My professional aspirations unfortunately leave little time for development of my creative interests. Featured in this space are the few projects I have managed to complete in the fleeting moments I have been able to eek out of my otherwise assiduous life.

Victoria Cousland

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I’ve been meaning to post this character for months now (literally, I started this draft back in October), but I kept thinking I would finish her story. I beat the game the first time with Selene, and for Victoria I spent a lot of time learning about how to mod Dragon Age: Origins to better [...]

Custom Chucks (or, Best Wife Ever)

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Rachel’s Christmas present to me was a pair of customized Converse All Stars. I’m clearly not an impartial observer when it comes to handing out the Best Wife Ever award, but you’ve got to admit these are some sweet shoes. I especially like the “party on the inside” lining and the perfectly matched navy laces [...]

Wolf Pumpkin Carving

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I love carving pumpkins. I’m not necessarily that talented at the practice, but I put in a good effort and I can generally follow a pattern. It’s turned into one of those things my brother Mark and I do together every year, only now I’ve spoiled everything by moving to California.

This year we had a [...]

Hallowe’en Doggerel

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Performed door-to-door as last year by Mark and I (alternating lines until the final one, said enthusiastically in chorus) with extraordinarily satisfactory results. It also helped that we went after fewer kids were coming by, probably around 8 PM or so. Alas, I don’t know of any pictures or video I could use to supplement [...]

bookTuner: A Wordpress Plugin for Goodreads.com

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bookTuner is a Wordpress plugin for displaying books from a Goodreads.com shelf. After configuring, you can use tags to build a customized display of the book’s title, author, and jacket artwork, as well as a link to its page on Goodreads and a preview of your review. You can see some of these options in [...]

Shoe Lacing Extravaganza

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Several years ago Rachel picked up “Show Me How” on impulse, a book with hundreds of random things to learn how to do to make yourself more leet. I mean, when the situation arises where an alligator has to be wrestled or a baby delivered, who doesn’t want to be the one who steps up [...]

Waterfall

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Waterfall. Pastel, completed May 2010. I started this picture back in 2004 and got about as far as the charcoal underdrawing before I put it aside. One year of high school and four years of college later, I decided to pick it up, take art class again and finish it. I took some pictures of [...]

Driftwurm’s Teeth

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Driftwurm’s Teeth

Ever since Snowmageddon started, the roof by my porch has been growing an incredibly long icicle. I grabbed some pictures of it yesterday morning, which was fortuitous: With today’s warmth it lost its grip on the soffit and shattered on the ground below.
The first two pictures should give you an idea of how large it [...]

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Selene Amell

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Selene Amell

Selene was the first character I created for Dragon Age: Origins, and was somewhat inspired by the Sitians in the world of the Poison Study novels. Her face is very loosely based on Candice Swanepoel. For those who are interested, I used the Dragon Age Toolset for the additional face customization options as well as [...]

Moonlight

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Moonlight over water. Pastel, completed December 2004. I gave this picture to Rachel the day of our wedding.

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