Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Flurry of Activity

So lots of stuff going on these daze...and yes I mis-spelled that word on purpose, because I've been in a bit of one due to the time change. It always screws up my eek-wilib-rium. My evenings as of late have been spent starting to finally write content for my online stop-motion course. I have the first module now pretty much complete and have started on the second one. It's been fun looking through my stop-motion film collection seeking out clips that help illustrate my points. Tonight I was selecting moments from Clash of the Titans (specifically Medusa and Calibos' tail movements) to illustrate the wave principle in action. Fun eh?

"Calm down, spaz! I'm going to the Clash of the Titans con, dressed up as Calibos, remember?"

Anyway, while waiting for the magic bus to take me home, I've also been inspired anew by one of my favorite songs coming on to my ipod. I've repeated it over and over again, getting lost in it, visualizing things and writing down notes for using it on a secret project which shall remain a secret for now, because it's too awesome to leak. And since Jay has shown me how to embed songs into my blog, you get to be graced with it in the meantime. This song feeds my soul...hope it does something for you.

This evening, Ariel got to chat with her Grammy in Michigan over the magic webcam through MSN. I've been wanting to get this set up for a long time, so I was really thrilled to finally get it working.

As Mom/Grammy observed, Ariel got quite engrossed in creating some abstract art at my animation table. Once she had a few pages on top of each other, I showed her how to flip the drawings and she caught on right away. I am so proud of my little animator!


jriggity said...

Daughters are Magical Creatures man!!

I have 2 boys and a girl and she softened me up more than I ever thought possible.



Ryan McCulloch said...

makes me wanna have kids. In time though, in time.