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Day November 28, 2008

A Tiny Place

(You wouldn’t know it by looking, but behind that tree is the best tea house in the entire forest!)

Spent an hour or two on Thanksgiving up-sizing another old painting — a process that takes about as long as painting the original (since the brush must touch practically every pixel). It should be done and uploaded in the next few days — preferably before December arrives and all my free time is snatched away forever and ever.

(Feeling pretty low lately… due to sad events which transpired this time last year and the pressures of life in general. Painting — and sharing the results with an audience — helps. It is important to hold the other end of the string.)

Bookmarks for November 28th

  • Ensuring the Future of Food – Neat little animation explaining the future of food from the perspective of Japan. Really, though, the statements within could apply to almost any first-world country. More food should be produced _and_ consumed locally.
  • The Art of the Title Sequence – Exactly what it says on the tin. The presentation is great — thumbnail snapshots taken throughout a title sequence are displayed in an easy to follow manner. I also approve of the typography choices.
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart – The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography described him so, “With his black eyepatch and empty sleeve, Carton De Wiart looked like an elegant pirate, and became a figure of legend.” This gentleman seems a good candidate for the title of “toughest person ever”.