Monday, April 11, 2011

Miniature Greenhouse

Here's something I made in high school mostly out of clay and stuff sitting around at my Grandmother's house. A miniature green house which may or may not be used for stop motion before I get rid of it.  I have too much stuff apparently and this is damaged anyway (though you wouldn't know it from some camera angles).  I'd need to figure out how to keep the camera still while close enough and take the glass cover off each time moving the subjects inside it...need an idea that makes all the effort worth it...not sure if the little frog should be reworked to be a better looking main character or what I might think up...if anything. 
A poor gardener who experiences a loss perhaps?...

Materials are real soldered glass done by me with help holding glass, quick bake clay, plasticine, 2 berry baskets, coat hanger, thick foil, twist ties, real dirt, fake dirt, clear glue, little creamer cups, graphite and wood.  No frogs were harmed in the making of this miniature greenhouse.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Women at FITC 2011

I'm so exited and can't wait for FITC this year!  I have volunteered with the Seneca display booth at FITC while I was a student as you can see from some of my earlier posts.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it and don't want to fall out of touch if I'm not able to attend this year. As a Freelance Illustrator with passion for animation and Flash games it is very relevant to my interests!

Important reasons why I MUST attend FITC 2011 are:

Networking!  This is the most important one because the industry wouldn't survive without any and it's very important especially for women in the industry to be able to network with each other. 

Inspiration!  Every year there's something exciting and new because technology is always evolving.  It's a great thing to keep seeing what is coming out next.

Sharing of ideas!  Ideas are what fuels the industry.  We should take advantage to share ideas every chance we can get.

Being Creative!  There's often opportunities to stretch those creative muscles there too through things like crafting booths or photo stations.  As a creative I see every act of creating as a good way to keep those brain waves sharp.

It's in Toronto!  I am close to the GTA at the moment and would be able to transport myself easily enough to FITC Toronto.

Memories!  Some of the best memories with my friends and making new ones have been made at FITC.  I hope to experience many more happy memories from it. 

Here's hoping I win a Women at FITC ticket and/or end up able to volunteer this year!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stop the Meter!
Day of Action

Today in Queen's Park there was a little rally with a lot of voice saying Stop the Meter!  NDP MPP, Peter Tabuns made an appearance and answered some questions.  Sounds like the NDP also wants to put a stop to the meter and usage based internet billing.  I approve!

The Meter would mean bad things for your pocket book and bank account weather or not you are a power user and spells REALLY bad news for innovation and business growth since it's become something as needed as Canada's roads and highways.  They didn't call it the information superhighway for nothing.  Imagine if you had to pay a toll on every road everywhere you want to drive!  Just because some people like to travel a lot and take the back roads instead of the toll highways doesn't mean it's alright to toll every road to get rid of the free passage competition.  The petition for those that haven't yet signed can be found here:

There were also some funny and creative props made for the occasion such as ethernet noose, clever signs and paper badges.  (Makes me wish I'd made something.)

First photo of Peter Tabuns MPP Toronto-Danforth, NDP in Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario by Danielle Pepin.