I decided I wanted to build a model. So much of the work I do is on the computer that sometimes I get the need to work with my hands again. It's important.
The picture above is a drawing I did of the good ship the Merry Mariner, an adventuring vessel that I invented for a kid's book I'm writing. A windmill-powered boat? Can't buy that model in the store, gotta do it myself!
So I bought a thousand-pack box of popsicle sticks, a hot glue gun, and set to work.
There you go, a scale model of the Merry Mariner, done from scratch. I can't tell you how much I'd love to make a stop-motion film with a model like this. But of course, it'd be 100 times bigger, and the sides would come off, and you'd see all the rooms and stuff inside...awesome.
In other news, a friend of mine sent me this link. To the left you'll eventually find a video ... a video which is eerily similar to my spot series for the Albuquerque Film Festival.
Glowing ball of images unraveled at dusk by a gathering crowd? Seems a little familiar, doesn't it?
Did the BBC rip me off? Who knows?