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mit freundlichen Grüßen

Aug. 26th, 2014 | 10:56 pm

I have discovered that there is actually something worse than having to write cover letters.
It's having to write cover letters in a FOREIGN LANGUAGE.

God help me.

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Shopping for forgotten dreams

Aug. 22nd, 2014 | 12:54 am

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Went thrift store shopping with a friend today and we went to a bunch of great places. The one pictured here had a really bizarre yet wonderfully fascinating interior, peppered with bald, armless mannequins. I love places like this – gateways into parallel realities filled with forgotten dreams.

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thrift store magic

Aug. 13th, 2014 | 10:25 am
location: 14 Rigaer Straße Berlin Berlin 10247 Germany

Found this amazing bag at a second hand shop and couldn't resist. It's amazing! Perfect size and everything.


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PaperSplosion

Aug. 10th, 2014 | 12:00 am

I've learned how to use photographic elements in my processing experiments. This is photography of paper in my studio, cut out into various shapes in Photoshop and then made into a radial collage using processing.

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Graceless pirates

Aug. 9th, 2014 | 09:59 pm

Feeling better today. In fact, feeling good enough to try doing yoga last night. For the first time in about a year. Yeah, I need practice. No grace AT ALL. This is my last push to start a healthy exercise regime before the summer is over. Fingers crossed I don't pull a muscle.

I'm hoping that as I taper off my medication I will lose my lethargy and lack of willpower. Because it can't actually be me, right? Me being lazy? No way. That's got to be a side effect of the evil medication.

In any case, the withdrawal has thankfully calmed down in terms of negative symptoms. I hardly notice it, in fact, which is the whole idea behind tapering off slowly. I can't wait to be med free.

I bought a Channel lipstick, 'Pirate' for 32 € today. At that price I should have put the damn thing down and run out the door screaming, but I did not. The Pirate got my gold. I tried it on at home and it looks good, thank God.

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Lots of little squares

Aug. 8th, 2014 | 03:30 pm

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Complicated

Aug. 5th, 2014 | 10:09 pm

More complex now. The more I learn, the more control I have. It's pretty amazing.

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More colourful circles

Aug. 4th, 2014 | 03:49 pm

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I love all the colours I get when I assign 'random' to the fill colour r g b parameters.
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Sequins

Aug. 3rd, 2014 | 11:59 pm

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Sunday morning circles

Aug. 3rd, 2014 | 03:42 pm

Last night around 3am I did an internet search to see if there are any acupressure points to help relieve insomnia. Turns out there ARE. I used the point between my eyes and the two on my wrist. I was asleep in 10 minutes.

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This is a screen shot of of an interactive piece I made in Processing. The circle trails the mouse and changes size and colour based on how fast the cursor moves and where it goes. Yay!

Now I need to figure out how to post the actual file (not just screen shot) to the internet so it can actually be interacted with. hrm.
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Insomnia and little yellow men

Aug. 2nd, 2014 | 01:38 am

I've decided to use the hours I spend suffering from insomnia to learn Processing, a computer language used for programming images, animation, and interaction.

I'm a total beginner at this, but I've been reading a book about it and doing the exercises it provides. Tonight I produced this little yellow man, created entirely by myself with CODE. I made a pencil sketch first and everything. Yippee!

Now back to trying to get to sleep...

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Moving a mountain

Aug. 1st, 2014 | 01:17 am

Things I have finished:
1. A desktop version of my web site
2. A mobile optimised version of my web site
3. A tablet optimised version of my web site
4. PDF of my portfolio

Things I still need to do:
1. Update my professional photograph (groan)
2. Proofread my resumé (I can never do this enough.. I always seem to find something)
3. Update linkedIn profile
4. Update Xing profile

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Rasputin in the hallway

Jul. 31st, 2014 | 03:24 pm

Nice photo of Rasputin in my hallway, taken by my friend Steffi who is a photographer here in Berlin. It was taken with a digital camera but looks wonderfully analogue. I love the colours.

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I am at home this week. I was supposed to work, but the project got dropped, so I've been at home, working on polishing my resume and gearing up to start looking for some new sources of income.

I also woke up with a sore throat, feeling like crap. So I guess it's good I didn't have to be in an office this week.

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Vegan deserts and bionic rabbits

Jul. 26th, 2014 | 02:46 pm

Going to dinner with friends and then an art performance party/opening/thing tonight. I was asked to bring a vegan desert for dinner. Hmm.. trying to imagine what that might be. I'm sure I'll think of something. If all else fails I can bring strawberries and dark chocolate, right? We could melt the chocolate and dip the strawberries in.

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This one looks like a futuristic bionic rabbit to me. With glowing orange eyes.
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Creative cross-training

Jul. 25th, 2014 | 02:46 pm

I'm feeling more inspired lately, more energetic. I've been working on my portfolio web site, painting and sketching. Creative cross-training.

I'd like to get a new camera to replace the Lumix I bought back in 2006. It was a great camera when I got it, but technology has gotten a lot better since then, and the images it produces all have a lot of noise. I've been looking longingly at the Canon EOS 70D, thinking it might be the one for me. But at 1,100€ it's quite a chunk of change, and seeing as my current work gig is winding down, it might not be wise to buy it now. Although the counter-argument to that is that it would be a work tool for me and tax-deductible. I'll have to meditate on it. Really, it's not a question of if I will buy it, but when.

The painting I've been working on lately has been coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to making some more progress on it this weekend.

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Paper experiments

Jul. 24th, 2014 | 12:45 pm

The debris on my studio floor.

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The owls are not what they seem

Jul. 13th, 2014 | 02:55 pm

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Deer

Jul. 13th, 2014 | 12:17 pm

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I made this one four feet wide, high quality, and print-ready. Thinking maybe I could output it as a print? Maybe. I'm really just trying to expand my graphic abilities and flex my creative muscles. Plus I'm having a ton of fun.
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Amplituhedron

Jul. 13th, 2014 | 01:46 am

I finally got around to doing my bookkeeping, so that's a load off my back. Didn't do much today, which was exactly as planned, and it was awesome. I've needed a day like this for a loooong time. Tomorrow Germany plays in the world cup finals! Should make for a noisy night here :)

Another computer sketch this evening. I'm really happy with this one.

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Polygonal pigeon

Jul. 10th, 2014 | 10:41 pm

I was supposed to do my book keeping this evening, but I made this instead.
Pigeons of the future will all look like this.

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