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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mom's Potato Snowman

This is kind of neat. My mom made some snowmen out of . . . mashed potatoes.

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I like the arms of onion stalks.

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What sorts of food sculptures have you indulged in making / eating?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here's where I am currently: 2nd pew on the balcony of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria BC, during the midnight Mass.

St. Andrew's Christmas Eve Mass Ceiling of the Cathedral Homily of Bishop Richard, bishop of Vancouver Island

Man, I hope someone gets me a good camera for Christmas!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

My creative bro: designer Dave Aquino

DaveI'd like to put in a good word for my brother, Dave Aquino, whom you might remember from the wedding dance video I posted.

A graphic designer based in Vancouver, Dave is looking for a full-time gig as an advertising executive / graphic designer / product manager (or similar creative role). "I want to contribute visual beauty through design," he told me. "I want to entertain, to create smiles and joy through stunning, unique ideas."

If you know of someone who needs a Vancouver-based person with a talent for imagining impressive new ideas, send Dave an email or give him a call.

Below are some samples from his portfolio.

3x3 grid composition:

Illustrator sample:

Book design:

Complementary-color study:

Geometry and proportion: