Monday, November 09, 2009

In which I post on my blog.

Now that I have got the whole "not posting an apology for not posting on my blog" thing done I guess I should actually post something on my blog.

I guess I could post about not apologizing for not doing NaNoWriMo this year...


I really don't want to do Nano this year. Honestly, I had NO inclination to write a novel this month. Besides not having a plot or characters, it just seemed like too much. I'm currently in rehearsals for a production of The Tempest by a local youth theatre company, Celsius Youth Theatre, and writing a novel would be crazy to do right now.
OBVIOUSLY not everyone shared my thoughts on this topic . Dorothy is over half way done her novel, and week two just started! (AND she is also in The Tempest.)
That is dedication.

I don't have anything else to say about Nano right now so I think that this post is probably pretty much dead by now.

~Josh, who is going to go and play with the settings on his blog instead of writing a 50,000 word novel in the month on November.

In which I do not want to post about not posting.

I know I haven't posted 영원히에서*, but I feel like posting about not posting is just another excuse for not posting.
Yeah, you read that right.
So I am NOT going to post about not posting, because I don't believe in doing that.

~Josh, who is not posting about not posting.

* 영원히에서 means "In forever" in Korean.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chalk Pastels

I started a course the other day taught by Dawn at the local Library. This week we studied Van Gogh and we used chalk pastels.
Here's a chalk pastel I did of a detail of the sky from Starry Starry Night.
It turned out quite well I think, I used handmade chalk pastels my Mom made, they were really nice!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New book!

Hey everyone, I am very, very excited.
I ordered a Photo book of my latest Macro black and white (and sepia) photography! I've titled it {diminutive}[winzig] because I think that diminutive is the word that best describes my photos.
I have been taking a lot of photos lately and because I've been so happy with they way that they have been turning out I put my very best photos into a book with quotes in a really nice 7 by 7" book. I'll post pictures of it when it arrives, I just got an email telling my it has been shipped!

~Josh, who is very excited about his book.

(And just in case you missed the first link, here's another one. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

3 years of blogging.

Today is the 3 year anniversary of my blog.
Looking back at my old posts has made me cringe at times, but it shows me how much I have learned both in terms of my writing style and in the pictures I have taken.
I have always had a hard time updating my blog regularly. I usually post in "spurts" where I post consistently for maybe a month and then my posts drop off and I don't post for a long time. Then I remember that yes, I do have a blog, and I will go into another posting spurt. As I was thinking about my third year of blogging I thought that maybe I should post about the things that I have learned through the three years that I have blogged (consistently or otherwise.)

I have learned that no, it is not okay to capitalise letters in mid sentence.
I have learned how to spel mor beterer.
I have learned that you cannot use dark fonts with dark backgrounds.
I have learned that if you end a sentence with a "!" you do not end it like this "!."
I have learned that I have learned something.
I have learned that spellcheck does not fix bad grammar (I wish they had a grammar check...)
I have learned that it is perfectly acceptable to dress up like a nerd in public places as long as there is Lego somewhere in the room...
I have learned how to stage fight.
I learned I love Shakespeare.
I have learned how to Silkscreen.
I have learned that tumblewing gliders are indeed, very cool.
I discovered Threadless T-shirts. *sigh*
I explored the wild back yard for Tree Gripes, and found them. (they're scary!)
I discovered that I love macro and black and white photography.
I learned how to compose music. Slowly and painfully at times. (Mostly for anyone else in the house :)
I learned that Cirque Du Soleil is AMAZING!!!!
I learned to blog.

I have learned so many things that it would be impossible to list everything that I have learned.

And that's a good thing.

Your ever-learning Josh.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Origamic Architecture

I made a card last year for my friends Birthday and everyone LOVED it, so I made him another card this year. This time it's a little more complicated.
Here are some pictures.

It's St. Basil's Cathedral. (Just in case you didn't know)
It turned out pretty well this time, and I'm quite happy with it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cirque Du Soleil (!)

My Mom and Dad found a really cheap seat sale to Las Vegas this month and went of for a mini vacation. My brother and I stayed at home for the couple days that Mom and Dad were gone.
In Vegas Mom and Dad saw KA, a permanent show at the MGM Grand. They brought back the making of DVD, the soundtrack and a book about the show, and I am hooked.
Ka is the only Cirque show that has a story line to it and the theatre that it's performed in is, to say the least, incredible. The theatre was specifically built for Ka. From the front row seats the ceiling is seven stories up and where the stage should be is a pit four stories deep.
It's massive.
There are two stages in the theatre, the "Tatami" deck slides towards the audience from deep backstage and the main stage is 25' by 50' and rises out of the pit and can tilt forward and spin.
I am saving my pennies to go to Vegas just to see this show.
It's that good.
I think that I have one of my friends convinced to come with me, He's also a homeschooler.
I think I'm going to call the trip "Homeschoolers Rock Vegas '09"
whadya think?
Go and check out Ka RIGHT NOW and then let me know if your coming with me.  :)
~Josh, he who is currently obsessed with Cirque Du Soleil.

Monday, February 09, 2009

New Pictures (or how inspired me to start blogging again)

It's been a while.
My Friend over at A Brick Short of a Load Inspired me to start posting again on this lonely blog of mine.
Recently I received a cool little camera as a gift and discovered that the super macro setting on it is INCREDIBLE.
It blew my mind.
In fact it takes better close ups and videos than my mom's huge camera. And that makes me quite happy :) I was having fun with the macro setting on my Camera when I started playing around with black and white photography and was very happy with the results.
here are some photos.

Okay, so there are a couple Sepia photos in there too.
I hope you enjoyed my photos!
Check out some more of my pictures here.