It's back to work tomorrow, but I have had a lovely break! I ended the break today with a visit to the Dreamworks Animation exhibition, and I am keen to go back for a second look! I still have to edit and upload today's photos, and will do a blog pot on the exhibition soon!
The weather was so good over the Christmas holidays! I was able to take lots of photos on a brief trip home, and even got to go to Auckland zoo for a morning. I am still making good use of my macro lens, and recently bought an Eyefi Mobi sd-card which allows me to transfer photos direct from my camera to my phone. This is making it a lot quicker to upload my Project 365 photos to my Flickr account, so here's hoping I will be able actually take and upload a photo every day this year!
Winter essentials - thick fluffy socks and lip balm!
My first finished printed leather traveller's notebook prototype, pictured here with the larger un-printed version I originally made for my sketchbooks.
Getting ready to cut and trim the notebooks.
Two of the best photos from my first try using Impossible Project film in my Polaroid Land camera 1000! I did my best to shade the film as it came out of the camera, but shooting in the cold weather did not help much either. As Impossible Project have their own chemical formulas, this early version of their film is a little unstable. The newer 2.0 versions are supposed to be more stable, so I am looking forward to trying those out!
July is International Zine Month, so I decided to try and make a foldable one-page zine. This is the pattern I created from the panels to be printed on the back. The zine can be unfolded completely, and the back can be used as a poster.
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!