Project Five Update

I began work on Project Five. It’s somewhat ironic that I mentioned that a few of my other plans had to be pushed back to work on Project Five. You see, something else came up involving a customer that pushed back the commencement of Project Five.

But anyway, I started on it, and it is almost complete. It should be done by September 1st. Here’s a little preview of the secret Project Five:

And while I’m on the matter of having things done by a certain date, I wanted to share some knowledge with you that I have always known, but a learned over again recently. I’ve spent the last few months thinking about ways to improve myself (not just in the computer art realm, but in life in general). I’ve been figuring out concepts that help me accomplish my goals.
I began work on a project a few weeks ago and did little bits of work on it. Two Sundays ago, I told myself that I wanted to have the project finished by the following Sunday. I stepped up and got a lot done. I, unfortunately, was not able to finish the project by the intended date. However, the fact that I got a lot of work done stopped me from feeling bad about it.
Whenever you do somethng, set deadlines; it gets work done faster.

Portfolio Changed

Artworks in my portfolio are now in one of five categories: commercial art, other art, web art, documents, and photo manipulation . I also added two new pieces to “commercial art”:

Down Time

I’ll be experiencing some down time today. It shouldn’t be longer than 10 minutes. This website should still be functional but if it’s not, my apologies.

Print Ads Coming Soon!

A few months back, I came across this link to a page explaining the Three Basic Steps to Get Your Desire with The Least Effort. I advise all people to read it, no matter what they do. The three steps are this:

1. Know exactly what you want
2. Always follow a straight line
3. Sharpen your saw

I’ve been working on sharpening my saw in the past 4 years in college, doing things outside of school to improve myself. I have number one down, but I decided to step up with number two recently. I’ve been trying to get in on some free resources to advertise, to spread the word about my website, online, but I realized I need to travel in a straight line. I was tired of waiting- I decided to get print ads in the local newspaper. Time to get stuff done and move forward. So, if you live in SoMD, you can expect to see this in your newspaper soon (yes, it’s in greyscale, color ads are really expensive):

Someone asked me Wednesday what I would do with one billion dollars. That gave me a lot to think about, but I realized that there were some things on my to-do list I need to put on there. I would like to be able to finish watching all the TV shows I started watching. I, unfortunately gave up on watching television a few months ago. I decided it was a sacrifice I needed to make to make more time for my work. Yes, watching the news on TV is nice, but I can get all my news on the internet (a great bonus is that internet-published news is not censored/filtered like other more expensive media may be). When I get my life together, maybe I can start watching some TV.