Tuesday, January 30, 2007


"Peace is when entities are in harmony. In its most immediate and popular meaning, signifies the absence of hostilities. This definition of peace refers to a condition where nations or groups are not engaged in violent conflict. The conception of peace can go further to mean a relationship between parties characterized by respect, justice, and good will. Further descriptive meanings for peace include: a peace agreement, calm in the natural environment, an internal state of serenity, and silence. Since peace is a term prone to subjective viewpoints, there are many different definitions of peace." ~Wikipedia.org

Friday, January 26, 2007

Finally Warm?

Sun came out today finally. We actually broke 50 as well. And they're calling for snow again this weekend. Lol go figure ; )

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Don to Earth

I found this blog on the Blogs of Note page on Blogger. This guy is amazing. He is 93 years old and using blogger. Has some great posts. I met a guy liek this actually. His name was spike and he was part of the Colorado 500. He is 93 years old and still rides races on his motorcycle. Lloyd (The producer on the Colorado 500 Video) and I have decided to do a piece on Spike about his life and see if we can get it on PBS. Hopefully. Keep your fingers crossed. : )

Click this link to get to Don't Blog.

Busy Day

Got a busy day ahead of me. Have to make a rough draft of a video by close of business today for a new campaign in the company I work for. The campaign centers on a zero tolerance policy for accidents in the work place. I work for an engineering firm that has a craft labor devision as well. So these men and women a lot of the times can be put into a position that is really dangerous if not treated with the amount of repsect it needs. So the Health and Safety Deapartment came up with this campaign to help with the motivation to keep the work place safe. My job is to make a video to be shown in the background of the presentations they give on their roadshow to the main offices we have in the U.S. Should be fun

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Deviant Art

I just got a new Deviant Art account. Here you can post your art and have your peers from all skill levels criteque your art work. Really Cool. : )

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Wallpaper Plans

I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science over the weekend. I went there to see the space odyssey exhibit and planetarium. It was a lot of fun. I have always been so fascinated by space and NASA. Well it gave me the idea for what I am going to do for my next wallpaper. This one I am going to be spending a lot of time on so it may take me a couple days. I am going to actually try and do some hardcore painting in it as. I'll have more on this soon. : )

Here is also a video I found on Google video about the moon landing. So awesome. : )

Click the Google Video button to see the video. : )

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Heart and Spirit

This one is more like a beginning of an idea. I wouldn't really consider this one done at all. I just liked the way it started to turn out. It will most likely become something much more complicated. I just had somewhat of an idea in my head and I wanted to get it started. More on this one soon. ; )

Click on the image above to see the latest wallpaper i was inspired to do.

Tutorials 2.0

Just found this awesome user submitted tutorials site for design. Pretty awesome if your into that. : ) the main description for the site is this:

What's Tutorials 2.0?

Tutorials2.0 provides 2.0 tools that gets you right to the content through easy-to-share RSS, social tools, blogging & email.

Why submit on Tutorials 2.0?

Having good tutorials on the front page matters to you. We give all credits to you and we even allow outside linking as long as you care about the quality of the content.

Web 2.0 Definition

Found this on digg.com today. Not sure who really cares about this other than me, but its a cool definition of what web 2.0 is. : )
Click image above to see the website.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Work has finally started to pick back up again. I have getting some closer deadlines so that has me happy. I am working a couple of videos currently. The first is a Video for the Employee Health and Safety Department of Shaw. Its and introductory video that will be shown before their speakers talk at the luncheons and such. Another is a video for corporate to use that will have our CEO doing some talking about the company, then some Footage of shaw locations to brighten up the video. Sort of like making a commercial for shaw. The next is a new video to be used as a recruiting video for shaw. This one ws made previously, but my bosses and I have decided to update becuase it doesn't have a broad enough focus for the whole company. Love being busy. ; )

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Dark Tower

This is my favorite book series by stephen king. In a month Marvel is releasing a comic series inspired by the books. Its gonna be so awesome. ; )

