Welp, I’ve got some time to kill at Grand Central waiting for my train out, so I figured I’d use the time to do something if not exactly productive, at least having the semblance of being so. Something I haven’t done for months and months, I’ll bring an old project out of storage and try my hand at it again. I’m finally going to *gasp* update my BLOG! A novel concept! My rationale is thus: If I can successfully find the will (for it’s really not a question of time, considering the long-ass commute I have to look forward to daily) to update this baby three times a week, perhaps with the additional prettification of my portfolio site, I may find that I do indeed have the where-with-all to get off my tail and do some sort of serially updated internet art thing. One of these days, I’ll attain my great and momentous dream of being internet famous for a second! Just see if I don’t!
Speaking of art things, though, I have been motivated out of my animator’s funk lately by the kind gift of a somewhat elderly tablet PC. A generous co-worker, upon leaving the company, was apparently moved enough by my appreciation of it (brought on by a nerd girl’s perpetual gadget fetish) to entrust it into my care. New computer hardware is great, but free and art-worthy computers are a joy to be rivaled by few things in life. In any case, not having a Flash license (even if I had the cash, the trial of CS4 was like molassas on this guy.), I have been rocking Pencil, an open-source, no-frills animation program. The name is accurate, for it’s pretty much just a digital version of animator’s pencil and a stack of punched paper. I love it, I think.