Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for any announcements about my pages in The Wunderland Weekly News.
My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.
Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.
Waiting For Bob
Hello all. The big news for this week is that my arts 'n crafts business is starting to get off the ground! Although I've got miles to go, I got the website up for it, at last using the pictures from the (antique) digital camera I got from Andy. If I don't make any money with the crafts, I can at least point to the site in some future resume!
I'd been turning over ideas for some kind of craft which I could crank out that would have that certain style and polish that might attract customers. All that aside, what I really needed was a gimmic. Well, to unite a couple of the threads of my life, I thought it would be fun to try to build music stands as art. Convienently, the Three Left Feet dance band has been needing something that they could use at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, so I came up with the "natural" look for my first series, and it's gone over well so far. Eventually, I hope to get into other designs, maybe play with copper or iron.
I'm calling this thing L.Joy Studios, because "Dickson Studios" sucks as a name. LJoy is the cognomen of the fabulous Lisa Joy Chaplin, (my future wife) whose art I admire, and whose adulation pages I have still to post. It would be kind of cool if it could be a kind of cooperative, including me, Lisa, and my friend John (who does cool stuff with welders and metal, but is otherwise an engineer like myself), and it could continue when we all move out to Arizona, where there seems to be a thriving art community. Ah well... Here's this week's nanofic:
New York City, Dec 31, 1999 11:58PM
In the alley Max cornered the tourist.
"Don't you recognize me?"
"yeah, whatever, just gimme the blood."
Max jammed him against the wall and sunk his fangs into the man's throat. But this time the blood burned acid bright! He felt his body sloughing off his soul, and rising, he noticed his wings were white.
The Lisa Joy Adulation Page
Original Music by Number 12
Show Me Your Bus