This is the first of two art pieces that I made for my fiancé for Christmas.
I want the option to NOT have the animations play automatically, please!
At first, it wasn't too bad, and some of the animations were cool, but now there are too many of them, and some of them are so poorly made that they cause vertigo.
Even worse, for me, Facebook decided to one-up G+ and started auto playing movie clips. Not cool. Not cool at all. I see a time, not long from now, that social boards will be so bogged down with animations and videos that they will take ages to load and view.
Please, give me a break and give me some control over my feeds. Thank you.
Now all three people in this picture are gone. :(
This picture was taken on a fishing trip in B.C. Canada, probably by Dad's brother, Richard Crane, in about 1976, or so.
I have not yet named this piece, but its working title is "iButterfly".
I made the original draft copy of this butterfly in Meritum Paint Pro. I then did extensive digital remastering work with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.
The original digital art piece that eventually evolved into the form of these eyes was created back in the early 1990s. I was using Windows 3.1 and the Paintbrush program back then. Later incarnations of that original work were all radically altered using older versions of Paint Shop Pro.
These current versions of the eye were completed yesterday, December 19, 2012, using Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.
One, or both, of these eyes will be displayed on my macjr.com website once the renovation of that site is ready to upload to the web. That will still be a while yet, though. I still have a lot of work to do before I am ready to upload the latest version of macjr.com. The work is still in progress but I hope to get the new site online soon. Just keep in mind that the word “soon” is a relative term. ;)
- macjr.net2004 - present
- macjr.com2000 - present
- MACJR'S Mini-Verse²Artist/Webmaster/Writer/Genealogist/Photographer, 1997 - present
- Ceedargreen Foods1979 - 1979
- Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery1980 - 1980
- Oregon Army National Guard1982 - 1983
- Washington Army National Guard1983 - 1985
- Everett Pipe and Steel1983 - 1984
I also like to play with pixels (raster graphics - not vector), play with (x)html and css, grow house plants (some are toxic but none of them are illegal), collect fossils and other interesting rocks, and I am interests in just about everything from Astronomy to Zoology.
I prefer science over religion and lean left on the political scale… but I feel that both the left and the right have become way too extreme these days.
I was born in Everett, Washington, but my actual first hometown was Snohomish, a nearby, smaller, city. I still consider Everett as my hometown though, since this is where I was born.
The first place I remember living at was in a small house located deep in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in the Snohomish County, Washington area. The little red house was just a couple miles up the road from my Crane grandparent’s place. The area of Snohomish County where we lived was much closer to the small logging town (more like a pit stop) called Granit Falls than it was to the (small) City of Snohomish, but we all had Snohomish addresses anyway. For the better part of five years, I lived deep in the trees, surrounded by trees, and I loved it. Sure, the times were hard, and family life was a mess, but I loved the trees and my place among them. Sure, that little red house was old, even then, and small, but it was home.
Then, when I was five, my parents split up and it was a mix of country and city life for the rest of my childhood.
Unfortunately, I have now lived most of my life in one city or another. We moved a lot when I was young, maybe as much as, or more than, some ARMY brats moved from base to base. As an adult though, out on my own, I stopped the endless moving about and dug my roots down here in Everett, WA, the land of my birth.
I have lived here in the City of Everett since the final days of 1983. I have moved twice since that first studio apartment in north Everett, which my ex-wife and I moved into way back when, but I just moved from one part of town to another, and then here to this apartment in south Everett. I have lived in my current apartment since June 1, 1988. As of May 11, 2011, that is, by decades, the longest I have lived in any one place. Although this apartment here in Everett, WA is my home, deep down inside, I still long to live deep in the trees way out there in the country, away from all the rats that race here in the city.
- Snohomish High1978
- Columbia High1979
- Angell Job Corps CenterCarpentry, 1982 - 1983
- Everett Community CollegeCreative Writing/Computer Sciences, 1987