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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 9 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 56 posts. There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 155 views. The most popular post that day was Traveling Gnome.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were coolphotoblogs.com, flickr.com, stumbleupon.com, cm.my.yahoo.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for menu design, absolut, francesca scala, christmas graphic design, and creative menu design.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Traveling Gnome April 2008
3 comments

2

Absolut… September 2009
1 comment

3

Old Photos, and Mom vs. J. Simp… April 2008
4 comments

4

Quantum entanglement April 2010
4 comments

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“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb February 2010

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I hope you keep coming around this year…

Merry Christmas

Hope Everyone is having a wonderful holiday!

Nutcracker
Ornament

conceptual

Some more classwork. Not sure if I’m hitting the mark with these, but still need some more photos so maybe the next batch will produce something a little better…

I don’t think this is some of my strongest work to date, but they are kind of interesting…

phone-keh

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More in my Flickr photostream.

 

 

Illustrator Tree [WIP]


Illustrator Tree [WIP]

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

More progress…. its getting there, slowly.I still think the main tree looks more like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree than the tree in the original photo. And I added some random trees to the background that aren’t really in the original photo as well, bit the pine trees are rather difficult to recreate, so I placed in some oak-y looking ones instead.

I can’t even tell you how many hours I’ve been working on this. I’ve lost count, but its getting up there in the high single digits at this point.

The picture I used for reference is Gele by =jjuuhhaa on deviantArt
http://jjuuhhaa.deviantart.com/art/Gele-49314349

he’s also on Flickr. Stop by and say hello!
www.flickr.com/photos/juhamkinnunen/

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

an outtake from my photoshoot for my Photoshop class. We need to clone ourselves in an image using Photoshop. I don’t know if any of what I took will work for my project, they’re a bit grainy as the lighting wasn’t so great, and many pics are a bit blurry from movement.  But it was fun taking the shots…

Merry Christmas!

Holiday card Originally uploaded by F.Scala

More projects!

Finally got around to posting the last few projects I’ve been working on!

Took me long enough… I know. 😉

Project 3 – CD Jacket Design:

With this project, I ended up creating my own imaginary artist. I started with an image I had taken over the summer, added a texture to it, and as it started to take on a fresco sort of look to it, decided to make it an Italian CD… lol. The image of the guitarist is the wonderful Brigitte Dale, a  writer and video blogger who graciously let me use her image in this project.

Brigitte is currently in the finals to become the next Sam-e Good Mood Blogger, so help her win this awesome gig by voting for her here: http://www.sam-e.com/job/profile/213

Project 4 – Menu Design:

For this project, we had to use style sheets. I decided to go with a coffee shop theme. Though the shop doesn’t actually exist, there are other eateries in the downtown Port Jefferson area that have the double name, (Salsa  Salsa, Pasta Pasta) that gave me the idea for the name of my shop.

Project 5 – Magazine Cover Redesign:

Here, we needed to change fonts and images, and consider the basic magazine layout.

I decided to redesign Shutterbug Magazine. I wanted to change the focus of this magazine from tech and gear, to a more creative audience.

Click the larger images to go to my Flickr page…

click thumbnails to view larger!

sunday

Another brilliant day. I think it reached around 86 degrees today. It’s hot, and it’s not even summer yet! Went for a walk around downtown Port Jefferson for a little while.. Turns out there was an antiques show there so we took a look around. I was able to sneak a few shots in 😉 so I think it turned out to be a pretty nice day.

Found these tulips on my walk. I love the bright colors

These old glass bottles looked really cool sitting in the sun.

it’s Friday.

It was finally a perfect, non-rainy spring day; and I was well enough to get out for a bit to use my new camera. I didn’t get to take too many shots though, the sinus pressure in my head started to get the best of me.

Went over to Starbucks for a bit, thought I’d bring my laptop and hang out for a bit; enjoy the day. But I couldn’t seem to get my wifi to work… spent an hour there fighting with my laptop, but no luck. But at least I got out for a little bit. I’ve been stuck in the house for pretty much the entire week.

Next week is the Heckscher Tulip Festival, so I’m going to try and get out there to take a some more photos. I’ve been meaning to do it the past few years, but never seemed to be able to get the day off.

Happy Friday everyone!

And now for something completely different…

Yes! I’m still alive… and I do check up on things here daily, so feel free to leave comments, I would totally love that.

From time to time, the place I work will run print ads or mailers advertising specials, coupons  and such. I get to design the ads, which is super cool, since I really don’t have much of a design background (I am related to a graphic designer, so, does that count?).I thought I’d share the latest one.

This one should be coming out in the next few weeks. I’m excited to see how the final print will look.

The pegboard, note paper and ripped loose leaf are from sxc.hu. Sticky notes were photographed by me. The image of the skiers and logos are from ski/snowboard company media files.