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2009 WordCamp SF thoughts & impressions.

Overall, I thought WordCamp was a lot of fun, especially attending with Sarah and Carolyn.  I am duly impressed with the people from Automattic, and of course, with Matt Mullenweg.  Sounds like there’s a lot to look forward to with WordPress, as noted in his State of the Word talk. WordPress 2.8 should be out by the end start of the this summer and if they hold to their promise, upgrading should not be an ordeal.

There were several talks I wish I had attended, but will now have to see on WordPress.tv when it’s finally uploaded. In particular, I plan to check out that 4-hour work-week dude, Matt Cutts’ talk, and Steve Souders’ Even Faster WordPress themes.  Yes, these were the talks that I missed… if only I could be in two places at once.

And lastly, WTF was that with Philip Greenspun?

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Geeking out on WordPress. Excited about WordCamp.

What can I say? I’ve spent this entire weekend with WordPress, getting my new site up and resurrecting my blog content from a defunct WordPress install. So, the fact that WordCamp is coming up this weekend is quite appropriate.

I’m heading across the bridge to network, learn, and basically geek out on WordPress. I’ll be accompanied by a fellow WordPress geek, Sarah, who does amazing work using said awesome tool, and Carolyn, designer and project manager extraordinaire.

So if you haven’t already signed up for WordCamp, it’s too late! The registration is closed.  Bummer.

I’m sure I’ll be blogging about it though, along with the other 706 attendees.

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This week’s drawings

It’s been a busy week, with some of the activities resulting in excellent news regarding a new web design job!

In the meantime, here are some drawings I managed to do today: (yes, they are of our pets)

Sammy

Amazingly enough, I find Sammy difficult to draw with a pencil. I think this is the most success I’ve had with capturing his personality using conte pencil. And of course, this would be his sleeping personality.

Sketches of Phobos

Sketches of Phobos

Like Sammy, I also find Phobos difficult to draw. Maybe it’s because he is mostly a black blob, thereby making it more difficult to understand the form beneath all the fur and darkness. Granted, Siwa is also a black blob, but because she is larger, it is easier to see her form and make decisions.

So there you have it. More drawings.

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A design in progress & a ‘cupla drawrings

The itchy fingers are scratched but once again (!) I’ve managed to make myself more busy than I really wanted to…

I’m working on a personal web project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. I’ve promised the Santa Fe Etching Club that I would make them a website all these years, and FINALLY, I’m getting to it. Here’s a sneak peek:

Santa Fe Etching Club screenshot

I have plenty to do still – like gathering images of etchings from the artists, and their bios, but heck, it’s a start! It’s also my first pure CSS liquid layout! (This means absolutely nothing to everyone but web designers.)

And, I started drawing again! Yay! Below are a couple (a quick gesture, and a more refined drawing of the same pose and model):

gesture drawing Figure drawing

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Comprehensive Online Portfolio

I’ve spent part of my break putting together a comprehensive online portfolio that includes images of recent artwork. The portfolio can be viewed here and can be accessed from the portfolio area of my website. Check it out when you get a chance!

Online portfolio

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