually quite simple in it's base function, but works in a way that is quick and doesn't get in the way. Another window on my screen is the last thing I need, and the good thing about this is, it doesn't need a window always there, but never distracting. Here's a peek.
It's not finished, and will probably take a while to make, so in the meantime, I'm just gonna stick with notes and memory, but this could definitely help a lot of people.
My work for deviantART is of course, secret, however I can say that there's great stuff coming soon (months) and I think that you'll all like it. Think of it this way, the site and the art world in general has many different cultural elements, many pieces to the puzzle that compose the whole. We're aware of this, and while we're sure most of you are as well, we also know that there's room for education on these topics... and that's all I can say about that!
I had an awesome birthday, and I thank everyone for the birthday wishes!
Music + Imagery
Additionally, I've been listening to a lot of new music lately, so, there'll be a post coming "soon" with all that, as well as, hopefully, a new skin (I'm very indecisive about these things).
A few months back, TheRyanFord
entered himself into a design competition to design the new symbol for bioplastics plastics made from plants; biodegradable, and good for the earth. Ryan got into the top 3, and the award ceremonies were held at Herman Miller's showroom / office in Culver City, CA (That building is awesome and I want all the furniture in it). The symbol that made it to the top 3 was this one
. I think it's great and would have loved to see it win, but it got 2nd runner up. Ryan still got some compensation for his work, but it would have been great if he won. The winning mark was ok, but I feel that they could have done better in their winner's selection.
AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR NOW.