Day 533

I have commandeered an empty studio on the second floor today. I’m going to be shooting my animations down there. Or at least for the next two weeks. I’ve been story-boarding them out, and we’ll see how far I get before I break something. I’ve also been putting the finishing touches on my box sculpture. Which is finishing the boxes for the t.v.’s and the boxes for the bases. And the bases are 18″ cubes.

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There is a strong possibility that I will be putting stuff outside my studio. Be a dear and watch where you’re going. Thanks!

Here is another thing I had to make before continuing. Actually, two things. Out of wood. And metal. Not clay. That would be silly. One is a banding wheel and the other is a table for my throwing wheel. Making things to make things! Inception!

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That’s it. I’ve got work to do.

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Day 518

It’s been a while, dear readers. Oops. There are a large amount of boxes just out of the kiln. They are sitting in my truck right now, waiting to be brought up stairs and animated. Boxes and boxes in boxes. Inception, hmm…

We started discussing our thesis papers last week in thesis, and I laughed when I started to write down my bibliography. A lot of my research is going to be short animated films, feature films and t.v. episodes, whether it’s stop motion or traditional. It all ties into my baseline theory of humor. My research is actually fun, getting to watch stuff rather than read. Though I am doing a bit of that as well, mostly comic books. Hahaha! Don’t worry, it will all come together. I’ll make it happen.

Sentient Tricksters.

I am starting my second sculpture and it’s going to be a round one. And I’m going to throw them. Similar idea for now: multiples of one. And the locking table leg hardware just came in the mail and now I can finish my throwing wheel stand. Yay! I get to spend a significant amount of time in Battelle tomorrow not on duty. If we had a miter lock bit my life would be that much easier, but alas, no such luck. I’ll have to make due with a dado blade and a rabbet bit. Woodworking lingo! Anyway, as for the animation on the second sculpture, I may do something a little different. Charlotte Belland told me about this company here in town that prints lenticular images. Remember those “hologram” images for when you were a kid that changed as you moved? It’s lenticular printing. Awesome. I’m thinking about it as a possible way to present my animation. The viewer would have to walk around the piece to see the animation. Hmmmm…

That’s it. I’m going to go work now.

Day 465

BOXES! I’ve been trying to read a bit between making these things. It’s really hard not to get red iron oxide everywhere, including the books. Yay for Lava soap. Stuff’s amazing. Oddly enough, Rube Goldberg machines have come into my research. Not really sure why, but the humor and genius behind them is fascinating. Maybe it will lead to something later on…

But for now, I’m making metal things. Out of clay. Still.

Animations to come soon. Don’t panic.

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These are the boxes that I have finished. There’s about 35. I didn’t actually count. Maybe later. Math, pbbbth.

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T.V.’S! (damn you thrift store, why don’t these come with power cords?)

preassembly

Pre-assembly as of this morning. There is enough material here to make another 25 boxes. I want to get these into the kiln before break begins. Here’s hoping. *clink*

I’ve found a new use for the FabLab: the ceramics spray booth. Making my life so much easier.

That’s it. I’m going to go work.

Day 430

I had a good talk with my mentor, Charlotte, today. Prepping for my progress review tomorrow. Dun dun duuuuun. Haha. And I have been doing research into humor. And I’ve been making things. And I’ve been animating, which is what you like to see on here anyway. You don’t follow me to read my blethering.  I know and it’s ok. I’m also going to go see and possibly participate in an iron pour at OWU today.  Yay, stuff!

Day 257

It’s now official: We’re second years. Scary thought. Now we’re going to be the wise ones, the ones who give advice, who know what they are doing. Hahahahaha! It’s been an incredibly long and tiring year, but I’ve learned a crazy amount. My brain needs a break. So I’ll document stuff today, sleep-in tomorrow and then go start my assistantship with Elizabeth Fergus-Jean. I’m stoked about that. Making things!
And I’m going to keep going with the animations. We’ll see where it takes me. Could be awesome. Could be a complete disaster. I’m going to make things for a little while without thinking about it and just work.
It’s raining. Makes me want to sit in my barber’s chair and make more functional cubes. Or play video games. I’m not sure which 🙂

Day 184

This is what I’ve been doing for my animation class. I’m still learning dragonframe and this is the first time I’ve added in audio. It’s a work in progress. I want to make more of these. But I will stick with 3D. Don’t worry, I haven’t gone off the deep end, but I have been corrupted. HAHAHA!

And a quote of the day: “I should be on medication, I’m sure.”