I presented this proposal 2 1/2 weeks before the event. I was accepted into it about 1 1/2 weeks before it. I got to work right away. Here are the pics of Frank & I creating the project. I could not have done it without him, I’m not exaggerating. He was amazing on timing,
“Escape with Monet” and “Escape Monet’s Bedroom” games are up on both platforms now! 😂 Developer Talk: It took about a month to get both escape games to work on Apple. I had to re-work everything and also, I never could figure out how to make it work on the ipad too. Thankfully I used
I think we were lucky to catch the red panda while he was eating. I know it was a guy because they announced they are keeping the mom and babies separated. Yes, I said babies! I hope we get to see them soon! And now your moment of Zen…
Note: I accidentally posted this on my old wordpress and couldn’t delete it everywhere without annoying everyone. I’m just posting it here since people might only follow this one. Thanks for understanding and I apologize if it accidentally posted twice. This one took me a LOT less time, I started a week or so after
This is one of the reasons I haven’t been posting much. Turns out, learning to make a game is hard. 🙂 I had a few projects and a few personal things come up along the way too, but learning Blender (a free modeling program that has a very non-intuitive, user interface) and Unity took at least 5x more brain power than I was used to. It’s a different way of thinking. I was thankful for a plug-in for Unity that helped me not to have to code (yay!) and I was also thankful for Isaac Lundgren making awesome tutorials.
It also may seem like I’m a flibberty jibbet. I understand, it would be easy to think that since I bounce around to different mediums quite a bit. If you think of it more that I like to create experiences, then it makes sense. Every single project I’ve done has been for the intention that the viewer/player will have a new way of looking at an art/time/place.
Here is the first of a few games I’m going to make. I will make a garden game to accompany Monet’s home. I will also probably make a Kahokia game. I did SO freaking much research for that project that it would be a shame to waste it. We’ll see where this all takes us. 🙂
Here are some links, take your pick as to which one sounds like fun to look at:
Snow Coral Games-www.SnowCoral.com – This is now officially the Snow Coral Games site. Originally, this is a site I made for selling custom tees and home goods designed by myself and my niece. The lifestyle store link in the corner is what that is. Megan is an amazing artist so I didn’t want to get rid of it entirely and I liked the site.
Google Playstore Developer Page- https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7471546068995223012
This is the first 30 – 45 seconds of an app. 3 to 4 minute 360 video. This is the very beginning phase for me. Here is the video and if you’re working on these kind of projects, you can scroll down for some of my discussion of issues: I used MakeHuman Blender Unity (with
I think I’m again late for the party judging how crowded the hotel grounds were. Frank & I are were walking around Bothel since I think it’s cute and Frank remembered there was a new hotel nearby built into an old gradeschool. We walked over and went to the reception desk (when walking, it’s actually
I had this idea to make a crow for a friend out of copper. I had taken jewelry making lessons in the past and was pretty good at doing most of the items. Well, my memory of how I was was WAAAAAAY better than my actual skills currently. Thankfully, Frank is pretty awesome at doing all the things I couldn’t do. It was a pure team effort.
I designed it, Frank cut it out with the jewelry saw (that part shocked me at how bad I was at it now), I added the K everywhere, Frank soldered the loops onto the back and made it black. Kat can where it straight up, or like it’s flying upward either way. She can also use it as a keychain if she wants. 🙂
This was such a cute idea but it took FOREVER for it to fill in. I think the creators were forced to move it and it just takes time. I love it though! Congrats creative artist, whoever you are! A Roadside America link to a small history.
The St. Thomas More Church Furniture, a Catholic church, in Oceanside California. Stephen Hirt designed and fabricated the furniture with the exception of some collaboration from the liturgical designer from Texas, consulting on the tabernacle for the movement. I think that same liturgical designer did the triangular at the base, candles and Steve fabricated them
I didn’t think it was possible that Frank, who is 6′-1″ tall, could sleep comfortably inside the PT Cruiser but he can! We tried it on a tiny overnight trip and it completely worked. The only issue is there is the front seat divider being between our heads. A small price to pay so this
The light is sent from the Falcon Constellation to the Moon Owl Goddess. This is a little over a minute I did this for Seattle Minute Movies and I’m going to give you three options to watch it. Just the animation Just the hologram that you have to use with a projector (Learn how to
I wish I could have seen this event in person. Besides Frank’s tables and the wall of magnetized planks of appetizers a guest could take off the wall (which I think Frank designed but it might have been Shelby), I LOVE the lighting. Every photo has a different feel about. I think people take for
I was asked by Tamara Clammer, a maker advocate for Brown Paper Tickets (a great company btw article about the company ) to be a guest artist for her at the faire. She had set up a Re-make it Station there. I had never been to a maker event and I can’t recommend it enough!
My friend has a beautiful daughter that happens to be able to act. My friend asked about local area agents and I don’t really know anyone so I volunteered to take Kat out on a short shoot just to see if she liked it. Well she is a natural and very cooperative to everything I
Episode 2 – Y Home Pop Art Installation at the TK Building in Pioneer Square – First Thursday. Yep, it had a hologram!
We traveled along the Washington and Oregon coast. This is a very calming post about misty places. 🙂 PS I don’t suggest sleeping in a PT Cruiser while “camping”. That was the only part that wasn’t fun.
We had fun with the Seattle video. Some of it was old footage but the pier and the Ballard Bridge were all new. We got yelled at by the dock worker because we looked so “professional” in a PT Cruiser. lol. We were celebrating the many ways we use Seattle and it’s all pretty gorgeous.
We dropped some product off for Blowing Sands and got to do a walk through. I can’t believe how much it looked like a desert. We were fascinated at the behind-the-scenes part of it so movie makers might like to take a gander. 🙂 There were a ton of famous people! We think…at least people
Such a cool concept and we got to see a sweet, gentle greyhound get his 3D pictures taken. I didn’t take pics of that since we wanted to give the little guy his best chance at his best side. I’m sure they’ll have pics of the final product when they’re done. Here are some examples
I’ve been setting up the Recycled Art Show for a few years now (I think 4 but maybe 5?…they all blend) and this past year James Taylor ran it. He did a great job but what impressed me the most was his furniture. It’s not hidden away per se but kind of? It’s at an
The Recycled Art Show was (is…it’s still up until next month) a little different this year. The Ballard architectural salvage store was bought out by a couple of the employees and now partners with Seattle ReCreative which is a non-for-profit in Greenwood (scroll down for more on that). What hasn’t changed is that the art
We walked around Little Lake (most call it Lake Union) yesterday. It’s about 7 miles to walk (or if you’re awesome and not like us, run) around the lake. It was an overcast day but still gorgeous and had lots of smiling dogs and their humans. PS I didn’t want to butcher the spelling or
Mr. Japanese at Seattle Asian Art Museum. He takes real, live girls and portrays them the way an anime would.
I believe they are all the same. I overlapped the outline of the JC Wild pic with this picture of the mask and the Crab Nebula and they were all perfect
The march islands by 520 are staying open!
It was a dark and gloomy day with mist softly enveloping the trees and then something caught my eye! Was it a bird? No…of course it was dragons! Someone left this nice little vignette for everyone to find and enjoy right by the parking lot. I left it for the many to follow as I
“That way, every Kahokian knew how to tell time.”
“I’m not saying that everything I draw or show in the video is correct, I just want to start the discussion and look at Kahokia in an expanded world view.”
