Fascinating Ancestry

It’s funny how some stories come to you when you least expect it. I was chatting with a friend the other day after a photo session, and one thing led to another, and she told me about the story of Mary Jemison. [Read more…]

Blogging Restart (hopefully)

For the umpteenth time, I’m going to try to establish a regular habit of blogging.  For whatever reason I seem to have a hard time staying with it – which is a little ironic, because I actually like to write! [Read more…]

My Leisurely Pursuit Of Grilling

There’s something special about summertime grilling that I really truly love.  Being outside when it’s nice and warm . . . The smells of summer – cut grass, flowers, and of course whatever is cooking on the grill.  It’s totally relaxing to me, and each winter I anxiously wait for the new grilling season to begin.

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25 Random Things. . .

I borrowed this list below from my Facebook account.  The “rules” were to write down 25 random things about yourself and then “tag” anyone in your friends list, including the person who tagged you in the first place. . .  I normally don’t really go for these sort of things, but this was actually fun! 

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Things I will NEVER hear at work (as well as things I will ALWAYS hear)

I work in the IT department for a small sized company, and over time I’ve come to realize that no matter how long I will eventually end up working here, some situations will just always be true (or false depending on your perspective).  Just for fun I’ve listed a handful of things that I always (and never) will hear while performing my IT duties.

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Blog Theme Change [Updated]

Well, after about  a week with the new theme I decided to switch to something else – a very modified “Revolution Streamline” theme.  The theme is a little outdated as far as it’s option settings go, but that’s where the “modified” part came into play.  After a bunch of tweaking and judicial editing, it now works properly and looks nice and professional too.

April 14th, 2011 – I was getting a little tired of the old look and decided to give the “Kubrick on Crack!” theme for WordPress a try. So far I think it looks pretty cool!  I like how you can integrate a photo or picture into your posting, very slick!  Wordpress is a very powerful tool.

New season of photography

There is something about the arrival of spring this year that has given me the “itch” to get started with this years photo season. . .  I’m not sure what it is. . .  Maybe it’s because this winter seems to have lasted months longer than normal – obviously it didn’t really, but it sure seems that it had. . . 

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Getting back to basics. . .

I’m going to try to do something creative this weekend. I’ve been spending WAY too much time following politics and getting caught up in all the rhetoric. It IS an addicting thing to follow, but for me at least, it can be quite stressful as well, to the point where I sometimes actually get angry at what’s being said. Well, I’ve got to get away from all that for a bit, get back to basics and start modeling, texturing, and rendering again!!

Updated Blog and Gallery Theme

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the themes to my blog and gallery sites. As a matter of fact, I think this is the first time I’ve ever changed the themes!! 🙂 Anyway, I found this nice theme on the WordPress site and decided that I like it and that it fits in better with the purpose of my site. The old look was getting to be tiring, and it was too dark. Hope you enjoy your stay!

Clothing modeling and texturing using ZBrush

Below is a link to my latest work in progress. . . I’m trying to learn how to model clothing in ZBrush. I’ve started out with a “zero posed” DAZ figure inside ZBrush, and then creating the clothing on top of the model. It’s a fairly time consuming affair but I think it’s working out quite well. At the very least I’m beginning to get the hang of ZBrush now!!

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