Posts Tagged ‘amu’

Water Walk

Monday, May 4th, 2009

As anyone who’s played an online game with other people knows, lag can lead to some interesting things. For instance, Amu was playing Animal Crossing: City Folk with her niece during a particularly bad case of lagginess when we discovered that it’s possible to walk on water.

Here we see Amu’s niece doing the Jesus Strut across a small pond. Yes, this means that the girl in the Kappa cap, eyepatch and Zap Suit is Amu. She’s very special. Animal Crossing’s photo feature makes it easy to capture oddities like this and share them with others.

If you’ve got a Wii, and own Animal Crossing: City Folk, keep checking back with us as we have a special event planned down the line. If you want to hit us up early with your friend code, shoot us a comment or an e-mail so we can add you to prepare early.

Artoo-de-Toah

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I’m serious about making blog updates more regularly. Part of this is going to be writing about Amu’s projects and how awesome the are. I’m particularly proud to be posting about this one.

Friend and fellow webcomicker Nick (Art Fight High School and Dead of Summer) commissioned a pair of these as a gift. I was able to snap some photos as he picked them up. With one or two minor exceptions this hat is to scale. She charted all the panels out on a large sheet of graph paper and got to scaling it down for a human head.

I witnessed firsthand the amount of effort she put into this, and I’m always blown away by how much attention she gives to the details. I lurve mah laydee.

Amu’s Actual World

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Amu, for anyone who didn’t know or hasn’t figured it out yet, is my wife. She is one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. Everything she does is with her hands, and they’re capable of creating some of the most fantastic pieces of art. I’m slightly biased, yes, but that in no way changes the very real feeling of being blown away by the things she creates. From her hobbies to her dayjob she’s creating things. Endlessly.

During the early weekday hours, Amu works as a painter/finisher, sculptor, and woodturner at her uncle’s woodworking company. While there she paints and finishes a variety of woodworking projects, mostly tap handles for local and small breweries, sculpts pieces for custom tap handles, and hand turns her own knitting supplies from crochet hooks and knitting needles to the drop spindles used to turn raw roving into yarn. In fact, if we can get her in front of a sheep with some clippers the circle would be complete! And when she gets home the creating doesn’t stop because she’s sketching out ideas, crocheting amigurumi, knitting 1/12, 1/4 and 1/3 scale doll clothes, silk screening hand sewn 1/3 scale doll T-shirts among a myriad other things that keep her busy.

This weekend Amu was with her uncle while attending a woodworking show where they did demonstrations and advertised for woodturning classes they teach at the shop on the weekends. Amu was there to do demonstrations on hand turning knitting tools. I was there on Sunday to take some photos, and while I’ve been told sharing photos of Amu is verboten, here’s one of a gentleman from the Chesapeake Woodturner’s group turning a wooden cup.

woodturning

I’ve been in front of a lathe a couple of times recently, and while the basics of turning are easy to pick up there are intricacies in detailing and technique that confound me. At the show I made a goal for this year and I hope to make it happen. If/when it does, I’ll share it with you and you can be blown away by my mad woodturning skillz.