Well, I haven’t stuck down any words since I patted myself on the back for using Apple’s easy-peasy ‘iLife’ software and breathed some life back into the .com.
I’ve been busy, not in all the way’s I’d like to but I’ve certainly had me fill of using time. Work has been God-awful over the last two months, I’m talking ‘bad’ in the sense of it drying up and watching my vital income go from stream to drizzle. I’m hoping that things will pick up again soon.
As unexpected free time has been at my disposal, I’ve been keeping creatively busy at home gathering material to rebuild Mrs.HIAB-X’s website. In the meanwhile you can cast your eye on my previous handy-work by visiting www.tanyarich.co.uk I’m quite fond of how it came out, though the new one will be less focussed on flash content and more emphasis on clean, functional ‘Let’s get down to business’ design.
Other than that, I’ve also celebrated my first anniversary of marriage to the aforementioned personal goddess. This partly involved a covert creation of a photo-book containing images from our wedding day. I used a wonderful little application from
www.blurb.com this allowed me to digitally assemble a terrific little book with images & text in a reasonably customizable layout. A few days later the actual hard back, physical version arrived and did not disappoint. Surprisingly inexpensive for a single edition publication. I highly recommend using them.
In celebrating our anniversary, I actually did something that I haven’t done properly for years, I activated my ‘Artist’ bio-ware and made a 3D collage and mounted it in a box frame. Once again, the resulting object worked very well and was well received by my filly!
Having enjoyed this recent spell of creativity, I’ve whetted my own appetite to do some more physical artwork. It really has been a long time, I’ve had a couple of awkward conversations with family & friends where I’ve given some watery excuses for why I dropped my artwork. I sometimes catch myself saying stuff and thinking “Woah! Don’t let THAT become a scripted response” I’ll be doing art again very soon under a different manifesto to those days of yore. Watch this space.
Digital life always looks busier than it actually is, in the time I fuck around on line I’ve enjoyed building a playlist here, I’ve also (guilty as charged) …tweeted quite a bit. When NOT doing that, I’ve updated my flickr
page with some archival imagery from many moons ago. Lastly, still on a photographic note, I’ve had some fun dedicating a minute a day to this, which I think is a stroke of genius in itself (Not me, IT!)
Other than that, I continue with my two days a week college carving my stone niche. I’m working on a piece called a Corbel Bracket at the moment. I’m carving it out of Portland stone, a rather time consuming but ultimately satisfying material.
Sooner or later I might get out and see some friends!