Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 4: Quilt for Joplin, Mo

Just under the wire for day 4.  More photos and details in my quilt blog.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 3: Quilt for Joplin, MO - in Progress

This is for day 3 of the 30 Days of Creativity challenge, and the Harvest Quilters of Central NJ guild's "care package" that we are collecting on Monday to send to the victims of the Joplin, MO tornado.

I still need to add 6-10" of border around the entire thing, quilt it and bind it. But I have the weekend, so I should be able to get it done for Monday.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 2: Funky Boson Jets

This composition is made primarily of sound files created by the fine folks at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, which is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator (according to Wikipedia). This make the LHC the coolest thing on the planet to fans of high-energy physics, like me.

You can grab the raw audio files yourself at

Also appearing n this track is the rhythm loop I constructed from the recordings made by the Cassini space probe of lightning on Saturn, which is one of the cooler things in the Solar System.

Rounding out the track are loops from the Evolver loop library from Sony.

You can experience this track as a YouTube video or as a straight-up audio file from the newly discovered (by me) Soundcloud.

Day 1: Octopus and Gears II

My first day's work is a digital rendition of Octopus and Gears, and I'm calling this a work in progress - I still need to add a lot of shading detail and flesh the gears out a bit more, but I've used up all my drawing time for the day.

Octopus and Gears 2

My original sketch, done with fine tip Sharpie marker and vellum (which I did not look at when I was making the digital drawing - a mistake, I think, since I like the composition of the original better)

If I get back to this today, I'll update. If not, it will have to wait until later.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

30 Days of Creativity: T-1

I just found out about "30 Days of Creativity" and I am going to participate because I just don't have enough things to do. Some of this will be musical, and some will be visual (drawing, quilting, crafting, edibles, whatever). I will be posting my musical stuff here, and links to the non-musical things (that will be blogged about on my quilt blog),

If you want to check this out for yourself (and participate!), click the badge on the left.