June was cold but busy! I got stuck into several projects and finally tried out laser-cutting for the first time.

I created the model for my laser-cut project in Google Sketchup and then used a plugin to split the 3d model out into separate faces. I had a few hiccups getting the final file ready, but the folks at Ponoko were very helpful and checked my file over to make sure it would be okay to cut!


My new portfolio is finally online at vickyholloway.com! This is something I had been meaning to do for ages. I built my own from scratch, but decided to try out Adobe's My Portfolio service as it syncs with my Behance profile.

I had previously set up my portfolio using the SimplePie plugin to sync with Behance, but support for the plugin eventually stopped and then I was back to updating every new project manually.

Hopefully this new portfolio will be much easier to update and manage!


vickyhollowaynewportfolio




The weather started to get quite chilly in May, but I didn't let that stop me from getting out and about and crafting!



The Squibble Design Shapeways store is open! My 3d printed metal, ceramic and plastic designs are now in stock!


Squibble Design on Shapeways



You may have noticed that my Project 365 posts fell by the wayside a few months back. It got into the middle of winter and there was a week where I didn't go out at all because the weather was so bad. This put a damper on my efforts as I was already behind uploading all my photos to Flickr. I am quite keen to try a wi-fi enabled SD card for my digital camera - this would allow me to transfer photos I like immediately to my iPhone or iPad so I can edit them on the spot and upload them at once.

As I was so far behind, I decided to let the project go for a little while, although I continued to enjoy taking photos whenever I could.

This included a fun experiment with an original Polaroid OneStep, learning how to use manual settings on my digital camera, and many photos on a recent trip to Auckland.

I thought I would post some of the best photos from each month starting with April: