Friday, January 28, 2011

Pecha Kucha Night

Wow so I found out that I have been chosen to be one of the presenters at a local "Pecha Kucha Night" here in my city. It's an event where a bunch of artists, designers, and super cool folks get together and present all the different projects they are working on. I'll be showing my paper toy photos and talking about how I got started and what I'm working on now.
For more info check out the main site HERE. If you happen to be in the Victoria area, check out our local site HERE.

Needless to say I'm nervous as heck but excited also. I love meeting other folks who are creating and doing interesting things with their time. It's a great opportunity for me to connect and be inspired and I am really looking forward to Feb. 10th, 2011. The tough part will be standing at a podium and talking into a microphone but I'm going to do my best.

So come on out if you can or check your local area to see if there is a Pecha Kucha night near you. If there isn't, maybe you could start one up.

I hope all of you are enjoying 2011 so far and I wish you all lots of creative ideas and adventures. Here's another pic of mine to hopefully brighten your day.


Paper Vinny

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Years and Switching Gears

Wow! It's been almost a month since my last post. This was due in part by it being the busiest time of the year for folks with Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years, etc. I haven't had too much time to build many models. I was mostly focused on completing some customs including a toy of my friend Joey as a way of saying thanks for assisting me in printing off my largest paper toy yet(4+ feet tall!). I've been working a lot more lately on customizing models and designing my own from the ground up. The latter of which is quite challenging at times.

Also, I was recently asked to be a presenter at a local art based show. I'm a little nervous about speaking in front of the audience but I always think it's healthy to challenge ones self by stepping outside of Ye' old comfort zone. Don't you? I'll post more info soon.

So thank you for your patience. Here are a couple of pics that were taken when the weather was a little nicer and my Vitamin D came mostly from the sun and not from a bottle of vitamins. Fula is by an amazing designer Zerolabor and the picture was taken in the local Solstice Cafe and Kikoo is by artist Kawaii Style and was taken in front of the Legislature Buildings with the Empress Hotel in the background.


Paper Vinny