A More Interesting Personal Computer

Here’s my idea of what would be a more interesting personal computer.  Granted, it takes up more desk space, but it runs on plasma.  It also gets unlimited Wifi, Skype and streaming television (black and white).  You can most likely contact other parts of the universe and retrieve original broadcasts of Milton Berle from space.

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A Quiet Place

Here’s a project I designed for just myself. Everyone always wants to have a quiet safe place to be. Here are a couple views of mine. Just a note: The tall stained glass windows are real. Obviously, it’s only one real window, but it’s one I begged to use my allowance to buy back in 1970. It cost me $5.00. Now it hangs in my bedroom window. The little round stained glass pieces are of sailing ships. The night version is my favorite. Can you smell the damp?

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A Little Night Music

I spent this evening creating another something old.  It’s not a replica of a real Victrola or one I own.  I just thought I’d create my own version of something I always wanted in the real world. Just in case you think I don’t do these things in 3D, I do.

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The Paramount (of a lifetime)

I’ve finally managed to get this all rendered and put together. After ninety years, he finally gets the adulation he deserves.  He’s a wonderful character and hero, and deserves all the recognition. He and my mother taught me everything I know.  School taught me nothing.  I learned appreciation, beauty, wonder and curiosity.  I’ve learned life can be entertaining.  And I learned that if I was ever interested in anything, they would run on ahead and help lead me there.  Now, I still keep running on ahead, but for them this time.  I’m sure this show will still run for a long time. I’ll keep buying season tickets.

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Early work on my father’s birthday

My father was born February 15, 1923.  He’ll be 90 next year.  So, I’ve been working on a graphic to use for the invitation.  One of his favorite memories was going to the Paramount Theater in Toledo, Ohio and opened in 1929.  It was a fabulous picture palace in every sense of the word.  He speaks fondly of the “moving clouds” and the beauty that was the Paramount.  Unfortunately, it was torn down in 1965 (I was 6).  So, I decided to merge a few pieces of his life into one thing.  You won’t see it this time, but what you will see is a re-creation of the marquee (the early work, I’ll add the lights later and change it in celebration of him).  Also, I’ve included a photo of the actual marquee in it’s heyday. and what I worked from.

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