Thoughts

Rambling observations of this and that:

Twenty Five

 Posted by on March 17, 2009  Thoughts
Mar 172009
 
Twenty Five

There has been a meme going around the Facebook community whereby people write an autobiographical list of 25 factoids about themselves. Mine took a while to type (I am both a windbag and a very slow typist) so I thought I may as well post it here too, for posterity: 1. I have been on the fence about [..READ MORE..]

My Heart is a Zombie

 Posted by on February 14, 2009  Thoughts
Feb 142009
 
My Heart is a Zombie

When Friday the 13th falls the day before Valentine’s Day it seems like an omen… but of what? NOT to be dating perhaps? On a weekend where supernatural serial killers traditionally stalk the streets (well, the movie theatres anyway) maybe your romantic candlelight dinner will be the prolog of a horror movie? Perhaps it is safer to stay [..READ MORE..]

Half A lifetime Ago

 Posted by on July 15, 2008  JourneyMan, Thoughts, Travel
Jul 152008
 
Half A lifetime Ago

On this very day, July 15th, 1986 (which ALSO fell on a Tuesday) I left Australia for what I thought would be a six month trip through Asia. I had saved for the trip for years but a fall in the Australian dollar while I was trying to amass travel funds meant that I didn’t have much spending [..READ MORE..]

Mystery Memories

 Posted by on February 8, 2008  Family, Thoughts
Feb 082008
 
Mystery Memories

On my trip back home to Australia I had many chances to reminisce with old friends and family members about childhood memories. Disturbingly, I discovered on more than one occasion that my memories were inaccurate. One happy childhood memory concerns my favourite children’s book, THE MAGIC PUDDING. I remember being very young and my Dad reading to me [..READ MORE..]

LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

 Posted by on November 1, 2007  Drawings, Thoughts
Nov 012007
 
LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

Often, when I buy a big hard-cover sketchbook, I’m intimidated to even draw in it at all. Instead, I do most of my drawing on scraps of paper, and glue these into the sketchbook, using it more like a scrap book. I buy sketchbooks with the intention of drawing from life but instead I mostly fill them with [..READ MORE..]

Ralph McQuarrie

 Posted by on September 27, 2007  Reading, Thoughts
Sep 272007
 
Ralph McQuarrie

Thanks to my generous, good friend Bosco, I now own the new ART OF RALPH McQUARRIE book, which collects a lifetime of fabulous artwork by the famous concept-designer and illustrator. If you have an interest in Concept design in general, or Star Wars in particular, this book is for you. Though you’ll have to wait for reprints as [..READ MORE..]

Tokyo Sketches

 Posted by on August 29, 2007  Drawings, JourneyMan, Thoughts, Travel
Aug 292007
 
Tokyo Sketches

I recently found a pile of sketches that I drew when I was living in Tokyo. Back then I often doodled what I saw, perhaps because everything was so new to me and I had a lot of time on my hands, living in a vast, complicated metropolis where I didn’t know many people and couldn’t really communicate [..READ MORE..]

What’s My Motivation?

 Posted by on June 25, 2007  Elephants, Thoughts
Jun 252007
 
What's My Motivation?

I’ve been having some trouble with my mental focus these past few weeks. This a common problem when working on my own projects but it rarely comes up when working for “the man.” I am very productive when working for for someone else but when working for myself, I guess I just don’t respect the boss. When I [..READ MORE..]