So I’ve got the house to myself while GFW and Co. are out visiting grandma in Merkel. Which means it’s a rare opportunity to listen to loud music till the odd hours of the night and work on All those things that I’ve been meaning to get done.
But, first things first. Today was wrapping up some consulting for Kell. And also getting an awesome start on the Jones Communications website / CMS re-design. After today I’ve got the element layout of the site in place so tomorrow I can focus on getting the content styling in place, and then gradually flesh out the pages and programmatic requirements of the site.
Additionally in order to further my adventures with water soluble oil paints, I’ve decided to start a second piece while working on the first. Its a significantly larger size (14″x18″) But I’ve got plans for attempting something resembling a portrait… But the texture of the canvas in the first piece has become a hindrance so this new piece I’m starting out by layering many coats of gesso and then once dry, sand it back to a smoother surface. Hopefully the texture will help my control of the paint. So tonight has been spent putting down 4 coats so far and hopefully one more before bedtime, and then allow it to dry fully overnight.
So the theory goes the remainder of the week will be a couple hours of website work, followed by some sheep illustrating intermingled with breaks on the paintings. It might all be too much to do but hey.. its summer vacation and I can sleep in til 7:20 now 🙂
Bought a book about Joomla a lil bit ago and just reading over it makes it seem like a wonderful platform for doing a whole bunch of really really neat things. It kinda makes me want to redo the custom CMS i’ve been making at work for the last 3 months for fuddruckers. Well ok there’s some pretty significant things that aren’t in there for that particular job. Nonetheless it looks like a very robust foundation to know and be able to expand upon. So I’m goind to get started on the Drakkheim.com lan planning / management site just to get more comfortable with the ins and outs of the system.
Hopefully once I knock it out I’ll have the knowledge to use Joomla as a base platform for many many other things that I’ve got planned both at home and at work.
In completely unrelated news Robert Asprin and Lody Lynn Nye have released another book in the wonderful MYTH series called Myth-Chief.. Jeez come to think of it I’ve been following those for close to 15 years now.. Well here’s to another 15.