Journal

Christmas Memories

I remember fondly on Christmases past from when I was a child of about 5 or 6. While my parents were busy decorating the Christmas tree I was usually busy playng with the ornaments. The tree with its colored lights and shimmery tinsel was the magical forest and the ornaments were the inhabitants.

I also remember as a child walking on freshly fallen snow in the nighttime. The snow was only about a half inch high and it crunched underneath my shoes as I walked along the empty nighttime streets and sidewalks right beside my house. The snow twinkled all about me and my childhood friend as we pretended to be angels on clouds.

Thankfulness

Many times we focus on the negatives in our lives. We pay attention to what we don’t have instead of what we do have. Every once in a while it’s good to take inventory of the good things in our lives to counter our negative mindsets. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner let’s take the time to list some of the things we are thankful for.

Happy to be back and a little bit wiser

Well, I haven’t had the internet for about a week. At first I got a little frantic. Then sadness started to set in (just a bit of exaggeration for dramatic effect). Just when I was starting to get used to not having the internet I gained access again. What have I learned from this carousel of madness? I’ve learned to appreciate what I have in the moment that I am in. Whether with or without internet life goes on and there are always things to be thankful for. Also, it was nice to take a break from being plugged into the World Wide Web and spend more time with my family. Balance is a good thing.

Psychological Art

Ever hear of the Rorschach inkblot test? This test was created by a psychiatrist named Herman Rorschach back in the day (around 1921). For this test, people are asked to tell what they see in abstract inkblots, and what they see is said to
reveal unconscious conflicts and concerns.
Why am I talking about inkblots? Aside from unconscious desires and concerns, I see images that move people. I see images that can stir the soul. I see art. And as in all art, the images can be perceived differently from person to person.
Well, I made my own inkblot image. Tell me what you see. Don’t worry, I won’t analyze your response.

ROBOTICA

In a previous post, I discussed my fascination with robots. After creating the image, Robots on the Run, I realized that I wanted to do more with the subject. Well, I’ve been playing around with a few ideas and finally decided on making a series of robots. They are actually inspired by some robot decals my sister bought for me a few Christmases ago. They are simple robot images, but they are so cool. I placed them right by my bed so that they are one of the first things I see when I wake up; but I digress. I’m looking to make a series of 12 robots (which will also be available as a calender). These robots will be simplistic 2-D images with black backgrounds. To get a glimpse of what to expect, check out my iPhone case design called ROBOTICA, which is what I’ll be callin…