Sunday, 28 February 2010

A 3D day dawning. Reunited with Vue.

I have had a few glitches with my PC over the last few weeks which has meant an Operating System rebuild which was sort of therapeutic. But it did involve losing a lot of my installs until I could track down the right backups. Vue was one of those bit of kit them but last night it was reinstalled and we were reunited.(I haven't had chance to play yet but that is something I hope to do soon. I am also hoping to combine that with a bit of creative flux in Filter Forge which I could include over at
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Sunday, 21 February 2010

The snow sculptures are back in Yorkshire

The last time Blurt and Blue did a non traditional type snow figurine was in Easter 2008 when it snowed on Easter Sunday. I blogged about it being the Easter Bunny.
Today they scampered off with fresh snow on the ground and the digital camera. They came back wet and cold but with this great picture on the camera.

Friday, 19 February 2010

New website blog on Filter Forge launched

Well I said I'd do it and you can get it here.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Filter Forge Frenzy

Blue Chicago Skyline
I made a decision this week to start a new blog dedicated to one of my passions. That being Filter Forge. A year ago (not that long ago in my blog timeline but significant in the normal passage of time), I started a rather lengthy post that started like this.
"I’m taking time out today from creating and giving free stencils for Artrage to talk about Filter Forge. I have mentioned it a lot while creating the filters and when I have made up example work. I was introduced to Filter Forge in a very round about way. I am a fan of and I put in request for some training to use Mapzone which is a free filter making tool which is very powerful but has a steep learning curve – so steep in fact that I never really got off the ground with – I may yet push on with that – I don’t like to be beat!"
And that post went on for a significant period (a verbose post because I was excited) with some follow ups. I still use Filter Forge consistently and still with mad enthusiasm. So from now on Filter Forge ramblings will have a special place and I will introduce that tomorrow.
Blue Chicago Skyline was created from a photo using Filter Forge

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Well I hope you are enjoying those you love today

It was funny yesterday morning. Blurt and I were just returning in the car from the swimming pool with the radio on. Jonathan Ross was playing tunes and chatting with who ever it is - the producer or whatever.
Anyway grumpy colleague pipes up in regards to Valentines Day. "Commercial Rubbish!", he says. Blurt was very indignant at this and came back with the "The Commercial is not rubbish!"
The commercial is one of the public houses here and I am quite sure this 4 going on 5 year old should not really have opinions on what public house is good or not.
Anyway Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The ebb and flow of time

Rendering of human brain.Image via Wikipedia

I am again left quite perplexed regarding the ebb and flow of time because ebb and flow it does -- well more surge and slow really. I have had probably a year of surge in other area and I have accomplished thing artistic wise very little. I try not to get despondent when this occurs but accept that there is a time for things. Perhaps scripture helps remind us of just that.
Clearly I haven't sat doing nothing all that time and what I have accomplished in my other brain is not to be sniffed at. It is just that I miss the creativity that can be accomplished when actually working on an art project.
Anyway today I am clearing my desk which may be a sign that I'm ready to get back to work on my projects. I'll truly celebrate if it happens. Ok then -- on with desk clearing and finding some breakfast.