Tolkien on writing-muse: “I hope inspiration and the mood will return. It is not for lack of wooing that it holds aloof. But my wooing of late has been perforce intermittent. The Muses do not like such half heartedness.” #TolkienLetters #writing #tolkien— J.R.R. Tolkien (@JRRTolkien) December 4, 2017
I'm not trying to recreate someone else's art frame by frame, pixel by pixel, word by word, or brush stroke by brush stroke. I'm trying to recreate how they made me feel.
Randomly saw that Wilcox was playing in Auburn on a Thursday night. Even though I couldn't find anyone that could go on short notice, I drove to Auburn with the thinking: "Hey, I AM WORTH going to see Wilcox solo."
I always enjoy Wilcox and his profundity revealed by weaving song and story-telling together.
Here are some things I was able to jot down:
"The hardest songs to write are the ones about the beauty we take for granted."
"Human hearts don't work until they're broken; it's counter-intuitive."
"...a conversation where I have that righteous anger, and it's no longer a conversation; in the time they're talking, I'm reloading..."
"Divers die from coming up too fast from the depths. Musicians die from coming down from the heights. Because nobody teaches them how..."
Welcome to the world, baby Daniel!
Notes: It was supposed to be a day where I tested out the Sony a7s by shooting video of Daniel being born... but the memory card failed... and it was the only one I had to shoot XAVC S format in. Thankfully the 5Dmk3 was on standby and I just wanted to capture some basic shots (meaning no plan, arrgh!) but was able to hopefully get some good footage... especially when brother William shows up!
Music: "Sugar" by Katrina Stone (via www.musicbed.com).
Just wanted a black and white version of 120 Notes; see if I "felt" different watching it.
I think black and white works better for this than the previous version.
Okay, so I have a bunch of different projects in the creative pipeline. Sometimes I focus on one until completion. Others have to be worked on little by little either because the process doesn't, or can't, afford a more rigorous pace, or because limitations on materials necessary for the creation of said project take time to acquire.
With that in mind, and in between working on wedding videos, I started collecting a bunch of pieces here and there to make this:
Psych in LEGO format. Enjoy!
PS. I'll probably add a few more pictures when I get some free time to take them.
I posted this on Instagram and Twitter. A few of my friends like it on IG, and few random Lego fans. But on Twitter, it was pretty dead until Kirsten Nelson retweeted it as her #tbt (Throwback Thursday).
It should be noted that "yellow" Lego skin is supposed to be based on no racial or ethnic indicator. All humans are "yellow". The major exception to this rule is when Lego sets are licensed to a particular brand (ie, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings, Prince of Persia, etc), and that's when you see different human skin tones. So in this set everyone but Gus is yellow - would have been much harder and more expensive to track down all kinds of "white" or pinkish skin-tone heads and hands. But I couldn't have Gus be a yellow Lego. So he got a head and hands from an individual $17 Mace Windu Star Wars minifig that I ordered.
Happy birthday to this little butterball! Aiden is turning one, and this is just some footage from the past year to show how much he's grown - from newborn to now! Shot on 5Dmk3. Various lenses used. Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Technicolor Cinestyle to FilmConvert.
I was out in Gulf Shores this weekend for the Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon. Took a few pictures from the event. Mainly 70-200mm f2.8L on a Canon 5Dmk3.