I am so overjoyed to have this out of the box. I sincerely enjoyed the research and showing off the amazing Mississippian culture. This is my attempt at showing the indigenous peoples of the Americas as the amazing, HUGE and wonderful civilization it was! This is a historical fiction of the culture during the Super
“It is currently, in my experienced opinion, to control how many licensed architects are in the field as well as keep the candidates out who didn’t study the “right” way. “
What a blast it was to work with such talented people! I only hope I did them justice. I also included the excerpt, music video, from the movie below it. This movie is about working with egos in any creative field. I think it needs more episodes to really clarify what is going on…maybe a
This is kind of a warped story…. I fell in love with a piece of glass art (apparently from a garden show at Pratt) around 1999. I saw a brochure with the piece on the cover in 2001 and couldn’t afford it again but sincerely loved it, so kept the brochure. I kept asking at
Original Facebook thread goes like this: “We were watching something that mentioned a fever of stingrays and I asked Frank what a gathering of Seattlites would be and he said cloud. I love it! Then I asked about Chicago and finally he came up with gust. A cloud of Seattlites met for coffee before they
"no beret, no beard, no trick costume, no arty talk and no crude publicity blowups based on everything except the artist's merit as an artist"
Yesterday, Frank and I went to a meeting in Pioneer Square about the difference between copyrights and trademarks. It was a wonderful and informative presentation but that really wasn’t what brought out great emotions from me. One of the audience members started laughing and we were all joking around. She then said, and I’m not
The theme for Seattle Minute Movies was “Remember”. I was going to do a different movie but for personal reasons and equipment failure (yikes), I decided to do something for fun only. It sort of goes with the theme? lol. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzo402gVAVQ] The movies were all fantastic (as usual) and what a fun night. We
I’m adding the full gallery since people like to look at the art and get ideas. It really is worth seeing in person though! I have to show off Frank’s fountain too! Okay, it’s really a pipe cooler that acts like a fountain for the glass artists. The coolest part is that all the elements
We are wrapping up. I have about 3 weeks to a month of editing and then we’ll be planning the premier. It really was a blast! The set and dress turned out beautiful and our professional videographers took the Hollywood shots we needed. I have a lot of it done but the Zombie Wedding portion
This was for Seattle Minute Movies held at The Seattle Film Institute. It’s a great place to see the talent in Seattle and to try new things. Here is the link to all the movies shown last night: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLjYP0Z0ensgOgdWwdrjDBw I started last week to do my minute movie (I should have started a month ago)
No, not a joke. 🙂 I have a brochure that mentioned there was a Native American garden at Seattle University so we decided to check it out. We’d never really explored their campus, we just had checked out some perimeter buildings. What a wonderful day. We started out taking pictures of St. Ignatius which is
I’ve been sick for about a month and a half, editing a movie and working on an animation so I REALLY haven’t had time to blog. Seahawks made me WANT to blog again. So many reasons to love this team… They love their coach and he loves them. They’re super talented and cocky (but I
I’m writing you this letter because you don’t seem to get the message. I understand why you think I’m still into you. I was SO in love with you when I was young. I would have done anything for you and believed you wholeheartedly. But you dropped me… When I was most vulnerable too! I
It was such a wonderful surprise to find out that the Aki Mistsuri day at Bellevue Community College was great! Our expectations were a little low (sorry) but again, I can’t recommend going highly enough! I want to get a Kimono now so I can wear one there…a LOT of people were wearing one. They
Frank goes to this range in Bothell. I grew up in the city so I’m not super in love with guns. They don’t scare me but I just don’t gravitate towards them. Frank grew up with them since he was a weeeee child. His Dad grew up during the Depression and survived off of what
We went to the Seattle Arboretum yesterday and took the “yachts” out. I can not tell you how many people were very envious of how I got to tag along while Frank paddled. We expect to see a lot more people “yachting” like this in the future…at least I hope so. I did offer to
I just finished up a video for Tom Stempel, another great Seattle artist. I was filming and editing a lot so the last thing I wanted to do was post to a blog. I’m going to get updated this week with about 5 posts so I might stagger them. In the meantime, here is a
I love clean and modern and it is absolutely in style right now, but I do think there is a softness lacking in this particular design. Although from certain angles, I adored the outside. Frank and I were discussing how he thought it just needed some color and/or art and I was wondering that if
We went to the Wooden Boat Festival this past weekend while dog sitting. It was a super nice day! We’ve been many times before but the park is so loved now so it just seems better.