8
Dec

Day 275 / Robo King Cole

On the monome forums, there is a user by the name of PirxthePilot, otherwise known as Modulogeek (check out his music, it’s some of my favorite stuff out of the monome community).     He started a thread proposing the idea of remixing christmas songs for a monome christmas compilation.  A bunch of people have […]

10
Dec

Day 276 / Presentation Planning & Abstract Render

So this evening I spent most of the night creating my slideshow presentation in Keynote for tomorrow.  Tomorrow I speak at a hackerspace in L.A. called Crashspace.   It was pretty tough designing the slideshow.  This is the first time anyone has asked me to speak about the blog and I didn’t know how to […]

10
Dec

Day 277 / Presentation Night

This evening I presented my blog to a group of people at Crashspace in L.A.  It was a pretty nerve-racking day leading up to the presentation.  I asked if I could show up an hour early to get set-up.  I was bringing my harmonograph table and having never transported it I had no idea how […]

10
Dec

Day 278 / Tuning The Spiral

I still had the stuff from the presentation in my car today so at lunch I assembled the Harmonograph table for my co-workers to try out.  Although, I decided to focus on a very specific goal.  I wanted to create the most harmonious harmonograph images yet.   The way you create harmonious drawings is by […]

11
Dec

Day 279 / Subtle Gifs

Today’s post was inspired by a comment that was left by a friend of mine on one of my previous posts.  My buddy John linked me to this pretty cool site called “If We Don’t, Remember Me”.   It’s a tumblr site devoted to posting animated gifs taken from movies.  The movement that he or […]

13
Dec

Day 280 / A Bit Of Drawing

It was a saturday full of cleaning.  I spent the majority of the day clearing out Jenny’s sewing room, the garage and my studio.  We started renting a storage space a couple weeks ago and with christmas and visitors coming it was time to start filling it.   I didn’t have much time to devote […]

13
Dec

Day 281 / Terrarium Ornaments

Today couldn’t have been better.  Jenny and I got up and took June out for breakfast.  Afterwards, we picked up a christmas tree and brought it back home.  The whole day was spent playing with my baby and decorating the christmas tree.  It was a beautiful day.   Today’s creative thing came directly from Jenny.  […]

15
Dec

Day 282 / Messing With Mirrors

I set my alarm for 3:30am this morning and got out of the house around 4am.  I was off to the office early because I had a rough cut due the next morning and I was sheduled to be working on the set of The Muppets both of those days.  An obvious conflict.  I should’ve […]

15
Dec

Day 283 / Scraping By

What an epic couple of days it has been.  This morning I woke up at my office around 8am.  I went off to Target and bought myself a clean shirt and drove off to begin my day on set.  It was a later call time which was nice but it also meant a later wrap […]

17
Dec

Day 284 / Finishing Yesterday’s Thing

It  was a nice normal day today.  No rushing around.  No squeezing in of creative things.  I took my time today and the things went along very smoothly.   This evening, I hoped to work more on my telescope to pan & tilt conversion but instead I watched some TV with Jenny and stayed in […]

17
Dec

Day 285 / A Complete Dismantle

Tonight I finally got back to working on the conversion of my telescope into a remote control pan and tilt mount for my DSLR.   Last time I disassembled just the optical part of the telescope but was reluctant to go much further because of the cost.  I decided that perhaps I should just mount […]

18
Dec

Day 286 / Ink Monsters

The rain has begun here.  It’s supposed to rain for the next week.  I think it might be the longest stint of rain all year.  I remember there was a couple storms this year but I don’t think any of them lasted for a complete week.  I could be wrong about that.   I stayed […]

20
Dec

Day 287 / Slit-Scan Devices

Today was a pretty and cold overcast day.  We stayed in for most of it except for a quick trip to the train station to show Junie the choo-choos, (her term of course, not mine).  That was pretty awesome because we just happened to see two of the longest freight trains ever plus a christmas […]

20
Dec

Day 288 / Rainy Day Montage Pt. 1

Jenny and I woke up feeling sick.  I think it was the alcohol we drank last night.  We didn’t drink much of it but we both felt similarly ill.  I woke up early with June and then later Jenny had to take her to a baby shower.  I slept in until nearly 1pm.   Overall, […]

21
Dec

Day 289 / Rainy Day Montage Pt. 2

This evening I focused on finishing my edit for the montage from yesterday.    I hoped to finish the piece last night but what delayed me was the music.  I just couldn’t find the right track.  I actually cut three different beginnings using three different songs but ultimately canned them all.  I needed a song […]

23
Dec

Day 290 / Ugly Potato Stamp

It’s supposed to be a pine cone.   Jenny proposed this creative endeavor.  She told me that she was thinking of making a potato stamp for the “to / from” cards on our christmas gifts.   I was all for it.  A potato stamp is the perfect creative project.  I was foolish to not look […]

24
Dec

Day 291 / A Birthday Card For Jenny

Last night I left work a bit late but still hit unrelenting traffic.  As I drove home I thought about my creative project for the night.  I knew I wanted to figure out some kind thing I could give to Jenny.  By morning it would be her birthday.   Inspiration struck partly because of the […]

26
Dec

Day 292 / Close Encounters Of The Fugue Kind

Today was Jenny’s birthday.  It was a beautiful day.  I took the day off from work and the rain had subsided.  We went out for a leisurely breakfast and then dropped off June and caught the film “True Grit”.   What a great film!  And it’s been so long since I’ve been to the theater.  […]

26
Dec

Day 293 / Paper Robot-Monsters

Christmas Eve had quite a bit of running around.  In the afternoon I went out and picked up some last minute gifts.  One of the stops along the way was this really cool shop in Fullerton called Otto.  Otto carries all sorts of cool designer toys, books and decorations.  The owners, Pam and Mike, are […]

27
Dec

Day 294 / Found Faces

Christmas Day.  We woke up to a phone call from my parents getting our butts out of bed.  Junie went to bed pretty late on christmas eve so it was kind of tough to get her up.  She was real grumpy.  That all changed when we finally got to grandma’s house and she saw all […]

27
Dec

Day 295 / Beautiful Samples

I actually had quite a bit of free time today and my plan was to work on some of my longer term projects like the telescope conversion but instead I looked at my garage and decided to devote most of the day to cleaning it out.  I could have gone to my parents garage, which […]

29
Dec

Day 296 / Painting In Photoshop

This evening Jenny and I watched “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”.  I knew very little about the movie beforehand but was quite happily surprised.  I can understand why some people dislike the film because it’s a little “out there” and if your not a fan of video games then it’s probably not for you.   […]

30
Dec

Day 297 / A Great Subject For Slitscan

December 28th 2010   I think I’m going to start date-stamping my posts since lately I’ve been posting a day or two after my actual creative event.   Around 11am this morning I made my way to OTTO.  It’s the cool designer toys/books/home decor store that I mentioned earlier on Day 293.  I made an […]

1
Jan

Day 298 / Monome’n Again

December 29th, 2010     Today was rainy all day.  We stayed in for most of it except at one point June and I put on some rain gear and played in the rain.  We sent leaves down the gutters together.  It was pretty awesome.     I spent the rest of the day hanging […]

1
Jan

Day 299 / RGB

December 30th, 2010   We spent the entire day at Disneyland.  We took June first thing after breakfast and at around 4pm Grandma Rosie came by and picked her up.  After that, Jenny and I rode the big rides and stayed until the fireworks.  Unfortunately, the fireworks were cancelled due high winds.  It was a […]