Click on the image to watch the trailer.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Life in Travel

Just to let everybody know. I helped my moms friend cheryl make a blog for herself this weekend. You shoul dgo over to her blog and give a coment or two. : )

Saturday, January 13, 2007

NuLOOQ navigator™

I finally have been able to use this new design controller that Rich gave me for christmas. Thi thing is awesome. It completely integrats with all my adobe programs. I was also able to buy another GB of RAM today for my computer. It made a huge difference. Hopefully soon I should be able to get my new video card and another GB of RAM on the computer. Then it should be running at about full speed. : ) I am aslo going to be able to hook up my new tablet tonight once I get the adapter for it. I'll let you knwo what I think of that once I have it. : )


The temperature was from the inside of my jeep. The heater in my jeep is broken so I had to drive to the springs and back with it being below zero. Really Cold!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Ryan decided to jump on the band wagon and make himself his own blog through blogger. I added a link to his blog in my Family and Friends Blog Links on the right. Check Ryan's blog for updates. He just started it today so he may not have it up til later. : )


Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Apple rules the world. lol ; )


"Beauty is a quality of a person, object, place, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, affirmation, meaning, or goodness. The subjective experience of "beauty" often involves the interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature. This leads to a psychological state of attraction and positive emotions." ~ Wikipedia.org

Click on the picture at the top of the post and you can see the latest Wallpaper I got inspired to do.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Design Blog

I decided to add another blog called design.dreams.in.tech.nicolr . I am going to be doing a lot more design work now and I wanted a blog to post it in, so I will start adding it there. Check back frequently for updates. : )

Click on the image above to see some of the early designs for Jeff Ford's new website.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Adobe CS3 Icons

I wanted to blog this because it looks really cool. Adobe released the desings for the new icons that will be in CS3. They have been getting mixed reviews because of the simplicity, but I personally love them. I am all about clean simple designs and not trying to clutter a logo with over thinking. Here is a 3D flash rendering made by this person: http://theflashblog.com/?p=240 . Not sure what there name is cause I couldn't see it in thier blog.

Click the image to see the flash presentation.

Here is how the came up with the color scheme. They based the categories off the color wheel. Really thinking outside the box. : )

Here is the blog where they introduced the icons: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/ . This guy works at adobe. Some cool info on the inner workings of the adobe products. He also gave some info that they are going to release the production studio on Mac and Windows. That is a huge milestone since Mac and Adobe have been having an issuse in that resepect concerning video editing. Mainly its been because of the competition from Final Cut Studio.

Here is how the came up with the color scheme. They based the categories off the color wheel. Really thinking outside the box. : )


"Travel is the transport of people on a trip/journey or the process or time involved in a person or object moving from one location to another. The word originates from the Middle English word travailen ("to toil"), which comes from the French word travailler ("travail")."
~ Wikipedia.org

Click on the picture at the top of the post and you can see the latest Wallpaper I got inspired to do.

Click the image above to see the route for my 2007 Road Trip in Google Maps.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


I just had to blog this. Rich Nortnik, a designer I work with did this piece for a competition. He has been doing alot of mentoring for me while I have been here at Shaw, and I really believe its helped me to further myself as an artist by learning from him. Rich recently sold me his WACOM tablet so I could start learning how to use that in my work as well. It enables you to draw with photoshop. Alot of designers use it and its definitely something I need to get into. Rich's work has really influenced me as well. If you look at alot of my wallpaper pieces I have been doing, you can see where I have tried to use some of the techniques he's shown me. His work is amazing and I wanted to share it. : )

New Design Concept

This is a new design concept for Jeff Ford's website. We'll see what Jeff thinks of this and if I am going to shape the website around this design. : ) More Soon. : )

Update: Jeff had a look at the design and said he loved it so I am going to call him after work today and get the rest of the details for the site content. I am giving myself a deadline for the design by Friday. I'm so motivated right now ; )