Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Air Head.

Sorry I haven't been here in a while. I've been busy with a few projects one of which includes building a portal gun.

But holy crap what a few past weeks this has been.

When I went upstate a few weeks ago I was reminded of my yearning to travel. And not just back and forth from Baltimore to New York, I want to go to places I haven't seen before. Seeing those stars and breathing in that fresh air also reminded me of how much I don't want to stay in Baltimore. MICA is a really great school but Baltimore sucks as a city. I have been looking into study abroad programs and I found a few I'm interested in. I've also been looking into the Ringling college of art and design. They have and entire curriculum based around Game art design that seems to fit my needs. Though I'm more interested in leaving the country. Right now my top choice is (and has been for a while) going to Australia. Also, Ringling is in Florida and I hate Florida with a passion.

I can't make any drastic decisions yet considering I'm still very much tied up at MICA. But I'm defiantly itching to go somewhere new while I'm still young and have the freedom to do so. Like I've said before, I'm tired of the US. I am in need of a change of pace culturally. I really just want to leave for a while. See if I can live in a completely different country by myself and learn various ways people live their daily lives.

We'll have to wait and see if I can pull it off though....

In the mean time.....

My awesome Birthday cake my sister made me.

The Portal Gun I'm building

And a drawing I did while I was suppose to be working.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Scheduled Summer

Normally during the summer months I don't spend to much time planning exactly what it is I'm going to do. But this summer has proved to be much different. From the start it was hectic with classes, working and moving. I thought after I got back to New York for the remaining months I would just veg out, play some video games, or do whatever else I felt at the time. That didn't really happen. Since I decided I wanted that new (expensive) computer I have been doing much else then work since I got back.

10-5 every day punching in tax reduction information into a computer (what a blast). It pays well for work that's not so difficult but goddamn is it time consuming. I still have to worry about paying the bills for my house every month (something I'm so not used to). On top of that I have to make a new Name Game every other week. The good news is that I finally figured out a system on how to pace it. While this paces out the process so that it doesn't have to be done in one unbearable sitting, it does cause the issue of filling up my free time. I guess discipline is a good thing.. It just kinda sucks when you're suppose to be on vacation.

I'm also still looking for a figure drawing class to take for a little bit while I'm still home. I found one place that's cheap and once a week but I still gotta look into it more. Something else I was bummed about was I didn't get the chance to work on my Portal gun for my Halloween costume like I planned.

On a bright side though, I have been able to play some of the games I've been meaning to catch up on... I just hope I get through most of them before school starts again. It doesn't help that I lost all my save files on my PS3 when I got my new one.. saaaad times.

Even though this summer is proving to be more busy than relaxing, I have to say it is by far one of the best one's I've had in a while. Last summer was a bit of a let down and sad for the most part. This summer I feel like even though I'm constantly busy, it's a good busy. I'm constantly being challenged creatively and I'm also spending a lot of free time with close friends. I've had some awesome experiences in some really cool places. I wouldn't change a thing about it. What I find really cool is how it's got my mind thinking.. I find myself with some really awesome new interests and ideas that I haven't paid much attention to before...

...One of them being Travel. Frankly I've had enough of the US.

Preview of what's to come in the Name Game #7. Kinda like what goes through my head every once in a while...