Saturday, May 26, 2012

Immerse meself, eh...

As I peruse the interwebs sites on artists and art events, the more I feel the need to immerse myself in the art world. I need to surround myself with like-minded individuals as well as put myself in a position to interact with them. I am hoping that in the not to distant future I am able to do just that. Now I know it's easy to just go to a show and mingle but I am talking more along the lines of right now I am located in Baltimore; next week I'll be in New Mexico checking out a show on Midwestern Indians. (No, I am not going to New Mexico next week...LOL!!!) You guys get what I mean right? I want to take trips and vacations where my sole purpose for going view art. I mean I always go to DC to check out work and usually whenever I go on vacation, I do find time to see some local art there. But usually checking the art out is but a small piece of the itinerary. So I do partake, just not as much as I'd like.

I need to make this happen! I think next year I will map out "artacations". I know it's corny;) but I am sticking with it. See you guys next week...


Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Switch has been flipped...

So this past week after being with them for at least 5 years (as far as I can remember, I was going to use surmise there but probably wouldn't have worked...anywho) I left T-Mobile for Sprint. (See attached screenshot, I know you didn't need to see one but so what it's my blog, LOL). I did it quite effortless. If anything I couldn't wait to leave them.

Leaving them is, for me, one of them big decisions that we struggle with making. Bear with me a few. I have an issue with being content sometimes. Now that can be a good thing or a bad thing. For me sometimes it gets caught in that middle ground. I'll stick things out for the duration no matter what sometimes. I have watched a show when everyone else has given up on it until the very end. Only to get to the very end and see that the ending showed me that the show wasn't worth the time I gave it or worst; to have the show canceled (READ: Missing, Alcatraz). I have read a books that were ok but not really that engaging because I didn't want to give up too soon on the story. For me sometimes, if my curiosity or "thinking-parts" are satiated, then I'm content.

I was so used to T-Mobile and their attitude that certain things didn't bother me. I rarely called customer service because my brain felt it was smarter than the help they were giving me. I mean I remember when I first got the G1(T-Mo's first android phone) thats when I realized how bad their customer service can be. I recall have their "techs" supposedly troubleshooting phone for me over the phone by just reading from the back of the instruction manual. That's when I realized that they weren't to helpful. I decided that it would have to be dire circumstances that I ever called them. I would just fix problems on my own, which I did for the most part. I figured since I'd gotten better versed in how things worked, I'd deal with the dropped calls and the network problems. I was content with good ol' T-Mo. I'd say since I got my last phone with them almost two years ago that I have not called them once. Last year I decided that I would finally get rid of them. I just hope it doesn't take me a year of planning to break things the rest of my life. I need to practice being content only when I am truly happy, like in love and with family.

Well as usually I have went off on a tangent but you guys know me;). That's all for now...


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Good stuff my friends, good stuff...

So let's see what I have for you guys this weekend. I did get my pieces off to Rochester, so I am pretty excited to see them posted online soon.

I have begun to plan what I want to work on next. Plus I am looking into some future endeavors. So I'm pretty stoked about that.


So I have mentioned to you guys that I would be trying out 2 new programs on my computer, Sony Vegas Pro 11 and Lightroom 4. I haven't had the chance to play with Sony Vegas but I have used Lightroom 4 a few times and I gotta say it is pretty amazing!!! (I've used pretty quite a few times already in this post!) I found out that I can tether my new camera to it by connecting my camera to my computer while using the program. I can capture a photo and immediately edit the photo in Lightroom. Man the photo editing features on this program are phenomenal. Really looking forward to seeing what I can do with this software.


I am going to start taking more shots with my camera especially when I start traveling again. I have taken a few shots and some video footage around the neighborhood were I work. A few shots actually made it into my batch of 6X6s. (I posted them for you guys a few weeks back) I am still learning the camera as I go but I am having so much fun with it. I'll try to post more pictures for you guys as I take them. So be looking out for that. That's all I got for you guys this weekend. Until next time...







Saturday, May 5, 2012