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1:30AM – Venting on Facebook

I usually have a pretty strict “keep it light” policy for Facebook posts, but this weekend was a really hard one with my mother. So, in a haze of sleep deprived delirium, I penned the following in the first hours of Monday morning just after midnight. It’s 1:30 in the AM and I’m wide awake, […]

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Grace

See on @revwon’s Instagram last night, traced back to @PastorYPJ’s tweet from March 2012 (the earliest instance I could find) and Futura-fied on green because Grace is always green to me.

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Aaron Draplin is My Spirit Animal

Aaron Draplin is My Spirit Animal

I discovered Aaron Draplin last week and he’s my new favorite design hero. I love the idea of Free Fridays and giving 4-5 hours a week back to the community.

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Personal Logo Project

‘Was up till 2:00am uploading videos. ‘Figured I might as well get in a little extra in on something that had been cooking around in my brain for a day or so.

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Wind
Floating Dust

Floating Dust

I tried to do this in After Effects. After an hour or so of playing with sliders, I just decided to shake a blanket in the sunlight. Presto!

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Pine Trees

Pine Trees

When I was a kid, my mom had these curtains that had a Japanese painting of pine trees on them in this sort of dark sepia color. No, it wasn’t brown.

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Japanese Interview Notes

Even tho I don’t speak a lick of Japanese (well, past counting to 10) I’ve been watching this interview on and off this week. I think it’s pretty unique. I’ve checked out a couple of other interviews on this channel and this is my favorite by far for several reasons. From a production standpoint, I […]

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Birds of the Field

Birds of the Field

…or at least the yard. Same lesson applies to birds in suburbia, right?

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Feeding the Gulls
Green

Green

Lasers give me headaches. What? Don’t shine them in my eyes? oh.

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Facebook

Facebook

I have such a wide array of friends with such varying backgrounds and I love each and every single one of them more than my need to prove I’m right.    

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Yawn

Like Me Love Me

Another sticker/t-shirt concept.

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More of the Same

More of the Same

Rainy, cold, wet. Spring, where are you? Summer can you be far behind?

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Warming Up

Warming Up

Twenty-nine-freakin’-degrees this morning. Twenty-nine! Holy Crap.

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Strip Malls

Strip Malls

The scourge of America

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Mom

Mom

Mom has been with us for a while now. Her situation has spurred a lot of conflicted wrestling with my view of the world. Most days, I feel like there’s more questions than answers.

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Exit 420

Exit 420

My sister-in-law told me that she and her friends used to hang out at the lake that is now Smith Creek Park and was at that time called Lake 420. I laughed and asked her what she was doing back there. I didn’t make the connection to the corresponding Exit 420 from I-40. I felt […]

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Waiting

Waiting

I prayed for patience and God gave me a Windows update.

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Painted Lines

Painted Lines

When I was a kid, I loved watching the lines on the road go by.

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Morning News

Morning News

This is how I get my news every morning. Where my forefathers read the newspaper, I have a laptop and a slew of RSS feeds on subjects that I like. Ah, technology.

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Clouds

Clouds

A quiet moment of Zen while waiting for the Offspring to get out of school.

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Sunday Drive

Sunday Drive

Driving to meet my peeps for lunch at Chili’s after braving Walmart.

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Left on College

Left on College

Shot with a GoPro while driving home after dropping my mother-in-law off at her house. The secret to getting your GoPro night footage ( at least with the Hero3 ) is to gamma correct the living daylights out of it. That, at least, gets rid of most of the funky noise.

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Dining Alone

“Tonight I am that sketchy looking guy eating his burrito alone at Chipotle.” – Posted on Twitter

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Rain on the Screen
Candle

Candle

The really great thing about being in your 40’s is that, most nights, you’re not afraid of the monsters under the bed. -Posted on Twitter

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Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle

I remember some of these on the daycare playground when I was a kid. It was the first tree that really registered with me aside from the pines that were everywhere.

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Birdbath

Birdbath

It’s seen a lot of stuff over the years.

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Ripples

Ripples

On this day where we remember the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a short meditation: We all influence the world around us.

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Looking Up

Looking Up

Today was a good day. I’d rather help someone who can’t pay a lot and is really happy rather than give a large amount of effort and be paid begrudgingly.

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The Fish Tank

The Fish Tank

We did not become people who have fish as pets voluntarily. One of my wife’s coworkers ( JEREMY ) gave our son a goldfish. 4 goldfish later, we tried a betta. 3 betta’s later, we found one that would live for more than a week, but had to move it to it’s own tank because […]

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Diner

Diner

This is our favorite around the corner burger joint. We eat here way too much.

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Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

This was before the guy wiped down a 3 foot radius of the table with a sanitizing wipe before setting up his dual monitor mobile workspace. It was also before of the guy behind me started making phone calls soliciting donations for his political group. I don’t want to complain, but what the what? Oh, […]

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Birds of a Feather
Sepia Trees

Sepia Trees

When I was a kid, my mom had these curtains that had pine trees twisting across them in a brownish, knotted pattern. When I did the color on this clip, it instantly reminded me of those living room curtains and time spent looking out the window. I spent a lot of time driving in the […]

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Rehersal

Rehersal

Our church has begun streaming our services which means, once again, I’ve been hanging out upstairs before the service with video equipment. It’s a bit different than what I’m accustomed to. We only stream the message and not the music. There’s no lower 3rd lyrics. There’s no haze or moving lights. It’s just one person […]

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Static

Static

When I worked the morning show, I’d swear that I could see patterns in the individual frames of a static filled feed; transmissions from somewhere in glyphs that I could not quite make out.

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Coffee

Coffee

God bless you, Juan Valdez, and the wonderful beans you pick.

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Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

There’s this guy up in the Triangle ( Durham or Chapel Hill, I forget where) that makes amazing special effects in his garage with plates of glass and various fluids. I’ve also seen other people do something similar with large tanks. This I did in a one liter bottle with some coffee and artifical sweetener. […]

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Sleeping Dogs
Late Afternoon in the Park

Late Afternoon in the Park

A little edited sequence. Oddly enough, I could not get him to be in one place for more than 30 seconds. I love editing video and I miss it. This has one or two edits that I’d probably have tweaked a bit if I had more time to spend on it, but I’m trying to […]

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Take Me to the River
Waiting #7963

Waiting #7963

I think I spend a lot of time waiting. Yesterday I was waiting to pick up some takeout and I forgot my phone. I had to sit there and entertain myself without the aid of the Interenet for a full ten minutes. The horror.

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Project365-2015 – Traffic
Project 365-2015 Christmas Tree Disposal

Project 365-2015 Christmas Tree Disposal

I saw someone driving down the road today with a christmas tree loosely tied to the roof of their conversion van. I say “loosely” because it fell off. I took it to the christmas tree recycling area for them because I didn’t want anyone’s New Year to be ruined as they were killed by a […]

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Project 365-2015 Mobile Video

Project 365-2015 Mobile Video

I’m convinced that, when the apocalypse comes, it’ll leave behind Hiroshima/Pompeii style shadows on the walls of thousands of us as we raise our mobile devices to capture the last moments of mankind.

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Introducing Project 365 21:9

Introducing Project 365 21:9

In an attempt to do something different that doesn’t involve me sitting up late at 11:00 PM trying to find something to draw, I’m introducing this: Project 365 21:9 Ta-daaaaa! 1 minute of 21:9 video posted daily – this in an attempt to train myself to see things in a more cinematic aspect ratio and […]

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