Archive for October, 2007

Making a Baby

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making a baby. A few surprising things I’ve found out while on this miraculous journey:

  • It takes patience
  • Sometimes, the result isn’t exactly what you imagined
  • It’s really, really hard work
  • They don’t come with diapers, by default
  • Another person involved is really just in the way
  • Pacifiers are a God-send

baby If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have made a 3D model of a baby. I’m really happy with the model; which is a rare occasion, considering I’m a bit of a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I don’t often like my projects when I’m done with them. Of course, there are things I’d like to change, but I’m not dwelling on them because I like it overall. Next, we’ll add a skeleton and animate our models, (many people chose to model aliens, and I find that….weird interesting). This animation may be our final project, considering the time it takes to model and animate anything. And just figuring out how to animate a biped will take much time in itself. So, here’s hoping we don’t have another project for our final.

Wedding Bells

So this is basically my first post about the wedding since we got engaged. Next week, we’ll be three months away. And that’s a little crazy. Out of the weekends in the near future, it looks like the only one that is available is the weekend before I graduate. It makes me stressed out. I wouldn’t say that I get stressed out easily, I just have enough going on in my life all the time that I’m stressed often. I know a lot of this will pass in a couple weeks, because I’ll be motivated again, once the middle of the semester has passed.
Here are a few examples of how I know the stress is settling in:

  • I’m getting zits on my cheeks
  • When I think of a big project I need to do, I feel like sleeping
  • More nights than not, I have a nightmare about the wedding going wrong or it comes up so fast that we don’t have everything ready
  • Feeling self-conscious
  • I would rather work ahead in class than work on wedding projects
  • I make a checklist of little things (like, “think about such and such design”) just so that I can cross it off when I do that and feel like I accomplished something

I am very excited for the wedding. We have some great things planned, and are still planning some great things.  I just need a little more time in each day.

Monthly Wallpapers

At the beginning of each month [except this month] I’m going to upload some themed wallpapers to this page. This month, the themes are Fall and Halloween. Feel free to download any to your computer to use as your background!
I will be doing illustrations, photos, etc. and expect for them to get better as I go. No guarantees.

Dear Andrew Wilson,

I’m writing to you to tell you that you ROCK! I know most people are crazy about your brothers, Luke and Owen, but that’s because they haven’t discovered you. My fiance, Miles, and I have a new obsession. You! I have even added you as an “interest” on my Facebook profile — that means something.

Andrew Wilson When we see you on screen, we cheer. When we see your name on screen, we cheer. If we were to meet you, I’m not entirely sure how we’d react. Hopefully I’d have my camera with me, though. I’m sending you this picture…could you autograph it for me? I had to cut Luke out of it…I couldn’t find any good ones of you alone. Your brothers are too clingy.

Your brothers usually have big roles, and your roles are mostly as an extra. I have a hunch this doesn’t upset you. You seem to be the kind of guy who doesn’t need attention, Andy. I can totally respect that. I bet you’re just humoring your brothers and their friend, Wes Anderson. “Sure, I’ll play ‘Farmer Father’ in your next movie.” You’re probably, like, a really successful stockbroker or something and your little brothers come to you begging you to be in their movies. Always wanting your approval. I bet that’s annoying. Hey, you want to be in a Newsbleep episode? Miles has an internet TV show; I bet if you asked him, he’d be OK with it. If you’re lucky, you could probably be a regular. I could just see it: “Newsbleep, starring: Miles Rausch and Andrew Wilson”. (It might be a nice break from your other roles.)

Hey, also, do you want to come to our wedding? I mean, we’ll send you an invitation anyway…but it’d be nice to know if you’re coming now. Then we’ll have something to look forward to that day, Drew.

Anyway, we’re going to watch Idiocracy now. I think that’s the one where you are “Beef Supreme”. I’m excited to see you again. Please write back!

Your biggest fan,

Holli Gregg