Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 a Year in Review

I write this in the wee small hours of the first day 2015, a holiday where you don't have the same kind of expectations that the other big ones do. You're not figuring out a good hiding spot for your camel back booze supply under the tree.

This NYE/NYD was much more low key, I spent it watching Bill Burr's "I'm sorry you feel that way" on YouTube as I worked on a couple of commission pieces and played Hearthstone on my ipad.

I had wrenched my lower back at the gym and was in a fair amount of pain so I wasn't really up for going anywhere.

However this time last year I was battling through the crowds and police barricades, getting back after the pyrotechnics after working.

Had some amazing commissions.

This year surprisingly was about a lot of "Firsts"

So here's my list, the order is somewhat jumbled but hey who cares.

It was my first:

Gym dedication:

I had made plenty of false start attempts at getting in shape, but I guess I never put my fitness first. This year was different, I found a small 24 hour gym perfect for my night owl needs. And I'm proud to say, I still go regularly nearly a year after signing up. Basically I need to get away from the house, may as well work on my muscles.


This may strike some as odd but up until April of this year I didn't drive. To me my learner licence was simply a replacement card so I could be let into pubs and clubs without any red tape from bouncers.
My "proof of age" card had long since expired and it never occurred to me hey this small plastic card in my wallet could also be used to, oh I dunno may be "learn" to "drive".
As it was about to come up for expiry in its own right, I figured "No, enough of this! Now is the time I learn to drive!!" much like the "Ah Ha!" moments the other shoe finally dropped and I booked my test, which needed to be taken in order to keep having the learner licence.

The method:
1. Find a reputable driving instructor. 
2. Get to know and memorise the entire driving test route. 

*This may require upwards of 20 separate trips and will add up.  

I got back into sculpting macquettes.

A work in progress I made of Sarah Kerrigan from Starcraft.

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