Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with web design.
Today we drove out to Greeley to see the Greeley Freight Station Museum; it’s been named one of the best model railroads in the world. Pretty amazing, the terrain and building modeling was outstanding. Worth a trip to Greeley, and here are some photos.
I went to the train show in Denver over the weekend, mostly to see the terrain modeling. Some really nice work there from area train enthusiasts.
This year was the first time I’ve participated in Masks at MOCA – the participating artists (or artist wannabes) get a sculpted, fired ceramic mask and design/embellish it for showing in the April fundraising exhibit. Masks are sold to the highest bidder to benefit MOCA, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art.
I decided I was going to learn how to use polymer clay. After considerable research and an outlay of funds, I got started and things seemed to go well for the first few sessions; I even learned how to create a passable Skinner blend with a pasta machine. Then I got in way over my head and it quickly degenerated into a polymer clay nightmare.
It was so bad I couldn’t see continuing – I was totally frustrated by what I couldn’t do (or rather didn’t have time to properly learn how to do). So I got out my sketchbook and started thinking again – less than one week before the project deadline.
I wound up creating something I liked much better in a tiny fraction of the time it took to figure out the clay. I revisited an old hobby and found out I could now do it better; I was very pleased with the results of my mask-as-landscape experiment.