- A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
George Bernard Shaw
A lot of stuff to
report but I only have time to cover the basics... Gary Dobry
responded to my interview questions. I laid out a preliminary page
just to see how some of his art would look in a rough layout. View
the first version rough layout here --
Gary also submitted
some additional info that will be added to the interview. I should
have another layout finished by the end of the week.
I also started working
on my second "artist interview." Kris submitted another "What the
Hell" article also. Matter of fct, it has gotten so busy that I've
asked my BB Ed to be my first staff member. He has
enthusiastically accepted my offer.
Have been working
furiously on the laptop. I've been trying to get my one-hand
typing up etc. The Radial nerve is slowing coming to life.
I'm making progress and it feels good.
I have launched a
freebie site through my employer. Visit www.ohbernardo.com.
I have been transferring files from my old computers to this new
laptop. It has been interesting because it is like walking down
Updating the creative side of
things? You bet! I've been juggling a million different
things over the last few months. And, before I came back to work,
I was not sure how I was going to handle the change in time
management - or going from not really having to manage time to
having to do it! LOL!
So, let's start with the look of
this page. I've changed the images on the page. These are
photos that I obviously touched up and added text to. Nothing
major but I still like them.
page is moving forward. My pal Ed has been a tremendous help with
proofing and support in general. It seemed like things got bogged
down but they are starting to move. I will have the creative
team contribute to a blog tied to that site.
The music side of things -
finally, some movement! I talked to my buddy Darren a month
back. He is interested in putting bass down to some tracks I'm
working on. Since I can't really play beyond a certain stretch,
I've been trying to get creative with the arrangements on the synth I'm
playing on. I've only recently started playing as a way to get my
stuff down and to exercise the right hand. Two purposes
As of the music itself... I'll
describe it soon.
Check out my fun page at
You'll see a kickass blog entry about a new friend, Mark. He is a
very talented musician. Check out the blurb there or visit the
link direct at www.markbose.com.
You will also notice that I have
added a different e-mail address at the bottom of this journal
is a page that will outline some of the more emotionally complex journal
and vent entries chronicling experiences that made me a stronger
person. It will also give you and indication of all the pivotal
events that have brought me to this point in my life. I guess I
put it up because I needed a place that could be a forum for public
analysis... maybe it just feels good to put things out there and have
someone stumble across it (and find hope) in much the same way that I
did almost ten years ago when I found Justin. His new site
is at www.justinslife.com.
He literally helped me to start the process of coming out and I'm
thankful to him for that. I even dropped him a line to let him
know that he had such an impact on a total stranger. He sent me a
real funny letter about showing his Mom that her son had helped
someone! LOL! He is also a cutie too! Too bad he's
several years younger and into red head's!! *-) He doesn't
know what he's missing from this Lithuanian/Mexican man!
Intensity - a photo that I retouched... again, simple
but I like it!
Anyhoo, the "SB" page
will be an interesting site... I hope!
Sorry so long for the
updates. I literally started trying to jot stuff down in my
notebook. I might translate those items here so it will fill in
Oh, I forgot to mention that
though I did register the domain names, www.area312.net
and .com... I decided to keep the Hub City association because I thought
the logo was cool etc. Plus, it represented the spirit of a
"virtual place" and not a literal physical location. I
did not want it to seem geographically biased.
Here we are at the beginning of another holiday season. Of
course, I am extremely grateful for all the blessings that this holiday
stretch brings to mind. Mainly the health of my family, my friends
and myself... It has been a good solid year of events. So,
thank God for the experiences that make ya' stronger.
Now for new discoveries...
Dan, the Technical Man, is a cool, intelligent and funny guy from the
ol' place of employment. Visit www.kree10.org
because it's a clever piece of work (and frankly because I said so). Check out his "Just A Salad"
blog by clicking here.
I also found a page by a guy that is a graphic designer for The
Oriental Trading Company. His name is Max Riffner. Check out
his web page at www.maxriffner.com.
Above: Max Riffner
What's great about his site is that he chats about the
creative process in putting together his own comic book. He also
describes the excitement behind actually putting together the project,
finishing it and bringing it to the readers. I look forward to
Okay, I have to get to work on some things but I hope
you check out some of these links because these guys are pretty happenin'.