Robert the Cat

So, a little over a week ago, I went to the Humane Society Shelter and adopted a cat. Here he is:

He’s still settling in, but he’s very sweet and very curious. He started spending most of the day sleeping under the bed, to the point where I thought he was ill from something, but he was fine. Early evening seems to be his active time.

He rarely makes any noise–I think he has meowed about five times total since he’s been with me. He has tried snuggling a couple of times, but doesn’t seem to quite know how to do it.

I think he’ll be a very good friend for a long time.

Thanks for visiting.

January 2022, near the middle.

So, after I posted the last video to YouTube, I went completely dry. Totally bereft of ideas. And it scared me, honestly. I poked here and there at things, but nothing caught fire. I wondered if I was done doing things.

I still wonder that, but at least there’s something now to work on. It’s only out-takes from the last video, but at least it’s something.

Did I mention the out-takes? I think I did. If not, there were out-takes. Over five and a half minutes of them. Why were they cut? Put together, they were dull. But I think I can pull a couple of bits out and make something. Not five and a half minutes of something (at least I hope not) but enough to give a bit of hope.

Anyway, I may post later this month, and if not, thanks for visiting and see you next time.

Late December, 2021

So here we are the end of another year. What’s happened this month?

Got a toothache which I thought would lead to another tooth pulled. Fortunately not, the oral surgeon had some different ideas which seem to be working.

Finished the animation project. Link is below.

I feel completely drained of any creative ideas. “The Path” took so damn long that it took all the ideas with it.

I’ve been messing around with Blender, and am kind of slightly getting to know my way around.

Other than that, a typical month. And we will see you next year.

Late November

Well, here it is again, the end of the month. This month has been a pretty productive one, as the animation project is finished (aside from a couple of sound bits and some timing fixing.) So there’s that.

On the bad side, my struggle with the bottle is in full flower. That’s not good, but I’m unsure how to fight it. I know I can, and I have, but it keeps coming back.

Anyway, it’s now officially the Christmas season, which typically depresses me. But I’ll try to be of good cheer.

Anyway, that’s it for now. See you next month.

Early November

Wow, looks I’ve been neglectful…I try to have at least a post per month, but that hasn’t happened since August.

Well, nothing really new to report. The new animation project ran into a snag and had to be re-imagined, but I think it’s improved and more focused. (Still isn’t done, of course.)

And speaking of that, I guess I should get back to work.

August 2021

Well, it has been a fairly busy month, art-wise. The new project was streaming right along, then I hit a snag and started wheel-spinning, but it looks like I might be unstuck.

Still no idea about when all this will be finished, but it’s…getting there.

Next month I’ll try to post some stills. Until then, thanks for visiting.

Late July

Whoops. Looks like I didn’t do an entry for July before the month ran out on me. Oh well, at least there was a good reason, as I’ve been going full ahead on the latest animation. Maybe some stills forthcoming.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you next–uh, later this–month.

June 2021

So, another month gone. I’m still working on the latest animation project, which is taking longer than I thought it would. Like all of them, it keeps suggesting things to try and I keep trying them.

Oh, well, see you next month, if not sooner.

May 2021

Well, May is almost over, and what do I have to show for it? Eh, hard to say. I’ve been working on several projects, none of which is anywhere close to completion, so there’s that.

WordPress continues to deteriorate. The new “simpler” post editor is absolutely terrible.

Other than that, see you next month.

Animation, April 2021

So, there’s a new animation from me, published on Saturday. And the good news is, it’s only 40 seconds long!

It’s nothing much, a mood more than anything else. But it was fun to do, and as always, a way to push my abilities further.

And here it is. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.