Saturday, November 22, 2008

Data!

Since America is done with their election, there is a data void on the internet. I have no graphs or maps to investigate on a daily basis. My life has been less than complete.

Fortunately, I'm filling the void with Google Trends. Check it out, in the spirit of the holidays:

First interesting point: The Wii (in blue) is clearly winning the next-gen console battle.
Second interesting point: These consoles are of much greater interest when the Christmas season rolls around.


Maybe all the holiday turkey induces the new years fitness craze. Also, turkey is far more popular on the American thanksgiving than at Christmas. That's a little unexpected.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Art Without Photoshop

Crazy, I know. I'm normally a slave to the tablet.

Pat asked me to do a series of decorative paintings for his first grownup apartment, and I couldn't say no since I've missed painting quite a bit. I just put together some in-progress shots from last Saturday's painting party to send to him, and I thought I'd post them here so that everyone can see.









Almost done! I'm going to add the finishing touches on Saturday and then move on to the "winter" themed maple tree.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008