print of the day

Yikes I totally forgot to update here but if anyone is going to the BTS Newark Concert I’ll be giving out free prints on both days with other artists (hopefully!! Friday for sure)

I’ll update with time and location via instagram or twitter (@yeooongi); if you’re going and want a print, I hope to see you there! ;A;

3D printing for Mars

These small-scale structures have been 3D printed out of simulated Mars dust, to investigate the feasibility of one day using local materials for building on the Red Planet and other planets.

A miniature igloo and a corner wall were manufactured as examples of designs that might be required by colonists, produced from ‘JSC-Mars-1A’ – volcanic soil that has undergone careful processing to match the known composition and characteristics of martian soil.

“The material was mixed with phosphoric acid serving as a binding ‘ink’, then extruded through a nozzle and deposited in successive layers,” explains Christoph Buchner of Fotec, the research arm of the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, which performed the test project for ESA.

“The hardened results demonstrate the technique has potential for hardware and structural manufacturing on a variety of planetary bodies – it does not depend on the destination.

“So this is a promising step towards ‘in-situ resource utilisation’ – the concept of using as much local materials as possible during a planetary mission, to cut down on the launch mass and cost.”

“These samples were produced as part of a larger ESA project into ‘Limited resources manufacturing technologies’, supported through our Technology Research Programme involving promising new technologies for space,” comments ESA materials engineer Advenit Makaya, overseeing the project.

“This is an encouraging result,” adds Tommaso Ghidini, Head of ESA’s Materials and Processes Section, “which complements a number of activities ESA is undertaking to provide the technologies for long-distance robotic and manned exploration.

“For such missions, in-situ manufacturing will be key, so we are developing a wide variety of capabilities.”

peacetolera  asked:

Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for posting the convention spending tracker, I'll be tabling in a con for the first time so I think it will be very useful for me. Also I was wondering if you have any tips for me since it's the first time I'm doing something like this and honestly I'm very nervous, thank you and love your work by the way!

Hey! I’m glad you like the spending tracker, but check out the new link I just posted - someone took it and made it into a tracker that automatically calculates itself and I’m so happy! It’s way more useful and accurate now. 

Congrats on getting your first artist alley table! I remember how nervous I was at my first convention. Honestly, it was a horrible experience. I was 18 and had several people walk up to me, say my art was ugly, sheepishly apologize, and leave. I made way too many prints and sold less than 10 of them over 3 days. It was so awful I honestly don’t know why I even signed up for another table.

I don’t mean to make you more nervous, my point is just this - don’t let your first experience define what every convention will be like for you. Each convention is unique even from year to year. There’s a lot of varying factors that go into what makes a tabling experience good, and sometimes they can be out of your control. Each time will be wildly different from the last, and you will see improvement in all areas the more you table. Here’s a few more general tips:

  • Don’t take any negative things people say about you or your art to heart. Most convention attendees are really nice and there to have a good time, but you will meet some rude dudes, especially if you start tabling often. 
  • If someone is standing in front of your table, talking at you, hogging your attention away from customers and is clearly not there to buy anything, the fastest way to get rid of them is to ignore them. This person wants to talk because they’re alone and you can’t leave your spot. I know this sounds super rude, but this has happened to me and every artist I’ve met a dozen times, and I no longer have the patience to sit and entertain this person indefinitely.
  • Take breaks! Go buy some food, get some water, go to the bathroom! It helps to bring a cloth to cover the top of your table with, so you’re not worrying about things going missing while you’re up.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to order your prints… but if you do, most hotels will allow packages shipped to them. Just call in advance to make sure, and keep in mind some of them charge a holding fee of about $20.

Wow this got longer than I intended. Good luck at your convention, and don’t worry too much! There’s tons of artist alley resources out there now, like @howtobeaconartist and Take a breather, do your prep in advance, and you’ll do great!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

managed to squeeze this print in right before ECCC! my boys <3