My college professor just sent me a link to this video about artist Arthur Ganson who creates moving sculptures. It is very inspirational to see an adult who has managed to keep such a sense of wonder, add to that a bit of grown up engineering knowledge and you’ve got some amazingly beautiful pieces of artwork. I kind of felt a kinship to his way of work. It seems to me as if he has an idea in his head, wants to see how it would be to create it, doesn’t ask himself too many questions about it’s importance or significance and just creates it.
Here is a video about using resin to create jewelry, since we were just speaking about it at our art meeting/sushi dinner at Ju Rin. It seems that I was tagged by my fellow C.A.D.er Stacey, to post 7 interesting or weird things about myself. There are a bunch of rules, but as always, I like to throw caution to the wind and wing it. Here is a link to Stacy’s etsy shop.
- Earlier this decade I had a pet parakeet named Olive. My friend Elaina caught Olive on a Chicago street. Elaina had a pet canary and the parakeet and canary did not get along so I took Olive. Olive was not social, which is pretty unusual for parakeets, which leads me to believe she was probably a wild bird. I’ve heard lots of big cities have wild colonies of parakeets and tropical birds that have escaped or been let go and find each other and thrive. When I moved into “the dungeon” the lease had a specific rule saying “no parrots” which are not the same as parakeets, but I did inquire and they asked me to not bring it. My father found a coworker who kept parakeets and I was glad to know that she would once again have social companions of her own sort, which I hope is what she really wanted because I knew for sure she wasn’t crazy about humans.
- I am a music fan and pride myself on knowing all the lyrics to most songs, or as matt would point out to me – that I know ‘most’ lyrics to almost every song. I occasionally wow people with my recognition of songs in only the first few notes, although I am horrible at remembering the titles of tracks or album names for that matter. If they brought back that game show “Name That Tune” but used the original music (not an orchestral version of the song) and instead of title or artist, they just wanted me to sing the rest of the song, I could make a killing.
- I wear almost all my shoes without socks, and I’ve got pretty sweaty feet, so basically all my shoes stink . . . badly.
- Genealogists in my dad’s family have tracked back our family heritage to include Button Gwennet, Abraham Lincoln, and Charlamagne.
- I started my first blog in 2001. It was kept private, locked down, and eventually was deleted after neglect. My second blog was public, on textamerica, and after years of continual use, deleted without any notice after the company decided to start charging their customers and never notified me. Fortunately, I had backed it up and was already in process of creating this site and blog.
- I hate driving and didn’t get my driver’s license until it was absolutely necessary. It was a week before my senior year in high school and I was also starting a new job and would need to be able to drive myself from school to work. Granted, I was still only 16 years old at that time, but when most of my peers were anxious to get their driver’s license, I was more than glad to let them drive me around :)
- I have an addiction to tchotchkes. I can’t stop myself from buying useless little things to place all over my living spaces. You got a garden gnome? I’ll be happy to take it off your hands. Old steel coin banks, I’ve already got a couple, but I could always use more :) The worst is junk stuff, like when I discovered Kinder Surprise Eggs. I might throw out the chocolate egg, but I will hold onto that little smurf toy inside forever.
Okay, so that’s it for now. I’m supposed to tag 7 other people, but ya know…the rules thing, yeah you remember. If anyone reads this and would like to participate, be my guest. Please leave a comment and a link, I’d love to read your zany factoids.