The mattress has been modified SLIGHTLY to fix a clipping issue with the scaled down frame. I do not think this will conflict much with other separated bed frames, but am just posting this for informational purposes. You can still use the frame with other toddler mattresses but there may be slight clipping.
Kiakshuk (1886-1966) was an Inuit artist and storyteller. It was not until he was in his 70s that Kiakshuk took up drawing and print making, thanks to the encouragement of a friend. Over the course of six years, Kiakshuk produced 52 prints that became vital to the development of the Inuit graphic arts history. His body of work is filled with imagery and stories from the traditional Eskimo lifestyle.
in less than a week, i have printed 52 dungeons & dragons game pieces on the library’s 3d printer. i feel that i have done my part in supporting local nerds. we also have a tabletop game night coming up so my library is killing it right now.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR SHIT AND NEVER FORGET ANYTHING
Since so many of you loved my previous post about HOW TO GET SHIT DONE, I thought I would write another one in this series.
So I’m a big fan of writing things down so I never forget to do something I need to do. I’m also a big fan of color coding, so this is a method that has worked REALLY well for me in the past.
Right now I’ve been using a large moleskin planner that is set up just like the pages above. (BUT it just ran out and a new one for the end of 2014-2015 won’t be released for a couple more months so I’ve designed my own “temporary” planner pages to get me through the gap.) Here’s a post from before about how those pages looked.
These look pretty much the same as the pages I have in my moleskin except I made them with Excel.
HOW TO USE these pages.
1. COLOR CODE IT
The easiest way to know what you’re looking at with a glance is to come up with a scheme for what color means what.
For an example, here’s the scheme I’ve been using:
Green–medical school things (meetings, classes, etc)
Purple–personal (appointments, dinner dates with friends, etc)
Orange stars–marking anything that’s a hard deadline I can’t miss
Blue–other personal projects (like posts for this blog or writing projects, etc!)
2. DAILY SCHEDULING
What you see above is what I sat down on Monday and wrote in. I put in all the things I know I have to do that week including any meetings I have or deadlines I have to meet.
I include my workouts so I know that I’ll get them done. If they’re not on the schedule it’s easier for me to skip them!
As the week goes on and more things come up I just write them in as I learn about or remember them.
3. TO DO LIST
What I really like about this set up is that the entire right hand side of the page is just a spot I can write out lists. Generally I use it to create a nice to do list. This means I break up all the large deadlines I have into smaller pieces and can cross them off.
It’s also a “catch-all” for things that don’t have a hard and fast deadline this week but that I should do “at some point”. Right now I have on my to do list scheduling to get my hair cut. I don’t have to do this on any specific day, but it’s something I should get done this week. If it’s on the list I’ll be able to do it when I have free time instead of writing it on a specific day to get done.
You could easily print out 52 weeks worth of these and stick them in a notebook or a binder instead of buying a planner. Or just grab any old notebook and draw lines on the page to work it out this way on two facing pages.
Don’t be afraid to just experiment with how you like to set up your schedule and what you like to have on it at any given time!
Using this schedule makes sure that I can figure out how scheduled I am during any given day and helps me plan ahead to make sure that I can get things done before I have really busy days where I run around a lot. It also makes sure that things don’t fall through the cracks–which is REALLY easy when you’re always running 18 different directions the way I seem to be.
It’s been two years since I first saw the cover of Static Shock #8, drawn by Khary Randolph, inked by Le Beau L. Underwood, and colored by Emilio J. Lopez.
It was the final cover of a title that had been maligned by an artist/editor tandem with no understanding of the original character at all (they never even seen the award-winning animated series) forcing out a writer who not only knew the characters but actually written them for the original publisher two decades earlier. By the time this issue was done, complete with a new writer onboard, the damage was already done and DC decided to kill the book and, unfortunately, any chance of Static or any other Milestone characters being seen in any DC books (aside from the one scene Static was in during the first Teen Titans series and the appearances of Icon and Rocket in the adaptations of the Young Justice animated series, they pretty much vanished without a trace).
When I saw this cover a few years ago, it hit me hard.
I wrote the following to Mr. Randolph because I was a fan and wanted to thank him for making this great image that bridged the Static Shock series with shadows of the Milestone days. The feelings remain the same as it did when I wrote this:
I was 14 when the books were announced. I still have the Va Pilot article with the first sketches and the interview with Mr. Dingle. I read the Milestone books when I could find them. Hardware. Blood Syndicate. Icon.
Static broke out, and rightfully so because he offered something different. Heck, the entire Milestone line brought out a world of comics that were entertaining with something to say instead of just battering our heads with a morality lesson like a lot of books did. Finally, books where the lead Black character wasn’t an ex-con, an African prince or princess, or a hell-borne demon with some unearthly voodoo spellcasting. They were relatable, and they were real, if not in flesh and bone, then on the printed page and, for 52 glorious episodes, on Saturday mornings.
I think the Milestone books were the reason I wanted to pursue creating my own comics, my own characters, my own voice. I was just lucky I told Mr. McDuffie that while he was still with us. I look at how he and so many others kept Milestone’s legacy alive over the years in other media, and I look at them all with a sense of pride. Proof that in the great cosmic sense of comic book myth-making, we exist. We may be shrouded in shadows most of the time, but when we’re out in the light, it’s a beautiful thing.
I look at this cover, and I see that you feel this too. You see the present but don’t ignore the past, and every Milestone fan out there recognizes that the final issue of Static Shock is AN end, not THE end. He’ll be back one day, but time goes on and the volatility of the market and the unspoken bigotry of the direct comic shop marketplace still exist.
You have made a very impactful cover, Khary. I probably talked way too much here (I have a sickening need to do that from time to time). Much success to you and your colleagues in the months and years ahead.
Svetlana Petrova & Zarathustra the Cat “Tower of Babel repaired by Cats” Ready meme, 2014 Lenticular print, 64 x 52, limited edition 1/8 Thanks to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1563, Rotterdam
This is stereo-vario print, you can see 2 versions from different point of views, looks magic!
Kiakshuk (1886-1966) was an Inuit artist and storyteller. It was not until he was in his 70s that Kiakshuk took up drawing and print making, thanks to the encouragement of a friend. Over the course of six years, Kiakshuk produced 52 prints that became vital to the development of the Inuit graphic arts history. His body of work is filled with imagery and stories from the traditional Eskimo lifestyle. communedesign